A 36-year-old female asked:
what test are appropriate for my age (35) when having a full check up & blood work?
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Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Cholesterol.: For blood testing, really just a cholesterol profile would be mandatory for a checkup. You may consider a fasting glucose and testing for thyroid, liver and kidney function. If there's a family history of breast cancer, mammogram may be advisable. And get a full gynecological exam. And a blood pressure check.
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Pathology 44 years experience
The basics: I'm going to assume the history and physical exam do not reveal disease. A full CBC with "diff", urinalysis with sediment exam if anything's abnormal, a routine chemical profile. It's good to check for HIV. You may be checked for thyroid disease and/or B12 deficiency. Different corporations have different protocols that guide their physicians with screening largely driven by cost-effectiveness.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Can liposarcoma be diagnosed through blood work?
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Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
No: No. Needs a biopsy.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
My doctor left a voicemail saying my blood work looks normal, but he wants to go over details at our follow up. Should I be worried?
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Pediatrics 33 years experience
No, not yet: Doctors want to go over lab results in person, so usually won't say anything good or bad on the phone. As a rule, never worry until you see actual results that are worth worrying about. Since you have not seen the results yet, you should not worry yet.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
What blood work each year should be ordered by your primary care doctor for healthy people?
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Family Medicine 44 years experience
Depends;discuss w DR: We are spending billions (total health care is over 2.6 trillion) in unnecessary testing each year.I think testing for lipids in teen-twenty years is reasonable-if normal:next test @ 30 in absence of cv disease in family.An HIV test is prudent at first teen/adult blood draw-it is an opportunity to discuss safe sex.Cbc can warn of early blood cancers and O.K.Cmp yearly after 40, w TSH and hba1c.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
What does it mean if my doctor wrote and order for blood work and wrote dx: sle 710.0 at the top of the paper?
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Specializes in Rheumatology
Testing: It could mean that he or she is testing for a particular diagnosis such as sle, systemic lupus erythematosus. However, it could also be that the doctor needs certain antibody tests done and the insurance company requires certain codes to be written down to have the tests paid for. The doctor may not suspect lupus but no other codes may cover the testing.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
How should I determine what the results of my recent blood work mean?
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Gynecology 35 years experience
Follow up appt: To get the best evaluation, have a follow up appointment with your doctor to discuss test results. Remember, normal ranges include 95% of the population being tested & may not be optimal for each person. If the tests are normal, ask what would be optimal for you in treating your symptoms.
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Last updated Feb 21, 2016
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