On Site Laboratory Tests
Any required blood work can be performed and analyzed by our on site laboratory and staff.
Laboratory tests check a sample of your blood, urine, or body tissues. A technician or your doctor analyzes the test samples to see if your results fall within the normal range. The tests use a range because what is normal differs from person to person. Many factors affect test results. These include
- Your sex, age and race
- What you eat and drink
- Medicines you take
- How well you followed pre-test instructions
Your doctor may also compare your results to results from previous tests. Laboratory tests are often part of a routine checkup to look for changes in your health. They also help doctors diagnose medical conditions, plan or evaluate treatments, and monitor diseases.
Diagnostic Services @ Overlook Hospital
The Overlook Hospital Cancer Center uses the following tools to diagnose and monitor different types of cancers:
- PET/CT Scan
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Digital Mammography
- Nuclear Medicine
- Mammotome Breast Biopsy