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Laboratory Services

CNS Occupational Medicine offers an expansive list of laboratory services that we can perform at our clinic or on-site at your place of business within our Mobile Health Clinic.

Below are our most popular services, however, if you do not see what you require on this list, we are confident that we can provide it for you.

  • Heavy Metals
  • Hepatitis Titers and Vaccination
  • Tuberculosis Testing (TB)
  • Wellness Panels
  • Standard Bloodwork Panels
  • Other Immunity Testing

Please contact our healthcare team and we will assist your employees in getting the test that they need.

Heavy Metals

Heavy metals testing is used to screen for or diagnose heavy metal poisoning in those who may have been exposed to one or more heavy metals, and to monitor excessive metal concentrations in those who work with various heavy metals. Such occupations include construction work, mining, radiator repair shops, and firing ranges. Our laboratory offers several different groupings to fit your unique needs.

A worker’s exposure to hazardous materials on the job can be unknowingly brought back to a person’s home. Heavy metals such as lead dust, concrete-crusted clothing, and a variety of oils, greases, and solvents can all unintentionally poison the employee and/or their family. Heavy metal exposure can affect individuals in different ways and those who have underlying health conditions may be even more vulnerable. Employers have the responsibility to protect the safety and health of the worker by having a safety policy in place.

Lead

Occupational exposure to lead is one of the most prevalent overexposures. OSHA requires lead levels to be monitored for those that have frequent exposure to lead. Industries with high potential exposure include:

  • construction work
  • smelter operations
  • radiator repair shops
  • painters, and
  • firing ranges

Zinc

Large amounts of zinc can cause:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • loss of appetite
  • stomach cramps
  • diarrhea, and
  • headaches

Mercury

Common sources of mercury exposure include the mining, production, and transportation of mercury, as well as mining and refining of gold and silver ores. High mercury exposure results in permanent nervous system and kidney damage.

Cadmium

Cadmium is a very toxic metal commonly found in industrial workplaces, particularly where any ore is being processed or smelted.

Chromium

Chromium, a brittle metal, can be toxic in greater amounts and is recognized as a human carcinogen.

Common Heavy Metal Testing

  • Lead (Pb)
  • Zinc Protoporphyrin (ZPP)
  • Lead Standard Profile including ZPP
  • Heavy Metals Profile

Hepatitis Titers and Vaccination

OSHA requires that the hepatitis B vaccine be offered to healthcare personnel who have a reasonable expectation of being exposed to blood or body fluids on the job. OSHA also recommends that other personnel such as sanitation workers, custodial staff, waste disposal and housekeeping be offered the hepatitis B vaccine.

CNS Occupational medicine offers the hepatitis B vaccine series, as well as the hepatitis B titer which can be drawn before the vaccines are given to see if the employee already has immunity. We will also draw a titer after the vaccine series has been given to ensure that a booster is not required.

In addition to the hepatitis B vaccine, OSHA requires that these staff members also be trained on the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.

Commonly Ordered Hepatitis Testing

  • Hep B Surface Ab
  • Hep B Surg Ab Quant
  • Hep A Ab, Total
  • HCV Antibody

Tuberculosis Testing (TB)

Many companies and occupations are required by OSHA to provide TB testing to their employees who are at particular risk, for example healthcare workers, first responders and employees in a respiratory protection program. If your company falls under this standard, we offer several options for TB testing to meet your needs.

Commonly Ordered TB Testing:

  • Quantiferon blood test
  • Mantoux TB skin Test
  • 1-step PPD
  • 2-Step PPD
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Wellness Panels

We offer comprehensive wellness panels to measure the overall health and wellness of your employees. This can be done as part of our biometric screening (insert the link for that part of the website here) or a separate entity. The vital data provided by these tests can help save employees’ lives and reduce long-term health care costs.  We also have trained wellness experts who provide friendly, confidential wellness education after the results.

