Transcend Medical Group

Todd Thang Nguyen, MD.

1119 W. Randol Mill Rd. Suite 103

Arlington, TX 76012

Office # 817-860-2700

Fax # 817-860-2704

For Life-Threatening Emergencies Call 911

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Our laboratory are nationally accredited by the CLIA and COLA inspected.  We offers a complete range of comprehensive medical testing. We’re staffed by experienced laboratory technicians and skilled phlebotomists . All lab testing is done at the our Arlington, Texas facility while offering the convenience of draw station through out the DFW Area.  All our labs are walk-in ready, no need for an appointment. Please check with your provider to ensure that a lab order has been made then proceed to one of our labs to receive the lab test that you need. If you have any questions, please contact our labs and they will be happy to assist you. Patients typically receive their lab testing results within one business day of when the lab test was draw and transmitted. Transcend Medical Group and BL Laboratory continues to provide affordable blood work, lab work, and STD testing in an effort to improve the DFW community’s overall health.

Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)

  • Calcium

  • Glucose

  • Proteins: Albumin, Total Protein

  • Electrolytes: Sodium, Potassium, CO2, Chloride

  • Kidney Tests: BUN (blood urea nitrogen), Creatinine

  • Liver Tests: ALP (alkaline phosphatase), ALT (alanine amino transferase), AST (aspartate amino transferase), Bilirubin

 

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

  • WBC—White blood cells are the body's primary defense against disease. White blood cells help fight infection.

  • RBC—Red blood cells are responsible for carrying oxygen to and carbon dioxide away from all cells. 

  • Hemoglobin—A chemical compound inside red cells that transports oxygen through the blood stream to all cells of the body. Oxygen is needed for healthy organs. Hemoglobin gives the red color to blood.

  • Hematocrit—Hematocrit measures the amount of space red blood cells take up in the blood.

  • MCV—MCV reflects the size of red blood cells by expressing the volume occupied by a single red blood cell.

  • MCH Mean—Corpuscular Hemoglobin is one way to measure the average hemoglobin concentration within red blood cells.

  • MCHC—MCHC measures the average concentration of hemoglobin in red blood cells. It is most valuable in evaluating therapy for anemia because Hemoglobin and Hemotacrit are used, not R.B.C., in the calculation.

  • RDW—Red cell distribution width (RDW) is a calculation of the variation in the size of your RBC's. 

  • Platelets—Blood cell particles involved with the forming of blood clots.

  • Neutrophils, Lymphocytes, Monocytes, Eosinophils, and Basophils deal with white blood cell function. Important to the body's defense against infection and also important in the assessment of nutritional status. These tests are based upon percentages.

  • Neutrophils (Absolute), Lymphocytes (Absolute), Monocytes (Absolute), Eosinophils (Absolute), and Basophils (Absolute) deal with white blood cell function. Important to the body's defense against infection and also important in the assessment of nutritional status. These tests are based upon total count.

  • Immature Granulocytes and Immature Grans (Abs) deal with white blood cell function. These tests check the maturity, percentage and total count, of immature neutrophils, which can be neutrophilic, acidophilic, or basophilic in nature.

Thyroid

  • Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) - TSH, produced by the anterior pituitary gland, causes the release and distribution of stored thyroid hormones.

 

Lipid Profile

  • Cholesterol, Total—Cholesterol is a critical fat that is a structural component of cell membrane and plasma lipoproteins, and is important in the synthesis of steroid hormones, glucocorticoids, and bile acids. Mostly synthesized in the liver, some is absorbed through diet, especially one high in saturated fats.

  • HDL Cholesterol—High-density lipoproteins are believed to take cholesterol away from cells and transport it back to the liver for processing or removal. They have become known as the "good" cholesterol.

  • LDL Cholesterol—Low-density lipoproteins contain the greatest percentage of cholesterol and may be responsible for depositing cholesterol on the artery walls. For that reason, they are known as the "bad" cholesterol.

