Commonly Ordered Tests
CBC (Complete Blood Count)
• White blood cells (fight infection)
• Red blood cells and hemoglobin (carry oxygen around in your body)
• Platelets (aid in clot formation)
PT (Prothrombin Time)
Prothrombin time is a measurement of time it takes blood to clot. Patients taking blood thinners have this test to monitor their medication.
CMP (Comprehensive Metabolic Profile)
This test is used as a general health screening panel. It may be used to detect a variety of diseases such as heart, kidney or liver disease, or diabetes.
The lipid profile includes your cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL (good cholesterol) and LDL (bad cholesterol) and a coronary risk factor. You will be required to fast for 12 to 14 hours prior to testing.
Urine samples may be collected at the time of testing or at regular intervals over a period of time. Urine tests may check for sugar, blood, drugs of abuse, pregnancy and bacterial infections.
Blood Typing and Rh
This information is used to prevent problems with blood transfusions or problems due to differences between a mother and her unborn baby’s blood.
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