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blood test

1. An analysis of a sample of blood, especially for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
2. The process of obtaining blood for such a test: went to the clinic for a blood test.

blood test

any test that yields information about the characteristics or properties of the blood.

blood test

A highly nonspecific term for any test performed on peripheral blood, in contrast to urine or other body fluid.

blood test

Lab medicine Any test performed on the blood, in contrast to urine or other body fluid. See Bilirubin, BUN, Calcium, CBC, Cholesterol, Metabolic panel, Glucose, Phosphorus, Protein, Uric acid.

Patient discussion about blood test

Q. is there a blood test for melatonin

A. Technically there is but it is not a simple blood test and will not be done on a regular basis, and is probably very expenisve also.

Q. how do i do blood test? and how do i read it straight and what conclusions can i get out of it?

A. In order to do a blood test you must get a referral from your doctor. You can conclude many things from a simple blood test- for instance, if you are suffering from anemia, an infection, high levels of fat ro cholesterol, sugar levels and more.

Q. aftrer completing interferon treatment for HCV it's showing up negitive in blood test,does it get any better? I completed Interferon treatment for HCV four years ago. It has come negitive in my blood work scence. Does it get any better? I;m haveing a hard time building my stamina back up to pre treatment Is there any hope of getting it back, my strenth and stamina? I'm 65 yrs. and counting. I'd like to count a lot longer. Thak You in advance, gff

A. Unfortunately, the risk of chronic infection after an acute episode of hepatitis C is high. In most studies, 80 to 100 percent of patients remain HCV-RNA positive, and 60 to 80 percent have persistently elevated liver enzymes. The rate of spontaneous clearance of virus after it has persisted for at least six months is very low. In one study, for example, 142 HCV antibody-negative patients during eight years of follow-up, showed seroconversion (going from negative to positive) in 30 percent. You should keep getting tested on a regular basis, and hopefully your antibodies will remain negative. Meanwhile focus on living a otherwise healthy life. If you eat properyly and exercise often you can bulid up some energy that you feel you've lost.

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