The 10 Most Common Blood Tests (And What They’re Used For)

Medical professionals administer a wide variety of blood tests to diagnose for numerous health concerns—from general issues like anemia and electrolyte deficiency to serious health issues like kidney disease and diabetes.

Here are the ten most common blood tests and their uses…


1. FBC

A full blood count (or FBC) test is taken for most general health screenings—such as anemia, internal bleeding, poor diet, low white blood cells (which could indicate viral infections or bone marrow issues), high white blood cells (could indicate leukaemia), autoimmune conditions, or inflammation. It’s taken via a small sample of blood from a vein, typically in the arm.

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