Recommended medical tests according to age

Laboratory medical tests are one of the most effective ways to detect problems throughout the body, deficiencies or abnormalities of the body and can determine

a correct diagnosis. Blood tests help to detect pathogens or tumors in the body, completing the medical consultation and confirming or refuting certain suspicions of disease.

Depending on the age, certain medical tests are recommended.

General investigations to be performed in the age range 20-30 years

During this age range we recommend once a year:

  • complete blood count, ESR, blood glucose, AST / TGO, ALT / TGP, LDL Col, HDL Col, triglycerides, urea, creatinine, Ionic Ca, Fe, urine summary examination, total cholesterol;
  • uroculture;
  • tests for diseases with

    sexual transmission.

An important role also plays:

  • Internal medicine consultation it must also include an abdominal ultrasound. Ultrasonography or abdominal ultrasound allows the analysis of the structures of internal organs
  • Consultation with a dermatologist – Analysis of the skin and moles is recommended after puberty.
  • Ophthalmological consultation
  • A consult ORL it must occur at the age of 18, even in the absence of symptoms

General investigations to be performed in the age range 30 – 40 years

During this time, we recommend:

  • complete blood count, ESR, blood glucose,

    AST / TGO, ALT / TGP, LDL Col, HDL Col, triglycerides, urea, creatinine, Ionic Ca, Fe, urine summary examination, total cholesterol;

  • uroculture;
  • tests for sexually transmitted diseases;
  • coproparasitological test;
  • blood glucose tests.

An important role also plays:

  • Endocrinological consultation. Diseases of the thyroid gland can occur at any age, but from the age of 30 the annual evaluation is recommended.
  • Consult cardiologic
  • Consult ORL
  • Skin health control

General investigations to be performed in the age range 40-50 years

During this time

It is recommended that the following be performed once a year:

  • complete blood count, ESR, blood glucose, AST / TGO, ALT / TGP, LDL Col, HDL Col, triglycerides, urea, creatinine, Ionic Ca, Fe, urine summary examination, total cholesterol, lipid profile determination;
  • uroculture;
  • tests for sexually transmitted diseases;
  • blood glucose monitoring.

Regular check of cholesterol and blood sugar is important to prevent complications that may occur – cardiovascular disease, stroke and diabetes.

Also an important role

also play:

  • Endocrinological consultation.
  • Consult cardiologic
  • Consult ORL
  • Skin health control
  • Conducting the investigation DXA (osteodensitometria) for measuring bone mineral density.
  • Colonoscopy, after 40-45 years, entered the current practice, being recognized as a method of prevention and diagnosis of colorectal cancer.
  • In the case of smokers and those with respiratory pathology, a is recommended consult pneumologic
  • In the case of men, a is also recommended consult urologic

General investigations to be performed at the age of over 50 years
Recommended medical tests starting at this age are:

  • complete blood count, ESR, blood glucose, AST / TGO, ALT / TGP, LDL Col, HDL Col, triglycerides, urea, creatinine, Ionic Ca, Fe, urine summary examination, total cholesterol, lipid profile determination;
  • uroculture.

Among the recommendations for medical tests for people over 50, there is always the lipid profile. This is a routine analysis, which helps determine the content of lipids-proteins or cholesterol in the blood.

An important role also plays:

  • Endocrinological consultation.
  • Consult cardiologic
  • Consult ORL
  • Skin health control
  • Orthopedic consultation. Up to 25% of men and about half of women over the age of 50 experience a decrease in bone density and even fractures caused by osteoporosis.
  • Colonoscopy
  • Mammography in the case of women


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