Disease Detection

Physicians utilize laboratory blood tests to diagnose and monitor diseases.  Because blood flows throughout the body, providing essential substances and drawing out waste products, an analysis of a person’s blood can illuminate what is happening in many parts of their body.

Doctors frequently order basic blood tests as part of a patient’s annual check-up.  The most common tests ordered by physicians and the most informative regarding a person’s general state of health are the Chemistry Panel and Complete Blood Count.