What Are the Names of Some Common Blood Tests?

What Are the Names of Some Common Blood Tests?

The names of some common blood tests are complete blood count, or CBC, and basic metabolic panel, or BMP, states the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. A CBC measures many different parts of a person's blood, and a BMP measures different chemicals in the blood.

Another common blood test is called a lipoprotein panel, states the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The lipoprotein panel shows if a person is at risk of developing heart disease by measuring the parts of the blood responsible for carrying cholesterol. It also gives doctors information about a person's total cholesterol level and amount of triglycerides in her blood.