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bloodwork....?

when you go for a checkup at the doctors,...if it's been a while sometimes they request blood work....they write this wierd crap i don't get ...like T1...lipids...stuff like that...anyone know what doctors look for?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Depends on how old you are - and therefore what the national recommendations are for disease screening in your age group.

    Some basic tests that are frequently ordered:

    CBC - complete blood count - this looks at your white blood cells, red blood cells, and hemoglobin - it will tell the doctor if you have an infection or are anemic, etc.

    Chem 7 - this tells the doctor about your electrolytes, like sodium, potassium, calcium, etc. It also tells her about how well your kidneys are functioning, and you sugar levels.

    TSH - thyroid stimulating hormone - this is a test to make sure you have enough thyroid hormone - which helps to control your metabolism

    Lipids or FLP - fasting lipid panel. This is a another word for your cholesterol levels. It usually looks for three things - LDL, or bad cholesterol, HDL - good cholesterol, and your triglycerides - bad cholesterol

    Does that cover it, or were you concerned about something specific?

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  • 1 decade ago

    T1,T2= thyroid ; Lipids = Cholesterol ; CMP = Complete Metabolic Panel ; CBC = Complete Blood Count---These are basic, routine blood tests that could signal different problems and if they all come back ok, you have nothing to worry about. They could show if you are having problems with diabetes,thyroid, high cholesterol , kidney problems, liver problems. It is a way for the doctor to check things that he cannot see with a physical exam. Hope this helps

    Source(s): Medical Assistant
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  • 1 decade ago

    It really depends on the patient and what you are there for. There are hundreds of tests and only those ordered are performed. Lipid profile is a test of good and bad cholesterol to see if you are at risk for heart disease. T1 is part of thyroid profile to see if your thyroid is working properly. It is not possible to diagnose someone based on laboratory tests alone, but also involves putting signs and symptoms with those results as well. Tests for HIV (at least in the US) are not done without the patient being counseled and getting their consent. Drug screens are not done unless there is a medical reason - such as unconscious patient in the ER. Your doctor may order chemical tests to see if your liver is OK especially if you are on prescription medication or Tylenol that can be hard on the liver and a blood sugar may be ordered as part of a CMP or BMP (comprehensive metabolic profile or basic metabolic profile) to make sure you are not diabetic. Your potassium level is also part of these tests. You may also be tested for anemia as part of a CBC (complete blood count). You may ask your doctor about the tests as well. Sometimes they call you with the results or send them to you. Any problems and they will call you for followup.

    Source(s): work in a hospital lab
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  • cam
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    1 decade ago

    Most of it is standard blood work such as CBC which is complete blood count where they are looking for infections and anemia, chemistry panel to check for dehydration, diabetes and other electrolyte problems, thyroid function, liver function and cholesterol level check.

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  • yeller
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Lipids is a check on your liver enzymes relating to your cholesterol meds or levels.

    T1 is likely the insurance code used to bill for it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They usually check for your white and red count, liver and kidney functions and cholesterol levels. They just do a thorough count of basic cells of a healthy body.

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