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Total protein test
A total protein test is used to measure the amount of protein in your blood. The test can help diagnose a number of health conditions including: kidney disease liver disease
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Thiopurine s-methyltransferase (TPMT) test
A thiopurine s-methyltransferase (TPMT) test is used to check whether a person is at risk of developing severe side effects after taking a medication called thiopurine.
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White blood cell differential test
A white blood cell differential test can be used to assess the body's ability to respond to and fight infection. The test can also determine the severity of allergic reactions and reactions to medications.
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Preoperative tests
Preoperative tests are carried out before planned (elective) surgery. They provide information about conditions that may affect treatment.
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Potassium test
A potassium test measures the amount of potassium in blood serum (the fluid part of your blood). Potassium is a mineral that has a number of uses including: assisting in the communication between nerves and muscles
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Magnesium test
A magnesium test is used to measure the amount of magnesium in your blood. Magnesium is a metallic element that's found mainly in the bones and is essential to life.
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Isovaleric acidaemia
Isovaleric acidaemia (IVA) is a rare, but potentially serious, inherited condition. It means the body can’t process the amino acid leucine (amino acids are 'building blocks' of protein). This causes a harmful build-up of substance in the blood and urine.
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Electrolyte test
An electrolyte test can help determine whether there's an electrolyte imbalance. Electrolytes are salts and minerals found in the blood, such as sodium, potassium, chloride and bicarbonate, which can conduct electrical impulses in the body.
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High cholesterol
Cholesterol is a fatty substance known as a lipid and is vital for the normal functioning of the body. It's mainly made by the liver, but can also be found in some foods.
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Chloride test
A blood chloride test may be part of a regular physical examination or it may be used to help identify the cause of unexplained symptoms such as repeated vomiting, diarrhoea or breathing problems.
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Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) test
A carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) test is used to check how well treatment is working in certain types of cancers, particularly colon cancer.
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Blood tests
A blood test is taking a sample of blood for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test.
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