With blood work, you and your healthcare team get an inside look at what’s going on in your body. Blood work can be the only way to test for specific conditions, like high cholesterol and diabetes, and getting it done regularly goes a long way toward preventing a broad range of serious health concerns.
But what does regularly mean, exactly? The right blood work schedule depends on your specific health needs. Here at Zarreii Medical and Aesthetics in Delray Beach, Florida, Dr. Peymon Zarreii can help you determine how frequently to get your blood work done. Then, he can perform it from the comfort and convenience of our on-site lab.
Your blood work timetable
Regular blood work can screen for a number of major health concerns by measuring important indicators like:
- Your red and white blood cell count
- Your hemoglobin
- Your blood glucose levels
- Your cholesterol
- Your enzyme levels
Using the results of your blood test, Dr. Zarreii can help you make any necessary adjustments — like lifestyle changes or the implementation of specific treatment — to protect your health long-term.
In most cases, annual blood testing, usually in line with your yearly physical, is enough to check these important health indicators. But there might be cases when Dr. Zarreii recommends more frequent blood work.
If you’re experiencing unexplained symptoms, he might order a series of blood tests to hone in on the cause. Or if you showed early signs of a serious health condition — like diabetes or heart disease indicators — he might recommend new tests after several months to ensure treatments you’re trying are working.
Comfortable, convenient blood work
Here’s the good news: Getting your blood work done can be more convenient than you might think. Dr. Zarreii maintains an on-site lab to make it easier for patients to get the right blood tests. Instead of sending you to some other location on a separate date, he can take the necessary blood samples when you’re already at our office.
Usually, you won’t need to do anything to prepare for your blood test other than wearing a shirt with short sleeves or sleeves that can be easily pushed up. In some cases, though, you might need to avoid eating and/or drinking for a few hours before your test. Dr. Zarreii will let you know if you need to do anything specific to make your blood test effective.
All told, you should most likely be getting blood work at least once a year. To schedule it from our comfortable, convenient on-site lab, contact Zarreii Medical and Aesthetics by calling our office or requesting your appointment online today.