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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
33 years experience Neurology
Cannabis is: Not detected in routine blood testing unless your doctor is looking for the use of drugs.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: You can't be tested for this without your consent.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
33 years experience Pathology
Too broad a question: There are literally thousands of blood tests available. The most common are a CBC and a chem 20. The CBC measures your hemaglobin and hematocrit and b ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Opinion varies: The opinions of experts will vary. You may benefit from having fasting blood glucose, total cholesterol, hdl, ldl, triglycerides and a cbc. Dependin ... Read More
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Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Lipid: and a cmp and other tests depending on your medical or family history.
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
21 years experience General Surgery
Basic tests: For an annual exam, we usually recommend a CBC (blood count) with differential, a CMP (comprehensive chemistry), Lipid panel to check for cholesterol ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nathan Lilya
8 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on type: Some routine blood tests may make us think there is something else going on. Almost no routine result will make a doctor immediately leap to the "can ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends: There are no routine tests. It depends on the types of tests to be done as various blood constituents need different types of preservatives and hence ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Hiv tests usually require some sort of consent before they are drawn; the consent for treatment in a hospital covers that in some states. If you are ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
48 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Why fast for tests: Fasting blood tests are used to get an idea of what your lipid and glucose levels are. If your lipids are elevated on a fasting blood sample, you need ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Daryl Tanski
Specializes in Psychiatry
Lab tests: recommended but not required tests including fasting blood sugar and fasting lipid profile. Body weight and waist circumference are very informative ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Weiguo Li
Dr. Weiguo Li answered
26 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends your doctor's order. Normally as routine physical, we will check blood sugar, cholesterol, thyroid function and blood cells etc.

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