What is this panel?
Laboratory panels (a set of tests) are done for many reasons. Panels may be performed for routine health screenings or if a disease or toxicity is suspected. Panels may be used to determine if a medical condition is improving or worsening. Panels may also be used to measure the success or failure of a medication or treatment plan. Lab panels may be ordered for professional or legal reasons. Laboratory tests included in a panel may require one or more samples of different types. For example, both blood and urine samples may be needed. The samples may be taken at different times and using different methods. The following are tests that may be included in this panel:
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