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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 […]


Ferritin Formal Name: Ferritin (serum) What is Ferritin test? Ferritin test is the test that determines the ferritin level in the blood. Ferritin is an iron-containing protein present in the blood. The test helps the doctor diagnose and understand the level of iron storage in the body of a person. When to get tested? If […]


Formal Name:  Immunoglobulin E What is Total IgE tested? Immunoglobulin E (IgE) is a type of antibody present in the body. This antibody is produced by the immune system of our body in response to perceived threats. It’s one of the major antibodies (IgA, IgG, IgM, IgD & IgE). Normally, this antibody is present in […]


Formal name: Serum Magnesium What is S-Magnesium tested? This serum magnesium test is the measurement of the level of magnesium in the blood. This test is most common for diagnosing the magnesium deficiency. As you imagined, it calculates the magnesium level in your blood serum. Magnesium is found in the bones. This is essential for […]


Formal name: Creatinine Serum creatinine is a form of test done to ascertain how well the kidney functions. Creatinine is a by product of waste that builds up in the blood from muscle usage. How is it used? An s-Creatinine test is a carried to evaluate the kidney’s health. Kidney functions as a waste (creatinine) […]