Real Care for Real Patients

We earn our reputation as a top community-based laboratory every day by delivering fast, accurate test results clients and patients can trust. We offer a wide range of routine tests and other specialized testing. Because we are continually adding to our list of available tests, please visit our test directory.

Clinical Service Areas

  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Coagulation
  • Cytogenetics
  • Cytology
  • Diagnostic Immunology
  • Endocrinology
  • Hematology
  • Histology
  • Immunohematology
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Mycology
  • Parasitology
  • Serology
  • Transfusion Medicine

Oncology

Certain cytogenetic abnormalities occur in cancers which may provide prognostic implications and assist in therapeutic decision-making. We offer chromosome analysis and FISH testing on bone marrow samples for leukemias and lymphomas. Blood chromosome analysis is available when bone marrow is unattainable and the blast count is greater than 10%. Chromosome analysis and FISH testing on solid tumors is also available.

FISH testing allows for the identification of certain chromosome abnormalities specific to different cancers. FISH is beneficial for detecting abnormalities which may not be visible by traditional chromosome analysis, or may be present at a low level. FISH testing may be ordered individually or as part of a panel specific to the patient's cancer type.

Prenatal

Chromosome abnormalities may be detected prenatally, which allow the couple to make decisions and plans with as much knowledge as possible. We offer chromosome analysis on both amniotic fluid and CVS. FISH testing for the most common aneuplodies are available for rapid results for both amniotic fluid samples and CVS.

Chromosome abnormalities are a common cause of miscarriage, some of which may be recurrent in a family. Chromosome analysis is available for products of conception. FISH testing for the common aneuploidies can be performed for samples that fail to grow in culture. FISH analysis is also available to confirm triplody in suspected partial hydatidiform moles.

Constitutional

Blood chromosome analysis is available for conditions such as developmental delay, birth defects, and recurrent miscarriage. FISH testing is also available for the more common microdeletion syndromes. FISH technology is useful when a specific condition is suspected, particularly when the size of the chromosomal abnormality is below the resolution of karyotyping.Chromosomal microarray is a new technology we offer for detecting chromosome abnormalities at unprecedented resolution, potentially down to the level of a single gene. SNP-based microarray is the highest resolution microarray which interrogates the entire genome for copy number changes for identification of both known and novel genomic disorders.

ACL Difference

The ACL Difference

  • ACL has a client service department comprised of registered medical technologists to assist with technical information regarding the tests provided.
  • ACL offers a variety of methods to order and report tests such as TESTdirect ® (Web-based), telecommunication (remote printer or fax), courier, encrypted e-mail or other carriers.