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  1. Blood Tests for Preeclampsia
  2. Prealbumin Blood Test
  3. Thyroid Blood Test: Understanding the Test Learn what a thyroid blood test checks for, why you may need one, and what the results mean.
  4. Lyme Disease: Role of BloodTests
  5. Blood Type Test
  6. Why Are BloodTests Needed With Some Medicines? Find out which types of medicines require a regular blood test and why.
  7. Home Blood Glucose Test Discusses test to measure blood sugar (glucose) levels in those who have diabetes. Covers why and how it is done. Looks at what might affect the test. Covers risks.
  8. Home Blood Pressure Test
  9. Diabetes: Benefits of Blood Sugar Testing Learn how testing helps you make the connection between blood sugar levels and daily activities.
  10. Catecholamines in Blood
  11. Aldosterone in Blood
  12. Blood Glucose Discusses blood glucose tests used to diagnose diabetes and prediabetes. Covers types of tests, including fasting blood sugar, 2-hour postprandial blood sugar, random blood sugar, and oral glucose tolerance. Discusses how to prepare and what results mean.
  13. Cortisol in Blood
  14. Complete Blood Count (CBC) Test: Understanding the Test Learn what happens during a complete blood count test and why you would need one.
  15. Toxoplasmosis Test Discusses toxoplasmosis test, a blood test that checks pregnant women for antibodies to the Toxoplasma gondii parasite. Covers why and how it is done. Also discusses what results mean. Offers link to more info on toxoplasmosis during pregnancy.
  16. Phosphate in Blood Covers phosphate test to measure the amount of phosphate in a blood sample. Explains why test is done and how to prepare. Includes possible results and what they may mean. Looks at what may affect test results.
  17. Sodium (Na) in Blood Covers sodium (Na) test to check how much sodium is in the blood. Explains why test is done and how to prepare. Includes possible results and what they may mean. Looks at what may affect test results.
  18. Diabetes: Care of Blood Sugar Test Supplies
  19. Complete Blood Count (CBC) Covers complete blood count (CBC) test to examine the kinds and numbers of cells in the blood. Explains why test is done and how to prepare. Includes possible results and what they may mean. Looks at what may affect test results.
  20. Vitamin D Test
  21. Calcium (Ca) in Blood Covers calcium (Ca) test to examine calcium level in blood, not stored in bones. Explains why test is done and how to prepare. Includes possible results and what they may mean. Looks at what may affect test results.
  22. Gestational Diabetes: Testing Blood Sugar Learn why you need to test your blood sugar when you have gestational diabetes.
  23. Allergy Tests Provides overview of tests used to find out what a person might be allergic to. Covers skin and bloodtests. Explains why and how each test is done. Discusses risks. Explains results and offers points to consider before having tests.
  24. Blood Culture
  25. Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) in Blood
  26. Uric Acid in Blood
  27. Stool Tests for Colorectal Cancer
  28. Blood Alcohol
  29. Potassium (K) in Blood Discusses blood test to check level of potassium (K) in blood. Includes info on what affects potassium levels in the body such as kidney function, blood pH, and hormones. Explains how and why test is done. Covers what results mean.
  30. Arterial Blood Gases
  31. Mononucleosis Tests Covers monospot test (heterophil test) and EBV antibody test, bloodtests used to diagnose mononucleosis (mono), which is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Covers how it is done and risks. Also includes info on what test results might mean.
  32. Rheumatoid Factor (RF)
  33. Folic Acid Test
  34. Magnesium (Mg)
  35. Gastrin
  36. Cholesterol and Triglycerides Tests Covers cholesterol and triglyceride bloodtests to measure fatty substances in the blood. Explains why tests are done and how to prepare. Includes possible results and what they may mean. Looks at what may affect test results.
  37. Vitamin B12 Test
  38. Autoimmune Disease Tests
  39. Liver Function Tests Covers bloodtests to find out if your liver is damaged or inflamed. Discusses tests that measure bilirubin, albumin, alanine aminotransferase (ALT), and aspartate aminotransferase (AST). Discusses other possible tests to confirm diagnosis of hepatitis C.
