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Blood Testing 101

Here are the basics….

LABS (blood testing, etc)
CDC Blood Test List

There are about 200 tests that require blood samples.

The basis metabolic panel is widely used.

40-50 test for allergies.
18 are useful for male related general health screening
18 are useful for female related general health screening
7 are for detecting viruses
18 are for rheumatic evaluations
7 are hormonal related – men
7 are hormonal related – female

Some labs group the tests. An example is:
Blood test types and panels

References:
LABS revolution
LABS By Disease
Quantified Self Movement

http://www.austinmedclinic.com/lab-pricing.html”>Austin Example of LABS
Note this example underlines that stool, urine, saliva, and blood are all specimens.