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A 33-year-old female asked:

My doctor ordered all these tests . what is a cbc , t4 , tsh, comp metabolic panel and lipid w/ trig & ldl ? why do i need all of this ?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Many tests: When you go in to get the results of the test, it is a great time to ask all of these questions to your doctor.
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Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
CBC: Cbc- blood counts and hemoglobin level, tsh/t4- thyroid harmone level, lipid panel- checks your cholesterol level. Your complaint is shortness of breath and pounding heart beat from your profile. Low hemoglobin could cause shortness of breath. High thyroid level could cause palpitations. He is screening your cholesterol level.
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Last updated Nov 10, 2017
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