A Quick Introduction to Blood Testing

What do you know about your blood? If you’re like most Americans, the answer is, “not too much”. But your blood holds all of the important information needed to evaluate your health and identify potential risk factors of future disease.

It’s simple to reveal all of this essential information. All you need to do is undergo a blood test.

A Complete Blood Count

Also known as a CBC, a complete blood count test can detect blood diseases and disorders like anemia, cancers of the blood, and immune system disorders. It tests red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, hemoglobin, and more. Red blood cells carry oxygen from your lungs to your body, white blood cells help your immune system fight disease, and platelets help blood clot, so they are all critical elements of the body to evaluate. Continue reading “A Quick Introduction to Blood Testing”