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What blood work each year should be ordered by your primary care doctor for healthy people?

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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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