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
Recent Examples on the Web My blood work reveals that only my vitamin D level is low. —Drew Magary, Men's Health, 28 Mar. 2023 In general, people should plan to have their blood work done every three or so years. —Julia Ries, Health, 9 Mar. 2023 You’re supposed to get blood work every three months to make sure that your kidneys and pancreas and gallbladder haven’t failed you. —David Remnick, The New Yorker, 25 Mar. 2023 Anderson grabbed the ultrasound machine while Campbell started doing blood work. —The Arizona Republic, 20 Mar. 2023 Routine blood work does not typically call for testosterone measurement, so my doctor was sure to add it to the order. —Matt Bach, Men's Health, 25 Feb. 2023
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