What is Blood test?

Category: Procedures

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Generic Name: Blood test

A blood test is a laboratory analysis performed on a blood sample that is usually extracted from a vein in the arm using a needle, or via fingerprick. Blood tests are used to determine physiological and biochemical states such as disease, mineral content, drug effectiveness, and organ function.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Increase effect of another treatment 103 20
General health 81 13
Diagnostic assessment 35 5
High Cholesterol 15 2
Evaluation/monitoring 9 1
Multiple Sclerosis 8 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Blood test"

Severe
1
Moderate
1
Mild
10
None
37

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Blood test

Bruising 8
Discomfort 8
Hospitalization 8
Anxious mood 4
Depressed mood 1
Anxiety attacks 1

Dosages

Adherence
Always
34 69%
Usually
7 14%
Sometimes
6 12%
Never
2 4%
Burden
Very
2 4%
Somewhat
6 12%
A little
19 39%
Not at all
22 45%
Cost
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
2 8%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
2 8%
< $25
22 85%
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10 patient evaluations for Blood test

dschipman
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dschipman
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

See dschipman's full Blood test history

Jan 16, 2012 (Started Jan 24, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all

  • 0 helpful marks
jhnigma
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jhnigma
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mood: Bad
Cognition: Severe
Autonomic: Moderate
Head: mild
Arms: severe
Legs: moderate
Tremors: moderate
I have:
MSA

See jhnigma's full Blood test history

Apr 25, 2009 (Started )

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all

  • 0 helpful marks
lala2500
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lala2500
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

See lala2500's full Blood test history

Apr 7, 2009 (Started Apr 07, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Increase effect of another treatment: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Thrombocytopenia (low platelet count): None
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Side effects: Discomfort, Bruising

  • 0 helpful marks
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