Diagnostic Blood Tests
Proactive, preventative care options
A diagnostic blood test is a simple test that can alert you to your unique health risks. At Adroit Health Group, we know that preventative care is important. Routine blood work helps you make lifestyle changes before a condition worsens or visit a specialist for an emerging health concern.
What Does A Routine Blood Test Check For?
A diagnostic blood test can indicate or detect underlying health conditions. For example, it may measure high levels of certain substances in your blood like LDL "bad" cholesterol, a risk factor for coronary heart disease, or blood glucose levels, a sign of diabetes. Blood tests can also detect the presences of certain cancers or tumor markers.
By getting routine diagnostic blood tests done, you can monitor your health and detect anomalies earlier. This can help you prevent symptoms from worsening. It's one of the simplest and most effective ways to empower your health decisions.
What to expect during a blood test
Adroit Health Group partners with Wellness Plan of America to provide a high-quality diagnostic blood test for our members. This $700+ value blood test has a zero copay and features more than 70 panels, or groups of tests, that measure for different health markers. We offer it nationwide, with no referral needed.
The blood test procedure itself is fast and normally painless. Your doctor may recommend fasting before your test, usually for eight to 12 hours.
At the beginning of your visit, a clinician will tie a band around your upper arm. This makes it easier to insert the needle. Once inserted, they'll draw blood from your vein into a test tube. In less than five minutes, they'll have a large enough sample for the majority of diagnostic blood tests.
You'll get a bandage and be out the door after just a few minutes. Results typically take a few days.
What Can Blood Tests Detect?
Diagnostic blood tests may be the first step for detecting a number of health concerns, including:
- Blood diseases and disorders
- Blood clotting
- Immune system disorders
- Nutritional deficiencies, like anemia
- Certain types of cancer
- Kidney or liver issues
- Bone disease
- High blood pressure
- Coronary heart disease
Understanding Your Results
Diagnostic blood tests are best done under a doctor's care. Your doctor can translate the results for you, explaining what different blood test results mean. They can make personalized recommendations for you based on them. For example, they can suggest lifestyle changes to prevent or reduce the impacts of conditions like diabetes or heart disease.
Further, some people have naturally higher levels of certain chemicals in the body. If some tests come back as only slightly abnormal, your doctor will watch for changes over time. Working with a doctor helps you better understand and take action on your diagnostic blood test results.
The information on this page is only the beginning of how we can help with your preventative healthcare needs at Adroit Health Group.
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