Medical Tests: Blood tests


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Introduction: Many conditions can be confirmed by testing the blood for numerous substances and properties. There are literally hundreds of different types of blood tests.

Complications of blood tests: The actual collection of blood for a blood test rarely causes any complications beyond some minor bruising at the insertion site. A good attendant can reduce the amount of pain from insertion, but a common cause of pain is uncontrolled or sideways removal of the needle after blood is collected. For example, the nurse may forget to take care with the very last step and this can actually cause the worst pain and bruising.

Infant blood tests: Collecting infant blood is far more difficult than for older children or adults. In some cases, a blood drop may be adequate, such as from the heel of an infant as done for infant screening tests.


Condition count: 146; see list of conditions below.
Test Subtypes: Antibody tests (35)
Tests: all tests

Conditions list: The following list of conditions have 'Blood tests' or similar listed as a test in our database:

A

  • Acromegaly ... Growth hormone blood test (fasting), GHRH blood test, IGF-1 level blood test
  • Acute Appendicitis ... blood tests
  • Acute Bronchitis ... blood tests
  • Acute Pancreatitis ... serum bicarbonate, serum amylase, serum lipase, serum magnesium, serum calcium, serum sodium, serum potassium, serum glucose
  • Addison's Disease ... Cortisol levels blood test, ACTH level blood test
  • Alveolar Hydatid Disease ... antibody blood tests
  • Alzheimer's Disease ... blood tests
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis ... blood tests
  • Anthrax ... antibody blood test, anthrax blood tests
  • Ataxia Telangiectasia ... fetal proteins blood test
  • Atherosclerosis ... blood tests
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis ... antinuclear antibodies (ANA) test, smooth muscle cells (SMA) antibodies
  • Autoimmune Thrombocytopenia ... blood tests

    B

  • Batten Disease ... blood tests
  • Bleeding disorders ... blood tests
  • Botulism food poisoning ... blood tests

    C

  • Celiac Disease ... antigliadin antibody test, gluten antibodies, anti-endomysium antibody test, antireticulin antibody test
  • Cellulitis ... blood tests
  • Chest pain ... blood tests
  • Choriocarcinoma ... blood tests
  • Chronic Granulomatous Disease ... immune function blood tests, immunoglobulins level
  • Chronic Hepatitis C ... serum aminotransferase levels
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ... blood carbon dioxide level, blood oxygen level
  • Colitis ... blood tests
  • Collapsed lung ... blood tests
  • Common Variable Immunodeficiency ... immune function blood tests, IgA blood test, IgG blood test
  • Concussion ... blood tests
  • Constipation ... blood tests
  • Cryptococcal Meningitis ... blood test
  • Cytomegalovirus ... CMV antibody blood test, blood tests

    D

  • Dengue fever ... dengue antibodies blood test, blood tests
  • Diabetes ... Vitamin B12 blood test, Fructosamine blood test, HbA1c blood test, TSH blood test
  • Diabetic Gastroparesis ... Blood tests
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis ... blood tests
  • Diarrhea ... blood tests
  • Discoid lupus erythematosus ... antibody blood tests
  • Diverticular Disease ... blood tests
  • Down Syndrome ... Blood tests

    E

  • Eczema ... eosinophil levels, IgE levels, blood tests for airborne allergens
  • Encephalitis ... blood tests
  • Endometrial Cancer ... blood tests
  • Epilepsy ... blood tests

    F

  • Female infertility ... prolactin blood test

    G

  • Gallstones ... Blood tests
  • Gastrinoma ... blood gastrin levels
  • Gastritis ... Blood tests
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding ... blood tests
  • Gastroparesis ... Blood tests
  • Glomerular Disease ... blood protein level test
  • Goodpasture syndrome ... blood test
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome ... antibody blood tests

    H

  • Hashimoto's Thyroiditis ... antibody tests
  • Headache ... Blood tests
  • Heart attack ... Blood tests
  • Hemochromatosis ... iron level blood test, Blood ferritin levels
  • Hepatitis A ... blood tests
  • Hepatitis B ... blood tests
  • Hepatitis C ... serum ALT, serum aminotransferase levels, anti-HCV antibodies
  • Hepatoma ... Blood tests, alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) blood test
  • Herpes ... blood tests
  • High Cholesterol ... cholesterol blood test
  • HIV/AIDS ... HIV antibody blood test
  • Huntington's Disease ... blood tests
  • Hyper-IgM Syndrome ... IgA levels, immune function blood tests, IgG levels
  • Hyperparathyroidism ... serum calcium level

    I

  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis ... blood oxygen level, blood tests
  • Impotence ... testosterone level
  • Iron deficiency anemia ... iron blood tests
  • Irritable bowel syndrome ... Blood tests

