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what does hct stand for in bloodwork

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: I may have addressed this question earlier. Thalassemia is an inherited disorder. If you did not have it at birth you will not get it.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
19 years experience Pathology
JAK-2 mutation test: P. Vera is definately in the differential diagnosis with the above lab results. However, additional testing should be performed to confirm the diagno ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Very mild anemia: It will depend on the normal range of hb used at your laboratory where you have the test done. At my lab- the normal range used is between 12-15, so ... Read More
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Dr. Zach Patrick
12 years experience Emergency Medicine
It's a measure: It stands for micro moles per Liter of fluid. It's a measure of dissolved solutes in a solution. It's how that particular test is set up. There is a n ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Heart disease: Ck-mb refers to the mb fraction of creatine kinase enzyme. Ck is present in all muscles, skeletal muscles have mostly mm fractions where as cardiac m ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Heart failure test: Bnp actually stands for brain natriuretic peptide, but it was named many years ago we have since learned that it actually comes from the heart and can ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Rank
Specializes in Pathology
Mcv: The mcv- is mean cell volume, is the average volume of red cells, part of a complete blood count. Mcv is calculated from the hematocrit and red cell c ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Numbers: Iron (not to be confused with hemoglobin) is the amount of the element in blood bound to plasma proteins. It's helps estimate how much iron is availab ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Tillett
21 years experience Urology
See your doctor...: A urine creatinine of 1.3 is extremely low, so i suspect that you meant to say that your serum creatinine was 1.3. A GFR of 55 equates to stage one c ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
OPK: in fertility medicine stands for "ovulation predictor kit," which can be used to detect when to expect ovulation. Good wishes.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually means: Nothing/zero. As in on a specific urine test, a nil result means that none was detected or present in the sample.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Not familiar: I've been doing pathology for decades. This is not a familiar acronym from the lab here in the US. There's a plasmid of that name that I've seen menti ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Arterial blood gas: Abg = arterial blood gas.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: It may have been artefactully high if you repeated clenched your fist during blood draw, or if the blood got hemolyzed. Other causes are kidney diseas ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
High CA: It means you need to discuss with your Dr. and get some more tests.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
29 years experience Emergency Medicine
Talk to your doctor: Troponin and CKMB are both cardiac enzymes released into the bloodstream when there has been damage to heart muscle and are generally used as markers ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
need more tests: Elevated alkaline phosphatase can be caused by a problem with your bones or your liver. We need more information to determine where the problem is.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience Cardiology
Bleeding profile: It is a measure of coagulation process.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Cooley
28 years experience Cardiology
Depends: Low cholesterol can be a good thing, depending on type of cholesterol. 1 type is the exception-- your hdl. Unlike LDL or toal cholesterol, HDL must ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Fasting blood sugar?: This would be my best guess. It is unusual to see abbreviations used for tests, so clarify this further with your ordering doctor.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Cooney
51 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Political action com: Political action committee.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Liver: Liver enzyme.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Rank
Specializes in Pathology
Platelets: The platelet count often is abbreviated as plt. The is one important measure of clotting ability.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience Medical Oncology
Types of WBCs: these are types of white blood cells. As an isolated bit of information, these data are not alarming and not informative. (That's good news.)

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