Is it routine for a doctors office to do blood work and a urine sample on new patients?

Yes. Analysis of these two fluids can tell a doctor a lot about the health of their patient that cannot be determined by a physical exam alone. It also allows them to establish baseline values for this patient should future problems develop.

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