March 19, 2013

Five Important Medical Tests You Need To Take

Julie Chen, MD, in the March, 2013, To Your Health,  suggests these top five tests to see if you are generally healthy:
  • comprehensive metabolic panel--a blood test to asses electrolyte and mineral levels, and liver and kidney function
  • complete blood count--checks platelets, red and white blood cells
  • lipid panel--checks cholesterol and triglyceride levels
  • fasting glucose level--checks sugar levels
  • thyroid panel--TSH levels for thyroid function, sometimes T3 and T4 also
These tests monitor your health status, and if you are taking any vitamins or medications are recommended on a yearly basis.
For greater detail, go to:

Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309

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