Can I Get Lab Tests Without a Doctor's Visit?

Alyssa Corso
Alyssa Corso29 Mar 2022
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It’s typically recommended to get blood work done once per year or when you get your yearly physical. However, in some cases, blood work should be taken more often. Some of the main reasons for increased blood work may be:

  • Experiencing unusual, persistent symptoms. Whether it’s abnormal weight gain or pain, your doctor may advise blood work.
  • You want to optimize your wellbeing. It’s essential to know the general levels of various blood components, such as HDL and LDL cholesterol. Understanding these components can help you choose fitness plans and diets to minimize unhealthy habits - sometimes, you may not even realize that certain habits are harmful to your body. Understanding your blood components can also help you eat foods that maximize certain nutrients to boost your health.
  • You want to reduce your risk of disease or complications. Regular blood tests can allow you to catch the warning signs of many diseases early. Many heart, lung, and kidney conditions can be diagnosed using blood tests.
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Alyssa Corso

Alyssa is a Senior Marketing Associate & Content Writer at Mira. She is passionate about educating others on how to affordably access healthcare.

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