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Basic Blood Chemistry Tests
Doctors order basic blood chemistry tests to assess a wide range of conditions and the function of organs.
A blood culture is a test that looks for germs (such as bacteria or fungi) in the blood.
Blood Test: Complete Blood Count
The complete blood count (CBC) is the most common blood test. It analyzes red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.
Getting a Urine Test
Testing a urine sample can help doctors find out what's going on when someone has an infection or other problem in kidneys, bladder, or other parts of the urinary tract. Here's how urine tests are done.
Your child's doctor may order a stool collection test to check for blood, bacteria, ova, or parasites. Find out how this test is performed and when you can expect the results.
Strep Test: Throat Culture
Is your child having a strep test or a throat culture? Find out how these swab tests are done.
Is your child having a urine culture or urinalysis performed? Find out why urine tests are done and what to expect when a doctor orders one.