The Pre-Analysis main department is located in the Medical Office Building of Horacio Oduber Hospital and also has collection sites across the island in Oranjestad, Ponton, Piedra Plat, and San Nicolas.
The Pre-analysis department offers the following additional tests and services:
Blood collection at home
We offer to collect blood for the elderly, physically or mentally disabled in the comfort of their own home. The family physician or specialist can send in a request by email, what’s app or by phone, so we can make the necessary arrangements to collect the blood sample.
The family physician or specialist must clearly indicate whether or not the patient needs to be fasting. This so that we can plan the appointment adequately. A copy of the application form can also be sent in by email, what’s app or fax. Please make sure that all the required documents are at hand at the time of your appointment.
Blood collection in the car
We also offer blood collection in the car. If for some reason the patient is unable to get to the waiting room, we will be happy to accommodate by drawing blood in the car.
Let the person accompanying the patient take the request to the reception and we will make the necessary arrangements to draw the blood. Just make sure that all required documents are at hand.
DNA Paternity test
Paternity testing provides scientific evidence of whether a man can be a child’s biological father. Paternity is determined by comparing the child’s DNA with the DNA profile of the alleged father.
A semen analysis looks at the volume and quality of a man’s sperm. It is one of the first steps to detect male fertility issues. The test also shows whether a vasectomy was successful. Semen analysis involves collecting a semen sample and evaluating it in a lab.
NIPT (Non Invasive Prenatal Testing)
Noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT), sometimes called noninvasive prenatal screening (NIPS), is a method of determining the risk that the fetus will be born with certain genetic abnormalities. This testing analyzes small fragments of DNA that are circulating in a pregnant woman’s blood.