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For a blood test, how much blood will they take and what will they be testing?

For a blood test, how much blood will they take and what will they be testing?

Depends: There are thousands of different types of blood tests. The Lab will perform the tests requested by your doctor. The amount of blood drawn also depends on the number and types of tests. Please ask your doctor which tests s/he is planning on ordering. ...Read more

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How is a blood test done when i want to quantify myself and do my own testing for specific things?

How is a blood test done when i want to quantify myself and do my own testing for specific things?

Not a good idea: Performing blood tests requires sophisticated equipment, extensive training and expertise in interpreting the values. Please see your doctor to determine what if any tests are needed and if needed have those done at an accredited laboratory. ...Read more

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How many times a year should a person needs to do blood testing and what's the right age to do so?

How many times a year should a person needs to do blood testing and what's the right age to do so?

Unanswerable: This is a question that has so many variables that it is not answerable. It all depends on the age, the conditions the patients has; the medications the patient is on. Your family physician will know what you need. ...Read more

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How is an etg test related to blood testing?

How is an etg test related to blood testing?

Don't understand ?: "Blood testing" is a nonspecific term. Thousands of different determinations can be made on blood samples, from complete blood counts to blood sugars, electrolytes, liver function tests, kidney tests and many many others. Ethyl glucuronide (EtG) is usually tested in urine but can be tested in blood, and is a long-acting metabolite of alcohol that can determine drinking over days rather than hours. ...Read more

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Help please? What is a etg test to do with blood testing?

Help please? What is a etg test to do with blood testing?

It's usually a urine: Test, and am not aware of people testing for it in blood, although i guess one could. Ethyl glucuronide (etg) and ethyl sulfide are substances produced by the metabolism of alcohol that, unlike the parent substance which is only present for hours, can persist for days, depending on how much one drank. It is very sensitive and can pick up alcohol present in mouthwashes and hand sanitizer vapor. ...Read more

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I have a blood test in 9 days they are testing for nicotine is there any chance that I can get my levels to 0?

I have a blood test in 9 days they are testing for nicotine is there any chance that I can get my levels to 0?

Stop now: Nicotine test, actually it is a test for cotinine, a metabolite of nicotine, it is usually done on urine or oral fluid. Do not use tobacco in any form, including nicotine replacement patches, gum etc., avoid exposure to second hand smoke from now onward. Cotinine is usually detectable for a week after cessation of exposure. ...Read more

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I have a blood test in 9 days they're testing for nicotine is there any chance I can get my levels down to 0 by then?

Stop now: Nicotine test, actually it is a test for cotinine, a metabolite of nicotine, it is usually done on urine or oral fluid. Do not use tobacco in any form, including nicotine replacement patches, gum etc., avoid exposure to second hand smoke from now onward. Cotinine is usually detectable for a week after cessation of exposure. ...Read more

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My brother is healthy and had a routine blood test. Page said sample was unfit for testing and came back with lots of zero values. What does this mean?

My brother is healthy and had a routine blood test. Page said sample was unfit for testing and came back with lots of zero values. What does this mean?

Need to repeat tests: Don't worry, when blood is drown , placed into test tube, some times lacks enough preservatives so the blood clots inside the test tube and test could not be done , that is what happned to your brother's blood , need to send properly preserved blood to the lab. ...Read more

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