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Top Blood Test to Do Regularly

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Doing an annual blood test is one of the proactive methods you can take to preserve your well-being. It helps diagnose and address diseases early on to keep them from developing into serious illnesses.

Private blood tests can also help you enhance your energy levels by addressing deficiencies or imbalances resulting in improved quality of life. Here are some popular blood tests to include in your next routine checkup.

Complete Blood Count

A CBC checks for various components such as red blood cells, haemoglobin, white blood cells, haematocrit and platelets. These blood cells can indicate infections and inflammation and tell you if your diet is causing any deficiencies.

Basic Metabolic Panel

It will give an overview of the health of your liver and kidneys. Abnormal blood sugar levels, proteins and acids can signal an underlying health issue.

Lipid Panel

This test measures the two types of cholesterol in your blood, namely your HDL, or good cholesterol, and LDL, the bad cholesterol. These markers are essential because they are closely linked to heart disease.

Thyroid Panel

This test examines whether your thyroid gland is producing the right amount of hormones essential for normal body functions. These hormones include Triiodothyronine or T3, which regulates body temperature and heart rate, and thyroxine or T4, responsible for metabolism and growth. Finally, the thyroid panel blood tests check for the thyroid-stimulating hormone or TSH, which regulates the amount of hormones the thyroid produces.

Nutrient Test for Iron

A serum Iron test shows whether you have too much or inadequate amounts of iron, which can contribute to serious health issues.

Blood Testing and Fasting

The food and drink you consume contribute to a temporary spike or drop in certain levels in your blood. To get a more accurate result fasting for 8 to 12 hours is required for the following tests:

Aside from eating a balanced diet and keeping an active lifestyle, routine checks, including private blood tests, are essential to staying on top of your health. It is an easy process that offers apparent benefits.

Book an appointment with Touchwood Pharmacy and let our health specialists handle your testing needs.