Pathology at Mass General Brigham Healthcare Center (20 Patriot Place, Foxborough)

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 Mass General Brigham Healthcare Center (20 Patriot Place, Foxborough), please call 1-866-378-9164.

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