Ally Medical Emergency Room Offers In-House Laboratory Services

Studio 512

Pikul B. Patel, MD spoke with Studio 512 Co-Host Rosie Newberry about of Ally Medical Emergency Room’s in-house laboratory services and why they’re so important.

Available in-house lab testing includes:

  • Troponin (measures cardiac enzyme and when elevated can indicate a cardiac issue)- results in 20 minutes
  • Metabolic panels such as CMP, LFT, BMP (checks liver functions, kidney functions, blood glucose, potassium, etc.) — results in 20 minutes
  • CBC (checks for WBCs, RBCs, platelets) — results in 15 minutes
  • D-dimer (when elevated can indicate a blood clot) — results in 20 minutes
  • Urinalysis (check for infection, blood in urine, glucose in the urine) – results in 5 minutes • Sofia- flu, covid, RSV, Strep — results in 8 minutes (strep) and 20 minutes (rest)
  • Biofire — real-time PCR for Covid-19, respiratory panel (do you have a viral vs. bacterial infection), GI panel ( can detect salmonella, e-coli, and many other viruses, bacterias and parasites)
  • Coagulation/PT/INR (how fast your blood is clotting) — results within 5 minutes
  • STD testing at some facilities
  • Pregnancy tests by both urine and blood draws

A lot of domestic and international flights are requiring COVID-19 testing, do you provide that?

“Yes, we offer the rapid antigen test as well as the PCR.”

With four Austin-area locations to serve you, find the nearest Ally Medical Emergency Room at

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