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Ten Most Important Blood Tests


Amish Patel - August 28, 2023 - 0 comments

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

If you’re worried about your health, Intrigue Health offers private blood testing services for your convenience and peace of mind. We provide the following private blood tests in our Gravesend and Dartford branches.

Here are the ten most important blood tests to include in your next routine checkup.

The Ten Most Important Blood Tests For Early Detection of Health Problems

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

A CBC is probably the most common blood test to check on your overall health because this comprehensive blood test checks for any infections, vitamin deficiencies, and many of the other types of tests listed below.

Thyroid Panel

This type of blood testing examines whether your thyroid gland is producing the right amount of hormones that are essential for your body to function properly.

Cholesterol Test

Each of us have HDL, or good cholesterol, and LDL, the bad cholesterol. This blood test measures the levels to determine if they are at a healthy level or if there is some risk of heart disease, or other health conditions.

Blood Sugar Blood Test

A HbA1c blood test is commonly used to measure the average blood sugar levels over a period of approximately three months. It provides valuable information about a person’s long-term blood sugar control, particularly for individuals with diabetes.

Ca125 Blood Test

A CA 125 test measures the amount of the protein CA 125 (cancer antigen 125) in the blood, it’s used to monitor certain cancers during and after treatment.

Metabolism Test

A metabolism test checks the overall health of your liver and kidneys. Abnormal blood sugar levels, proteins, and acids can signal an underlying health issue.

Vitamin and Mineral Blood Test

A blood test to determine if you have a vitamin or mineral deficiency may help pinpoint the cause of a variety of health issues.

Liver Function Test

This test monitors the health of your liver and can identify the presence of high levels of SGPT enzyme that can be indicative of many conditions such as hepatitis liver disease.

Kidney Function Test

A kidney function blood test checks how well your kidneys are filtering your blood.

Heart Health Test

A cholesterol blood test is usually used to determine the risk of heart disease.

Routine blood tests are the best way to monitor and manage your overall health and prevent serious diseases from developing. Intrigue Health offers private blood tests in Dartford and Gravesend.

For convenient blood test booking, book your blood test online.

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