Blood tests A-Z
From the fasting blood glucose test to the prostate (PSA) test, there are many kinds of blood tests. Browse the index and learn how to prepare for your test.
Blood glucose test
Blood glucose tests (blood sugar tests) are used to diagnose and monitor diabetes. Find out how to prepare for this test and what your results mean.
Guide to blood testing
Find out all about blood tests, including where to get a blood test in Australia, what happens when you have a blood test, and how long it takes.
The human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) test is usually used to confirm or monitor a pregnancy. It can be a blood or a urine test. Learn more here.
Understanding pathology tests
Find out what pathology tests are used for, the different types of tests, why they are important, how to prepare for them, and what the results mean.
Routine antenatal tests
During pregnancy, you'll be offered a range of tests, including blood tests and ultrasound scans. Each test can tell you something about you and your baby’s health.
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) blood test
The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is a blood test that can check for inflammation in your body. Find out more about ESR blood tests here.
Kidney function blood tests
Kidney (renal) function tests are blood tests to check your kidney health. Read this to find out what is tested and what your results may mean.
Find out about the HbA1c test — a type of blood test used to help diagnose diabetes and monitor blood sugar control in people with diabetes.
C-reactive protein (CRP) blood test
The C-reactive protein (CRP) test is a blood test that checks for inflammation in the body. Find out when it may be done and what your results mean.