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How is a blood sample analyzed to give the different levels of metabolites?

Are there any any procedural differences with each blood test?

Thanks in advance!

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closed as too broad by Chris, Chris Stronks, fileunderwater, Bez, GriffinEvo Dec 9 at 22:42

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Welcome to the site. Unfortunately, your question is likely too broad to be answered. Do you have a specific question that is not addressed on the Wikipedia page? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_test –  dd3 Apr 12 '13 at 15:48
@dd3 Thanks! What are the different components of a blood test? - will this suffice? –  Hummus Apr 12 '13 at 15:51
I think perhaps what you mean is "How is a blood sample analyzed to give the different levels of metabolites?" That is a very good question -- you can edit your question to make this clearer. –  dd3 Apr 12 '13 at 15:52
Also, there are many different blood tests (this is on the Wikipedia page). You can ask if there are procedural differences between different blood tests, but I suspect the analysis is rather similar (still worth asking, though). –  dd3 Apr 12 '13 at 15:54
@dd3 Thank you so much! –  Hummus Apr 12 '13 at 16:23