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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Estudio químico de la sangre

Blood chemistry study (blud KEH-mih-stree STUH-dee)
A procedure in which a sample of blood is examined to measure the amounts of certain substances made in the body. An abnormal amount of a substance can be a sign of disease in the organ or tissue that produces it.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.