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You know how it feels when something is “off” with your health.
Aches and pains, feeling thirsty all the time or other recurring discomforts get our attention and help our doctors figure out what’s going on.
But there are some conditions that won’t alert you with symptoms. That’s where lab tests come in.
There’s a lot a doctor can learn from a lab test. They’re a vital part of your regular health exam.
There are some lab tests doctors want to run at regular intervals starting in adulthood. As you age, there are different additional tests that help keep tabs on your health.
Having lab tests done doesn’t require a lot of your time, especially when you schedule your tests online or through the MyEEHealthTM app.
Starting at age 20, your doctor will periodically test your blood for:
At age 35, your doctor may begin testing your thyroid function.
Around age 40, your doctor may increase the frequency of the previous test, and order these additional tests:
After age 65, experts recommend women get a DEXA Bone Density Scan. This can identify low bone density and help your doctor assess your risk for developing bone fractures.
You can schedule lab tests and screenings online at your convenience at EEHealth.org.
With the MyEEHealth™ app you can find a doctor, schedule an in-person or virtual visit, and keep track of your health from the comfort of anywhere. Download MyEEHealth for Apple or Android.
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