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Why several valves of blood drawn to treat hypertension?

Hi.....I went to a new patient appointment a week and 3 days ago to establish a PCP that spealize in treating hypertension. During the visit I had several valves of blood drawn and I have not heard anything back. Is this normal to have to wait? And why was so much blood drawn? If I'm already diagnosed with hypertension
Mon, 21 Sep 2015
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Hi & Welcome.
I appreciate your concern for the quantity of the blood drawn for the lab tests.

Well, it is mandatory for a case of hypertension to undergo certain lab tests like blood glucose, lipid profile (to know the cholesterol and other fat levels), kidney function tests (to check whether kidneys are functioning normally in the face of hypertension), cardiac enzymes (to detect any heart disease), etc.

Hope to have clarified your doubts.

Wishing you best of your health.
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