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Dr. Jennifer Giltnane
13 years experience Pathology
"Total Cholesterol": Medicine has many acronyms. This one is probably "total cholesterol" but could stand for other things.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
41 years experience Pathology
What it says: "inconclusive" means that the test, whatever it was for, didn't show a definite positive result for a particular abnormality but didn't definitely rul ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jan
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66 years experience Family Medicine
Mononucleosis: An infection where neck gland become enlarged, fever, weakness and is easily treated.
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Nothing specific: The monocytes are a form of white cell, cousin to the lymphocyte, that often increases their relative number in a variety of infectious conditions. M ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Could you please: Spell out ifa? All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to d ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
It depends: It depends on why the test was ordered in the first place. The test must be evaluated in the context of the clinical symptoms.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Could be infection.: A high band count usually refers to how many white blood cells are actively maturing. When the band count is high, it usually refers to an escalating ... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
You're healthy: I wish that labs would not even report the percentages of granulocytes. These fluctuate wildly with the minor stresses of life, and if the absolute co ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not serious at this: stage. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to d ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Average glucose: Hb A1c reflects the average blood glucose level over the previous 3-4 months. It is usually used to monitor glucose control in diabetes. It is also b ... Read More
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