Blood Tests Directory
Blood tests are laboratory tests that analyze various parts of your blood. The blood is usually extracted from a vein or from a finger tip via a finger prick. The blood tests can analyze physiological and chemical balances in the body and can determine types of diseases a person may have, how effective drugs are and organ function.
Heart Failure and the BNP Blood Test
If you have heart failure, you may have heard of a BNP blood test. But what is it?
What Is the D-Dimer Test?
The D-dimer test is a quick way to check if you might have a serious blood clot. Learn about the test, when you would need one, and what the results can tell you.
What Is an Alkaline Phosphatase Test?
Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) is one kind enzyme found in your body. If you show signs of liver disease or a bone disorder, your doctor may want you to get an ALP test to diagnose the problem.
What Is an Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT) Test?
An alanine aminotransferase (ALT) test can show whether you have a liver disease or injury. Learn how this test works and how it can help your doctor diagnose you.