  • Cholesterol/HDL Ratio—This ratio is calculated by dividing the total cholesterol by the HDL cholesterol and is used for determining relative risk for developing cardiovascular heart disease.

  • Triglycerides—Triglycerides are fat in the blood responsible for providing energy to the cells of the body. 

 

Liver Profile

  • Protein, Total—Proteins are the most abundant compound in serum. The protein makeup of the individual is of important diagnostic significance because of protein's involvement in enzymes, hormones, and antibodies as well as osmotic pressure balance, maintaining acid-base balance, and as a reserve source of nutrition for the body's tissues and muscles.

  • Albumin, Serum—Albumin is the major constituent of serum protein (usually over 50%). It is manufactured by the liver from the amino acids taken from the diet. It helps in osmotic pressure regulation, nutrient transport, and waste removal.

  • Globulin, Total—Globulin, a larger protein than albumin, has many diverse functions such as, the carrier of some hormones, lipids, metals, and antibodies. 

  • Albumin/Globulin Ratio—Calculated by dividing the albumin by the globulin.

  • Bilirubin, Total—A byproduct of the breakdown of hemoglobin from red blood cells in the liver, bilirubin is a good indication of the liver's function. Excreted into the bile, bilirubin gives the bile its pigmentation.

  • Alkaline Phosphatase—A body protein important in diagnosing proper bone and liver functions.

  • Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) —An enzyme found mostly in the heart, muscles, liver, kidney, brain, and red blood cells. 

  • Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST or SGOT) —An enzyme found in skeletal and heart muscle, liver and other organs. 

  • Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT or SGPT) —An enzyme found primarily in the liver. 

  • GGT —Also known as Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase, GGT helps detect liver and bile duct injury.

 

Kidney Panel

  • Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) —A by-product of protein metabolism eliminated through the kidneys. 

  • Creatinine, Serum —Creatinine is the waste product of muscle metabolism. Its level is a reflection of the body's muscle mass.

  • Uric Acid —Another by-product of protein metabolism eliminated through the kidneys. 

  • BUN/Creatinine —Ratio calculated by dividing the BUN by the Creatinine.

  • Glomerular Filtration (eGFR) —Provides an assessment of the filtering capacity of the kidney.

 

Iron

  • Iron, Total —Iron is necessary for the formation of some proteins, hemoglobin, myoglobulin, and cytochrome. Also, it is necessary for oxygen transport, cellular respiration, and peroxide deactivation.

 

Fluids, Electrolytes & Minerals

  • Chloride, Serum —Similar to sodium, it helps to maintain the body's electrolyte balance.

  • Potassium —Helps to control the nerves and muscles.

  • Sodium, Serum —One of the major salts in the body fluid; sodium is important in the body's water balance and the electrical activity of nerves and muscles.

  • Carbon Dioxide (CO2) —CO2 level is related to the respiratory exchange of carbon dioxide in the lungs; is part of the body's buffering system. Generally when used with other electrolytes, it is a good indicator of acidity and alkalinity.

  • Calcium —A mineral essential for development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth. It is important also for the normal function of muscles, nerves and blood clotting.

  • Phosphorus —Together with calcium, it is essential for healthy development of bones and teeth. Associated with hormone imbalance, bone disease and kidney disease. It is found mainly in bones and teeth. 

 

Glucose

  • Glucose, formed by the digestion of carbohydrates and the conversion of glycogen by the liver, is the primary source of energy for most cells. It is regulated by insulin, glucagon, thyroid hormone, liver enzymes, and adrenal hormones.

 

CardioPlus Panel

  • Heart health means whole-system health. Order our CardioPlus Panel, and get 27 important tests at a great discount. And the money you save is a drop in the bucket compared to your peace of mind.

    • Diabetes

    • Kidney

    • Fluids and Electrolytes

    • Liver

    • Lipids

 

Diabetes

  • Glucose —Blood sugar level, the most direct single test to uncover diabetes, may be used not only to identify diabetes, but also to evaluate how one controls the disease.

