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

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Lipid: and a cmp and other tests depending on your medical or family history.
Dr. Stephen Jarrard
General Surgery 21 years experience
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 and triglycerides, a PSA for men over 50, and Thyroid panel (TSH and Free T4) if patient takes synnthroid or has symptoms that need checking out. Other meds you take and conditions you have may indicate other proper tests. Be well!
Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
Anti-Aging Medicine 24 years experience
Depends how in depth: you and your doctor want to go. For example, a very detailed male panel might include: complete lipid panel, cbc, comp. metabolic profile, liver functions, Iron/ferritin, homocysteine, fasting glucose/insulin, hemoglobin A1c, LH/FSH, VItamin D, C reactive protein, Estrogens, IGF/IGF-BP3, thyroid panel, testosterone panel, Progesterone, B12, Folate, CA125, DHT, PSA.

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