You can choose the most convenientcentre for you depending on location . Weekdays: from 7.30 to 20.00 hrs. Saturday: from 7.30 to 17.00 h. We work without lunch. Acceptance of material for laboratory research is done daily, except Sunday, from 7.30 to 11.00 h. You can red below the information about preparing for laboratory research in the section “Rules for preparing for laboratory research.”.
You can call our center by phone, make an appointment with us through an online application form on our website, using the liveJourse chat, or come directly to the center. You wil be adviced to get most convenient time and day of consultation.
If you have additional questions – we are always happy to answer them by phone: (0512) 76-74-78, 8 (050) 755-96-37 и 8 (098) 459-70-80.
How are services paid?
You can pay for the services of the center both in cash and by bank transfer.
There is a flexible system of discounts for aboratory tests:
• 10% — to pregnant women (if there is a medical confirmation (referral) indicating the duration of pregnancy);
• 10% — for children under 14;
• 10% — to medical workers (if there is a supporting document from the place of work);
• 5% — at one-time payment in the amount of more than 3000 UAH;
• 7% — at one-time payment for services in the amount of more than 4500 UAH;
• 10% at one-time payment for services in the amount of more than 6500 UAH.
During the examination, individual risk factors are taken into account and the necessary recommendations are given to enable them to influence these risks in time.
Depends on the goal that is set during the survey.
PCR – polymerase chain reaction. This is a highly sensitive method for determining the pathogen of a bacterial or viral infection in the body. It is based on determining the specific structure of the DNA (genetic code) of each microbe or virus. Viral infections can be detected immediately after infection, weeks or months before the first symptoms appear. PCR is indispensable for detecting latent (hidden) and chronic infections. This feature allows you to detect bacteria and viruses pathogenic to humans that cannot be seen in a smear or determined by ELISA. In addition, it can be used to determine the number of copies of the pathogen (quantitative and semi-quantitative PCR analysis), which is very important when observed during the treatment process, since it allows to evaluate the quality of therapy.
The main features and advantages of the PCR method:
• 100% specificity, since each pathogen has a unique nucleic acid fragment;
• high sensitivity;
• the ability to determine the number of copies of the pathogen (allows you to assess the quality of therapy);
• possibility of simultaneous diagnosis of several pathogens;
• fast results and full automation.
ELISA is a laboratory immunological method for the qualitative determination and quantitative measurement of antibodies to various infectious agents, nonspecific (universal) immunoglobulins, and quantitative measurement of hormones.
The ELISA method has a high sensitivity and specificity, which is currently more than 90% and allows you to determine the response of the patient to the infectious process.
Test systems for ELISA diagnose a wide range of different infections: HIV infection, viral hepatitis, cytomegalovirus, herpetic, toxoplasma, and other infections.
For the diagnosis of infectious diseases, including sexually transmitted diseases, three classes of immunoglobulins are used: M, A, G.
Due to the fact that different classes of immunoglobulins are produced in a specific sequence, using ELISA, you can diagnose the infection at different stages, and track the dynamics of the development process.
The sequence of production of immunoglobulins (Ig) of different classes is as follows:
• IgM antibodies appear first. As a rule, this occurs within 1–3 weeks from the moment of infection. The time of detection of antibodies depends on both the infection itself and the characteristics of the immune system of a particular person. Symptoms of an acute infection appear. Detection of IgM antibodies in the analysis indicates the presence of the acute phase of the disease or the exacerbation of chronic infectious diseases.
• After a month, IgA antibodies are produced, the main part of which concentrates on the mucous membranes, where their protective function is realized.
• The latest IgG antibodies appear, usually on the 4th week from the moment of infection. After treatment of chlamydia, mycoplasmosis, trichomoniasis, their level is significantly reduced, since immunity against these diseases does not develop.
You should pay attention to the fact that the detection of immunoglobulins (IgM, IgA, IgG) indicates the presence of antibodies, and not the presence of the pathogen. Therefore, in some cases, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay can produce false results, both false-positive and false-negative. However, the specificity of the best ELISA test systems is currently approaching 100%.
