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Anti-dsDNA

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The anti-dsDNA test helps diagnose lupus when you have lupus signs and symptoms and a positive ANA (antinuclear antibody) test.
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Trichomonas Testing

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Trichomonas vaginalis is a parasite that causes the sexually transmitted disease (STD) trichomoniasis. Trichomonas testing diagnoses an infection so that it can be treated.
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Transferrin and Iron-binding Capacity (TIBC, UIBC)

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Explaines how the TIBC, UIBC, and transferrin tests are used. Total iron-binding capacity (TIBC) is most frequently used along with a serum iron test to evaluate people suspected of having either iron deficiency or iron overload.
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Lactate Dehydrogenase (LDH)

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Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) is released when cells in the body are damaged. Measuring LDH can show if tissue has been damaged and help assess certain cancers.
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Hematocrit

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A hematocrit test measures the proportion of the blood composed of red blood cells, helping to find and monitor conditions that affect the blood or bone marrow.
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Ferritin

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Are you feeling anemic or concerned about your iron levels? Learn how ferritin helps the body process iron and what the results of a ferritin test mean.
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D-dimer

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D-dimer tests can help rule out harmful blood clots that can cause deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE) or stroke.
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Tips on Blood Testing

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Many routine diagnostic tests require a blood sample. Common as it is, this brief procedure is the thing that causes the greatest apprehension among people getting lab tests performed. This article contains tips on making your blood tests more comfortable and less stressful.
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