What We Offer
Our broad capabilities include testing for:
Our testing services are designed to provide you and your patients with the most accurate and diagnostically meaningful results. Strict internal and external quality control programs are incorporated into all of our services. While no medical testing is ever really considered routine, our highly trained staff delivers exceptional service on all types of procedures—from the most basic of tests to the highly esoteric tests.
Our professional staff is one of the most experienced in the country. Such experience ensures that our clients’ tests receive the highest degree of attention, and in turn, helps us to offer additional specialized services. Feel free to contact us and discuss your particular testing needs with one of our staff of Pathologists and Laboratory Scientists.
Sunrise also provides full Dermatopathology by Board-Certified Dermatopathologists. We also have a variety of Board-Certified Anatomical and Clinical Pathologists on staff.
Among the specialties of this testing group are:
- Special stains and Immunochemical procedures
- Cutaneous Immunoflourescent Biopsies
- Photomicrographs (where appropriate)
The Endocrinology Laboratory at Sunrise also provides the most comprehensive range of esoteric tests for quantifying hormones and metabolites. Our staff is unsurpassed in its collective expertise in immunoassays and other techniques—a guarantee that your tests will receive prompt and expert attention.
Among the specialties in this area are:
- Parathyroid hormone assays
- Thyroid dysfunction assays
- Carbohydrate metabolism
- Adrenocortical/Gonadal function
In the area of Immunodermatopathology, we can offer numerous tests for the dermatology clinician including:
- Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA)
- Antibody to DS-DNA
- Centomeres Antibodies
- Complement (CH50)
- Cutaneous Immunofluoroescence
- Endomysial Antibodies
- Extractable Nuclear Antibodies (ENA)
- Immuno-globulins (IgE)
- Porphyrins, Fractionation
The Immunology Laboratory offers specialized tests in major areas of clinical immunology:
- Gel electrophoresis
- Enzyme immunoassay and radioimmunoassay
- Complement fixation testing
Sunrise Medical Laboratories, in conjunction with Imugen, is pleased to offer Tick-Borne Disease Testing. These tests are designed to provide clinicians with unquestionably superior but not widely available testing techniques to aid in the diagnosis of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. The Lyme Disease test panel includes a set of assays, which are highly sensitive in early infection and extremely accurate in laboratory diagnosis of Lyme meningitis, carditis and arthritis. The antibody capture test is used in association with immunoblotting (Western blots) to provide patterns of antibody isotype responses that are characteristic with the different stages of infection with B. burgdorferi. Acute and convalescent testing is also available because all specimens are archived for 6 years. Archived specimen testing when combined with Imugen's quantification of the immunoglobulin levels provides the clinician with unique and unprecedented aids in making stage-specific diagnosis.
Why is Imugen testing different from the ELISA or IFA methods?
This strategy does not rely on a single test to support a diagnosis of Lyme based on a single marker for infection. Rather, Imugen uses a combination of antibody capture assays and Western blots to provide diagnostic support based on a series of highly specific markers. The antibody capture test employs an antibody reagent to bind and concentrate immunoglobulins of a specific class (IgM, IgG and IgA) prior to reaction with antigen and enzyme immunoassay. Along with the Western blots, this information provides a more detailed and comprehensive basis for diagnosis and eliminates the need to "confirm" positive or equivocal results with a separate Western blot.
What about patients who have received the Lyme vaccine?
Commercial ELISA tests will be frequently positive in vaccinated patients. Imugen eliminates false positive results in Lyme vaccinated patients and can discern current Lyme infection even in vaccinated patients.
Why should I use Imugen testing?
Recent studies demonstrate that Imugen’s testing protocols correctly diagnosed 91% of well characterized (e.g. culture proven) early Lyme disease cases while commercial IgM and IgG ELISA identified only 55% of cases and the IgM Western blot alone identified only 64% of these cases. Furthermore, this testing program unlike other testing strategies distinguishes active Lyme from past infection as well as recently vaccinated patients.
For More Information On Imugen Testing Please Contact Us.
The Microbiology Laboratory offers specialized tests in major areas of clinical microbiology:
- Aerobic / Anaerobic Bacterial Culture
- Mycology Culture
- Lyme IgG/IgM
- Lyme Confirmation by Western Blot
- Mycobacterial Culture
- Chlamydia and GC by Amplification Technology
Sunrise Medical Laboratories offers a full range of OB/GYN Specialty Testing.
Our OB/GYN Specialty Laboratory is continuously introducing important new assays to assure our clients the latest advances in laboratory medicine. Our commitment to personalized quality service reaches into all areas of OB/GYN, including specimen handling, test performance, data processing, and timely reporting of accurate results. Sunrise Medical Laboratories is dedicated to maintaining the high standards of physician service you've come to expect from us.
OB/GYN specialists are particularly interested in our high risk Obstetrics and Infertility sectors which offer unsurpassed quality and turn-around-time.
High Risk Obstetrics
- Diabetes Management
- AFP Quad Marker
- Lupus-Type Anticoagulant
- Anticardiolipin Antibodies
- TSH (Ultra-Sensitive
Sexually Transmitted Disease
The diagnosis and treatment of STD's are supported by state-of-the-art methodologies including DNA Probes and Rapid Shell Vial Assays
- Neisseria Gonorrhea
- Herpes (Rapid Shell Vial Assay)
- Hepatitis B
OB Oncologists can be assured of the most up to date testing procedures and unsurpassed turn-around-time.
- CA-125 Assays
- CA 15-3
- Pap Smear
- Human Papilloma Virus (DNA)
- Single Sample Pap/HPV Reflexing
Our team of Cytopathologists, Pathologists, and Cytotechnologist are always on hand to assist you.
- Board Certified Cytopathologist
- Computerized Follow-up of Abnormals
- Statistical Summaries
- Senior Cytotechnologists
- Photomicrographs (where appropriate)
- Biopsy Correlation
- Patient Education Support
Sunrise Medical Laboratories offers the ThinPrep Pap Test with a Digene HPV Assay from a single ThinPrep sample vial. If the Pap result is ASCUS or AGUS our laboratories can then perform an HPV Assay from the same collected specimen.
- For ASCUS Patients, HPV Triage Identifies High-Risk Women
- Clinical studies indicate that the Digene HPV Assay can detect human papillomavirus in up to 92% of the cases where high-grade cervical cancer is present.
- Predicts those women most likely to develop cervical disease. Women with high-risk HPV types are eleven times more likely to develop cervical disease (Koutsky, LA. A cohort study of the risk of cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia grade 2 or 3 in relation to Papillomavirus infection. NEJM 1992:327, 1272-1278).
- As an adjunct to the Pap, the Digene HPV Assay aids in earlier detection of more disease.
- The ThinPrep Pap and the HPV Assay both have AMA assigned CPT codes. Insurers treat both tests like any other laboratory test.
The benefit of this breakthrough technology is clear: Greater diagnostic confidence!
For more information regarding the Single Sample Pap/ThinPrep Reflex, please contact us.
For more information about:
ThinPrep Pap visit http://www.thinprep.com
Digene HPV visit http://www.thehpvtest.com/hcp/hpv-testing/the-digene-hpv-test
The Virology Laboratory conducts tests for viruses such as Herpes Simplex, cytomegalovirus, repsiratory viruses, enteroviruses, Varicella Zoster, Human Papilloma Virus and Rotavirus. These include:
- Respiratory Syncytial Virus Antigen
- Influezna A/B Detection
- Herpes Culture by Enzyme Linked Virus Inducible System (ELVIS)and Shell
- Vial Rapid System
- HIV Testing