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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   i had a blood test today for two things i dont remember the names but why did they take like 5 or 6 blood tubes for two tests
User :   could they be testing for more things
Doctor :   what symptoms you had
User :   well the blood test was a big word and sermur or something to check for tumors or something
Doctor :   id di not get you
User :   im not sure what it was
Doctor :   without telling the names of blood tests i cannot predict
User :   but why would they take like 6 tubes for only two tests being run
User :   is that possible?
Doctor :   there are various types of blood tests
Doctor :   as i told there are thousands of blood tests
User :   it was to check for tumors i think
Doctor :   you are not telling the symptoms also
User :   shortness of breath tachycardia
Doctor :   tumors menas which part is it blood or any other organ
User :   no that wasnt it

Doctor :   you kindly varify and can contact us later

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