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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
May be nothing: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
19 years experience Family Medicine
Pancreatitis: Typical tests done include amylase and lipase. Amylase can be elevated due to other problems, so lipase is more specific. Any elevation indicates a pr ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
It depends: What is your idea of "accurate"? The lab test results need to be interpreted in the context of the clinical condition. Different tests have different ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
32 years experience Pathology
Depends: Depending on what kind of blood tests are being done, you may need to fast. If you are having a metabolic panel, liver panel or cholesterol panel you ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
MCV: Stands for 'mean corpuscular volume' and is an estimate of the average size of red blood cells in that specimen. In and by itself the value has no me ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Cannabis is: Not detected in routine blood testing unless your doctor is looking for the use of drugs.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
How recent?: If you fasted 12 hours before the test, a moderate intake of chocolate, prior to that, is not likely to affect test results.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Fried
63 years experience Diabetology
Very reliable: There is a specific technique that miust be followed when doing finger sticks. If the procedure is properly performed the results are quite reliable. ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Need to see them: Cannot comment without seeing them!

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