Clinical Departments

Special Chemistry

Special Chemistry testing handles tests that are ordered relatively infrequently, primarily for the purpose of investigating and diagnosing less common diseases.


HNL Lab Medicine’s Special Chemistry department utilizes a wide variety of methods, including:

  • Electrophoresis
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
  • Nephelometry
  • Enzyme Immunoassay
  • Western Blot
This testing can be performed on a range of specimens, including blood, urine and stool.
We focus on subspecialty areas including:
  • Protein Studies for Multiple Myeloma
  • Hemoglobinopathy Evaluations
  • Tumor Marker Testing
  • Allergy Testing (using the ImmunoCAP system)