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fasting homocysteine blood test

A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
41 years experience Cardiology
No: Not dangerous, just one of many risk factors for developing coronary disease at a later time. Try to improve the risk factors you can with a healthy ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
31 years experience Cardiology
Talk with your doc: Please ask your doctor to explain to you what they all mean --.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Big picture please: As a lab doctor, this means nothing in isolation. I appreciate your caring & this is no familiar pattern. Is the person clinically healthy? How off ar ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: 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
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No: There is more than one way for homocysteine level to be elevated. Homocysteine levels can be measured directly and you should talk to your doctor if t ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Malabsorption: B12 is readily available in foods of animal origin (including dairy & eggs) so unless one is vegan you'll get enough via diet unless you can't abs ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: The test done to look for Methotrexate toxicity do not have to be done in a fasting state.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
In a way, yes: If you fast for longer than a day or so, it will alter some blood chemistries. Fasting tests are usually set for an overnight fast, or a 12 hour fast. ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
46 years experience Family Medicine
No you cannot: The sugar in a normal soda may show a high sugar on the blood test.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
33 years experience Pathology
You shouldn't: While the tea by itself is considered a "liquid" only, you may mix it with sweetner or cream. Further, there can be stimulating effects, which may hav ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tso Chen
Dr. Tso Chen answered
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible: If the lab order included the thyroid function test. Usually the routine blood work does not include thyroid function test, unless the ordering docto ... Read More
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