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Would single blood test show up if anything serious was wrong

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Would single blood test show up if anything serious was wrong .
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 2 years ago.
Dear customer,

I think you mean complete blood count which would show if anything was wrong with your red blood cells, white blood cells, as well as your platelets, and also if there were any parasitic infection in your blood.

However other tests can also be done with a blood sample such as blood glucose levels, thyroid function tests, and others which would show the abnormality in these, if there were any.

Hence, yes we can know many things from a single blood test. We can do biochemical, automated blood count, peripheral smear examination, as well as microbiologic examination of a blood sample.

Take care.