Harvard Women's Health Watch

4 important blood tests for women-and what the results mean

Four routine blood tests give women important information about their health. A blood sugar test checks for diabetes. The lipid panel assesses a woman’s heart disease risks. Thyroid-stimulating hormone and T4 tests evaluate thyroid function. And a test of 25 hydroxyvitamin D measures vitamin D levels.
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