Specifically, blood tests can help doctors: Evaluate how well organs—such as the kidneys, liver, thyroid, and heart—are working.
Diagnose diseases and conditions such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, anemia (uh-NEE-me-eh), and coronary heart disease.
Does cancer show up in routine blood work?
Examples of blood tests used to diagnose cancer include: Complete blood count (CBC). Blood cancers may be detected using this test if too many or too few of a type of blood cell or abnormal cells are found. A bone marrow biopsy may help confirm a diagnosis of a blood cancer.
What diseases do not show up in blood tests?
10 health conditions that can’t be diagnosed by blood tests
- DEMENTIA: It’s not your blood that gives the game away.
- PARKINSON’S DISEASE: Again it is the symptoms — the shaking,
- MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (MS): You’ll probably end up having blood taken.
- RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS: There is a blood test for “rheumatoid factor”,
- PROSTATE CANCER: Yes, there is a blood test available, the “PSA”,
What is the best blood test for overall health?
Here are the 10 most important blood tests for determining your health status.
- Complete Metabolic and Lipid Panel. This is the test you might receive at an annual physical.
- Vitamin D-25 Hydroxy.
- Hemoglobin A1C.
- C-reactive protein.
- Thyroid-stimulating hormone.
- Testosterone (free testosterone)