    J

  • Jaundice ... blood tests

    K

  • Kidney Cancer ... blood tests
  • Kidney conditions ... serum creatinine, serum blood urea nitrogen (BUN)
  • Kidney disease ... Serum creatinine
  • Klinefelter syndrome ... karyotype blood test, gonadotropin blood tests

    L

  • Lead poisoning ... lead blood test
  • Legionnaires' disease ... blood antibody test
  • Leptospirosis ... blood antibody tests
  • Leukemia ... blood tests
  • Listeriosis ... blood tests
  • Liver cancer ... Blood tests, alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) blood test
  • Lung conditions ... blood carbon dioxide level, blood oxygen level, blood tests
  • Lupus ... anti-Ro (SSA) antibody test, anticardiolipin antibody test, anti-DNA antibody test, anti-RNP antibody test, antinuclear antibody (ANA) test, anti-La (SSB) antibody test, anti-Sm antibody test, Complement levels
  • Lupus nephritis ... blood tests
  • Lyme disease ... Lyme antibody blood test, Lyme antibody spinal tap test
  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis ... Blood Tests
  • Lymphatic Filariasis ... blood tests

    M

  • Malaria ... malaria antibody blood test
  • McCune-Albright Syndrome ... FSH blood test, LH blood test
  • Melanoma ... blood tests
  • Menopause ... FSH level blood test
  • MODY diabetes ... Usual diabetes urine and blood tests
  • Mononucleosis ... blood tests
  • Multiple Myeloma ... urine M protein antibody tests, calcium blood test, blood tests, blood M protein antibody tests
  • Myasthenia Gravis ... acetylcholine receptor antibody test

    N

  • Neuroblastoma ... blood tests

    O

  • Osteomalacia ... blood tests
  • Osteomyelitis ... blood tests
  • Ovarian Cancer ... CA-125 assay blood test
  • Ovarian cysts ... CA-125 blood test

    P

  • Paget's disease of bone ... blood tests
  • Pancreatic cancer ... blood tests
  • Pemphigus ... blood antibody tests
  • Pernicious anemia ... antibody blood tests
  • Phenylketonuria ... blood test
  • Pheochromocytoma ... blood tests
  • Pituitary Cancer ... blood tests
  • Pneumococcal pneumonia ... blood tests
  • Pneumonia ... blood tests
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome ... testosterone blood test, blood glucose level
  • Porphyria ... blood tests
  • Pregnancy ... pregnancy blood tests
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis ... blood tests
  • Primary Immune Deficiency ... immune function blood tests, Antibody response tests
  • Prostate Cancer ... prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP) blood test, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test

    Q

  • Q fever ... antibody blood tests
  • Queensland tick typhus ... blood tests

    R

  • Raynaud's phenomenon ... antinuclear antibody test (ANA)
  • Renal Tubular Acidosis ... blood tests
  • Restless Legs Syndrome ... blood iron level
  • Rhesus isoimmunisation ... antibody blood tests
  • Rheumatic conditions ... Complement level
  • Rheumatoid arthritis ... rheumatoid factor blood test, ANA antibody test
  • Rickets ... blood tests
  • Ross River virus ... antibody blood tests

    S

  • Sarcoidosis ... ACE level blood test, Blood tests, serum calcium level
  • SCID ... B-cell levels, IgA levels, T-cell levels, immune function blood tests, IgG levels, IgM levels
  • Selective IgA Deficiency ... IgA antibodies blood test, T-cells blood test, immune function blood tests
  • Sjogren's Syndrome ... SS-B antibodies, antinuclear antibodies (ANAs)
  • Stroke ... blood tests
  • Strongyloidiasis ... Strongyloides antibody blood test
  • Syphilis ... syphilis antibody tests, fluorescent treponemal antibody-absorption (FTA-ABS) test

    T

  • Thyroid cancer ... calcium blood test, thyroglobulin blood test, TSH blood test
  • Trichinosis ... serum eosinophils, blood tests
  • Type 1 diabetes ... Vitamin B12 blood test, Fructosamine blood test, HbA1c blood test, TSH blood test
  • Typhoid fever ... blood antibody tests
  • Typhus ... antibody blood tests

    U

  • Ulcerative colitis ... blood tests
  • Urinary Incontinence ... Blood tests
  • Uterine Cancer ... blood tests

    V

  • Vitiligo ... antinuclear antibodies
  • Von Willebrand disease ... coagulation blood test

    W

  • Wegener's granulomatosis ... creatinine blood test, antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) blood test, antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) blood test, BUN blood test, blood tests
  • Weil's syndrome ... blood antibody tests
  • Wilson's Disease ... blood copper level, blood tests

    X

  • X-Linked Agammaglobulinemia ... immune function blood tests, B-cell level blood test, immunoglobulin levels blood test, antibody tests

    Z

  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome ... blood gastrin levels


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