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Blood Work Specialist

Clinica San Miguel

Family Medicine located in San Antonio, Dallas, Houston, Arlington, Fresno, & Pasadena, TX

Bloodwork is an essential component of your overall health care management. At Clinica San Miguel, which has 12 locations throughout Texas, including three in Dallas, five in Houston, and one in Fresno, Arlington, San Antonio, and Pasadena, the family medicine specialists offer comprehensive blood testing services. To learn more, call Clinica San Miguel or schedule an appointment online today.

Blood Work Q & A

What is bloodwork?

Blood tests give physicians vital information about your overall health by detecting signs of infection, disease, and chronic illness. At Clinica San Miguel, the family medicine team offers complete blood testing services to help prevent, diagnose, and manage a wide range of health conditions.

Routine blood tests reveal how your health changes over time. By staying up-to-date on your bloodwork, you can make educated decisions regarding your health.

What are the most common types of bloodwork?

Among multiple types of blood tests, the most common are:

Complete blood count (CBC)

The most common type of bloodwork available, a CBC tests the components within your white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. Levels outside the normal range can indicate an iron deficiency, nutritional deficiencies, infection, and even certain types of cancer.

Basic metabolic panel (BMP)

A basic metabolic panel tests several components in your blood, including calcium, sodium, and potassium, to test many of your body’s basic functions. Results from a BMP can reveal the presence of kidney disease, diabetes, and other potentially serious conditions.

Lipid panel

A lipid panel measures the high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) in your blood. While HDL helps remove excess LDL, too much LDL in your blood can cause plaque to accumulate. A buildup of plaque may raise your risk of serious health complications, including stroke.

Sexually transmitted disease (STD) screening

Blood testing can detect the presence of certain STDs, including HIV, hepatitis B, and syphilis. The earlier you know whether you have an STD, the sooner you can seek treatment.

Prostate blood test

Visiting Clinica San Miguel for a prostate blood test can detect the early signs of prostate cancer. The screening tests the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in your blood. Most of the PSA in the male body collects in semen, but low levels are common in the blood. High levels of PSA in the blood are a telltale sign of prostate cancer.

Why would I need bloodwork?

There are many reasons the team at Clinica San Miguel may recommend bloodwork, such as:

  • Chronic disease management
  • Disease diagnosis
  • Preventive care
  • Confirmation of infection
  • STD detection

To learn more about bloodwork, call Clinica San Miguel or schedule an appointment online today.