 

Kidney

  • Uric Acid —A by-product of protein metabolism eliminated through the kidneys. Uric acid is an indicator of kidney function.

  • Bun (Urea Nitrogen) —Another by-product of protein metabolism eliminated through the kidneys. BUN is an indicator of kidney function.

  • Creatinine, Serum —An indicator of kidney function

  • Bun/Creatinine Ratio —Calculated by dividing the BUN by the Creatinine

 

Fluids & Electrolytes

  • Sodium —One of the major salts in the body fluid, sodium is important in the body's water balance and the electrical activity of nerves and muscles.

  • Potassium —Helps to control the nerves and muscles

  • Chloride —Similar to sodium, it helps to maintain the body's electrolyte balance

 

Minerals and Bone

  • Calcium —A mineral essential for development and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth. It is important also for the normal function of muscles, nerves and blood clotting.

  • Phosphorous —Together with calcium, it is essential for healthy development of bones and teeth. Associated with hormone imbalance, bone disease and kidney disease. It is found mainly in bones and teeth. NOTE: a temporary drop in phosphorus level can be seen after a meal.

  • Iron, Serum —An abnormally low test result may indicate iron deficiency anemia.

 

Liver

  • Protein, Total —Together with albumin, it is a measure of the state of nutrition in the body.

  • Albumin —Serum one of the major proteins in the blood and a reflection of the general state of nutrition

  • Globulin, Total —A major group of proteins in the blood comprising the infection fighting antibodies

  • Albumin/Globulin Ratio —Calculated by dividing the albumin by the globulin

  • Bilirubin, Total —A chemical involved with liver functions. High concentrations may result in jaundice.

  • Alkaline Phosphatase —A body protein important in diagnosing proper bone and liver functions

  • Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH) —An enzyme found mostly in the heart, muscles, liver, kidney, brain, and red blood cells. When an organ of the body is damaged, LDH is released in greater quantity into the blood stream.

  • Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST or SGOT) —an enzyme found in skeletal and heart muscle, liver and other organs. Abnormalities may represent liver disease.

  • Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT or SGPT) —an enzyme found primarily in the liver. Abnormalities may represent liver disease.

  • GGT —Also known as Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase, GGTP Formal name: Gamma-glutamyl transferase helps to detect liver and bile duct injury. Some doctors use it in all people they suspect of having liver disease, others use it only to help explain the cause of other changes or if they suspect alcohol abuse.

 

Lipids

  • Cholesterol, Total —A sterol in the blood. Knowing your cholesterol may be as important as knowing your blood pressure. Elevated cholesterol is associated with an increasing risk of coronary heart disease.

  • HDL —Cholesterol High-density lipoproteins are believed to take cholesterol away from cells and transport it back to the liver for processing or removal. They have become known as the "good" cholesterol as persons with high levels of HDL may have less heart disease. Low HDL could be the result of smoking and lack of exercise.

  • VLDL —Very Low Density Lipoprotein (VLDL) is one of three major lipoprotein particles. The other two are high density lipoprotein (HDL) and low density lipoprotein (LDL). Each one of these particles contains a mixture of cholesterol, protein, and triglycerides, but in varying amounts unique to each type of particle.

  • LDL —Cholesterol Low-density lipoproteins contain the greatest percentage of cholesterol and may be responsible for depositing cholesterol on the artery walls. For that reason, they are known as the "bad" cholesterol.

  • Total Cholesterol/HDL Ratio —Calculated by dividing the total cholesterol by the HDL cholesterol. Ratio used by physicians in determining your relative risk for developing cardiovascular disease.

  • Triglycerides —Triglycerides are fat in the blood responsible for providing energy to the cells of the body. Triglycerides should be less than 400 mg/dl even in a non-fasting state.

