From Disease Prevention to Optimal Performance: The Many Benefits of Blood Testing for Your Health

Are you curious about your body’s internal functioning and how it impacts your overall health? Look no further than blood testing—the gold standard for measuring your body’s essential metrics and unlocking the power of personalized health care.

Just last month, a woman went in for a blood test after not feeling well. It saved her life. Nella, who is just 24 years old, notes, “I had a rational explanation for everything, and because all of these things happened in isolation, I didn’t see that many of these are classic symptoms of blood cancer. And neither did my friends and family. You don’t think for a minute that you’ll get cancer at 22.” 

If you are feeling sick or not yourself in the slightest, a very affordable blood test can save you from unnecessary worry, stress, and higher medical bills down the line. It is noninvasive and doesn’t take long, but it tells you so much. 

Blood testing can also be used as a preventative measure to identify potential health risks before they develop into more serious conditions. For example, high cholesterol levels detected through blood testing can indicate a risk of heart disease, while abnormal thyroid hormone levels can suggest an underlying thyroid disorder. Regular blood testing can help healthcare professionals catch these conditions early and take action to prevent further health problems from developing. Overall, blood testing is an invaluable tool for anyone looking to monitor and optimize their health.

In addition to its diagnostic and preventative applications, blood testing is also used to monitor the progress of ongoing treatments. For example, individuals undergoing cancer treatments may have their blood tested to monitor their white blood cell counts, while individuals with diabetes may have their blood glucose levels monitored to adjust medication dosages. Blood testing can also be used to monitor medication side effects, ensuring that treatments are as safe and effective as possible.

What test is recommended? 

If you don’t have any specific symptoms or conditions or are unsure of what you may have, we recommend the Health and Wellness panel. Health and wellness lab tests are specialized blood tests that are designed to provide insight into your overall health and well-being, including key biomarkers related to heart health, immune function, hormone levels, nutrient deficiencies, and more. We include a complimentary blood pressure check with this test.  Healthline has a great article on other common blood tests. 

How often should I get blood testing done?

The frequency with which you should have blood tests depends on various factors, including your age, medical history, and overall health status. MedPhysicals Plus recommends doing an annual checkup with us and additional blood testing for specific genetic conditions that run in your family or if you have certain symptoms related to that blood test.

How to ensure accurate results 

To prepare for accurate blood test results, it’s important to follow specific instructions provided by your healthcare provider. For tests that require fasting, avoid food and drinks for at least 8–12 hours before the blood draw. Other tips include avoiding strenuous exercise, certain medications, being honest about lifestyle habits, staying calm and relaxed during the blood draw, and carefully following all instructions. If you have any questions or concerns, talk to your healthcare provider.

In general, blood tests are highly accurate and reliable, and errors or mistakes are relatively rare. However, there is always a small possibility of error or inaccurate results, which is why it’s important to follow the proper procedures for sample collection and processing.

At MedPhysicals Plus, we offer convenient blood testing services for both individuals and groups. With no doctor’s order needed, our testing is affordable and accessible for everyone. Our flexible timing allows you to get your testing done at a time that works best for you.

By choosing MedPhysicals Plus for your blood testing needs, you can trust that you will receive accurate and reliable results. We use state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and follow strict quality control measures to ensure the highest level of accuracy. Plus, our experienced staff is trained to make the testing process as comfortable and efficient as possible.

Whether you need a single blood test or a comprehensive panel, we are here to help. Don’t wait any longer to take control of your health. Contact us today to learn more about our blood testing services and how we can help you achieve your health goals.