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Formal Name:  Platelet Count What is platelets test? Platelets are the cell fragments circulating the bloodstream of our body that binds together any damaged blood vessels by clotting the nearby blood at the opening. It is a test that determines the number of platelets present in the blood of a person’s body using a sample […]


Formal name: Hemoglobin S Evaluation What is Sickling test? The sickle cell test is a simple blood test. Sickling test determines whether you have a sickle cell trait or sickle cell disease. Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a group of RBC disorders inherited genetically. People suffering from the disease has misshaped red blood cells. Instead […]


The term GTT stands for Glucose Tolerance Test. This test is performed to determine how well and properly the body cells of a patient are able to absorb sugar/glucose after ingesting a certain amount of sugar. How the test works This test works by comparing the sugar levels of glucose before and after the ingestion […]


Formal Name:  ABO Group and Rh Type

What is Rhesus factor tested?
Rhesus factor is a characteristic of an individual’s blood. Rh factor is present on the surface of the red blood cells (RBCs). This is a protein chain. If your blood contains the factor, then you are Rh positive. If there is no protein in the RBCs’ surface, you are Rh negative. Rh factor is determined by your ancestry lineage, meaning the factor is passed from parents to their children via genes. Rhesus factor is also important if there are any abnormalities after transfusion of blood.


Formal name: Serum phosphate What is s-phosphate? Human body functions with the help of lots of minerals. Phosphate is a really important mineral for physiological processes. Phosphate is necessary for bone growth, nerve & muscle production, energy storage etc. Although most of the phosphate is within the bones and teeth, there is still some portion […]