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What blood tests are done 19yr old drug addict (pot). what

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what blood tests are done for a 19yr old drug addict (pot). what are the name of the tests required and how are results scored
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Hi--I'm a little unclear about your question.

Are you talking about the battery of standard tests done, say, for a yearly physical?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

My 19-yr old is on marijuana 5 yrs now. what are the names of the tests should be done.he is addicted

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Complete metabolic panel
Complete blood count with differential
T3, T4, TSH (thyroid profile)
Chest x-ray

And, of course, couseling by a drug addiction professional

Let me know if there's more information you need please
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

How many hours does he need to fast before doing tests. Can he drink water.

If he does not fast can the tests still have value. If he has a very high degree of drug in him, will the results be valid.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
He needs to have nothing except water after midnight until the tests are drawn the next morning. The tests will still be valid no matter how much drug he has in his system
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Can you give 3 or 4 places my college teen son can contact for help with alcohol in Margate, Fl 33068. Looking for "peer groups" in particular. He just started drinking and smoking pot a year ago.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
Sorry for the delay.

What exactly do you mean by peer groups?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Similar 19-yr olds teens who have grappled with addiction, have come out of it and now share their experiences with other teens.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.
I'd suggest Narcotics Anonymous--It has specialized groups like young persons groups