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.

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

Discomfort 8
Bruising 8
Hospitalization 8
Anxious mood 4
Eye pain 1
Depressed mood 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: 3 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: moderate
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
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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