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blood tests

assay of blood samples for quality (e.g. blood count; morphology), biochemistry (i.e. levels of chemicals dissolved within the fluid fraction), microscopy (e.g. abnormal cells, microorganisms)
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A SIMPLE blood test may in future provide breast cancer patients with an early warning of the disease returning after chemotherapy and surgery.
We can make it easier to get meaningful data into people's hands with blood tests that are dramatically more convenient, less invasive and less expensive than traditional methods.
The results of your blood tests are mailed directly to you.
Blood test results are available the same day, and the trust plans to roll them out five days a week.
Mrs Woodhead's health has got worse over the past 20 months and although doctors have not been able to establish the cause, she is set to undergo a bone marrow investigation and needs regular blood tests.
If further study confirms this hypothesis, doctors could advise a man with a PSA of 4 and no other risk factors to get another PSA blood test in six months.
Phlebotomists at the Hospital of St Cross in Rugby also carried out hundreds more blood tests over the summer.
But a new blood test already in use in the Netherlands may soon improve their ability to follow the course of the disease.
Further research on the new marker--an alcohol derivative known as phosphatidylethanol -- may lead to a simple blood test to screen to susceptibility to alcoholism, report Gerald C.
Forward-looking statements in this release include the following: that the use of the OSV test is likely to increase and provide substantial economic benefits for cattle management; that OXIS'OSV blood tests should enable cattlemen to quickly and cost-effectively identify the susceptibility of cattle to various disease conditions such as Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD); OXIS Animal Health Profiling technology has the potential to provide unique, objective methods for managing the health of the herd; OXIS' novel test may have economic benefits to the industry; the Company's plan to expand its Animal Health Program to improve the cattle industry's ability to manage the estimated 25% of the 38 million calves in the U.
But a quick blood test, just approved for commercial use, can identify which pigs contain the parasitic trichina worm.