MetroLab is a Health Services that is accredited by the CLIA and Forensic Urine Drug Testing program. We serve customer needs in toxicology and substance abuse testing, as well as emergency medical toxicology, therapeutic drug monitoring and industrial biological testing services. We also are Local Small Disadvantage Business Enterprise (LSDBE ).
Metro lab is dedicated for the improvement of public health through unsurpassed diagnostic insights and innovation.
We will coordinate diagnostic testing and medical treatment at one point.
Degree of excellence Responsibility Technology Reliability Networking Creativity.
The patient comes first in everything we do. We strive to provide every patient and every customer with services and products of uncompromising quality - error free, on time, every time. We do that by dedicating ourselves to the relentless pursuit of excellence in the services we provide.
Responsibility,Credibility is the key to our success; therefore, all of our processes, decisions and actions ultimately are driven by integrity. We are honest and forthright in all our dealings with our customers and with each other. We are responsible citizens in the community we serve. We strictly comply with the laws and regulations governing our business, not only as a legal obligation and as a competitive necessity, but because it is the right thing to do. Technology, We constantly seek innovative ways to enhance patient care and provide value to our customers. We support the creativity, courage and persistence that transform information into knowledge, and knowledge into insights. We seek continuous learning through the adaptation of existing knowledge, as well as through experimentation, with the full understanding that we learn from our failures as well as our successes.
Reliability As a company and as individuals, we accept full responsibility for our performance and acknowledge our accountability for the ultimate outcome of all that we do. We strive for continuous improvement, believing that competence, reliability, and rigorous adherence to process discipline are the keys to excellence.
Networking We believe in teamwork and the limitless possibilities of collaborative energy. We achieve excellence by putting collective goals ahead of personal interests. We support and encourage open communication and meaningful cooperation among colleagues from varying backgrounds and disciplines. We respect individual differences, and we value diversity.
Creativity We strive to be the best at what we do - both as a company, and as individuals. We embrace the qualities of personal leadership - courage, competence, confidence and a passion for surpassing expectations. We will provide growth opportunities for our employees, quality services and products to our customers and superior returns to our shareholders.
If you have diabetes, self-testing your blood sugar (blood glucose) can be an important tool in managing your treatment plan and preventing long-term complications of diabetes. Blood sugar tests are performed with a portable electronic device that measures sugar levels in a small drop of your blood.
Blood sugar testing — or self-monitoring blood glucose — provides useful information for diabetes management. It can help you:
Blood tests are a very useful diagnostic tool. Blood is made up of several different kinds of cells and other compounds, including various salts and certain proteins.
The liquid portion of the blood is called plasma. When blood clots outside the body, the blood cells and some of the proteins become solid. The remaining liquid is called serum, which can be used in chemical tests and in tests to find out how the immune system fights diseases.
Doctors can take blood samples and grow the infectious organisms that cause an illness to see exactly what they are through a microscope.
By Melissa Greer
A new blood test may help prevent deaths in patients who have had non-cardiac surgery. A study by McMaster University researchers, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that the test, of a protein marker called Troponin T, is a way for doctors to determine which patients are more likely to die in the 30 days after surgery and should therefore have enhanced observation and treatment post-operation. Heart attacks are not uncommon following any surgery, as going under the knife can activate inflammation, stress and clotting—predisposing the heart to injury.
Berkeley Wellness letter ( issue of Jan 2012)
You are responsible, in large part, for managing your own pre-ventive health care. It is your most important investment of time and money. Yet most Americans do not receive all the important preventive services they need—that is, screening tests for early detection of disease, immunizations, and education about healthy habits. Why not?
■ Many Americans—nearly 50 million—have no health insurance to pay for the tests, vaccines, and other medical care.
■ Many people do not get continuity of care. They may have to switch doctors as they switch from one insurer to another, making it hard to keep track of what services they’ve had.
■ Many miss out on preventive services because they do not go to the doctor for years, do not go for the tests the doctor recommends, or are confused about which tests to ask for. They may not know that Medicare and other insurance plans cover most of the tests and shots. They may not know that prevention is the most economical form of medicine—well worth budgeting for, even if insurance doesn’t cover it.