Advantages of ELISA – the possibility of diagnosis after 1-3 weeks after contact with the infectious agent, the ability to track the dynamics of the development process, speed and ease of operation.
ELISA – referring to the indirect methods of diagnosis, it allows you to determine the body’s immune response to the pathogen, and not the pathogen itself.
To determine which is better to pass the test for diagnosis, in each specific situation can only the doctor who prescribes the examination. For a comprehensive assessment of the infection, in some cases, it may be necessary both to identify the pathogen itself (PCR) and to detect antibodies to it in the patient’s body (ELISA), followed by monitoring after the treatment.
Using this diagnostic method, you can get the following data:
• white blood cell count
• red blood cell count
• composition of microflora
• the presence of pathogens of gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, candidiasis (thrush), gardnerelleza.
By the number of leukocytes receive information about the presence of inflammation. The presence of red blood cells in a smear speaks of the admixture of blood in the secretions. Changes in the normal microflora may indicate the presence of sexually transmitted infections and / or dysbiosis.
For any abnormalities in the general smear, patients are prescribed additional laboratory tests: seeding secretions for conditionally pathogenic microflora, crops for specific infectious agents (for example, mycoplasmosis, ureaplasmosis, gonorrhea), PCR, ELISA and other examinations according to indications.
Bacteriological culture (culture or microbiological research) is a laboratory study in which a biomaterial, which pathogenic microorganisms are supposed to be in, is placed in a favorable environment for their reproduction under certain temperature parameters, followed by an assessment of the results and determination of sensitivity to antibacterial drugs. The method is valuable for determining opportunistic and pathogenic microflora.
This method is determined not only by the amount of the pathogen, but its sensitivity to antibiotics in a patient who was analyzed, which allows you to individually select the drug for treatment. The material for the study can be taken from any place available for taking the biomaterial (all mucous membranes, patient feces, urine, blood, cerebrospinal fluid obtained during diagnostic and treatment procedures, separated from the wound or infected area). Deadlines vary from several days to 1 week (depending on the pathogen identified).
The advantage of the culture method is the relatively high specificity of the study and the possibility of individual selection of an antibacterial drug for treating a patient and consideration of its effectiveness.
• clearly and specifically your complaints, how long ago your illness began;
• what, in your opinion, could be the cause of the disease or deterioration of health;
• which diseases you have already suffered: injuries, surgeries, blood transfusions, vaccinations, dental treatment, etc .;
• what treatment did you receive, what drugs were taken, what was the effectiveness of these drugs, were there any side effects;
• Are you allergic to certain medications?
• what drugs, and in what dose you are currently taking;
• Do you have any allergic reactions to foods?
• changes in body weight, fluctuations in blood pressure, fever, etc.
In a separate folder, it is desirable to collect the results of laboratory tests, X-rays and all other documents that relate to your health or that the doctor gives you in your hands.
• When examining pregnant women, it is obligatory to indicate the exact duration of pregnancy, weight.
• For men, a PSA test is made before a rectal examination by a urologist or 7–10 days after.
• A number of drugs affect the level of hormones in the blood (on this issue, you should consult with your doctor).
• A light, non-fat breakfast is available for ELISA testing.
• Blood tests for biochemical parameters and complete blood count – on an empty stomach or 2 hours after the last meal;
• To determine the content of lipids (β-lipoproteins, triglycerides, cholesterol), the study should be made strictly on an empty stomach, dinner on the previous day no later than 18-00 hours with the exception of fatty foods;
• For women, it is undesirable to pass urine during menstruation; in the case of secretions from the genitals, it is desirable to close the vagina with a swab.
• Long-term standing of urine leads to a change in physical properties, the proliferation of bacteria and the destruction of components of urine sediment. Severe cooling can lead to precipitation of dissolved salts.
• When donating blood, factors affecting the results of research should be excluded: physical stress (running, climbing stairs), emotional arousal. Therefore, before the procedure should rest 10-15 minutes in the waiting room, calm down
• Blood for analysis should be given before the start of medication (for example, antibacterial and chemotherapeutic drugs) or not earlier than 3 days after their cancellation (unless otherwise prescribed by the attending physician). Blood should not be donated after X-ray, rectal examination or physiotherapy.