Blood Tests That Can Be Done at Home in Abu Dhabi

blood test at home service in Abu Dhabi

Ever been too sick to leave home to get a lab test in Abu Dhabi? The last place you’d want to be is at a hospital. The good news is that there is a variety of tests offered by blood test at-home services in Abu Dhabi. They can be categorized into five different types. Let’s discuss each in detail below.Β 

1. General HealthΒ Β 

These are the types of blood tests that pertain to one’s general well-being and physical health. They include:  

CBC 

A CBC or complete blood count is a test that is used to observe the overall quality and condition of one’s blood. It can help diagnose a wide range of diseases or medical conditions, such as infection, anemia, dengue, or even leukemia. This includes a count of white blood cells, which build immunity, and red blood cells, which transport oxygen. 

Immunoglobulin 

An immunoglobulin test gauges the levels of different types of antibodies in the bloodstream, namely, IgM, IgG, and IgA. Our immune system creates antibodies to fight any viruses, bacteria, or allergens that our body comes in contact with, and the test determines their count. 

Kidney Function Test 

Kidney function testing tells how good your kidneys are at clearing waste from inside your system. This involves a 24-hour urine sample, a blood test, or both. Sometimes, the test results come in as early as the same day. 

Liver Function Test 

These are a range of blood tests that primarily measure liver function quality and effectiveness. They are usually used to either diagnose or monitor liver damage and diseases by determining certain enzyme and protein levels in your bloodstream. 

Thyroid Function Test 

As the name suggests, these consist of blood tests that check an individual’s thyroid function. These can include T3, T4, thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), and thyroid antibody tests.  

Serum Electrolytes Test 

This test, also known as an electrolyte panel, is to check electrolyte levels. This includes sodium, which helps regulate the level of fluid within the body, and helps your muscles and nerves work well. It also includes chloride, which enables your body to control the amount of bodily fluid. 

2. Lifestyle DiseasesΒ 

These refer to blood tests related to the kind of diseases that are born out of an individual’s lifestyle and dietary choices. They include: 

Lipid Profile (Cholesterol) 

This is a panel of blood tests that determines abnormalities in lipids, including triglycerides and cholesterol. It can identify the origin of genetic diseases, the risk of cardiovascular issues, types of pancreatitis, and more. 

Vitamin D Deficiency Test 

It determines whether you are deficient in Vitamin D. 

Vitamin B12 Deficiency Test 

It tells you if your body lacks Vitamin B12, a component of vitamin B. 

Iron Profile 

This is a panel of tests that determines the level of iron in one’s bloodstream. 

3. Fertility and Pregnancy TestingΒ 

These tests pertain to fertility and pregnancy-related concerns. 

Hormone Profile Test for Women  

This is a panel of tests used to find hormonal imbalances and to gauge the reproductive function in women. It includes Luteinizing hormone (LH), Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH), Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH), and Estradiol (E2). 

Hormone Profile and Fertility Tests for Men 

This is a string of tests that determines the sperm count, reproducibility, and fertility rate of a man. It uses a blood test that gauges the level of LH, Testosterone, SHBG, Glucose, Free Androgen Index, Prolactin, DHEA Sulphate, and a range of hormones. 

Pre-Marriage Screening for Men and Women 

It is mandatory for all residents of the UAE, which includes running tests for sexually transmitted and infectious diseases, including Hepatitis B and C, HIV, Syphilis, and genetic conditions like sickle cell, Beta-thalassemia, and other hemoglobinopathies. It may also include tests to check blood group and Rhesus compatibility and to check for rubella.  

4. STI TestingΒ 

This includes a 14-panel test that determines the existence (or lack thereof) of an STI or sexually transmitted disease. It can be availed on an urgent or standard basis. 

5. Allergy TestingΒ 

This primarily includes the food allergy test that determines which foods an individual may be allergic to.  

There are many different options you can choose if you get a blood test at home in Abu Dhabi, as all the aforementioned tests are available through different service providers. To book an appointment for yourself or a loved one, visit the ServiceMarket website or application.

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