blood work


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blood work

A popular term for analytical data obtained from blood, which is generally understood to mean red cell counts and analysis, leukocyte differential and platelet count, but may also include analysis of blood chemistries, including electrolytes, enzyme levels and so on.

blood work

A popular term referring to any diagnostic testing performed on the fluid or cells of peripheral blood

blood work

(blŭd wŏrk)
Colloquial term for any clinical laboratory study performed on a specimen of blood.
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Especially for mature birds, routine blood work can provide screening and facilitate initiating preventive treatment for health changes that may otherwise be hidden by the patient until disease is more advanced.
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The client informed me 60 days later that his blood work was clear and he was feeling fine.
Should we wait a certain amount of time before the blood work is drawn?
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Salberg said genetic testing will need to be covered by insurance in the future the same way routine tests such as blood work and echocardiograms are covered now.
Our employees in the field are working around the clock to draw and process blood work as well as take x-rays from local medical facilities.
It also expects to increase the system's interactive capabilities by providing clinical reminders, such as when a patient is due for blood work or needs to schedule an annual physical, to alert physicians.