It can give your health care provider important information about your overall health and risk for certain diseases.
It is also sometimes used to diagnose the disease.
Check your overall health. Your health care provider may order one or more lab tests to:
Diagnose or rule out a specific disease or condition
An HPV test is an example of this type of test. It can also show if your treatment is working.
A blood glucose test is a type of test that is used to monitor diabetes and diabetes treatment. Lab tests play an important role in your health care. Other tests provide more general information about your organs and body systems. Your provider may order tests of various organs and systems to see if there have been changes in your health over time. It can also find out if you have a disease, even if you have no symptoms.
A Pap test is a type of screening test for cervical cancer
Monitor a disease and/or treatment. A laboratory (lab) test is a procedure in which a health care provider takes a sample of your blood, urine, other bodily fluid, or body tissue to get information about your health. Lab tests are often included in a routine checkup. Testing can help find health problems before symptoms appear.
A complete blood count is a type of routine test that measures different substances in your blood. Your provider will likely include a physical exam, health history, and other tests and procedures to help guide diagnosis and treatment decisions.
Lab tests are used in many different ways. If you've already been diagnosed with a disease, lab tests can show if your condition is getting better or worse. But they don't provide a complete picture of your health. Some lab tests are used to help diagnose, screen, or monitor a specific disease or condition. It can show you whether or not you have an HPV infection
Screen for a disease. A screening test can show if you are at a higher risk for getting a specific disease.
Regardless of the units that the lab uses, your results will be interpreted in relation to the reference ranges supplied by the laboratory. By using the 'Reference Ranges' interface you are able to update name of measurement units and the parameter's reference range. You can adjust measurement units naming and reference ranges as well. He can decide to note your weight in pounds or in kilograms. It is similar to the way, for instance, your physician chooses to record your weight during an examination. By using the tool you will be able to adjust the reference ranges and units of measurement and store them. In this same way, labs may choose to use different units of measurement for your test results. Usually there is only one record of reference range interval for each test procedure. The units of measurement that labs use to report your results can vary from lab to lab. Your laboratory report may show different units of measurement than we have in Medical Tests Analyzer and the naming can be updated as well. The units of measurement along with reference ranges that labs use to report your results can vary from lab to lab. However it can be specified several interval records for different ages and genders. Some lab test parameters such as Calcium (Ca), Sodium (Na), Potassium (K) and others can be measured in mmol/L (or mEq/L) or in mg/dl. Medical Tests Analyzer provides default values of reference ranges and units of measurement for each lab test procedure that produces quantitative results.