Blood Testing Services Questions and Answers
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Blood is one of the body’s greatest wonders, transporting oxygen throughout the body and healing injuries and illnesses with its inherent restorative abilities. There are dozens of characteristics of blood and each aspect has a unique test to determine its health and imbalances. Blood carries nourishment, electrolytes, hormones, vitamins, antibodies, heat, oxygen, and immune cells to tissues of the body, while also removing waste matter and carbon dioxide from these same tissues. Due to these incredible functions, it is easy to see why healthy blood is so important and why there are so many different types of blood tests.
Blood tests can detect a multitude of different conditions or symptoms that have an effect on the blood, from nutritional deficiencies to serious diseases, including:
• Blood Sugar
• Liver Function
• Kidney Function
• Nutritional Deficiencies, including vitamin B6 or B12
• Iron Deficiency
• Bone Marrow Issues
• Tissue Inflammation
• Heart Conditions
• Carbon Dioxide
• Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN)
• Total Protein
• Alkaline Phosphatase (ALP)
• Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT)
• Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST)
This is only a short list of the things that can be detected in a blood test. There are dozens of different blood tests each designed to detect a specific component of blood. For more information about what can be detected in a blood test, please call our office today.
There are dozens of different blood tests, each designed for a specific purpose. A few include:
• Blood Glucose Test
• Calcium Blood Test
• Cardiac Enzymes
• Cholesterol and Lipid Tests
• C-Reactive Protein (CRP) Test
• D-Dimer Test
• Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) Test
• Folate Test
• Full Blood Count
• HbA1c Test
• HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) Test
• International Normalized Ratio (INR) Test
• Iron Studies
• Kidney Function Tests
• Liver Function Tests
• Magnesium Blood Test
• Estrogen Blood Test
• Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) Test
• Testosterone Blood Test
• Thyroid Function Tests
• Vitamin B12 Test
• Vitamin D Test
In order to get blood work done, in the vast majority of cases, it must be ordered by a physician. This can be either a regular primary care physician or a physician from an urgent care center. After they have established that a blood test is required for the diagnostic process, they will give the patient a blood work form that indicates the type of tests needed and what exactly they will be looking for in these tests. Although this may be performed in-office, in some cases the patient will need to go to a laboratory services clinic that regularly performs these tests. The actual procedure does not take very long and involves drawing a sample of blood (typically from the forearm) and testing it in their lab.
The time it takes to see results varies per test and clinic. Results turnaround also largely depends on patient and test volume as well as the number of staff onsite. For many common tests, including complete blood count, basic metabolic panel and lipid panel, lab results will be sent to the ordering physician within 24 hours. For more intricate tests such as a complete metabolic panel, the results are usually available within one to three days.
At Franklin Primary Care, we care about your health. Our kind and compassionate professionals are experienced providers of blood testing services and can help you determine the health of your blood through a variety of different tests. Visit Franklin Primary Care for blood testing services! For more information, please call us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 225 Nassau Boulevard, West Hempstead, New York 11552. We serve patients from West Hempstead NY, Franklin Square NY, Garden City NY, New Hyde Park NY, Uniondale NY, Mineola NY, and North Valley Stream NY.