blood work


variants or less commonly bloodwork
: 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

Examples of blood work in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

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 19 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

blood work

variants also bloodwork
: 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
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