Your blood gives doctors all kinds of clues about your health. It's normal to be nervous about this test — no one loves needles. But most blood draws take less than a minute. This video shows what happens.
By now, you've probably been on the receiving end of a needle. But have you ever wondered what it's like to take a person's blood? In this video, Yashira, a phlebotomist, talks about some of the skills needed to do her job.
|Blood Test: Basic Metabolic Panel A basic metabolic panel (BMP) is a group of blood tests that provide doctors with clues about how the body is working. Find out why doctors do this and what's involved for teens.|
|Blood Test: Complete Blood Count This common blood test helps doctors gather information about a person's blood cells and how they're working. Find out why doctors do this test and what's involved for teens.|
|Blood Test: Comprehensive Metabolic Panel This group of blood tests provides doctors with clues about how the body is working. Find out why doctors do these tests and what's involved for teens.|
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|Blood Without blood, our organs couldn't get the oxygen and nutrients they need, we couldn't keep warm or cool off, we couldn't fight infections, and we couldn't get rid of our own waste products. Find out about the mysterious, life-sustaining fluid called blood.|
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