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The 6 most important blood tests

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Blood testing is the most important step aging adults can take to prevent life-threatening disease. Having the proper blood tests can empower you to enact a science-based disease-prevention program that could add decades of healthy life.

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The 6 most important blood tests

  1. 1. The 6 Most Important Blood Tests
  2. 2. 1. Chemistry Panel And Complete Blood Count The Complete Blood Count measures the number, variety, percentage, concentration, and quality of platelets, red blood cells, and white blood cells, and thus is useful in screening for infections, anemias, and other hematological abnormalities.
  3. 3.   2. Hemoglobin A1C This test measures a person’s blood sugar control over the last two to three months and is an independent predictor of heart disease risk in persons with or without diabetes.
  4. 4. 3. Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a protein manufactured by the prostate gland in men. Elevated levels may suggest an enlarged prostate, prostate inflammation, or prostate cancer.
  5. 5. 4. Homocysteine High homocysteine levels have been associated with  increased risk of heart attack, bone fracture, and  poor cognitive function.`
  6. 6. 5. Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) Secreted by the pituitary gland, thyroid stimulating  hormone (TSH) controls thyroid hormone secretion  in the thyroid. 
  7. 7. 6. Testosterone Testosterone is produced in the testes in men, in the ovaries in women, and in the  adrenal glands of both men and women. Men and women alike can be dramatically  affected by the decline in testosterone levels that occurs with aging.
  8. 8. PPT Represented By www.londonhealthcheck.com