Leading-edge, accredited lab provides accurate vascular disease diagnosis

Effective vascular disease treatment starts with getting to the root cause of the issue(s). We need to get an accurate diagnosis to make sure we identify the underlying problem and its magnitude. A diagnosis typically involves the need for various tests that allow us to determine the nature and extent of the problem.

We rely on our Vascular Specialty Laboratory (VSL) for our diagnostic testing procedures. The VSL is recognized as one of the nation’s leading diagnostic facilities for vascular issues. The VSL was one of the first 26 vascular laboratories accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL) and continues to garner respect – and use – by vascular surgeons throughout the southern Louisiana region.

The VSL is committed to providing superior vascular diagnostic testing services to the medical community and has done so since 1984. All tests are administered by qualified/certified technologists, reviewed by a RVT-certified vascular surgeon, and a final physician report is generated within 24 to 48 hours from the time a patient is seen in the lab.

Offering a full spectrum of vascular tests

The VSL provides vascular diagnostic evaluations for patients with a variety of arterial and venous conditions. Some of the most common tests performed at our lab include:

  • Angiography (including CT and MRI)
  • Upper and lower arterial and venous exams
  • Carotid and vertebral artery exams
  • Renal, visceral and mesenteric artery exams
  • Transcranial Doppler
  • Abdominal aorta exams
  • Thoracic outlet exams
  • Ankle-brachial index
  • Bypass and hemodialysis graft evaluations
  • Portal/hepatic exams
  • Echocardiography
  • Reflux exams
  • Preoperative vein mapping

The Vascular Specialty Laboratory is conveniently located at:

The VSL offers services to area hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The VSL is a Medicare participant and participates in all healthcare plans as well as the Louisiana Medicaid Program.

It’s time that you took care of your vascular problems once and for all, and Baton Rouge Vascular Specialty Center can help. Call us at (225) 769-4493 or request an appointment online now.