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)
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.