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why do i need a blood test before i go on accutane?

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after trying everything and sitll getting zits my derm said i should go on accutane.Can someone tell me what the blood tests are all about like what do they test it for is it something with the liver?and after i take my first blood test how long do i have to wait before my derm puts me on it?he told me he would put me on 10mg first month so i dont get an nitial breakout then 2nd month 20mg then the third month up it to 70mg a month till im done whenever that would be 5 months maybe?im not sure and he didnt say.the thing that botheres me is the initial breakout do you think by doing it this way it wont break me out?im guessing by month 3 of 70mg it will.oh also how soon before going on accutane will i have to stop using retin a and taking mino..thanks all for you're help

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