Understanding My Laboratory Test Results
Your Health Care Provider will order Laboratory Testing that will aid in the diagnosis and management of a myriad of medical conditions and diseases. Your highly educated professionals are trained in ordering the testing best suited for you. Listed below are a few different Laboratory Testing categories that your Provider may order.
Your Provider may order a Comprehensive Metabolic Panel or Basic Metabolic Panel as screening tests. (Andy, can we have patient click on these tests to see the tests included in the panels?) These panels will alert the Clinician to any potential health risk including so that further testing can be performed.
Your Provider may order a Lipid Panel or Cholesterol to see if you have High Cholesterol or a Lipid Disorder. It is important to fast for this test. Early diagnosis of Hyperlipidemia (High Lipid levels) can easily be treated and help prevent Coronary Disease.
Testing to access the Endocrine System is very important to Clinicians in assessing a patient’s overall health. The most common Endocrine System screening test is TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) to ensure that the Thyroid system is working properly. Other Endocrine tests help with other hormone imbalances and are integral in fertility testing and monitoring.
Laboratory tests are key to aiding a Clinician in the Diagnosis and ongoing treatment and maintenance of their patient. Please consult your Health Care Provider for a detailed explanation of your test results.
Common Laboratory Tests
All information provided and reference links are based on NIH National Library of Medicine [Internet] MedlinePlus®