Fasting test?You do not need to fast for this blood test. The thyroid hormone result may take longer than 24 hours.
General examination - What is it?This is our complete blood count test or CBC. This package determines hemoglobin, platelets and leukocytes. On The hemoglobin value can be used to determine whether there is anemia or anemia. The thrombocytes are the number of platelets. The leukocytes are the white blood cells and can tell something about the degree of infection / inflammation in the body. The differentiation is not determined in this study.
What do we determine?
Blood: HemoglobinA general blood test is not complete without testing for anemia, or anemia. Anemia mainly causes fatigue and feeling weak and lethargic. However, there are many different types of anemia. We make a distinction in macrocytic anemia, normocytic anemia and microcytic anemia by looking at the MCV. Since the normal values differ between men and women for anemia, the doctor will take this into account in the interpretation and advice.
White blood cells: LeukocytesThe white blood cells (leukocytes) reflect the inflammation in a relatively longer term. The differentiation of the leukocytes gives us an idea of what type of inflammation or infection it is. The differentiation is not included in this package.
Platelets: plateletsThe test measures the number of thrombocytes (platelets) in blood. Thrombocytes are the smallest blood cells found in the blood and are produced in the bone marrow. When a blood vessel (wound) is damaged, platelets attach to the site of damage and initiate the blood clotting process. The test is requested by patients with an increased tendency to bleed. The cause of this increased bleeding tendency may be a too low number of platelets. In addition to too few platelets, there may also be other causes of the increased bleeding tendency, such as the presence of poorly functioning platelets. If there is a bone marrow disease, too few or too many platelets may be produced. A platelet count is also done then.
When to choose this test?Choose the general blood test package when:
- You have a want a general blood count screening
- You have fatigue complaints that could be consistent with anemia
- You want a preventive blood test to check the status of your white blood cells and platelets