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eGFR

The kidneys play an essential role in filtering the blood to remove waste products and transforming that waste into urine. When kidney function is not

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What is Hepatitis B?

Hepatitis B is a contagious liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus. While hepatitis B is curable, it can sometimes lead to a chronic,

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What is Triglycerides?

Triglycerides are a type of fat found in the blood. After eating, your body converts calories it doesn’t need right away into triglycerides. For cardiovascular

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What is Creatinine?

The kidneys play an important role in the body, such as in the production of hormones, maintaining an optimal fluid balance, and filtering waste. With

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What is Gonorrhea?

Gonorrhea is an STI caused by the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria. Gonorrhea is usually spread through unprotected sex with an infected person. Have you had unprotected

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What is HIV?

What is HIV? HIV is the abbreviation for human immunodeficiency virus. HIV attacks your immune system, making you more vulnerable to invading viruses and bacteria.

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What is Gamma GT?

Gamma GT is a blood value that can be measured at home with a simple finger prick. This blood value is important in investigating whether

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What is Vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12, also called cobalamin, is one of the B vitamins and occurs in various natural forms, such as methylcobalamin, S-adenosylcobalamin, and hydroxocobalamin. These natural

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What is TSH?

The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck. This gland is important for the production of certain hormones that control the body’s metabolism.

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What is Folic Acid?

Folic acid is also known as vitamin B9 or vitamin B11 and belongs to the vitamin B complex. Together with vitamin B12, it supports the

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What is Ferritin?

Ferritin is present in your blood as a measure of the amount of iron in your bone marrow and liver. When you do not consume

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What is ALT?

Alanine aminotransferase (ALT) is an enzyme found primarily in liver cells, and to a lesser extent in other cells of the body. When the liver

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What is LDL?

The abbreviation LDL stands for Low Density Lipoprotein. This is also known as “bad cholesterol”. It is important for cardiovascular health that the amount of

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What is Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is one of the vitamins necessary for the absorption of calcium in the blood. There are various sources from which you get vitamin

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What is hemoglobin?

Hemoglobin (Hb) is part of the red blood cells in our body. It is important to maintain a healthy hemoglobin level to feel our best

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What is cholesterol?

Almost a quarter of all Dutch people between the ages of 30 and 70 have high cholesterol. A cholesterol level that is too high poses

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What is HDL?

The abbreviation HDL stands for High Density Lipoprotein. This is also known as “good cholesterol”. It is possible to test your HDL value with a

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What is Chlamydia?

Chlamydia is one of the most common STDs and is caused by the bacteria chlamydia trachomatis. Never heard of Chlamydia before? That is not surprising,

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What is HbA1c?

When most people think of a blood sugar test, they envision someone pricking their finger several times a day, especially after eating something sweet or

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