The Importance Of Blood Testing

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Blood test is a common test to be performed by doctors to diagnose the health status of the patients. Many diseases can be known with the results of the tests. The test helps doctors to treat the patient according to the patients’ respective diseases. The appropriate measures will be done by the doctors to treat their patients. There are many type of blood test in the world. Some of the common blood test includes complete blood count,….. Laboratory testing is performed in many different settings these days as there are many modern technologies have been created. The tests can be done from the large reference lab that performs complex tests to your own home. 1) COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT A complete blood count test measures the number of all the…show more content…
(National heart lung and blood institute,2012). Firstly, the complete blood count can assessed the number of red blood cells available in a certain volume of the blood. “A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte count” (Cafasso J. ,2012).The red blood cells have a vital function in carrying oxygen throughout the body in order for the body to function well. This is associated with the hemoglobin in the red blood cells. An abnormal level of red blood cells in the blood may be a symptom of certain disease such as anemia, bleeding at the parts of the body, dehydration and also the other…show more content…
White blood cells which is also called leukocyte play a very important role in the immune system. White blood cells attack the viruses and bacteria by fighting the infection which tries to harm our body. As stated by Higuera V. (2012), a white blood cells count is a test that measures the number of the white blood cells in the body. The white blood cells count can fluctuate according to our health status. An average normal range for white blood cells is between 4500 and 10000 mcl (Higuera V.,2012). So, if the result of the test was higher or lower than the range, the result is said to be abnormal. A low or high white blood cells count may cause many medical conditions. A high white blood cells count can be described in the term of leukocytosis. There are many conditions that can cause the elevated number of the white blood cells. Some of the examples are tumors in the bone marrow, inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and bowel disease, tissue damage, pregnancy and also allergies. Leukemia is the disease which is related to the high white blood cells count. On the opposite side, when the count is low, Leukopenia may occur. Some condition that can make the count become low are HIV, bone marrow disorders, lymphoma, liver and spleen diseases and lastly, radiation
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