Dozens of screenings utilize a blood test. Some of the most common, however, include:
Complete blood count (CBC)
A CBC is a routine test that helps detect infection, anemia, blood cancers, immune system problems, and issues with clotting. It evaluates the compilation of red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. A CBC also measures hemoglobin, an iron-rich protein, hematocrit, or the space your red blood cells take up, and mean corpuscular volume, a measure of the average size of your red blood cells.
Blood chemistry tests
Sometimes referred to as a basic metabolic panel, a blood chemistry test is a group that measures the number of certain chemicals in the blood. It gives your Halper Family Medicine doctor information about how your heart, bones, muscles, kidneys, and liver is working.
Blood enzyme tests
Enzymes control chemical reactions in your body. Evaluation of them can check for heart attack.
Blood tests for chronic disease risk
Blood tests that check your cholesterol can evaluate your risk for developing coronary heart disease. Blood sugar tests can evaluate whether you have type 2 diabetes or are at risk of developing it.
To learn what blood tests you need to stay healthy, call Halper Family Medicine or book an appointment online.