general medical blood provides an overview of the composition of blood: the number of leukocytes, platelets, red blood cells (as well as their volume and hemoglobin saturation), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), hematocrit (The ratio of the liquid part of blood and red blood cells). Helps to assess the state of the organism as a whole and determine the further strategy of the survey. With this analysis well diagnosed any type of iron anemia, including the B12-related deficiency of this vitamin. But the index of esr, for example, may indicate the presence of inflammation. But what exactly – pneumonia, pyelonephritis, lymphoma – the answer, alas, will not. For This would require additional study. Important! Do not forget that the result of the analysis largely depends on how quickly deliver blood to the place of study.
It can be kept intact only 30-40 minutes, special refrigerator, subject to a variety of conditions – up to 4 hours. Therefore, it is best to take the analysis of major status in the offices that are able to observe the conditions of transport, or in hospitals and clinics, with which have their own laboratories. When to do it. At least once a year to everyone! The elderly and debilitated with chronic illnesses – at least two or three times a year. Cost: from 400 rubles.
Do not try to decipher blood test results on their own. The concept of "norms" in this case are rather conventional. For example, in 1 liter of blood relative to healthy people, there are 180-320 billion platelets.