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Beaumont Laboratory

Special Testing/Allergy Testing

The Special Testing Laboratory performs more than 100 different tests that are used in patient diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment. Laboratory staff uses chromatographic, electrophoretic, microscopic, enzymatic, radioisotopic, and manual methodologies for the detection of specific analytes.

Obstetric Screening

Amniotic Fluid

  • In vitro allergy tests include the most common inhalants, foods, environmental, and occupational allergens. 
  • Latex allergy testing is available for sensitized patients, health care workers, and pre-surgical patients.
Commonly Ordered

  • Hemoglobin A1c for diabetes monitoring.
  • Chromatographic and electrophoretic separation of individual hemoglobins to detect hemoglobinopathies, e.g., sickle cell trait, beta thalassemia trait.
  • Serum proteins to detect disease-related imbalances or presence of a monoclonal protein
  • Chromatographic fractionation of individual catecholamines and their metabolites in urine.
  • Parathyroid Hormone (PTH)

Infectious Disease Serologies
  • Antibody tests for syphilis (VDRL) and other sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Immune status tests for childhood diseases.
  • Screening for pregnancy.

Specific Proteins