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Do Regular Blood Tests Show Thc
No: 'routine' blood tests as from a scheduled physical examination test for basic electrolyte levels (sodium, potassium, calcium, chlorides, etc), blood counts (how many red and white cells, level of hemoglobin, etc) and perhaps certain enzyme levels. They do not routinely include the hormone indicative of pregnancy, human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hcg). Tests for this must be ordered separately. ...Read more
UDS vs. other: A standard urine drug screen (uds) usually does not test for ethanol (alcohol in beer/wine/etc.). Alcohol is usually tested by a blood alcohol level (bal) via blood draw. However, there is a test for urine that looks for ethyl glucuronide (etg), which is a breakdown product of ethanol, and is specifically designed to determine if you've had alcohol in the last 80 hours. ...Read more
No: There are separate tests for each of the sexually transmitted infections. There is no well defined panel of "regular" blood tests. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
No: You can not pick up any drug levels from a regular blood test! ...Read more
Wouldn't think so: In most states you must sign a specific consent for any drug test unless it is an obvious part of a pre-employment physical. Pre-surgical tests are done basically to prove your blood shows no signs of a hidden problem and you are not at extra risk from the surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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