Know your lab test

There are times that our bodies gives in to diseases. And when that happens, our doctors usually order lab tests. And most of the time we are clueless why this test are done.

Don’t be afraid to undergo the test my friend. Usually these test are requested by your doctor for the following reasons:

  1. Evaluate your over-all health.
  2. Assessing Particular symptoms and diagnosing medical conditions.
  3. Monitoring disease progression and response to therapy.

I hope that you and your love ones don’t experience this test in the near future. But just in case, here are the common test that you might encounter:

Complete Blood Count
A Complete Blood Count (CBC) determines if there are any increases or decreases in your blood cell counts. Normal values vary depending on your age and your gender.  A CBC can help diagnose a broad range of conditions, from anemia and infection to cancer. If there are abnormality in the CBC, usually the doctor will order another blood test to confirm results.

Blood Chemistry
Blood chemistry tests measure certain chemicals in your blood. Results of these tests give your health care provider important information about your general health status, how well organs like the liver and kidneys are working.

Urinalysis
Urinalysis is performed by collecting a urine sample from the patient in a specimen cup. Urinalysis can disclose evidence of diseases, even some that have not caused significant signs or symptoms. A urinalysis is commonly a part of routine health screening.

Stool Analysis
Stool  analysis is a series of tests done on a stool sample to help diagnose certain conditions affecting the digestive tract. These conditions can include infection (such as from parasites, viruses, or bacteria), poor nutrient absorption, or cancer.

These test are just some of the test but there are still a lot more. Always ask your health care provider the reason for the test so you are knowledgeable.

Remember, be mindful of your health so the diseases and the tests above can be prevented.

Blessing and healing,

Didoy

P.S. If you want to be in your optimum health or start your journey to healing. Join us in the next “You Can Heal Naturally” Seminar on May 12, 2018. Register here.

P.S.2 My good friend, Chichi Barba will be joining us on the next seminar. She specializes in traditional Filipino healing and using food as your medicine.  I hope you can join us. Register here

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