 

Fibrinogen, Quantitative

  • Fibrinogen is used to detect suspected bleeding disorders or abnormal blood clotting. Fibrinogen is often significantly increased in conditions involving tissue damage, infection, or inflammation. Increased levels may be seen in smokers, during pregnancy, and in women taking oral contraceptives. Fibrinogen levels can be diminished in advanced liver disease.

 

C-Reactive Protein, hs (CRP, hs)

  • CRP, hs is a critical component of the immune system and can be predictive of future risk of heart attack, stroke, sudden cardiac death, and the development of peripheral arterial disease. Individuals with elevated levels of CRP have a risk about 2 to 3 times higher than the risk of those with low levels.

 

Ferritin

  • Composed of iron and protein, Ferritin is a storehouse for iron in the body. Measurement provides an accurate picture of how much iron you have available in reserve. Low Ferritin is a sign of iron deficiency. Ferritin is high with inflammation, infection, liver disease, iron overload, certain amends and certain cancers (leukemia and lymphoma).

 

HemoglobinA1c

  • This non-fasting test, also known as A1c, HbA1c, Glycohemoglobin, or Glycated hemoglobin, indicates how well you have controlled your diabetes over the last few months. Even though you may have some very high or very low blood glucose values, Hemoglobin A1C will give you a picture of the average amount of glucose in your blood over that time period. While the Hemoglobin A1C is the standard tool to determine blood sugar control for patients with diabetes, it is not a substitute for daily, routine blood glucose testing.

 

DHEA,s

  • DHEA-S serves as a building block for making the male sex hormone testosterone and the female sex hormone estrogen. DHEA-s concentrations peak after puberty and then the levels tend to decline with age. In women, too much DHEA,s can lead to excessive hair growth or male body characteristics as well as adrenal tumors, cancers, and adrenal hyperplasia. Under production can be an indication of Addison’s disease or adrenal hypoplasia.

 

Testosterone, Total & Free

  • Testosterone is a hormone that causes male characteristics. The blood level is used by men to investigate abnormal sexual development and sexual dysfunction. Small amounts are produced in women's ovaries and levels are tested to evaluate virilization.  The concentration of free testosterone is very low, typically <2% of the total testosterone concentration. In most men and women, >50% of total circulating testosterone is bound to sex hormone-binding globulin, SHBG, and most of the rest is bound to albumin.

 

Estradiol

  • Estradiol, also known as E2, is the most active of the estrogens. For women, it is important to look at the relationship between estradiol and progesterone in evaluating menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, mood disorders, and aging skin. It is also used for monitoring pregnancy.  In both men and women, low levels of estradiol can be associated with osteoporosis.

 

Progesterone

  • Progesterone balances and offsets the powerful effects of estrogen. An imbalance between progesterone and estrogen can cause weight gain, insomnia, anxiety, depression, migraines, and even more debilitating conditions such as cancer, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, and osteoporosis in women. In men, the imbalance can cause weight gain, loss of libido and prostate enlargement.

 

Vitamin D

  • Vitamin D is also known as the "sunshine vitamin" because the body manufactures the vitamin after being exposed to sunshine. Ten to 15 minutes of sunshine 3 times weekly is enough to produce the body's requirement of vitamin D.  Needed for strong bones and teeth, Vitamin D helps your body absorb the amount of calcium it needs.  It also has other roles in the body, including modulation of cell growth, neuromuscular and immune function, and reduction of inflammation.  There are associations between low Vitamin D levels and peripheral vascular disease, certain cancers, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile diabetes, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's disease.

    • Arthritis Panel

    • Liver Function Panel

    • Coronary Rish Panel

    • Hepatitis Panel's

    • STD Panel

    • Chemistry Panel

 

Toxicology Laboratory

We also provide toxicology laboratory for drug screen and confirmation. We can focus on patient’s health while we diagnose conditions like drug overdose and drug abuse. Our toxicology laboratory test provides us with the necessary knowledge on patient’s health.