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Blood Type

We Blood type tests are done before a person gets a blood transfusion and to check a pregnant woman’s blood type. Human blood is typed by certain markers (called antigens) on the surface of red blood cells. Blood type may also be done to see if two people are likely to be blood relatives. The most…

Blood Pressure

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for adults 18 and older for high blood pressure.footnote1 Tests and programs for high blood pressure vary widely in reliability. Results from automated blood pressure testing, such as you might do at a grocery store or pharmacy, may not be accurate. Any high blood pressure measurement discovered during a…

Cholesterol

The goal in treating cholesterol is to lower your chance of having a heart attack or a stroke. The goal is not to lower your cholesterol numbers alone. The following guidelines are from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.footnote1 The two types of treatment are: Lifestyle changes. Medicines called statins.

Blood Glucose

A blood glucose test measures the amount of a type of sugar, called glucose, in your blood. Glucose comes from carbohydrate foods. It is the main source of energy used by the body. Insulin is a hormone that helps your body’s cells use the glucose. Insulin is produced in the pancreas and released into the blood when the amount of glucose in…

BMI

Your body mass index (BMI) and waist sizeaffect your risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and coronary artery disease. The following table shows the risk.