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blood test

n.
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.

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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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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.
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.