Laboratory Tests, Titers and Special Services
Passport Health Colorado offers Tuberculin Skin Testing, also commonly referred to as TST, TB, or PPD testing. This test is often required for employment or admission to school. In particular, those working or entering the medical field must show proof of a negative TB test.
This skin test is used to determine if an individual has been exposed to or is infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, often just referred to as Tuberculosis or TB. A small amount of the tuberculin is placed under the skin on the forearm with a return appointment scheduled 48-72 hours later for examination of the administration site.
We also offer a blood tests called T-spot or Quantiferon Gold for those that are unable to return 48-72 hours after their initial visit.
Ask about our on-site service for your work or school group. Passport Health Colorado will send trained staff to your location to provide the TB testing and will return 2-3 days later for reading.
Lab Services and Blood Titer Testing
Individuals in search of Hepatitis B titers, MMR titers, Rabies titers, Varicella titers and any other titer testing can find it here. We also provide all other lab testing including A1C, BMP, CBC, and Vitamin D. Book your same-day or next-day appointment with a friendly and welcoming staff.
Also known as a Lipid Panel or Coronary Panel, a simple cholesterol test can give you important insights into your overall health. Knowing your cholesterol levels can help gauge your own risk for heart disease and stroke for example.
At Passport Health, we offer rapid cholesterol testing that requires a simple finger stick. In just 2 minutes you will have results; this rapid method testing has proven just as accurate as a traditional blood draw from your arm.
Cholesterol testing will show results for four different types of lipids and also includes a measure of glucose in your bloodstream.
- Total cholesterol
- LDL (low-density lipoprotein), the “bad cholesterol”
- HDL (high-density lipoprotein), the “good cholesterol”
- Triglycerides, another form of fat in the blood
Following the test, a Registered Nurse (RN) will personally discuss your results and provide you with a copy. The American Heart Association recommends everyone over the age of 20 to have their cholesterol levels checked every five years. Ideally, the test is performed after fasting for 9-12 hours. As part of the testing will will also take your blood pressure, height and weight, and calculate BMI.