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Blood tests

Introduction: Blood tests

Many conditions can be confirmed by testing the blood for numerous substances and properties. There are literally hundreds of different types of blood tests.

Complications of blood tests: The actual collection of blood for a blood test rarely causes any complications beyond some minor bruising at the insertion site. A good attendant can reduce the amount of pain from insertion, but a common cause of pain is uncontrolled or sideways removal of the needle after blood is collected. For example, the nurse may forget to take care with the very last step and this can actually cause the worst pain and bruising.

Infant blood tests: Collecting infant blood is far more difficult than for older children or adults. In some cases, a blood drop may be adequate, such as from the heel of an infant as done for infant screening tests.

Introdution: Blood tests

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Blood tests: Types

Other medical diagnostic tests that are types of Blood tests include:

Medical Costs Report: Blood tests

A review of the costs associated with this diagnostic procedure is available below for Blood tests.

Medical Costs Report: Blood tests

Basic Information: Blood tests

Disease or Condition count: 149; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Blood tests' may be involved.

Diseases and Conditions that List Blood tests as a Diagnostic Test

The following list of conditions have 'Blood tests' or similar listed as a medical diagnostic test in our database:

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  • Sarcoidosis ... serum calcium level, Blood tests, ACE level blood test
  • SCID ... IgA levels, B-cell levels, T-cell levels, IgM levels, immune function blood tests, IgG levels
  • Selective IgA Deficiency ... IgA antibodies blood test, T-cells blood test, immune function blood tests
  • Sjogren's Syndrome ... antinuclear antibodies (ANAs), SS-B antibodies
  • Stroke ... blood tests
  • Strongyloidiasis ... Strongyloides antibody blood test
  • Syphilis ... syphilis antibody tests, fluorescent treponemal antibody-absorption (FTA-ABS) test

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  • Thyroid cancer ... TSH blood test, thyroglobulin blood test, calcium blood test
  • Trichinosis ... serum eosinophils, blood tests
  • Type 1 diabetes ... Fructosamine blood test, TSH blood test, HbA1c blood test, Vitamin B12 blood test
  • Typhoid fever ... blood antibody tests
  • Typhus ... antibody blood tests

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