Análisis clínicos - Áreas funcionales - LGS Análisis

The Clinical Analysis department of Eurofins LGS Megalab is made up of a wide multi-disciplinary and highly-qualified team including pharmaceutical specialists, doctors, biologists, vets and laboratory technicians.  . 

A range of human biological samples are tested: blood, urine, faeces, bone marrow and liquids from a variety of sources: amniotic fluid, cerebrospinal fluid, pleural fluid, synovial fluid, pericardial fluid…  

The Clinical Test department consists of the following functional areas:

Haematology

In this area, a study is made of the main components of the blood and the haematopoietic tissues of which it is made up (bone marrow, lymphatic ganglions, spleen, among others). The haemogram is one of the most-requested tests from the clinical laboratory and without a doubt it is a test which gives very valuable information to the clinician for the evaluation of patients.    

In the laboratory, we have very advanced technology for this test, with analysers that include all the parameters of relevance from the clinical point of view supplying precise and accurate results. 

Coagulation

In this area, the tests which detect blood disturbances, thrombotic problems and states of hyper-coagulability. Among the most usual are the Prothrombin Time (PT), the Partial Thromboplastin time (PTT), Fibrinogen, Anti-thrombin III, etc.  

The INR test is very common for monitoring Sintrom treatment, the aim of which is to achieve an optimum level of anti-coagulation, in accordance with the particular situation of each patient. This check is carried out with digital coagulometers, which make it possible to carry out the analysis of the blood with a capillary puncture, in the finger.

Biochemical

A study is made of the chemical elements in the liquid fraction of the blood and the urine. The most usual are determinations of Glucose, Cholesterol and its fractions, Triglycerides, tests of renal function like urea, among many others. 

We have a number of high-performance automatic analysers, which give great efficiency and high analytical quality.    

Allergy

Tests are carried out for the diagnosis of allergic pathology, in the identification of allergens responsible for this pathology and in the monitoring of patients treated with hypo-sensitisation therapy. 

Biological markers

In this area, the determination of biological markers is carried out. These are substances produced by cancerous cells or by other cells in the body as a response to cancer but also to other benign (non-cancerous) diseases.   

The most usual determinations are PSA, Free PSA, CA125, CA19-9, CA 15-3, CE A, Alpha fetoprotein, among others. 

Endocrinology

The disorders produced by alterations of the endocrine glands are studied. These are those glands that discharge their products in the blood circulation. In this area, routine tests are carried out such as: T3, Free T3, T4, Free T4, Cortisol, Testosterone, TSH, HCG Pregnancy Hormone, FSH, LH, Estradiol, Prolactine, Progesterone, among others.  

The technology used is Chemiluminescence, which is recognised and accepted worldwide due to its great accuracy and specificity. 

Immunology

The determinations related with the immunological system are carried out: auto-immune illnesses, hyper-sensitivities, immunodeficiencies, among others. Among the most common tests that are carried out in this area are:  Toxoplasmas, Rubella, HIV, Cytomegalovirus, among others. Likewise, specialised tests for the diagnosis of celiac syndrome are carried out, such as: Gliadin IgG and IgA, Transglutaminase IgG and IgA and auto-immune tests such as ANA, ENAS and Anti DNA. 

Toxicology

The absence or presence of potentially toxic substances in different biological samples is determined.  The main groups of toxins investigated are, drugs, medicines, pesticides and volatile toxins (especially used in the evaluation of workplace toxicology).  

Blood bank

The function is the storage of blood, guaranteeing that the blood donated or the products derived from it (haemo-derivatives), are safe before using them in blood transfusions and other medical procedures which are carried out in hospitals which we serve.