HealthStone Primary Care Partners
Family Medicine Practice & Hormone Replacement Specialists located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Blood work gives you important information about the state of your health. At HealthStone Primary Care Partners in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the doctors order comprehensive testing when necessary to help with prevention and diagnosis. Gilbert Weiner, DO, expertly analyze your results to give you fast information about your health. For information about blood work available and needed, call the office or request an appointment using this website to learn more.
Blood Work Q & A
What is blood work?
Blood work refers to any array of tests used to check for certain diseases and conditions. Components in your blood reveal a lot about the functioning of your organs and how well treatments are working.
The team at HealthStone Primary Care Partners may order blood tests to:
- Evaluate your organs
- Check your cholesterol levels
- Screen for sexually transmitted diseases
- Evaluate whether certain medications you’re taking are working
- Assess your blood sugar levels
Blood work can be ordered as a routine check or as a way to investigate the reason you’re experiencing certain symptoms.
What happens during a blood test?
During a blood test, a technician removes a small amount of blood from a vein. Usually, the draw comes from a vein in the arm, but for some minor tests a finger prick may offer enough of a sample. The procedure is quick but can be slightly uncomfortable. Most people tolerate it just fine.
Some blood work requires no preparation, others mean you need to fast at least 12 hours in advance. The team at HealthStone Primary Care Partners will let you know how to prepare for and schedule your blood work.
What are the most common blood tests?
Many types of tests are available, but some of the most common include:
- A complete blood count (CBC)
- Thyroid functioning tests
- Blood chemistry tests
- Cholesterol tests
- Kidney and liver function
Exactly what blood tests you need depends on your symptoms, health history, and age.
What sexually transmitted diseases can be detected through blood work?
STD testing is important if you’re sexually active or in a relationship that’s not mutually monogamous. STDs often have no outward symptoms until they’ve caused serious complications, but you’re still able to pass it to partners. HealthStone Primary Care Partners tests for a full range of STDs including:
- Human papillomavirus virus (HPV)
- Herpes (in some cases)
Swab tests for gonorrhea and chlamydia are also available. If you engage in behaviors that put you at risk for developing an STD, request a simple blood test during your regular physical exam.
If you’re in need of any type of blood work, contact HealthStone Primary Care Partners. Call the office or request an appointment to learn more today.
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