Pathology at Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center

Our Pathology Lab in Foxborough offers telepathology services (enabling analysis to be done at remote/multiple locations), full phlebotomy services (blood collection), and routine hematology (blood study) and chemistry testing, including:

  • complete blood cell count (CBC) – measures amount of red blood cells, white blood cells and hemoglobin.
  • CBC and automated differential Count (auto diff) – automated differential measures the different types of white blood cells and their percentage of the overall blood count
  • manual differential (blood smear)
  • urinalysis
  • prothrombin time/international normalized ratio  (PT/INR) – measures ability of blood to clot
  • partial thromboplastin time (PTT) – to evaluate unexplained bleeding or clotting
  • erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) – used to detect conditions associated with inflammation
  • comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP) – used to evaluate blood sugar and blood proteins
  • basic metabolic panel (BMP) – to asses the status of a patient’s kidneys, blood sugar, and electrolyte and acid/base balance.
  • electrolyte panel
  • hepatic function panel
  • renal function panel
  • lipid panel – to determine heart disease risk
  • parathyroid hormone (PTH) – measures blood calcium
  • hCG – used to confirm pregnancy
  • rapid strep test
  • fingerstick glucose
  • thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) – used to help diagnose thyroid disorders
  • high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) – used to help evaluate cardiovascular risks or other conditions involving inflammation
  • brain natriuretic peptide (proBNP) – used to help diagnose heart failure
  • cardiac-specific troponin T (cTnT) - determine whether a patient has had a heart attack or whether heart muscle has been injured
  • creatine kinase – to determine whether a person has had a heart attack or whether other muscles in the body have been damaged
  • creatine kinase-MB – to diagnose whether a person has had a heart attack or assess performance of blood-clotting drugs
  • D-dimer – to diagnose clotting conditions
  • lipase – to diagnose pancreatic disorders
  • infectious mono heterophile screen – to detect/diagnose infectious mononucleosis
  • rapid influenza A/B

Specimens for other testing – such as microbiology, blood bank or reference testing – are sent to our main campus at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

To learn more about our Pathology services at the Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center, please call 1-866-378-9164.


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