Common Blood Tests

Common Blood Tests

Once you visit your doctor’s office, the doctor will take the time to check your health history and perform a physical examination. That happens to understand the underlying cause of your signs and symptoms. They may indicate a disease or be a byproduct of an illness’s processes. So that there is a confirmation or exclusion of a condition your doctor suspects, you will require labs, testing & x-rays Greensboro. Lab testing and X-rays are necessary diagnostic tests that enable early detection of a health issue and treatment to stop its spread. If the testing shows your symptoms do not come from a particular condition, your doctor may recommend lifestyle adjustments.

One usual laboratory test involves testing your blood. You should regularly undergo a blood examination to monitor your general physical health and well-being. Only by understanding the changes in your body can you make sound decisions concerning your health. Consequently, below are some blood tests you may need.

Complete blood count (CBC)

It tests various components and features of your blood, including:

  •       Red blood cells- Help transport oxygen from your lung to all other parts of your body.
  •       White blood cells- They help your body fight disease-causing pathogens.
  •       Hemoglobin- Assists in carrying oxygen
  •       Plasma- Vital for distributing nutrients, maintaining body temperature, and helping the body recover from injuries
  •       Platelets- They prevent and stop bleeding by promoting blood clotting

If you have an unusual decrease or increase in the count of cells, there is a higher chance you have an underlying issue that needs immediate attention. You may have clotting issues, inadequate levels of iron in the body, immune system diseases, or leukemia.

Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP)

The testing involves more than six naturally occurring substances in the blood, such as glucose, calcium, sodium, and potassium. Glucose is the primary energy source in the body, while calcium is a mineral that makes bones, muscles, and nerves strong and healthy.

Other minerals assist in controlling the volume of bodily fluids and ensuring a safe ratio of bases and acids in the body.

There are also blood urea nitrogen and creatinine excretions your kidneys expel from your body.

If you have an unusual level of blood substances, you may have issues with your kidneys’ functioning or an imbalance of acids, bases, and hormones. Moreover, you may have high levels of glucose in your blood.

STIs and STDs testing

Your sexual history and the signs and symptoms you show may indicate you have a sexually transmitted disease or infection.

Apart from testing your urine and fluids from your genital sores, your doctor can effectively determine whether you have a sex-related disease or an infection by testing your blood.

Comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP)

The CMP test also measures different substances and proteins in your blood related to your body’s metabolism. Metabolism refers to the process involving your body utilizing what you eat and drink, turning them into energy.

The test looks at substances such as liver enzymes, liver protein, calcium, and glucose. An abnormal result of CMP indicates you may have similar health issues a BMP test unearths.

Contact Triad Primary Care today to schedule your appointment for on-site lab testing and X-rays. 

Jacques Bedard