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INTRODUCTION
The following table lists common Blood/Unrine tests, giving a brief explanation of the purpose of each test.
SUMMARY OF BLOOD/URINE TEST TYPES
TYPE OF TEST
FBC
FERRTIN/B12/FOLATE
ESR
CRP
U&Es
LFT
TFT
RBS
CHOLESTEROL/LIPIDS
LH/FSH
MSU
URATE
IM/GLANDULAR FEVER
HbA1C
AUTO-ANTIBODIES/RHEUMATOID FACTOR
SWABS
TESTING FOR WHAT?
A test looking at blood cells, often used to exclude anaemia
A test looking at the level of iron and vitamins in your blood
A test that looks for inflammation in the body
A test that looks for inflammation in the body
Testing for kidney function and salts in the body
Tests the liver function and inflammation
Tests the activity of the thyroid gland
The blood sugar level
Measures different fats in the blood
Measures hormone levels
A test looking for infection in the bladder and kidneys
A test for gout
Specific tests for glandular fever
Looks at how the body has controlled its sugar levels over the past few weeks
Tests for proteins that result in damage to specific tissues in the body
Tests that detect whether an infection is present and, if detected, which antibiotic is appropriate