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Guide to blood testing

Blood tests can be used to assess your general health. Learn more about blood testing.

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Iron studies

Iron studies are blood tests that look at how much iron is in your blood and other cells. Too little or too much iron can cause problems.

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Oestrogen blood test

Many women at some time have a blood test for oestrogen. It might be during pregnancy, if their menstrual cycle is unusual, or for some other reason.

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Blood tests A-Z

Browse our index of articles on blood tests to learn about the test you are having. Information includes what is being tested and how to prepare for the test.

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Magnesium blood test

A magnesium blood test is carried out to see if your body has enough magnesium. Most people get sufficient magnesium from food.

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Testosterone blood test

A testosterone blood test can show how much testosterone, an important sex hormone, is in your body. Men usually have much more testosterone than women.

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Full blood count

A full blood count is a common blood test for general health, which can also provide information about a range of conditions.

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Lupus diagnosis

Your doctor will ask you a number of questions about your symptoms and then take some blood tests. These usually include an Anti Nuclear Antibody (ANA) test.

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Kidney disease diagnosis

Learn about the tests used to diagnose kidney disease.

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Coeliac disease diagnosis

Coeliac disease is a serious medical condition that must be managed for the rest of your life. Find out how coeliac disease is diagnosed.

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