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what is sodium in a cbc

A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Healthy diet: Watch for signs of shortness of breath and swelling. Eat a healthy diet and exercise. Repeat testing as indicated by your physician.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Evaluation: Any reaction that results in tongue swelling should be evaluated by an allergist. As sodium is an essential electrolyte, I have difficulty with the i ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Addisons disease: Why are you thinking this? There are special tests for addisons disease. You need to give mor symptoms. Having fatigue and dizziness can be from man ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: There is a separate and distinct test for pregnancy. It requires measurement of HCG hormone level in blood.
A 31-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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No pathology: There is no pathologic process to cause abnormally low rdw. Patients with beta thalassemia trait may have lower than usual rdw.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: If all the parameters are close to the reference range and there are no abnormal cells, there's no cause for concern. Especially, values for white cel ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Confusing: CBC means "complete blood count", but not sure whether the "ms" means multiple sclerosis or something else. This might be short-hand for the lab scre ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Not directly...: Someone who is not absorbing iron or vitamin B12 for example will have a characteristic type of anemia (low red blood cell count) that will be detecte ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
A little bit: You look at the person, not the lab value. When I was donating blood a lot, my RDW was in the 16's and it was fine. It's not dangerous; if everything ... Read More

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