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Blood Tests in the Hospital (SHM)

Campaign Series: Choosing Wisely
Medical Category: Tests
Article Type: Advice
Language: Plain English, Spanish
Affiliation: Society of Hospital Medicine
Format: HTML, PDF
Most recent update: 09/11/2015
If you stay in a hospital overnight or longer, you may have many blood tests. Sometimes you need all the tests, especially if you are very sick. But sometimes you get more tests than you need. If your test results stay the same after a day or two, you may not need them again.