Welcome to Jing - Meng Oncology
JM’s Laboratories oncology test menu offers a wide variety of testing designed to answer important clinical questions in the areas of screening, risk prediction, diagnosis, prognosis, monitoring, pharmacogenomics, and therapeutic triage of malignancies. Under review the various guidelines with our doctors and together you can determine what's best for you based on your own risk factors for cancer. Categorized by disease indication, the menu includes tests that utilize a large selection of methodologies, including molecular techniques, FISH, flow cytometry, and immunohistochemistry, as well as a wide variety of specimen types, including tissue, cells, and peripheral fluids. In addition, a large menu of established tumor markers.
Tests that utilize molecular techniques, including DNA sequencing, FISH, and PCR, are available to identify many tumor-specific mutations, chromosomal alterations, and gene expression. In addition, our extensive immunohistochemistry menu allows for protein-expression analysis at the cellular level.
JM’s cancer diagnosis approach following directions:
- Physical exam: JM’s doctor may feel areas of your body for lumps that may indicate a tumor. During a physical exam, he or she may look for abnormalities, such as changes in skin color or enlargement of an organ, that may indicate the presence of cancer.
- Laboratory tests: JM’s Laboratory tests, such as urine and blood tests, identify abnormalities that can be caused by cancer. For instance, in people with leukemia, a common blood test called complete blood count may reveal an unusual number or type of white blood cells.
- Biopsy: JM’s biopsy collects a sample of cells for testing in the laboratory. There are several ways of collecting a sample. Which biopsy procedure is right for you depends on your type of cancer and its location. In most cases, a biopsy is the only way to definitively diagnose cancer.
- Complete blood count (CBC): JM’s common blood test measures the amount of various types of blood cells in a sample of your blood. Blood cancers may be detected using this test if too many or too few of a type of blood cell or abnormal cells are found. A bone marrow biopsy may help confirm a diagnosis of a blood cancer.
- Blood protein testing: A test (electrophoresis) to examine various proteins in your blood can aid in detecting certain abnormal immune system proteins (immunoglobulins) that are sometimes elevated in people with multiple myeloma. Other tests, such as a bone marrow biopsy, are used to confirm a suspected diagnosis.
- Tumor marker tests: Tumor markers are chemicals made by tumor cells that can be detected in your blood.
- Circulating tumor cell tests: Recently developed blood tests are being used to detect cells that have broken away from an original cancer site and are floating in the bloodstream.
In the laboratory, doctors look at cell samples under the microscope. Normal cells look uniform, with similar sizes and orderly organization. Cancer cells look less orderly, with varying sizes and without apparent organization.