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My doctor wants me to have a blood test, but I am scared stiff. What actually happens during a blood test? Does it hurt?
I had a blood test at a local shopping centre that showed my urea to be 10.9 instead of between 2.5 and 7.9. What does this mean?
I am a 50 year old male. My total cholesterol is 4.2, my HDL is 0.7 and my LDL is 3.0. I have encountered a difference of opinion between doctors as to whether this is a good level or a bad level, and one doctor has said that I cannot get Medicare benefits for a blood test at these levels. What do you think?
On a routine blood test, my ESR was high, and now my GP keeps ordering new tests to find out why. What could this mean?
My doctor says I have to stop my wine drinking because my GGT is high. What on earth is GGT and why is it affected by wine?
What do the results of the prostate cancer blood test mean?
How can blood tests determine if you had a particular infection years ago? I am pregnant and my doctor said after doing tests that I had German measles in the past, but I cannot remember this.
My doctor has ordered an FBC on the pathology form, and the receptionist said this was a full blood count, but couldn' t tell me why it was being done or what it involves. Can you help me?
What are electrolytes? I have been told by my GP that mine are a bit low, and he wants to do another blood test.
My mother and sister have had breast cancer, and my doctor wants me to have expensive blood tests every year to see if I will get it. How do these work and are they reliable?
I have been told to take warfarin tablets life long as my heart beats irregularly, but I have to have blood tests every couple of weeks. What are these tests for?
I have a funny looking patch on my leg and my GP wants to biopsy this to make a diagnosis. Why is this necessary and what does it involve?
What can doctors find out about you with a test on your faeces?
What tests can be done to see if you are allergic to different foods?
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