Frequently Asked Questions for Blood Tests

Why do I need blood tests?

Our blood firm communicates the level of our health. Blood tests are used to diagnose illnesses, monitor treatment progress and also indicate the need to detect health ailments at their early stages. For instance, diabetic patients need to do blood tests to determine whether their diabetes is well controlled by medication and dose they are taking.

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How will I be billed for my blood tests?
Will my medical aid pay for my blood tests?