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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If you're overdue for your blood work to check for your cholesterol levels, fasting glucose (blood sugar), and other indicators, schedule a blood test soon.
The mother should have been referred to a perinatologist or other maternal-fetal specialist when blood work was positive for parvovirus B19.
The Tories have already sold offparts of the NHS - all blood work is in private hands.
The blood work records will be kept for future purposes at the Cyprus Bone Marrow Donor Registry, the Karaiskakio foundation.
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My veterinarian sent out a letter recently that recommends we have older pets come in for a senior wellness exam and blood work and urinalysis.
Blood work is helpful to screen internal health in birds.
Perhaps the most striking change I observed in the blood work of my athletes was a significant reduction in G-reactive protein, which is produced by the liver.
Blood work subsequently revealed that the child had a Group B streptococcus infection, but by the time these results were communicated to the parents and treatment had begun, the infant had developed meningitis.
BLOOD WORK Channel 5, 11pm A former FBI agent who is recuperating from a heart transplant is asked to track down his donor's murderer, and discovers that, far from being a random incident, the crime bears all of the hallmarks of a serial killer who has evaded capture for many years.
Also, ask your doctor about whether you should get a complete liver blood analysis the next time you have your annual blood work.
They also reported that "his blood work remains stable and his medication has been much reduced".