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 […]
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: Thrombin Time What is Bleeding Time? Bleeding Time test is to determine how fast your blood clots to stop bleeding. For performing this test, the technician will only make a small puncture on the skin. This test is a basic assessment how well the blood platelets work. The blood platelets are tiny fragments […]
WHAT IS MALARIA? Malaria is caused by by the protozoan parasite Plasmodium. 4 species of Plasmodium (Plasmodium vivax, P. ovale, P. falciparum and P. malariae) cause malaria in the human body. The parasite spreads via mosquito bites (female Anopheles). This can be a deadly disease if left untreated. WHY TEST NEEDED Malaria is a fatal yet […]