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19 Jul

Alkaline Phosphate Test

About the Test: An alkaline phosphatase level test (ALP test) measures the amount of alkaline phosphatase enzyme in your bloodstream.   Technical Purpose: Abnormal levels of ALP in your blood most often indicate a problem with your liver, gallbladder, or bones. Abnormal levels of ALP in your blood most often indicate a problem with your liver, gallbladder, or bones. However, they may also indicate malnutrition, kidney cancer tumors, intestinal...
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19 Jul

Albumin to Globulin Ratio (A/G) Test

Brief summary: Globulin refers to groups of simple proteins in the body and albumin is the most abundant protein in the blood plasma. This test measures the total amount of various proteins in the blood   Technical purpose: The purpose of this test is for general Heath, nutritional status- to see if it is adequate, and for the diagnosis of other disorders relating to kidney, liver, and blood.   Test process: A...
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14 Feb

Total Cholesterol Test

Cholesterol is a soft, waxy fat that your body needs to function properly. However, too much cholesterol can lead to heart disease, stroke, atherosclerosis, a clogging or hardening of your arteries. Technical Purpose - Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is referred to as “bad” cholesterol and High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol is referred to as “good” cholesterol because it helps remove LDL cholesterol from your blood.  Test Process - Generally,...
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14 Feb

25-Hydroxy Vitamin D Test

The 25-hydroxy vitamin D test is the most accurate way to measure how much vitamin D is in your body. Vitamin D helps control calcium and phosphate levels in the body. Technical Purpose - Vitamin D helps the body maintain strong bones. The 25-hydroxy vitamin D test is used to detect bone weakness or other bone malfunctions or disorders that occur as a result of a vitamin...
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20 Nov

Health checklist for when you turn 30

It is rightly quoted “Health is like money. We never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.” If you are in your 30s to 50s and have reasonably good health, you shouldn’t become complacent about it. It’s best to keep your health under check. This can be done by taking screening tests. Such tests can identify a health condition even before...
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