Patients can request copies of their lab results for blood work from the physicians who are treating them or from the laboratory that processed the samples, according to and Quest Diagnostics. Many different t... More »

To read lab results for blood tests, note the blood trait that is being tested, such as red blood cells, white blood cell or platelets, and then check if the quantitative result for that trait is within the noted normal ... More »

Hemolysis, or the breakdown of red blood cells, affects laboratory tests in varying degrees and is dependent on the test being performed, according to Calgary Lab Services. Slight hemolysis typically has little effect on... More »

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