In-depth

Antiphospholipid syndrome is a rare disorder in which your immune system attacks certain blood proteins, creating clotting abnormalities that can cause stroke and pregnancy complications.

Blood clots

Blood clots can be associated with serious conditions, and they can threaten your health if they travel through your blood vessels.

Bone marrow biopsy

Aspiration and biopsy are procedures to collect and examine bone marrow. These tests can help diagnose some cancers and other conditions.

Complete blood count

A complete blood count can be used to evaluate your overall health, detect a wide range of disorders, or monitor a medical condition or treatment.

C-reactive protein test

C-reactive protein is a controversial risk factor for coronary artery disease. Find out more about C-reactive protein before deciding to have this blood test.

Dizziness

Dizziness has many possible causes. The cause of dizziness may be simple, or dizziness may be a sign of a more serious disorder.

Enlarged spleen

An enlarged spleen is usually a sign of an underlying problem. Treatment varies, depending on what's causing the enlargement.

Genetic testing

Genetic testing is used to detect altered genes that may cause illness or disease. Although genetic testing can offer important health information, it has limitations.

Headache

Most headaches aren't caused by a serious illness, but some could be a sign of a life-threatening condition.

Nosebleeds

Numbness

Numbness in hands

Numbness in hands: Symptom — Overview covers definition and possible causes of numb hands.covers definition and possible causes of numb hands.

Sed rate (erythrocyte sedimentation rate)

Sed rate (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) is a simple blood test that can help detect or monitor certain inflammatory diseases.

Stroke

Stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. Stroke is a medical emergency.

Sep. 22, 2012

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