Blood Type Testing

Blood Type Testing

Blood typing is a means used to medically categorize a person’s specific type of blood. Blood type is determined by looking at the makeup of red blood cells to find out whether or not certain proteins, called antigens, are present. Here we’ll go over the details of blood typing, including how blood type is determined, what the different blood groups are and why blood typing is important, as well as how you can get the answer to the question “What is my blood type?”

Another reason blood type matters is that knowing yours can help you take better care of your health. That’s because your blood type can make you more prone to certain health issues. For instance, studies have shown that people with type AB blood have a higher risk of heart disease as compared to other blood types, while type O people are more likely to get ulcers. Knowing your blood type and the health risks associated with it can help you and your healthcare provider create a preventive care plan tailored to those specific needs.

Cholesterol Screening

1 in 6 adult Americans have high cholesterol and don’t know it. High cholesterol does not usually display symptoms, and it is a risk factor that can increase your chance of developing or suffering complications from serious health problems such as heart disease and stroke. A screening can help identify if you have high cholesterol and our practitioners can provide recommendations if you do.