A 41-year-old member asked:
Help doctors! what're things doctors look for in routine blood work?
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Dr. Victoria Cespedes answered
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Routine blood work: Routine blood work includes a complete blood count that checks your hemoglobin looking for anemia, your white blood cells to check your immune function, your platelets to make sure your blood clots properly. Additionally, a chemistry looks at electrolytes, your kidney functioning, your glucose which is a rough check of diabetes. Your doctor may also check cholesterol and a thyroid panel.
Answered on Jun 18, 2014
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