  40. Liver Tests for Mononucleosis Discusses blood test to study liver function and to find out if the liver is inflamed. Covers possible results. Discusses possible causes other than mono for elevated liver enzymes.
  41. Ketones
  42. Ammonia
  43. Lead
  44. Lead Poisoning Screening
  45. Obstetric Panel Briefly discusses obstetric panel, a group of bloodtests used to check the health of women during early pregnancy. Includes links to info on tests such as antibody screening, blood type, complete blood count, HIV, rubella, and hepatitis B.
  46. Hemoglobin Electrophoresis Discusses blood test to check the different types of hemoglobin in the blood. Covers how some diseases, such as sickle cell disease, aplastic anemia, and leukemia, have abnormal types of hemoglobin. Discusses possible test results.
  47. Carcinoembryonic Antigen (CEA)
  48. Basic Metabolic Panel Briefly discusses basic metabolic panel, a blood test that measures your sugar (glucose) level, electrolyte and fluid balance, and kidney function. Provides links to more info on specific tests such as blood urea nitrogen, creatinine, and potassium tests.
  49. Renin Assay
  50. Ferritin Covers ferritin blood test to check the amount of ferritin in the blood. Explains why test is done and how to prepare. Includes possible results and what they may mean. Looks at what may affect test results.
  51. Colon Cancer Genetic Testing Discusses blood test that can tell you if you carry rare changed genes that can cause colon cancer, also called colorectal cancer. Covers familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). Looks at colonoscopy screening. Discusses risks. Includes genetic counseling.
  52. Cholesterol Test: Understanding the Test Learn what is checked during a cholesterol test, why you might need one, and what the results may mean.
  53. Diabetes: Testing Your Blood Sugar Learn the best way to test blood sugar. Knowing your blood sugar levels helps you manage your diabetes.
  54. Blood Urea Nitrogen Discusses blood urea nitrogen (BUN) test. Covers why and how it is done. Includes how to prepare for the test. Covers risks. Explains results of the test. Covers what affects results.
  55. Myoglobin
  56. Testing Tips From a Diabetes Educator
  57. Hormone Inhibin A
  58. DHEA-S Test
  59. Partial Thromboplastin Time Covers partial thromboplastin time blood test to measure time to clot. Explains why test is done and how to prepare. Includes possible results and what they may mean. Looks at what may affect test results.
  60. Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) Discusses blood test used to check for thyroid gland problems. Explains how TSH causes thyroid gland to make hormones that help control metabolism. Covers how it is done and test results.
  61. Iron (Fe) Covers iron (Fe) test to check the amount and use of iron in the blood. Explains why test is done and how to prepare. Includes possible results and what they may mean. Looks at what may affect test results.
  62. Testosterone
  63. Hepatitis C Virus Tests
  64. Gestational Diabetes: Checking Your Blood Sugar Describes monitoring blood sugar levels when you have gestational diabetes. Covers list of supplies needed, including blood sugar meter, testing strips, and lancet. Gives step-by-step instructions. Offers slideshow on using a blood sugar meter.
  65. Stool Analysis Discusses stool analysis, a test used to look for bacteria, parasites, or blood in the digestive tract. Covers why and how it is done. Looks at risks. Covers normal and abnormal results.
  66. Hepatitis Panel Covers blood test used to find markers of hepatitis infection. Lists types of hepatitis panels. Includes links for more info on hepatitis A, B, and C virus tests.
  67. Lyme Disease Test Discusses antibody test used to detect Lyme disease. Covers two types of test (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and Western blot test). Covers why and how they are done. Includes info on what results mean.
  68. Hepatitis A Virus Test
  69. High Blood Pressure: Checking Your Blood Pressure at Home Explains why you should monitor your blood pressure at home and how it helps you be more in control of your own health care. Includes steps on how to take your blood pressure at home. Covers systolic and diastolic pressure measurements.
  70. Serum Osmolality Discusses serum osmolality test used to check for dehydration, certain poisons, cause of seizures, and other problems. Covers how it is done and how to prepare for it. Also covers what test results may mean.
