Immunology is the study of the immune system. Our immune system fights against infections, harmful environmental substances, and cancer cells by producing antibodies against these substances. NTL’s immunology lab tests determine if the immune system is functioning properly.
The immune system is extremely complex and, when malfunctioning, can cause serious or deadly consequences. At NTL, we are equipped to handle such crucial diagnostic medical testing. Our cutting-edge equipment and expertise deliver dependable results quickly, providing powerful information that our partnering physicians can trust.
We help discover identifiers (e.g. antibodies, enzymes, hormones, and other biomarkers) regarding immunodeficiencies, autoimmune disorders, allergen hypersensitivities, and even cancer cells. Other immunology tests help determine organ transplant compatibility or evaluate if a current course of treatment is effective.
NTL’s immunology laboratory offers a comprehensive selection of immunological tests which cover numerous medical conditions related to, and caused by, a failing immune system. Common tests include:
- Immune globulin tests
- Receptor occupancy
- Cytokine analysis - inflammatory diseases including COVID-19
Reasons for Immunology Tests
For more than 100 years, scientists have developed immunological tests for hundreds of abnormalities and diseases. Because of the wide range of applicable conditions, immunology lab tests are invaluable to the healthcare industry. They cover a variety of health topics such as:
- Allergen hypersensitivity
- Pre-pregnancy testing for genetic predispositions
- Pregnancy test (hCG)
- Traveling abroad with immunodeficiency
- Transplant compatibility with organ recipients
- Deciding on immune-suppressing drugs for organ transplant
- Fighting cancer cells (immunotherapy)
- Determining cancer treatment
- Evaluating efficacy of current treatment
- Chronic condition monitoring
NTL’s immunology lab collaborates with other NTL laboratory service groups to develop the most accurate, transparent test results our physician partners depend on. Our quality of care and precision is reputably attributed to our highly specialized medical staff and our innovative, top-notch equipment. With NTL’s mastered analysis process, physicians can provide health care insights with confidence and accuracy.