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Blood Tests

Blood Tests are performed at AIG clinics Dubai

What is a blood test?

Blood tests are used to measure or test cells, chemicals, proteins, or other substances in the blood. Blood tests also called blood tests are one of the most common types of laboratory tests. Blood tests are often part of a routine check-up. Blood tests are also used to: Help diagnose certain diseases and conditions, Monitor chronic diseases and conditions such as diabetes and high cholesterol, find out if the treatment is working, Check how your organs are working. Your organs include your liver, kidneys, heart, and thyroid, Helps diagnose bleeding or clotting disorders, Find out if your immune system has trouble fighting infections.

What types of blood tests are there?

There are many different types of blood tests. Common ones are:

  • Complete blood count (CBC). This test measures different parts of the blood, including red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and hemoglobin. CBC is often part of a routine check-up.
  • Basal Metabolic Panel. This is a series of tests that measure certain chemicals in the blood, such as glucose, calcium, and electrolytes.
  • Blood enzyme test. Enzymes are substances that control chemical reactions in the body. There are many types of blood enzyme tests. Some of the most common types are troponin and creatine kinase tests.
  • A blood test to check for heart disease. These include cholesterol tests and triglyceride tests. Also called the blood coagulation test.

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