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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Blain
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Eyelid red splotches: This is most likely a benign skin condition and not a connective tissue disease and all laboratory testing will not be useful. Go see Dermatologist i... Read More

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Fried
Diabetology 64 years experience
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 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Numbers are just...: Numbers are just numbers. Without details and the whole picture, such as why was labwork done and the patient's past medical history, numbers cannot t... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elena Roukhadze
Pathology 14 years experience
More information : To answer your question it would be helpful to know what blood test and symptoms you are interested in. More information is needed.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Thousands of things: Blood tests literally can test for thousands of issues. The nomal routine tests check for anemia, high or low white blood cell and platelet counts, el... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nathan Lilya
Family Medicine 8 years experience
Depends on type: Some routine blood tests may make us think there is something else going on. Almost no routine result will make a doctor immediately leap to the "can... Read More

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