Managing Chronic Diseases with Lab Testing
Regular lab tests can help monitor many health issues. Below are some of the chronic conditions that can be examined with regular lab tests.
Regular blood test are important if you are taking medication for thyroid disease. You can adjust your treatment with routine testing. If you are already being treated for hyperthyroidism, it is important to have blood tests every 12 months or as directed by your doctor.
Diabetes symptoms develop slowly over a long period of time and can go undiagnosed, so regular blood testing are essential. Monitoring blood sugar levels has become a daily routine for millions of people around the world. Most people now use blood test kits to monitor their blood sugar levels at home. However, only a medical practitioner can perform the primary diagnostic test, the hemoglobin A1C test. This test provides important information about whether your diabetes is under control.
Diagnostic Laboratory plays an important role in the prevention of heart disease. This chronic disease is one of the biggest health problems facing patients today. Young people are also at a higher risk of developing heart disease. To address the growing burden of heart disease mortality, effective surveillance, prevention, and treatment strategies are required, particularly for the significantly rising rates of heart failure that make routine testing more crucial than ever.
For patients at risk for heart disease, regular monitoring of “bad” cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL) levels in the blood can help increase the patient’s risk of heart disease.
Regular laboratory tests have proven to be an important lifeline for cancer patients, enabling better clinical decision-making at every stage of the treatment process. Cancer screening significantly reduces the risk of death because early detection is often associated with early treatment. This is an important factor in increasing the chances of cure.