Earlier, like other public hospitals of Punjab, public hospitals in Okara provided the facility of free CT Scan, X-ray, and blood tests
. Locals were greatly benefited from it.
A simple blood test
might soon predict symptoms of Alzheimer's disease decades before they appear.
At the moment, GPs only have access to two types of blood tests
that can detect cancer in patients.
Glucose and lipid testing are the most common types of fasting blood tests
, said Carole Andrews of Penn State Health in Hershey, Pa., where she's a supervisor in the department of pathology and laboratory medicine.
"The missed blood tests
represented a failure of care.
"But if we want to detect more cancers at an early stage in asymptomatic patients then we need a radical rethink, using noninvasive approaches, like blood tests
The goal many companies are working toward is a once-a-year blood test
that can check for multiple cancers, and it may be possible in as little as 5 years.
Problems with booking blood tests
first came to light in the summer when David Carr, chair of the Patients Forum at the 'Eliot, slammed the 'atrocious' online blood test
Booking online appointments for blood tests
have been described as 'atrocious' and demands have been made for action to be taken.
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A simple, low-cost blood tests
could also make it easier for pharmaceutical companies to secure enough people at risk of Alzheimer's to test new drugs to fight the disease, said researchers.
With the exception of blood cancers, blood tests
generally cannot absolutely tell whether you have cancer or some other noncancerous condition, but they can give your physician clues about what is going on inside your body.
Although still being trialled, it could see patients getting an early diagnosis by being given blood tests
to detect the disease before symptoms have developed.