Special Report

Dangerous Conditions a Simple Blood Test Can Help Detect

Source: zilli / Getty Images

6. Lyme disease
> Common symptoms: Rash
> Confirmation tests: Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test
> Treatment: Antibiotics

Source: nechaev-kon / Getty Images

7. Zika
> Common symptoms: Mild fever, rash, joint pain
> Confirmation tests: Blood or urine test
> Treatment: No antiviral treatment. No vaccine

Source: Tero Vesalainen / Getty Images

8. Vitamin K deficiency
> Common symptoms: Excessive bleeding, dark stool
> Confirmation tests: Coagulation test, or PT test
> Treatment: Phytonadione supplement

Source: Shidlovski / Getty Images

9. Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
> Common symptoms: Rapid heartbeat, sweating, increased appetite, sleeping problems
> Confirmation tests: Physical exam, radioiodine uptake test, thyroid scan or ultrasound
> Treatment: Radioactive iodine, beta blockers, surgery

Source: FatCamera / Getty Images

10. Lymphoma
> Common symptoms: Lymph swelling, fatigue, fever
> Confirmation tests: Removing lymph for testing, physical exam
> Treatment: Chemotherapy, radiation therapy, bone marrow transplant

Sponsored: Find a Qualified Financial Advisor

Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to 3 fiduciary financial advisors in your area in 5 minutes. Each advisor has been vetted by SmartAsset and is held to a fiduciary standard to act in your best interests. If you’re ready to be matched with local advisors that can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.