Ensure Employee Health with Routine Blood Work
In occupational health, routine blood work is important to help detect common illnesses and sometimes life-threatening diseases before symptoms arise that are due to hazardous exposures. Annual blood work also helps to determine if an individual has or is developing a condition, such as diabetes, that could affect their ability to work. Depending on the industry, some safety-sensitive positions require blood work along with a physical to determine if the employee is physically fit.
Blood tests can be taken periodically with physicals to readdress and monitor issues and potential exposures, ensuring that your employees remain healthy throughout the entirety of their employment on the job. DISA’s blood tests provide vital data that can help save employees’ lives and potentially reduce health care costs. Commonly ordered employee wellness tests include the following:
- Lead w/ZPP
- Chemistry Panel
- Metabolic Panel
- Blood Type
- Cholesterol: Lipid Profile (total, HDL & LDL cholesterol, triglycerides)
- Complete Blood Count (CBC)
- Glycosylated Hemoglobin (Hgb A1C)
- TB Blood Test
- MMR Titers
- Hep B Titers
Bloodwork also provides employers insight into the safety of their workplace. If an employee is subject to exposure of dangerous chemicals, metals, etc. while on the job, this can show in their results, helping employers determine if you are at risk or are being exposed to something while on the job. For example: heavy metals can result in a high metallic measurement in the blood, while Organochlorine Insecticides can be revealed according to your Complete Blood Count (CBC).