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Dr. Vanita Patel
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Negative: AFP is the screening test for neural tube defects and down's syndrome .Normal test means your risk of having a baby with down's is very low compared t ... Read More

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Blood sugar control : The hba1c provides an estimate of overall blood sugar control covering a 3 month period. If abnormally high patients may have prediabetes or diabetes ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Test Results: You'll need to discuss those with your ordering physician, this forum is for answering general questions, not for interpreting your results.
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Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
"Significant : "significant degenerative changes at mid foot"- this means that there are changes consistent with arthritis typically from age or an old injury. Osteo ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: 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
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Gluten related foo: Antigiadin test mostly not always positive so one should avoid wheat rye oat barley and any thing which has gluten before test if ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: What test? If you mean a urine drug test for substances of abuse, that would mean the substances that were tested for were not detected and you cannot ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Your Doctor: can tell you the results and interpret them for you. This article is a good source of basic info: http://library.med.utah.edu/WebPath/TUTORIAL/URINE/ ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not really positive: A false positive test is when the test is really negative but was reported or converted to positive but is not a true indicator for the result.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Nothing really: It's neither sensitive nor specific, but is one additional piece of information for certain workups. Even as a test for polymyalgia rheumatica, it's p ... Read More

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