Blood test Stuart

 Blood Test

 

Some of the most common blood tests are:

  A complete blood count (CBC)
  Blood chemistry tests
  Blood enzyme tests
  Blood tests to assess heart disease risk
  Blood clotting tests
 
 
 
 

Complete Blood Count

   
 

This test, also known as CBS is one of the most common blood tests done, it is usually done as part of a routine check up. The CBS test can help detect blood disease and disorders, like anemia, infections, blood cancers and the immune system.

 
 
 

 

Red Blood Cells
   
 

The red blood cells are in charge of carrying oxygen from your lungs to the rest of the body. In that case, abnormal red blood cells levels can be a sign of anemia, dehydration from little fluid in the body, bleeding and many other disorders.

 
 
 

 

White Blood Cells
 
 

White blood cells are part of your immune system, which fights infections and diseases. Abnormal white blood cell levels might be a sign of infection, blood cancer, or an immune system disorder.

A CBC measures the overall number of white blood cells in your blood. A test called a CBC with differential can measure the amounts of different types of white blood cells in your blood.

 
 
 

 

Platelets
 

Platelets or PLATE-lets, are blood fragments that help your blood clot. Ther are the ones who seal cuts by sticking together and breaks the blood vessels walls in order to stop the bleeding. If abnormal platelet levels are found, they might be a sing of a bleeding disorder, either from not enough clotting or thrombotic disorder, which means that there might be too much clotting.

 
 
 

 

Hemoglobin
 
Hemoglobin is an iron-rich protein in the red blood cells that carries out oxygen. Abnormal hemoglobin levels might be a sign of anemia, sickle cell anemia, thalassemia or other blood disorders. If you have diabetes, witch is an excess of glucose or sugar in you blood, they can attach to the hemoglobin and raise the level of hemoglobin A1c.
 
 
 

 

Hematocrit
 
Hematocrit is the measurement of how much space red blood cells take up in your blood. If their is a high hematocrit level it might mean that you can be dehydrated, but if their a low hematocrit level it means that you have anemia. If found abnormal levels it can be something more serious like a blood or bone marrow disorder
 
 
 

 

Mean Corpuscular Volume
 
Mean corpuscular volume (MCV) is the measure of the average size of your red blood cells. Abnormal MCV levels might be a sign of anemia or thalassemia.

For patients with anemia, it's the MCV measurement that can classified the kind of anemia in your body. From a microcytic anemia, where the MCV is below normal range, normocytic anemia with MCV within normal range or macrocytic anemia where MCV is above normal range.
 
 
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