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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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Women's Health advises it's important to look at your blood test results with your family history in mind as they can be a good indication of whether you're at risk for specific diseases.
Dr Nicholas Turner, from the Institute of Cancer Research in London, said: "We have shown how a simple blood test has the potential to accurately predict which patients will relapse from breast cancer, much earlier than we can currently.
As you can see by my latest blood test result reprinted on page 18 of this issue, I have achieved optimized status on most of my cardiac risk factors.
However, if a blood test is needed urgently GPs at Waterloo Health Centre may refer patients to the phlebotomy clinic at the Royal Infirmary where there are daily drop-in sessions for blood tests, Monday to Saturday.
Thorpe claims "most athletes" would be happy to have a blood test before competition as well and suggested blood testing appeared to be an "afterthought".
The advantages of blood tests are their low cost and availability to doctors.
Lithium must be taken with care, with attention to taking the proper dose, having regular blood tests, and reporting changes in diet, exercise, and the occurrence of illness.
It is my hope that blood tests which help diagnose and differentiate between Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, such as now being developed and evaluated, will provide a tool that doctors and other medical professionals can recommend and benefit from with surety, speed and safety.
There is legislation in place for a court to order blood tests from a victim whose blood or other body fluids come in contact with a first responder or Good Samaritan, but the name of the victim must be provided to the court to issue the order.
Today's conventional physicians prescribe blood tests to check glucose, cholesterol, and triglycerides, but rarely check their male patients' free testosterone and estradiol levels.
He now wants to cause more parking problems by sending patients there for blood tests.