Laboratory tests provide important, and often vital scientific information about your body and its functions. Modern laboratory techniques and equipment make possible a wide variety of tests which can tell the physician quickly a surprising amount about what is going on inside your body.

Some tests help to determine what disease you have. Others may help show if you need an operation or if you are reacting favorably to medication.

The Lab Test:

There are many different tests than can be done on the fluids of the body. These are done at the request of a Doctor or trained Public Health Nurse and is based on symptoms or signs observed by them. The results of the test help the doctor decide what next to do in the form of treatment. Some of the body fluids are:

  1. Sputum
  2. Blood
  3. Urine
  4. Spinal Fluid or Joint Fluids
  5. Semen
  6. Stool or Faces