Blood tests are important to safeguard your health and improve your well-being. Most people have blood tests only if they have a medical issue. Ideally, your annual medical check-up should include blood tests that can help identify issues before they result in diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Some of the important blood tests that are recommended on a yearly basis to protect your health and extend your life span include complete blood count (CBC) to check glucose, cholesterol, LDL, HDL, and triglycerides; fibrinogen level for blood clotting capacity, Hemoglobin A1C to test glucose status, thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), prostrate specific antigen (PSA), and so on.
Blood tests have assumed great significance in the field of sports, with scientists developing tests for nearly every form of doping. A new lab carried out about 6000 tests during the London Olympics. It is to continue as a center for researchers looking to develop improved, focused medical treatments.
With blood tests assuming an increasing significance, labs need to focus on equipping themselves with safe blood collection instruments. Safety is important from the point of view of both patient and caregiver, and the instruments should be designed to prevent needle point injury. Greiner Winged Safety Blood Collection Sets are among the safest in the market. These Vacuette Safety Blood Collection Sets feature a winged needle with a safety shield designed to deactivate while the needle is being removed from the vein. This ensures maximum safety. The covered luer adapter end of the needle ensures safety prior to connecting to the holder. Minimizing needle point injury is crucial to prevent transmission of infections such as hepatitis C or HIV.