Paulo Bandeira Pinho, MD, FAAP

Text Box: Blood tests and what they mean


CBC-Complete Blood Count

     A blood test that gives information about all the different blood cells in the body.


 CMP-Complete Metabolic Panel

     A Broad screening tool to evaluate organ function and check for certain conditions such as diabetes, liver disease and kidney disease, these are just a few disease processes that are looked at in the CMP.


Lipid Panel

    A screening tool that tests to see the different levels and type of cholesterol in your body.


TSH-Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

    The tyroid gland sits in the anterior portion of the neck. It is the gland that secretes thyroid hormone which is secreted into the blood and helps regulate the body.


PSA-Prostate Specific Antigen

    An enzyme produced by the prostate cells. PSA levels can be used to tell if you have prostate related disease.


UA-Urine Analysis

    An analysis of the urine that looks at the color, odor, density and PH of the urine and other things such as protein, blood cells and sugar.