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Blood test profiles, sometimes called blood test panels, are one of a doctor’s most basic tools. Doctors diagnose patients through observation and examination and the patients’ answers to questions. Also, there are many testing options to choose from today, with blood tests being among the most basic.Blood tests allow a doctor to see a detailed analysis of any disease markers, the nutrients and waste products in your blood as well as how various organs (e.g., kidneys and liver) are functioning.Support
Red blood cells contain haemoglobin (Hb), a red, iron-rich protein that carries oxygen from the lungs to all of the body's muscles and organs. Oxygen provides the energy the body needs for all of its normal activities. Anemia occurs when the number of red blood cells (or the Hb in them) falls below normal and the body gets less oxygen and therefore has less energy than it needs to function properly.
Asthma is defined as a "chronic inflammatory disease of the airway". Tests that might help with a diagnosis of asthma include allergy blood tests. While allergy tests alone are not sufficient to make an asthma diagnosis, when the test results are combined with your personal history of reactivity to an allergen, your doctor will have a better idea if the suspected allergen is causing your allergic asthma.
Sedentary lifestyle is a major cause of death, disease and disability. Physical inactivity increases all causes of mortality, doubles the risk of cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes and obesity. It also increases the risk of colon and breast cancer, high blood pressure, lipid disorders and anxiety.
Drugs of Abuse
It is an analysis of a biological specimen - for example urine - to determine the presence or absence of specified parent drugs or their metabolites. The test is a chromatographic qualitative immunoassay for the detection of Amphetamine, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Cocaine, Opiates and Marijuana (50ng/mL). All positive results need to be confirmed by gas chromatography / mass spectrophotometry.
The principal symptoms of dengue are : high fever, severe headache, backache. Dengue Day 1 Test is a rapid solid phase immuno-chromatographic test for the qualitative detection of Dengue NS1 Antigen and differential detection of IgM and IgG antibodies to Dengue virus in Human serum/plasma. This test is intended as an aid in the earlier diagnosis of Dengue infection & presumptive diagnosis between primary and secondary Dengue infection.
Hemophilia is an inherited bleeding disorder in which the blood does not clot properly. Blood contains many proteins called clotting factors that help to stop bleeding. These factors are numbered from 1 through 13, using roman numerals (such as I, IV, or X). People with hemophilia have either a low level of these clotting factors or none at all. The lower the level, the more serious the hemophilia, and problems such as bleeding without obvious cause or bleeding following injuries or surgery is more likely.
Hormone - Men
In today's fast paced world, many people experience constant levels of stress. This regular "fight or flight" feeling can distort the body's normal production of adrenal hormones. Over time, these changes can result in many physical symptoms-including allergies, anxiety, chronic fatigue or infertility-that affect the overall quality of life. Hormones are crucial to male reproductive health. Male sex hormones direct the testes to produce testosterone and sperm.
Hormone - Women
Hormones are important to a woman's reproductive health. The main hormones affecting the menstrual cycle and fertility are produced by glands in the brain and by the ovaries. Hormones are chemicals your body produces to regulate various functions. They do so by sending important messages and signals to various organs and tissues. Those hormones regulate menstruation, fertility, and sex drive - any one of which can be adversely affected if the production of these hormones goes out of balance.
Some women have a hard time getting pregnant or staying pregnant. Infertility is diagnosed when a women tries to get pregnant for a year without success. Women are also considered infertile if they have repeated miscarriages. Infertility isn't just a woman's problem. Men can have fertility problems, too. When a couple is having a hard time getting pregnant, it is just as likely to be caused by a problem with a man's fertility as it is with a woman's fertility.
Liver function tests are blood tests used to help diagnose and monitor liver disease or damage. The tests measure the levels of certain enzymes and proteins in your blood. Some of these tests measure how well the liver is performing its normal functions of producing protein and clearing bilirubin, a blood waste product. Other liver function tests measure enzymes that liver cells release in response to damage or disease.
The lipid profile is a group of tests that are often ordered together to determine risk of coronary heart disease. The tests that make up a lipid profile are tests that have been shown to be good indicators of whether someone is likely to have a heart attack or stroke caused by blockage of blood vessels
For couples considering marriage, pre-marital screening helps identify potential health problems and risks for themselves and also their offspring. It is vital for couples to be screened in order to aid them to understand their genetics and help them take the necessary precautions or treatments.
It is a test for the detection of IgG and IgM antibodies against:
To - Toxoplasma gondii, R - Rubella virus, C - Cytomegalovirus (CMV), and H - Herpes simplex virus type 1 and 2 (HSV-1/2)
The ToRCH Timeline Screen Test at our laboratory The ToRCH Screening IgG and IgM is unique as it screens all 4 pathogens and also determines the time of infection (CMV, T. gondii), protective or non-protective immune status (Rubella) and type differentiation (HSV-2).
Doctors generally use the term "uveitis" to refer to inflammation within the eye not due to infection. Uveitis affects the uvea, which is the layer of the eye beneath the white of the eye (sclera). It consists of the iris, choroid and ciliary body. The most common type of uveitis is an inflammation of the iris called iritis (anterior uveitis). In many cases, the cause of uveitis can't be determined. However, it can be associated with autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis, and with exposure to toxins.