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A 39-year-old male asked:

i no all blood tests are different butt i went in for a routine physical and blood tests what do the blood tests usually check for?

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Dr. Weiguo Li
Dr. Weiguo Li answered
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Depends: It depends your doctor's order. Normally as routine physical, we will check blood sugar, cholesterol, thyroid function and blood cells etc.

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