What is Blood test?

Category: Procedures

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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 Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Increase effect of another treatment 103 22
General health 82 15
Diagnostic assessment 40 6
Evaluation/monitoring 8 1
Multiple sclerosis 8 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 10
None 36

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Blood test

Side effect Patients
Bruising 7
Uncomfortable 7
Anxious mood 4
Anxiety attacks 1
Depressed mood 1
Eye pain 1

Show all 7 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Blood test

Dosage Patients
as needed 17
every 3 months 5
monthly 3
one time 3
every 6 months 2
yearly 2
every 8 weeks 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 36
Usually 6
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 9
A little hard to take 18
Not at all hard to take 19
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 21
Not specified 23
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10 patient evaluations for Blood test

Jan 16, 2012 (Started Jan 24, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 25, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 7, 2009 (Started Apr 07, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Thrombocytopenia (low platelet count))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Uncomfortable, Bruising)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Side effects: Uncomfortable, Bruising

  • 0 helpful marks
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