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what is a CXR test

A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gourash
44 years experience Pediatrics
Discuss with his doc: He may not need tests but your physician will want to ask a few more questions to decide if there is a concern. Rr 40 is fast even with a fever if he ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Purple fingernails: This suggests a problem with the circulation of blood to the nail beds. The blood itself may be fully oxygenated but not reaching your distal tissues ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Grissom
42 years experience Radiology
Not common: Cancer from smoking is less likely after 10 years of smoking, however, recent studies have shown that chest ct can discover cancer earlier than chest ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: For a person with a positive PPD skin test and a negative chest x-ray, if he had a BCG vaccine in the past, he can do a Quantiferon TB blood test to s ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
17 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Tuberculin Skin Test: A tst called a PPD is the first step in screening for tb. It is performed by placing a tiny needle just under the skin (usually on the underside of th ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
34 years experience Pulmonology
Complex study: A pulm stress test or cpx is a very thorough study were the performance of the lung (function) is being measure while at work (exercise). But also the ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
UTI: No. This is a test for nicotine in your body. This nicotine urine test is used to determine active tobacco use. The cutoff is set high to exclude pass ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Keeping balance: See this site for a description of the test and normal response. http://www.neuroexam.com/neuroexam/content.php?p=37.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
No findings?: In theory, a test should be ordered to confirm a suspected diagnosis. If the test result does not support the suspected diagnosis, then it should be c ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Intrinsic factor is needed for absorption of vitamin B12. Antibody blocking intrinsic factor can lead to pernicious anemia. See this site for more inf ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience Radiology
PPD: The mantoux test (also known as the mantoux screening test, tuberculin sensitivity test, pirquet test, or PPD test for purified protein derivative) is ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ball
18 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Blood count: It is a test that quantifies and characterizes certain cells in the blood. Those cell types include red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Saponaro
17 years experience Clinical Psychology
Many tests: There are a variety of neuropsychological tests and each measures something different but all measure some aspect of brain functioning. They may be c ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
Thrombosis: The d-dimer is a fibrin degradation product (or fdp) which represents a small protein fragment in blood after a blood clot is broken down. The value c ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
Depends on value: Ca27-29 is a marker used to follow the course of treatment in patients with advanced breast cancer. However, cancers of the colon, stomach, kidney, lu ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Test : Test received. What is your question?
A female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
TB on CXR. : That could mean that, in isolation, the findings on the Xray image could be consistent with those found typically with TB. But X-rays like these are n ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Different: A pregnancy test and an ovulation predictor test have some similarities, but are quite different. The ovulation predictor test will detect the hormone ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Genetic or sweat : Most cases these days are caught at birth by genetic screening tests; rarer forms can be detected by the sweat chloride test. A positive test is usua ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
PCR test: There are several answers but the most universal is the polymerase chain reaction test used to multiply dna sampling to determine pathogens and also f ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Ultrasound: Like the weather doppler ultrasound can be used to assess the blood flow in vessels in the body. Often, i order doppler ultrasound to assess the blood ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Typhoid fever: It is an obsolete test for typhoid fever.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Checks lung function: Pfts check numerous areas of lung capacity, flow rates, etc. And are useful in treating/diagnosing emphysema, copd, restrictive ariway diseases, asthm ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: What is a bleach pregnancy test? All fda approval kits for home pregnancy test are accurate. Wait 4-5 days after a missed period to do the test. Use f ... Read More

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