  71. Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Genetic Testing
  72. Creatinine and Creatinine Clearance Covers creatinine and creatinine clearance tests to measure the level of creatinine in blood and urine. Explains why the tests are done and how to prepare. Includes possible results and what they may mean. Looks at what may affect test results.
  73. High Blood Pressure: Make the Most of Home Monitoring Learn how using a home blood pressure monitor can give you better control of your health.
  74. Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) Covers alanine aminotransferase (ALT) test to measure the amount of ALT enzyme in the blood. Explains why test is done and how to prepare. Includes possible results and what they may mean. Looks at what may affect test results.
  75. C-Reactive Protein (CRP)
  76. Hepatitis B Virus Tests Covers hepatitis B virus (HBV) tests that check for hepatitis B infection. Looks at most common HBV tests. Explains how tests are done and how to prepare for them. Looks at other tests that show how well the liver is working. Covers test results.
  77. Cold Agglutinins
  78. Celiac Disease Antibodies
  79. Lipid Panel Briefly discusses lipid panel, a blood test that measures cholesterol, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein (HDL), and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels. Covers why a lipid panel might be ordered. Also covers how to prepare for test.
  80. Liver Function Panel Briefly discusses liver function panel, a blood test to check for liver disease. Offers links to info on other tests that check for problems with the liver.
  81. Glycohemoglobin (HbA1c, A1c) Covers blood test that checks the amount of sugar (glucose) bound to hemoglobin. Explains that test is done to check how well you are managing your diabetes. Covers how it is done and discusses results.
  82. Prostate Cancer Screening
  83. Colon Polyps Discusses colon polyps. Covers causes and symptoms. Covers screening tests such as fecal occult blood test (FOBT) and colonoscopy. Looks at treatment choices. Covers risks. Offers prevention tips like staying at a healthy weight, limiting alcohol, and quitting smoking.
  84. Thyroid Hormone Tests Looks at various tests used to check how well the thyroid gland is working. Covers what results might mean. Also looks at what might affect a test. Offers links to info on other tests that might be useful, including thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) test.
  85. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG)
  86. Estrogens
  87. Total Serum Protein Covers total serum protein test to measure the amounts of proteins in the blood. Explains why test is done and how to prepare. Includes possible results and what they may mean. Looks at what may affect test results.
  88. Carbon Monoxide (CO)
  89. Dialysis: Measuring How Well It Works
  90. Diabetes: Checking Your Blood Sugar Describes monitoring blood sugar levels in those with diabetes. Covers list of supplies needed, including blood sugar meter, testing strips, and lancet. Gives step-by-step instructions. Links to info on type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes.
  91. Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Discusses prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test to measure amount of PSA in the blood. Explains that test is often used for cancer screening or follow-up. Covers how test is done and how to prepare for it. Discusses what results mean.
  92. Medicine Levels in Blood
  93. Thyroid Testing
  94. Carbon Dioxide Covers carbon dioxide test to measure level of bicarbonate in a blood sample. Explains why test is done and how to prepare. Includes possible results and what they may mean. Looks at what may affect test results.
  95. Diabetes in Children: Checking Blood Sugar in a Child Describes monitoring blood sugar levels in children with diabetes. Covers list of supplies needed, including blood sugar meter, testing strips, and lancet. Gives step-by-step instructions. Links to info on type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
  96. Alkaline Phosphatase Covers alkaline phosphatase test to measure the amount of ALP enzyme in the blood. Explains why test is done and how to prepare. Includes possible results and what they may mean. Looks at what may affect test results.
  97. Diabetes: Stay in Your Target Range Learn how testing blood sugar through the day will help you stay in your target range.
  98. Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST) Covers aspartate aminotransferase (AST) test to measure the amount of AST enzyme in the blood. Explains why test is done and how to prepare. Includes possible results and what they may mean. Looks at what may affect test results.
  99. Galactosemia Test Explains test for galactosemia, a rare disease passed from parents to children. Covers blood or urine test that checks a newborn for enzymes needed to change galactose from milk into glucose, a sugar used for energy. Explains why and how the test is done.
  100. Blood Pressure Screening

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