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Category: Preventive Healthcare

19 Jul

FBS (Fasting Blood Sugar Levels) Test

Brief Summary: Fasting blood sugar provides vital clues about how the body is managing blood sugar levels. Blood sugar tends to peak about an hour after eating, and declines after that. High fasting blood sugar levels point to insulin resistance or diabetes. Abnormally low fasting blood sugar could be due to diabetes medications. The results of a fasting test with respect to glucose levels in the body are as follows:...
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19 Jul

BUN/Creatinine Ratio Test

Brief summary:  BUN is blood urea nitrogen. Creatinine is a natural product of basic muscle breakdown. The kidney filters these and releases it in the urine. So they help to measure kidney function    Technical purpose:  It is useful to check if kidneys are functioning properly, diagnose acute or chronic renal disease such as congestive heart failure, the onset of UTI, gastrointestinal bleeding, etc.   Test Process:  A sample of blood is...
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19 Jul

Blood Urea Nitrogen

Brief: Urea nitrogen is a waste product that’s created in the liver when the body breaks down proteins. Normally, the kidneys filter out this waste and urinating removes it from the body. https://www.healthline.com/health/bun   Technical Purpose: A common blood test, the blood urea nitrogen ( BUN ) test reveals important information about how well your kidneys and liver are working. A BUN test measures the amount of urea nitrogen that's...
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19 Jul

Bilirubin Total Test

Brief: Bilirubin is a yellow pigment that’s in everyone’s blood and stool. Bilirubin is made in the body when the hemoglobin protein in old red blood cells is broken down. https://www.healthline.com/health/bilirubin-blood   Technical Purpose: A bilirubin test is used to help determine the cause of jaundice, a yellowing of your skin and the whites of your eyes. It helps diagnose conditions like liver disease, hemolytic anemia, and blocked bile...
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19 Jul

Bilirubin (Indirect) Test

Brief summary:  It is known as unconjugated bilirubin. Breaking down of hemoglobin (protein in RBC's) makes bilirubin.    Technical purpose:  The liver removes bilirubin from the body, so measuring the bilirubin helps check the working of the liver. This test is needed if a total bilirubin blood test is abnormal. It may be done as a part of a routine check-up or done in order to check for blood...
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19 Jul

Bilirubin (Direct) Test

Brief summary:  Another name for this is conjugated bilirubin. Bilirubin is made by the breaking down of old red blood cells in the body. It is a part of bile and helps digest food. It is bound to albumin (unconjugated indirect bilirubin). The direct bilirubin travels from the liver into the small intestine. It is responsible for the distinctive yellow color of urine.   Technical purpose:  The purpose of...
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19 Jul

Alkaline Phosphate Test

About the Test: An alkaline phosphatase level test (ALP test) measures the amount of alkaline phosphatase enzyme in your bloodstream.   Technical Purpose: Abnormal levels of ALP in your blood most often indicate a problem with your liver, gallbladder, or bones. Abnormal levels of ALP in your blood most often indicate a problem with your liver, gallbladder, or bones. However, they may also indicate malnutrition, kidney cancer tumors, intestinal...
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19 Jul

Albumin to Globulin Ratio (A/G) Test

Brief summary: Globulin refers to groups of simple proteins in the body and albumin is the most abundant protein in the blood plasma. This test measures the total amount of various proteins in the blood   Technical purpose: The purpose of this test is for general Heath, nutritional status- to see if it is adequate, and for the diagnosis of other disorders relating to kidney, liver, and blood.   Test process: A...
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14 Feb

Total Cholesterol Test

Cholesterol is a soft, waxy fat that your body needs to function properly. However, too much cholesterol can lead to heart disease, stroke, atherosclerosis, a clogging or hardening of your arteries. Technical Purpose - Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is referred to as “bad” cholesterol and High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is referred to as “good” cholesterol because it helps remove LDL cholesterol from your blood.  Test Process - Generally,...
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14 Feb

25-Hydroxy Vitamin D Test

The 25-hydroxy vitamin D test is the most accurate way to measure how much vitamin D is in your body. Vitamin D helps control calcium and phosphate levels in the body. Technical Purpose - Vitamin D helps the body maintain strong bones. The 25-hydroxy vitamin D test is used to detect bone weakness or other bone malfunctions or disorders that occur as a result of a vitamin...
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