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is standard screening of lipids a full panel now? it used to be just "cholesterol" by itself.

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Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Full panel: Full panel includes total cholesterol hdl good cholesterol ldl bad cholesterol triglycerides.

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A 27-year-old member asked:

What is an invasive prenatal screening?

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CVS or amnio: Chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis are invasive prenatal screening.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Do I need a test for gestational diabetes?

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Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes: The american college of obstetrics and gynecology recommends that you take this test sometime between 24-28 weeks. They also recognize that if you are very low risk, you may not necessarily need to take this. Talk to your doctor to see what your risk level is.
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Is it necessary to do prenatal screening tests?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe not: Prenatal testing is usually for the parents, peace of mind and intervention. There are a growing number of conditions that intervention can improve outcomes. More often parents are challenged with the ? Do i continue this preg? If you understand the risks and you know you would not terminate the preg, no matter what, you do not have to test.
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Why can't we use a screen to prevent the clot from going to my lungs?

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Dr. Arnon Rubin
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
You can: An ivc filter is a screen that goes in the vena cava and can block clots from moving from the leg viens to the lungs. There are side affect and short and long term risks with putting in ivc filters, thus it is a case by case decision whether to put them in.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How does one test for streptococcus mutans on teeth?

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Dr. Simon Rosenberg
Dentistry 46 years experience
Dentist may have kit: There are several tests that swab the teeth and the solution made from the swab can be analyzed.
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
Dentistry 46 years experience
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I was referring to the Cari-free System where the teeth are swabbed, the swab is placed in a special solution, shaken, and placed in a calibrated electronic device that measures the activity level of the bacteria on the tooth. There are studies to validate that the number reported correlqtes with a predication of future caries incidence.
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