The SARS-CoV-2 virus and the COVID-19 disease have turned our lives upside down. Watch these videos about tests that LabFlorida can offer to your patients and employees.
LabFlorida is a Tampa-based clinical lab. Since 2012 we have provided local communities with state-of-the-art lab testing and personable customer service for our clients and patients. Since March 2020 we have operated in an emergency mode to provide an adequate response to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
After all the hard work our lab is finally fully equipped and supplied to offer all COVID-19 testing (viral/swab and antibodies/intravenous blood serum) for all businesses in Tampa Bay area and most of Central and Southwest Florida. LabFlorida has everything we need to offer the coronavirus testing in accordance with Interim Guidelines… Continue reading
Laboratory testing for C difficile remains controversial because many different types of diagnostic tests are available, with detection of different targets and different performance characteristics. Factors that enter into the choice of test include rapid turnaround, specificity, sensitivity, and cost.
On the basis of correlation with mortality, the best reference method for the diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is the cytotoxin assay and a multistep algorithm combining a highly sensitive first test (such as glutamate dehydrogenase or nucleic acid amplification) followed by a more specific test (such as enzyme immunoassay) to confirm positive results. This appears to be the… Continue reading