Can A Blood Test Tell You If You Have An Std?

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The capillary nail refill test is a quick test performed on the nail beds to monitor dehydration and the amount of blood flow to tissue.


Alternative Names

Nail blanch test; Capillary refill time


How the test is performed

Pressure is applied to the nail bed until it turns white, indicating that the blood has been forced from the tissue. This is called blanching. Once the tissue has blanched, pressure is removed.

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