Commonly Ordered Wellness Panels:

  • Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c)
  • Cholesterol (Total Lipid Profile)
  • Blood Sugar
  • Thyroid (TSH)
  • Prostate Surface Antigen (PSA

Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c)

The test tells you your average level of blood sugar over the past 2 to 3 months. This is helpful in evaluating the long-term control of blood glucose concentrations in patients with diabetes, diagnosing diabetes and identifying patients at increased risk for diabetes (prediabetes)

Cholesterol (Total Lipid Profile)

Testing includes triglycerides, total cholesterol, HDL and LDL. This test is an important early screening for coronary artery disease.

Blood Sugar

A blood sugar test is a procedure that measures the amount of sugar, or glucose, in your blood at the time of the test. This test helps to diagnose diabetes. People with diabetes can also use this test to manage their condition.

Thyroid (TSH)

A TSH test measures the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in your blood. A thyroid panel checks the thyroid gland, which regulates crucial hormones and can impact mood, energy level, and metabolism and can help diagnose hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.

Prostate Surface Antigen (PSA)

The PSA test is a blood test used primarily to screen for prostate cancer. The test measures the amount of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in your blood.

Common Wellness Panel Testing

  • Hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c)
  • Cholesterol (Total Lipid Profile)
  • Blood Sugar
  • Thyroid (TSH)
  • Prostate Surface Antigen (PSA)

Standard Bloodwork Panels

Regular blood testing is one of the most important ways to keep track of your overall physical well-being. Below are standard bloodwork panels that help to provide a “big picture” of an employee’s overall health.

Common Standard Bloodwork Panels:

  • Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP)
  • Complete Metabolic Panel (CMP)
  • Compete Basic Panel (CBC)
  • Urinalysis
  • Creatinine
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Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP)

A BMP checks kidney function, lung function, and blood sugar levels by testing blood filtration, blood sugar, and electrolyte levels. This test can identify common kidney problems, lung problems, and diabetes or pre-diabetes.

Complete Metabolic Panel (CMP)

A CMP covers the tests included in a BMP with additional tests related to liver function.

• Compete Basic Panel (CBC)

  • A CBC checks red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. A CBC can identify conditions including anemia, heart disease, autoimmune disease, leukemia, and other cancers.

Urinalysis

A urinalysis involves checking the appearance, concentration and content of urine. Abnormal urinalysis results may point to a disease or illness.

Creatinine

If your kidneys are not functioning properly, an increased level of creatinine may accumulate in your blood. A serum creatinine test measures the level of creatinine in your blood and provides an estimate of how well your kidneys filter (glomerular filtration rate).

Common Standard Bloodwork Panels

  • Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP)
  • Complete Metabolic Panel (CMP)
  • Compete Basic Panel (CBC)
  • Urinalysis
  • Creatinine
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Other Immunity Testing

Immunity testing is available to help determine if an employee has immunities to certain viruses and if a vaccination is required

MOBILE FRIENDLY

All Laboratory Services and Testing will be performed within the comfort of our Mobile Health Clinic. Several employees can be tested at one time. Our goal is to increase productivity within your company and eliminate the inconvenience of sending employees to offsite clinics. Depending on the lab service needed ,employees can be back to work in as little as 30 minutes.

Develop a Medical Strategy

Our Occupational Medicine Team will develop a custom plan for your company. You may need a combination of services like physicals, COVID-19 testing, and drug testing, and you may also need these services performed on-site.

Contact our medical team to Develop your custom plan.

OSHA
Services

We offer OSHA required testing for companies that fall under these type of regulations, including hearing or audiometric testing, respirator physicals and many other OSHA required tests.

COVID-19
Services

We offer many different COVID-19 related services, including pre-shift and pre-employment screenings, rapid antigen tests, PCR tests, and antibody testing. Our medical staff is among the most professional and knowledgeable in the industry.

Our on-site medical services are available in specific areas right now and is constantly expanding. Check with us to about availability of Mobile On-Site Services.