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- Rapid results (most tests take under 15 minutes)
- Easy, convenient testing locations
- Health Canada approved tests & CPSA accredited lab
- Billable through many health insurance spending accounts
- Discuss results with your physician or healthcare provider for important therapy decisions
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TESTS*
Covid-19 (SARS Rapid Antigen Test – valid for approved travel to USA)
SARS Antigen test uses advanced immunofluorescence-based lateral flow technology for rapid detection of SARS-CoV-2 in 15 minutes.
A Serum Glucose test measures your blood sugar levels, also called a hemoglobin A1C test. The result of this test reflects your blood sugar levels over the previous 90 days. The results will show if you have prediabetes or diabetes and can monitor how your diabetes is controlled.
Lipid Panel (Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides)
A lipid panel is a blood test that measures lipids-fats and fatty substances used as a source of energy by your body. Lipids include cholesterol, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein (HDL), and low-density lipoprotein (LDL). This test is sometimes referred to as a Lipoprotein analysis or lipid Profile. Lipids are found in your blood and are stored in tissues. They are an important part of cells, and they help keep your body working normally. Lipid disorders, such as high cholesterol, may lead to life-threatening illnesses, such as coronary artery disease (CAD), heart attack, or stroke
Hemoglobin A1C (sometimes referred to as glycated hemoglobin, or HbA1c) is a blood test that shows what your average blood sugar level has been for the past 2 to 3 months. Health professionals use this test for 2 reasons:
- to determine if a person has diabetes
- to ensure diabetic treatment is working
INR (Prothrombin Time)
This simple test measures how long it takes your blood to clot.
The Coagulation & INR Test measures Prothrombin Time (also called PTor “pro time”), it measures how long it takes your blood to clot. Prothrombin is a protein produced by your liver and is one of many factors that help the blood clot. PT is changed to a standard number called the International Normalized Ratio (INR), this can be used for comparison of tests done in different labs. Your PT&INR tell your doctor if your blood is clotting too much or too little.
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Beta Naturiatic Peptide (BNP)
A BNP test (also referred to as a NT-proBNP test) measures the levels of NT-proBNP in your blood to help determine whether you may be experiencing some level of heart failure.
N-terminal pro b-type natriuretic peptide’s (NT-proBNP) are produced by the heart and are released in response to a change of pressure and stress placed upon the heart. This excess of NT-proBNP in the blood is an indicator of heart damage.
A Clostridium Difficle (C.diff) Test detects the presence of an infection caused by toxin-producing Clostridium difficile bacteria.
C.diff is a germ (bacterium) that causes severe diarrhea and colitis (an inflammation of the colon). C.diff infections are common, and the bacteria is widely present in the general environment on surfaces and the hands of infected people. The organism is spread via contact with contaminated objects; therefore handwashing is important for preventing the spread of C.diff infection.
C-Reactive Protein (CRP)
A CRP test identifies acute inflammation in your body or can help track ongoing conditions of inflammatory conditions.
C-Reactive Proteins (CRP) are produced in your liver, when inflammation occurs in the body and an increase of CRP is released into the blood.
Creatine Kinase (CK)
Creatine kinase-MB is a type of enzyme found primarily in heart muscle tissue. High levels of CK-MB found in the blood indicate heart damage has occurred, often from a heart attack. CK-MB test examines the patient’s blood to check the levels of CK-MB. If a high level is found, the test will notify the patient of trauma occurring to the heart.
D-Dimer is a protein fragment that is produced when a blood clot is dissolved. It is usually undetectable, however, when many blood clots are being formed and broken down, D-Dimer proteins can be found in the blood. These proteins are what this test looks for.
A hemoglobin test measures the amount of hemoglobin in your blood, to find out if your hemoglobin levels are too high or too low.
Hemoglobin is a protein in your red blood cells that carries oxygen to your body’s organs and tissues and transports carbon dioxide back to your lungs. If a hemoglobin test shows your hemoglobin level is lower than normal, you have a low red blood cell count (anemia). If a hemoglobin test shows your hemoglobin level is higher than normal, you have a high red blood cell count (polycythemia).
The Influenza A/B test is a rapid diagnostic test that can identify the presence of the influenza A and B virus in a test sample and returns a simple positive or negative result in less than 15 minutes.
Procalcitonin testing is used as a tool for assessing the risk of a bacterial infection.
When a bacterial infection occurs, toll-like receptors flag the presence of microbial toxins. Inflammatory cytokines, such as Interleukin 1 beta (IL-1ß), Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (TNF-α), and Interleukin 6 (IL6), are simultaneously secreted from the cell. Signaling pathways then stimulate Procalcitonin (PCT) transcription, typically over three to six hours.
If the pathogen is not contained, the infection spreads and the body up-regulates pro-inflammatory mediators, causing a dramatic increase in serum PCT for another 12 to 24 hours.
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
An RSV test will help diagnose whether you have a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection.
Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) is a common respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms. Most people recover in a week or two, but RSV can be serious, especially for infants and older adults. RSV is one of the most common cause of bronchiolitis (inflammation of the small airways in the lung) and pneumonia (infection of the lungs) in children younger than 1 year of age.
Bronchiolitis is a common cause of illness and is the leading cause of hospitalization for infants and young children.
The Streptococcus A Test will determine if your sore throat is cause by the bacteria Group A Streptococcus (GAS), often referred to as “strep throat”.
GAS or “strep throat” is the most common cause of bacterial sore throats (pharyngitis) in children and adolescents. It accounts for 15 to 30 percent of all cases in children between the ages of 5 and 15 years. The incidence of strep throat peaks during the winter and early spring.
Strep throat typically has an abrupt onset, pain when swallowing, and a fever. Other symptoms may include a headache, abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting (especially among children).
Symptoms often resolve on their own in three to five days.
Cardiac troponin I and T are specific and sensitive biomarkers of myocardial injury. They are the preferred blood-based tests for the evaluation of patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction (MI). Their measurement can be performed using sensitive or high sensitivity tests.
Outcomes in patients with acute MI are significantly improved with very early treatment. Thus, early suspicion of the diagnosis is central to patient management. Every patient who presents for evaluation with chest pain, shortness of breath, new heart failure, sudden cardiac arrest, or new changes on an electrocardiogram should have the diagnosis considered. If another diagnosis is more likely, then an evaluation specific for MI can be altered.
A urinalysis is a test that looks at a set of values that are excreted through a person’s urinary tract.
The urinary tract is the group of organs in the body that handle urine. The urinary tract includes the Kidneys, organs in your abdomen that filter the blood to make urine, the bladder, an organ that stores urine in your pelvis and Ureters that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder and lastly the Urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body.
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ACCESS POINT OF CARE DIAGNOSTIC tests are used as a screening assessment to provide patients with information they can bring to their physician for consultation. Do not make any self-directed decisions based on the results of your test. It is recommended you follow up every test with a consultation from your physician to discuss your results.