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what to look for in blood tests re alcohoilism

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Dr. Guillermo Martinez-torres
32 years experience Pathology
Granulocyte: A granulocyte is a type of white blood cell that has granules in the cytoplasm. Usual granulocytes encountered are neutrophils and eosinophils.

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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
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Dr. M. Jan
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65 years experience Family Medicine
Indicates chronic co: Most common diseases where ESR is elevatedare pulmonary tuberculosis and rheumatoid arthritis.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, it can.: Single use marijuana may be found in blood for 12 to 24 hours. Regular use marijuana may be found in blood for 2 to 7 days.
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Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
Uric acid level: Serum uric acid levels are typically elevated in most cases of gout. However, it is not specific- there are other causes of increased uric acid level ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Difficult interpret: Blood test results for food allergy can be confusing at best if done especially as a screening test. In fact the new food allergy guidelines advise ag ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Can be serious: The absolute counts matter much more than the percentages. If the absolute lymphocyte count is high, our first concern is lymphoblastic leukemia and t ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Nephrologist: It would be prudent to consult a nephrologist. If you have high blood pressure make sure to control it, If you have diabetes, keep blood sugar under ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Haloperidol and its metabolites can be detected in blood, urine and tissues.
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Dr. Chad Levitt
21 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not all cancers: Most cancers are not detected in the blood initially. There are a few that produce markers that allow us to screen patients for cancer with a blood t ... Read More
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