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How accurate are bilirubin tests

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience in Gastroenterology
Very: Bilirubin tests are very accurate in measuring the level of bilirubin. An elevated bilirubin does not always necessarily indicated a severe disease a ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elena Roukhadze
13 years experience in Pathology
No: No need to fast to determine bilirubin levels.
A female asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
13 years experience in Internal Medicine
Mild bili elevation: It is slightly elevated. Why did you have it checked to start with? Some benign conditions may cause slight elevation but certainly you need to follow ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
How do you feel : Is important your blood tests of bilirubin is normal range
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Not diagnositic: Blood test do not diagnose appendicitis, elevated blood cell counts in a person with right lower quadrant pain support the diagnosis. Imaging studie ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jill Hagen
35 years experience in Podiatry
Usually acturate: They usually are acturate esecially if you do not drink alcohol for 7 days prior to the liver function test.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See below: When performed correctly they are extremely accurate, reliable and valid.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Newman
28 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very: Testing these days are very accurate. If you have specific concerns regarding the testing, talk to your doc.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
19 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very accurate: These tests are very accurate.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Depends: The results of the allergy skin test are interpreted in 20 minutes after they are placed, so you have that information right away. Allergy blood test ... Read More
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chenette
37 years experience in Fertility Medicine
It varies: Ovulation prediction kits are one predictor of ovulation. Others are menstrual cycle length, pain at ovulation, vaginal and cervical fluids. Ultraso ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Lyons
43 years experience in Gynecology
Very: Vcery accurate.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
GC & Chlamydia: Very accurate for gonorrhea and chlamydia, but not used for most other infections.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Accurate: We pathologists are focused on labs. In testing for B12 deficiency, we're looking largely at the ability to absorb it, and perhaps at its absence in t ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience in Anesthesiology
See below: Arthritis of any type is a clinical diagnosis, the lab results are primarily used to help the clinician decide what type of arthritis they are looking ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kashif Abdullah
11 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends on the test: So we have a couple of tests.One is a polymerase chain reaction test (PCR) for herpes that we get when we scrap the lesion.Another test is a blood tes ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Can't answer: Question fully. a baseline test shows what your level or whatever is being measured is at a point in time. This would be your baseline. To tell you ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Must confirm: The purpose of a rapid test is to pick up as many cases as possible; rapid hiv's detect almost all cases after the first few weeks, but need confirmat ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Fried
63 years experience in 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in 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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Accurate: Urine pregnancy tests bought from a drugstore in the U.S. Are quite accurate. They give a reliable result, if done correctly, about a week after missi ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
20 years experience in Sports Medicine
Pretty accurate : It's always a good idea to get it confirmed by your doctor but they are pretty similar to the ones we use in our office. That said I am suspicious of ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Depends: Lab tests need be evaluated in term of sensitivity, specificity and predictive value. Some of these parameters depend on the population being tested. ... Read More

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