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Why does acid cause hemolysis?

Why does acid cause hemolysis?

Denatures hemoglobin: In the lab, acidic solutions will denature hemoglobin, causing the red cell to hemolyze. Fetal hemoglobin is more resistant to this. This difference is the basis of a test to determine how much fetal blood is mixed in the maternal blood system of mom's who are rh negative, and thus need rhogam. ...Read more

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What is acid phosphatase assays test?

What is acid phosphatase assays test?

Max 3.2 ng: Sensitivity of prostatic acid phosphatase is very low 39% of the prostatic carcinomas acid phosphatase level was below the upper limit of normal fixed at 3.2ng. Specificity is high t 96% of cases with abnormally high ri acid phosphatase levels, the diagnosis was adenocarcinoma. In the absence of bone metastases high acid phosphatase level is predictive of lymph node involvement in 90%. ...Read more

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Can Folic Acid Anemia cause bruising?what is the most accurate blood test to check for Folate (folic acid) anemia?

Can Folic Acid Anemia cause bruising?what is the most accurate blood test to check for Folate (folic acid) anemia?

No bruising.: Anemia due to folate (folic acid) or vitamin B12 deficiency is easy to diagnosed by examining the appearance of blood cells under microscope (megaloblastic or large cell type) and measuring the level of those chemicals in the blood (test: serum folate (folic acid)). Bruising is not associated with this type of anemia ...Read more

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What's a hepatitis C nucleic acid level test?

What's  a hepatitis C nucleic acid level test?

Amount of virus in: Blood. Measuring viral hepatitis c nucleic acid can be used to confirm infection with the virus, however, more commonly it is used to measure the response to treatment by serial measurements. Effective treatment reduces the hep c nucleic acid levels. ...Read more

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Erosive gastritis. h.pylori blood test positive, breath test positive, stool antigen test negative, biopsy negative. what to do ?

Erosive gastritis. h.pylori blood test positive, breath test positive, stool antigen test negative, biopsy negative.  what to do ?

Treat it: The positive H. pylori antibody test is not a reliable indicator of current infection. The gold standard for H. pylori treatment is the gastric biopsy, and this is negative in this patient. However, I am impressed by the positive breath test and erosive gastritis. I would have expected stool antigen to be positive, as it mirrors the breath test. Given the discrepant results, treat the patient. ...Read more

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Urine examination pH acid, protein trace, glucose nil, 2-3 wbc@hpt please is the test ok?

Urine examination pH acid, protein trace, glucose nil, 2-3 wbc@hpt please is the test ok?

WBC's & UTI: A clean catch urine usually does not contain wbc's, which may indicate a sign of asymptomatic bacteria in the urine(urinary tract infection). The urine can be sent to a lab for culture & sensitivity to see if any bacteria will grow to confirm or not the possible infection. ...Read more

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Is the citric acid c-urea breath test effective to test for h. Pylori?

Is the citric acid c-urea breath test effective to test for h. Pylori?

Yes: The best tests for h pylori infection are the breath and the fecal testing. These are able to distinguish between active and past infections which the blood antibody testing is not. ...Read more

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I have positive urine pregnancy tests negative blood i've taken mefenamic acid can that cause false positives ?

I have positive urine pregnancy tests negative blood i've taken mefenamic acid can that cause false positives ?

Blood test more: Accurate. Please go with the results of the blood test and if you have any symptoms, consult your doctor. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-am-i-pregnant. ...Read more

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What's a hepatitis C nucleic acid detection test?

Amount of virus in: Blood. Measuring viral hepatitis c nucleic acid can be used to confirm infection with the virus, however, more commonly it is used to measure the response to treatment by serial measurements. Effective treatment reduces the hep c nucleic acid levels. ...Read more

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Is Haptoglobin (mg/dl) test a blood chemistry test or hematological test?

Is Haptoglobin (mg/dl) test a blood chemistry test or hematological test?

Haptpglobin: Is a transport protein for the breakdown of hemoglobin. If is used to assess for RBC destruction. When the haptoglobin Is low there is an association with increased hemolysis ...Read more

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Is tiredness a sign of folic acid deficiency, what is most accurate blood test to check folic acid level?

Is tiredness a sign of folic acid deficiency, what is most accurate blood test to check folic acid level?

Folic acid: Please go online to "www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/000354.htm" You will find everything you want to know in easy to understand comments. ...Read more

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Does hgb A1c test complement a glycomark test?

Does hgb A1c test complement a glycomark test?

Yes: Each test has its own utility and measures different mechanism of abnormal glucose metabolism. I would also add a fasting Insulin level and a GGT level into the panel for optimal understanding of what is really going on with the sugar in your body. ...Read more

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Hospitalized for bleeding esophagus. Polyp taken to lab. Blood test. lab results okay? Wbc 8.0, RBC 4.27, hgobin12.7,hemato 36.8, MCV 86.2, eosin 3.2

Hospitalized for bleeding esophagus. Polyp  taken to lab. Blood test. lab results okay? Wbc 8.0, RBC 4.27, hgobin12.7,hemato 36.8, MCV 86.2, eosin 3.2

Labs not problem: These blood tests are unremarkable. The key question is why you were bleeding from the esophagus, and what the nature of that polyp was. Discuss that with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are these tests done for? Hb, tc, ast, alt, bilurubin total, direct. Creatinine, quantitative CRP assay and rbs.

What are these tests done for?
Hb, tc, ast, alt, bilurubin total, direct. Creatinine, quantitative CRP assay and rbs.

General health: Just as a grown man, i might walk into my physician's office after several years of neglecting my annual physicals, and expect to get all of these checked. Health maintenance, fishing expedition, or focused workup -- all are common tests. ...Read more

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Had urine test when on antibiotic and alpha blockers:pus cells1-2 hpf norbc/bacteria. Had urine test after medication: pus cells: 2-3 RBC 1-2. Normal?

Probably: Concerned slightly about rbcs in your urine. This may need further investigation. Discuss this with your doctor and suggest a possible repeat test in a week or so. If blood is still there you definitely need to learn why. ...Read more