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Blood Test

Blood Tests are often performed by your doctor to screen and help diagnose certain diseases and conditions. They can also be used as an indicator of overall health and nutrition during your yearly physical. If an abnormal result is found, follow up testing or treatment may be indicated.

Blood Tests can be used to track the progression of disease or how the body is responding to treatment.

Some types of Blood Tests may be called Serum Tests.

[top]Types of Blood Tests

There are many different Blood Tests can be ordered by your doctor depending on your age, general health, medications, medical complaints and medical history (personal medical history or family medical history).

Blood Tests:
*There are many Blood Tests available, this is not an exhaustive list
ANA (Antinuclear Antibody)Titer
ANA (Antinuclear Antibody) Pattern
Albumin, Serum
Alkaline Phosphatase
ALT
AST
Bilirubin
BUN - Blood Urea Nitrogen
Calcium
Chemistry Panel
Cholesterol
CO2
Complete Blood Count
Creatinine
DIFF - Differential
Electrolytes
Glucose (Sugar)
HCT - Hematocrit
HDL - High Density Lipoprotein
LDL - Low Density Lipoprotein
Magnesium
MCH - Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin
MCHC - Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin Concentration
MCV - Mean Corpuscular Volume
Metabolic Panel
MPV - Mean Platelet Volume
PLT - Platelets (Thrombocytes)
Potassium
Protein (total)
RBC - Red Blood Cells
RDW - Red Blood Cell Distribution Width
RF - Rheumatoid Factor
Sodium
Thyroid
TG - Triglycerides
Uric Acid
Vitamin D
WBC - White Blood Cells

[top]References

Laboratory Tests. Cleveland Clinic. [Updated, September 2013; Accessed, September 2013] http://www.clevelandclinic.org

Created by Dr Chapman, 09-15-2013 at 08:34 PM
Last edited by Dr Chapman, 09-15-2013 at 09:58 PM
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