GENERAL HEALTH

HAEMATOLOGY

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  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)

This common blood test screens for a variety of health conditions. By evaluating the 3 types of cells in your blood(red, white, and platelets).

It can help detect possible infections, inflammation, and more.

Red blood cells carry oxygen throughout your body. Abnormal levels can help identify conditions such as anemia, malnutrition, leukemia, and others.

White blood cells are an important part of your immune system, and abnormal levels may mean your body is fighting an infection.

Platelets help your blood clot normally.

This test does not require fasting.

  • Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)

 

This test can help determine if you have a condition that causes inflammation.

This test does not require fasting.

  • Blood Type (ABO, Rh)

This test determines your blood type. It identifies your blood group (A, B, AB, or O) and whether you are positive or negative for the Rh antigen, a protein that affects what type of blood you can receive or donate. For example, O negative is a universal donor, while AB positive is a universal recipient.

This test does not require fasting.

  • Indirect Coombs Test (ICT)

The indirect Coombs test is used in prenatal testing of pregnant women and in testing prior to a blood transfusion. The test detects antibodies against foreign red blood cells. In this case, serum is extracted from a blood sample taken from the patient.

This test does not require fasting.

  • Hemoglobin Electrophoresis (HB Elect)

A hemoglobin electrophoresis test is a blood test used to measure and identify the different types of hemoglobin in your bloodstream. Hemoglobin is the protein inside red blood cells responsible for transporting oxygen to your tissues and organs.

Doctors may order the test to help diagnose conditions related to irregular hemoglobin production, such as sickle cell disease or thalassemia.

This test does not require fasting.

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  • Comprehensive Metabolic Panel (CMP)

The screening includes 14 tests that evaluate your liver, kidneys, and more. The panel looks at your organ function, electrolytes, blood sugar, and blood proteins.

The CMP includes tests for:
• Liver function (ALP, ALT, AST, Bilirubin)
• Kidney function (BUN, Creatinine)

• Proteins (Albumin, Total Protein)
• Blood sugar (Glucose)
• Calcium

Electrolytes and fluid balance (Sodium, Potassium, Carbon Dioxide, Chloride)

This test does not require fasting.

  • Lipids Profile 

These tests can help evaluate the health of your heart and arteries. The panel measures LDL (bad) cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol, and triglycerides (the fat in blood).

Fasting is strongly recommended, 8-12 hours before your appointment. Fasting before a blood draw means you don’t eat or drink anything except water.

  • Glucose 

These tests help monitor blood sugar levels, so you can manage your diabetes. The results can help you track your progress and evaluate how well your diabetes treatment plan is working.

Fasting is required for this test for 8-12 hours before your appointment. Fasting before a blood draw means you don’t eat or drink anything except water.

The Glucose test identifies high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) or low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).

  • Uric Acid

This test measures the level of uric acid in the blood or urine. Uric acid is produced by the breakdown of substances called purines found in the cells of the body and in the food we eat.

Most uric acid is filtered by the kidneys and removed from the body in urine. If too much uric acid builds up in the blood it can form into crystals in the joints, causing gout.

Excess uric acid could also cause the development of kidney stone or, in extreme cases, cause kidney failure.

This test does not require fasting.

  • Basic Metabolic Panel (BMP)

The basic metabolic panel (BMP) is a group of 8 tests that measures several substances in your blood. It is one of the most commonly ordered lab tests.

The BMP gives your healthcare practitioner important information about the current status of your body’s metabolism (hence the name metabolic panel). The BMP provides information on your blood sugar (glucose) level, the balance of electrolytes and fluids, and the health of your kidneys. Abnormal results, and especially combinations of abnormal results, can indicate a problem that needs to be addressed and may require additional testing.

This test does not require fasting.

  • Hepatic Function Panel (HFT)

The hepatic function panel, also known as liver function tests, is a group of seven tests used to evaluate the liver for injury, infection, or inflammation.

The liver plays important roles: It stores energy from food, makes proteins, and helps remove toxins. The liver also makes bile, a fluid that helps in digestion.

This test does not require fasting.

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  • Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)

This test is the gold standard for measuring blood sugar levels. It identifies average blood sugar levels over the past 2-3 months, so you can track your progress in managing your diabetes.

This test does not require fasting.

  • C-reactive protein (CRP)

This test can help determine risk for heart disease by identifying inflammation in the body. C-reactive protein (CRP) is produced by the liver in response to inflammation. The high-sensitivity CRP (hs-CRP) test measures CRP levels that are even slightly higher than normal which is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other conditions. This test can help identify these risks so you can take action to stay healthy.

This test does not require fasting.

  • Iron, TIBC and Ferritin

These tests measure levels of iron, a key nutrient for energy and healthy skin, hair, and nails. Iron is an essential mineral that your red blood cells need to transport oxygen throughout your body. When iron levels are too low this can result in iron deficiency anemia (decreased red blood cells). You may experience fatigue, shortness of breath, headaches, hair loss, and other symptoms. The Total Iron test measures the amount of iron in the blood, while the TIBC test measures the blood’s capacity to carry iron.

This test does not require fasting.

  • Prostate Screening (PSA)

This test checks for prostate health and can help identify enlarged prostate and other inflammatory conditions in men. PSA (prostate-specific antigen) is a protein in blood that is often higher if you have prostate cancer, or if you have a non-cancerous condition like an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia) or inflammation of the prostate (prostatitis). This test can help identify these problems so you can make informed decisions about your health.

The PSA test is for men aged 55-69 or those over 40 with certain risk factors, such as African-American men or men whose fathers, brothers, or sons have had prostate cancer.

This test does not require fasting.

  • Thyroid Function Test (TFT)

This test can help determine a thyroid disorder, which can affect weight, energy, mood, and overall health. The thyroid is a gland located in the front of the neck that plays an important role in your metabolism. This test may identify if your thyroid is overactive (hyperthyroidism) or underactive (hypothyroidism).

Specifically, this test is for Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), and it measures how much of this thyroid stimulating hormone is in your blood, to evaluate thyroid function and/or symptoms of a thyroid disorder. TSH is produced by the pituitary gland in your brain and is one of the most important hormones currently used to diagnose thyroid abnormalities.

This test does not require fasting.

  • Vitamin B12 and Folate

People who are deficient in Vitamin B12 and Folate may not have any symptoms or may present with symptoms of anemia or nerve damage. General symptoms related to anemia and nerve damage include fatigue, weakness, difficulty concentrating, depression, numbness or tingling in the hands and feet, headaches, moodiness, and gastrointestinal symptoms. Some people may not have all or any of these symptoms but still have deficiency. 

This test does not require fasting.

  • Vitamin D

This test measures your levels of vitamin D, a key nutrient for bone strength and overall health. Your body produces vitamin D after exposure to sunlight or from consuming certain foods and supplements.

Because it enables your body to absorb calcium, vitamin D is essential for healthy bones. Not getting enough vitamin D can increase your risk of weak bones (osteoporosis), bone fractures, muscle weakness, and high blood pressure.

This test does not require fasting.

  • Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori)

This test screens for Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), a type of bacteria that can cause digestive issues. Over time, it can cause ulcers and may increase your risk of stomach cancer. Symptoms of infection include bloating, upset stomach, nausea, and fatigue. 

Sample: Blood or Stool.

This test does not require fasting.

  • Urinalysis (UTI)

This test Detect abnormalities of urine; diagnose and manage renal diseases, urinary tract infection, urinary tract neoplasms, systemic diseases, and inflammatory or neoplastic diseases adjacent to the urinary tract.