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Chemistry

Bluewater Dx utilizes several routine clinical chemistry methodologies to provide results for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Often involving the measurement of enzymatic activity, these tests analyze various components of both urine and blood specimens. Routine chemistry testing is an important diagnostic tool for several medical specialties, such as endocrinology and immunology.

A few of the testing methodologies utilized in our chemistry department include:

  • Colorimetric assay: These tests use reagents that undergo a measurable color change via enzymatic activity when in the presence of the target of interest.
  • Turbidimetric assay: These tests use reagents that alter light detection in a cuvette when exposed to the target compound of interest.
  • Electrochemiluminescence assay: These electrochemical reactions usually involve fluorescently-labeled antibodies that bind to the target of interest, to produce a detectable light emission.

Bluewater Dx provides an expansive test menu, customizable for your individual medical practice needs. Diagnostic tests provided in-house are:

  • Thyroid-specific Peroxidase Antibodies
  • Cortisol
  • Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG), b-Subunit, Quantitative
  • Insulin
  • Parathyroid Hormone – Intact
  • C-Reactive Protein
  • C-Reactive Protein, High-Sensitivity
  • Rheumatoid Factor (RF)
  • Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) (SGPT)
  • Albumin
  • Alkaline Phosphatase
  • Amylase
  • Aspartate Aminotransferase
  • Bilirubin, Direct
  • Bilirubin, Total
  • Calcium, Total
  • Carbon Dioxide, Total
  • Chloride
  • Cholesterol
  • Creatinine
  • Ferritin
  • g-Glutamyl Transferase (GGT)
  • Glucose
  • Hemoglobin A1c
  • Haptoglobin
  • High-density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (HDL)
  • Iron
  • Iron-Binding Capacity, Total (TIBC)
  • Iron-Binding Capacity, Unsaturated (UIBC)
  • Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH)
  • Low-density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDL)
  • Lipase
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Potassium
  • Prostatic Specific Antigen (PSA), Total (tPSA)
  • Prostatic Specific Antigen (PSA), Free (fPSA)
  • Protein, Total
  • Sodium
  • Transferrin
  • Triglycerides
  • Urea (BUN)
  • Uric Acid
  • Anti-Thyroglobulin Antibodies (aTG)
  • Estradiol
  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
  • Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
  • Progesterone
  • Prolactin
  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH)
  • Thyroxine (T4)
  • Thyroxine, Free (FT4)
  • Triiodothyronine (T3)
  • Vitamin B12
  • 25-Hydroxyvitamin D (25-OH-D)
  • Dehydroepiandrosterone Sulfate (DHEA-SO4)
  • Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)
  • Testosterone
  • Folate
  • Triiodothyronine, Free (FT3)
  • SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies (IgG, IgM)
  • Anti-SARS-CoV-2 S protein
  • Hepatitis A Virus Antibody
  • Hepatitis A Virus Antibody IgM
  • Hepatitis B Surface Antibody
  • Hepatitis B Core Antibody, Total
  • Hepatitis B Core Antibody, IgM
  • Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg)
  • Hepatitis C Virus Antibody
  • HIV-1/2 Antigens and Antibodies
  • Syphilis Antibodies (Treponema pallidum)
  • Testosterone, Free