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fasting homocysteine blood test

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience in 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 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience in Cardiology
Talk with your doc: Please ask your doctor to explain to you what they all mean --.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in 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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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in 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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Kelly
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes!: You are def a diabetic. Get a glucose meter and check some fingersticks. Completely NL in the AM fasting is 70-100. 101-125 is borderline, >125 ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Only if testing for : It. It will only show up in the testing if they're looking for it.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience in Preventive Medicine
No. For most blood: tests fasting=not needed & commonly misleading, though promoted. Optimal PSA value <1.0 ng/dL, though called normal up to 4.0 ng/mL. At 1.3 ng/ ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience in Pathology
Various lab test: Cmp: comprehensive metabolic panel: tests for a variety of different metabolites and studies activity of certain enzymes. The lipid panel is used to ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Fried
63 years experience in Diabetology
Yes: The fingerstick test will tell you what the level of blood sugar is - either high or low or normal.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: No they do not.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Haptpglobin: Is a transport protein for the breakdown of hemoglobin. If is used to assess for RBC destruction. When the haptoglobin Is low there is an association ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience in Hospital-based practice
No: For cholesterol.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Blood glucose goes up and down through out the day. Blood glucose goes up after eating a meal, usually peaking in 1-2 hours and then it goes back dow ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
27 years experience in Pediatrics
Normal FBS: Between 65-99 mg/dl - impaired fasting glucose (ifg), prediabetes, is between 100-125 mg/ dl. Fbs of 126 mg/dl or higher is in the diabetic range.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Repeat / start worup: High sgot/liver enyzme levels are quite common but do need a workup. Causes range from having gotten drunk a few days previous to taking iboprofen to ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Lisinopril: Is not measured in a cbc.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
Yes: Hi. Yes it does. If you have the blood drawn fasting, you have a good way you screen for diabetes (fasting serum glucose). The CMP also measures many ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hussain Elhalis
10 years experience in Ophthalmology
Not ideal: There are multiple tests for diabetes but preferred are fasting glucose and hemoglobin A1c levels. Generally, these are tested on two separate occasio ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
34 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Yes: Each test has its own utility and measures different mechanism of abnormal glucose metabolism. I would also add a fasting Insulin level and a GGT lev ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Different tests: Insulin & glucose are 2 different ways to measure diabetes. Insulin is produced by pancreas to keep sugars under control. We measure glucose to see ho ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Blood test: Is lipase and amylase. Usually only a problem when significantly elevated as in pancreatitis.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
No: Tsh or thyroid stimulating hormone is only good for assessing thyroid function (either good, overactive or underactive). With that said, during that s ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
19 years experience in 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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