In this day and age, with many different health issues and chronic diseases being diagnosed and managed based on blood test results, it is crucial to get annual blood tests.
Getting this type of testing regularly is the low hanging fruit when it comes to understanding your health, and can be the first step in many other areas of wellness.Now that you know more about SMRTX, let's talk about the importance of getting blood test analysis done.
For simplicity, we use the term reference range in this article. Tests results-all medical data-can only be understood once all the pieces are together. The interpretation of any clinical laboratory test must consider this important concept when comparing the patient results to the test 'reference range'.Your heart rate, like any medical observation, must be considered in context. Therefore, today 'reference range' or 'reference values' are considered the more appropriate terms, for reasons explained on the next page. The term reference values is increasing in use and is often used interchangeably with reference range. Without the proper context, any observation or test result is meaningless. You can take your resting heart rate right now by putting your fingers on your pulse and counting for a minute. You probably also know that if you are a regular runner or are otherwise in good physical condition, your pulse rate could be considerably lower-so a pulse rate of 55 could also be 'normal.' Say you walk up a hill-your heart rate is now 120 beats a minute. How do you know what a 'normal' heart rate is? We know this on the basis of taking the pulse rate of millions of people over time. Take one of the simplest medical indicators of all-your heart rate. Most people know that the 'average' heart rate is about 70 beats per minute. The term 'normal range' is not used very much today because it is considered to be misleading. If a patient's results are outside the range for that test, it does not automatically mean that the result is abnormal. To understand what is normal for you, your doctor must know what is normal for most other people of your age and what you were doing at the time-or just before-the test or observation was conducted. That would be high for a resting heart rate but 'normal' for the rate during this kind of activity.