Chemistry (Special)

The special chemistry department offers a wide variety of tests including but not limited to

  • Thyroid function tests
  • Tests of reproductive function – follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), estradiol (E2), prolactin, total testosterone etc.
  • Tumor (cancer) markers e.g.
    • Prostate – prostate specific antigen (PSA)
    • Gastrointestinal – carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA)
    • Liver – alpha fetoprotein (AFP)
  • Nutritional deficiencies – Vitamin B12, folate, ferritin
  • Bone/ metabolic disorders – Vitamin D

Pathologists are available to review results and to provide guidance on test selection and clinical interpretation.