If you feel ill, it is important to have blood work and a lab test. These tests can help determine the cause of your symptoms and determine the proper treatment. Blood values can also provide information about your general health. The most common blood values are:
-Hemoglobin: This value measures the amount of iron in your blood. Iron is important for blood formation.
-Hematocrit: This value measures the amount of red blood cells in your blood. Red blood cells transport oxygen in the body.
-Zinc: Zinc is an important trace element responsible for the function of many enzymes in the body.
-Iron: Iron is necessary for the production of hemoglobin, the protein that transports oxygen in the blood cells.
-Calcium: Calcium is an important mineral for bone and tooth formation as well as for the function of muscles and nerves.
-Magnesium: Magnesium is an important mineral for the function of muscles, nerves and heart. It also helps in the processing of calcium and vitamin D in the body.
-Phosphorus: Phosphorus is an important mineral for bone and tooth formation.
-Vitamin D: Vitamin D is important for the absorption of calcium from the intestine into the bloodstream. It also helps regulate the level of calcium in the blood.
-Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 is important for blood formation. It also helps in the processing of folic acid in the body.
Folic acid: Folic acid is an important vitamin for blood formation. It also helps in preventing abnormalities in the unborn child.
-Sodium: Sodium is an important mineral for the regulation of blood pressure and body water.
-Chloride: Chloride is an important mineral for the regulation of body water.
-Creatinine: Creatinine is a breakdown product of muscle tissue. It helps to monitor kidney function.
Of course, we will also check special values if we are prompted to do so. The blood values are usually measured in a blood test. Blood tests are performed by either finger prick or venous blood collection. Blood tests can also be performed using laboratory techniques. Blood tests are usually safe and painless. Blood test results can be available within a few days to a week. Blood tests can help detect and treat diseases at an early stage. Blood tests can also help monitor and make sure treatment is working properly. Blood tests are an important part of health care. It is important to check blood values regularly to make sure you are healthy. Apart from blood values, we are also happy to take urine and stool samples and have them tested in appropriate laboratories with high standards.