blood work

variants: or less commonly bloodwork \ ˈbləd-​ˌwərk How to pronounce blood work (audio) \

Definition of blood work

: the diagnostic testing of blood Some of the kids had blood work done to look at their glucose, insulin, triglycerides and cholesterol levels, which are markers for the risk of type 2 diabetes and future cardiovascular disease.— Nanci Hellmich Something else in her blood work intrigued the doctor: nearly half of the white cells seen were a single type of infection-fighting cell—eosinophils.— Lisa Sanders

First Known Use of blood work

1889, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blood work was in 1889

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“Blood work.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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blood work

variants: also bloodwork

Medical Definition of blood work

: the diagnostic testing of blood The medical team immediately jumped into action ordering blood work and a chest X-ray, placing an IV line and administering antibiotics.— Kiran Gupta, The Boston Globe, 18 Feb. 2013


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