Blood testing is a common way to determine health. It looks at how the body functions and explains wellbeing. Many people dread blood tests or any type of lab work for that matter, in fear of needles, doctors, and other ideas, but despite these concerns, blood tests are not something to dread. They provide an in-depth picture of what is happening inside our body and what we need to improve.
Types of Blood Tests Available in Deerfield Beach
Everyone needs a blood test at least once a year. It does not matter about the healthiness or fitness of the person. Blood tests help identify early on if something is impacting the body and can provide information on what steps to address critical issues. Tests are usually quick and go by in a matter of minutes and the process is quick. Once the test is done, healthcare professionals will take a small sample and send it to the lab for evaluation, or they’ll process it in-house if they have a lab. There are several types to include complete blood count, lipid, basil metabolic, and complete metabolic panels. We’ve included some info on them below!
Complete Blood Count (CBC)
The CBC is a standard blood test. It evaluates the different body cells such as hemoglobin, platelets, hematocrit, white, and red blood cells. The CBC test uncovers infections, nutritional issues, anemia, cancer, and bone marrow issues.
A lipid panel test measures the levels of fat in the body. It determines bad (LDL) versus good (HDL) cholesterol. Higher readings of LDL indicate a building of plaque in the arteries and can point to possible signs of heart disease.
Basil Metabolic Panel (BMP)
The BMP measures specific parts of the blood. It determines sodium, potassium, glucose, creatinine, and electrolytes. Doctors use this test to measure kidney function, check for diabetes and hormonal imbalances.
Complete Metabolic Panel (CMP)
The CMP measures precise areas of the blood. It expands upon the BMP and focuses on additional areas including albumin, bilirubin, and alkaline phosphate. Doctors use the test to determine if someone has gallstones, Paget’s disease, or hepatitis.
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If you are interested in having a blood test in Deerfield Beach or would like to learn more about what can be done with blood tests and the options we have, contact us today! Our team of skilled medical professionals has years of experience and you can trust that you will be treated with care and compassion. Contact us today to speak with a healthcare professional about how we can help you!