Then, a report is prepared for your doctor to review.
A blood test can tell your healthcare provider a lot about your health, from how well you are managing diabetes and high cholesterol to whether or not you have heart disease, cancer, or another condition that has gone undetected for a long time. Your healthcare provider will use this information to make a diagnosis and prescribe treatment. It can also help your doctor understand what is causing certain health conditions, and give you an early warning system so that you can take action to improve your condition or prevent it from happening in the first place.Basically, when you have blood drawn at the doctor's office, hospital or laboratory, the blood is processed in a laboratory and is then analyzed for a variety of biomarkers.
Test's reference ranges may differ from lab to lab due to equipment and methodology differences. In this same way, labs may choose to use different units of measurement for your test results. In Medical Tests Analyzer interface you can adjust measurement units naming and reference interval (range) as well. It is similar to the way, for instance, your physician chooses to record your weight during an examination. Select a parameter on your test you want to update, for example 'Rheumatoid factor'. Click on the button and 'Reference Ranges' interface will popup. He can decide to note your weight in pounds or in kilograms. The units of measurement that labs use to report your results can vary from lab to lab. On the right hand of the parameter you can find a small button. Regardless of the units that the lab uses, your results will be interpreted in relation to the reference ranges supplied by the laboratory. Frequently, what is considered a normal result range in your area is not totally the same somewhere else. Open your test by clicking 'Edit Test' button. Also reference intervals may vary from area to area. By using the interface you will be able to update name of measurement units and the parameter's reference range.