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What basic blood tests should I get for a routine wellness exam?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in 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. Depending on the interests of the person recommending the test, age of the patient, and any symptoms, other tests for thyroid, liver and kidney may be added.
Answered on Jan 28, 2015
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