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Should I request a full panel blood test for my 3 and 1/2 years old daughter?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Probably not
Bloodwork should be based on issues present and full screening labs are probably not needed at this age.

In brief: Probably not
Bloodwork should be based on issues present and full screening labs are probably not needed at this age.
Dr. Steven Hill
Dr. Steven Hill
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Why ?????
At your visit to the doc, they often do a panel to look for signs of chronic conditions with no obvious symptoms.
As an adult, you have reached a stable endpoint. A kid is different at every visit.Signs of good health are seen in a normal growth and developmental pattern.A pediatrician soon learns when tests are needed or a waste of time. They are never routine.

In brief: Why ?????
At your visit to the doc, they often do a panel to look for signs of chronic conditions with no obvious symptoms.
As an adult, you have reached a stable endpoint. A kid is different at every visit.Signs of good health are seen in a normal growth and developmental pattern.A pediatrician soon learns when tests are needed or a waste of time. They are never routine.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
In a child who appears to be healthy and is making the normal milestones, a chemical profile has an extremely low yield.
It may be helpful to get a blood count to check for mild anemia.

In brief: No
In a child who appears to be healthy and is making the normal milestones, a chemical profile has an extremely low yield.
It may be helpful to get a blood count to check for mild anemia.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: It depends!
Tests are done based on the history and examination .
If you are worried about a specific medical condition talk to the doctor to see what needs be done.

In brief: It depends!
Tests are done based on the history and examination .
If you are worried about a specific medical condition talk to the doctor to see what needs be done.
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
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