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Blood Test Report: What
You Need To Know

There are many ways blood testing can help doctors, therefore they use blood
test reports as their main source of information before they provide assessment,
medications and treatments.

Below mentioned are specific reasons
for which blood tests are used for:

To assess how well organs are working, such as liver, heart, thyroid and kidney

Diagnose conditions and diseases like diabetes, anemia, HIV / AIDS, coronary
heart diseases and cancer

Check whether the patient has any risks for heart ailments

To assess whether the current medication being taken is effective

To know how well the patient’s blood is clotting

Blood testing is nothing but usual on routine check-ups, doctors may order
different types of blood testing to check how the patient’s body is working.
Most of the blood tests do not require special preparations. Yet, for others
fasting or not eating any food for specific hours given, usually eight to twelve
hours, is recommended. Doctors will give special instructions to patients on what
they need to do before the actual test, to ensure accurate results.

The Procedure of Blood Tests

During the test, sample blood will be taken from the patient’s body. It is most
of the time drawn in the arm or can be at the back of the patient’s elbow
using needles. Finger pricking is another way to extract blood from patient.

Most of the time, the procedure is easy and quick, yet some patients may
experience discomfort for few hours after blood has drawn from their body.

Some of the most usual blood testing

Blood chemistry testing

Blood testing to assess the heart disease risk

CBC or complete blood count

The blood tests reports that can be
collected from the above tests are:

Blood chemistry testing

This can provide doctors about the patient’s muscles, bones, organs like liver and
kidney, including the heart. The report will include electrolyte testing, tests that
reports the functionalities of the kidney, calcium and blood glucose.
Most of the time, fasting is required for these type of tests.

Blood testing to assess the heart disease risk

This can help doctors assess the risk for CHD or Coronary Heart Disease. It
provides report on Total Cholesterol, Bad cholesterol, good cholesterol and the

CBC or complete blood count

This is one of the most used type of blood test, as this is ordered even during
regular check-ups. This can help detect disorders on blood and other diseases,
like infections, clotting problems, anemia, disorder in immune system and blood
Blood test report can highly help doctors to assess patient’s conditions, hence
they order the type of test they need before providing verdict and treatments.

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