What is examined during a laboratory test, and what insights can be gained from it?
A comprehensive laboratory test usually involves measuring values such as cholesterol, triglycerides, red blood cells, and urine tests such as CRP and PSA. These values provide insights into the functioning of various organs and can reveal risk factors for conditions like cardiovascular disease. For example, elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels can indicate an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.
If you experience symptoms like fatigue or lethargy, a comprehensive blood and urine test can help identify the cause. During the test, values such as cholesterol, glucose, CRP, TSH, kidney function, liver function, iron, vitamin D, red blood cells, and triglycerides are examined.
In addition to the comprehensive laboratory tests, there are additional tests available, such as an in-depth preventive blood test for vitamins, minerals, hormones, or allergies. The laboratory values that are typically examined include glucose, total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides, gamma GT, alkaline phosphatase, creatinine, uric acid, iron, vitamin D, red blood cells, CRP, PSA, and TSH.
How does the examination take place?
Blood is taken at the clinic. For a correct determination of glucose and lipid profile, you do not have to fast. There is an opportunity to collect urine, which you do not need to bring along.
What results can I expect?
At Prescan, you get results blood tests online. The results of the general blood test and urine test are available for you as soon as possible in MijnPrescan; your personal portal.