Chemistry panels are groups of tests that are routinely ordered to determine a person's general health status. They help evaluate, for example, the body's electrolyte balance and/or the status of several major body organs. The tests are performed on a blood sample, usually drawn from a vein. Some of the number and type of tests contained in...

Men's Health Month is a reminder for men to take charge of their health by developing healthy habits and getting regular screening tests for common health problems. Screening tests include self-checks, clinical exams, non-laboratory tests (such as imaging tests), and laboratory tests.

Women lead very busy lives fulfilling roles professionally as well as personally, and it can sometimes be difficult to pay attention to one’s health. In addition to health issues that affect men and women equally, there are some conditions unique to women or that affect women disproportionately.

Lab Medicine Resources for the Health Professional AACC , a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to clinical laboratory science and its application to healthcare, launched Lab Tests Online in 2001 so that patients and caregivers can learn about the many tests that are a vital part of medical care. The website also...
Lipids are fats and fat-like substances that are important parts of cells and sources of energy. A lipid panel measures the level of specific lipids in blood to help assess someone's risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
an independent, volunteer panel of health professionals and experts. It regularly reviews the latest scientific evidence, such as research studies, to develop and update recommendations on various preventive services. The panel issues the findings as draft documents open for public comment before officially adopting them. The USPSTF is convened by...

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