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Is alpha2 and alpha 2 macroglobulin the same blood test?

Is alpha2 and alpha 2 macroglobulin the same blood test?

Blood Tests: There are. Few more Alpha 2's in the blood that can be tested. One of those is Alpha2 macro globulin. You doctor should specify what he/she wants done, depending on the diagnosis, so the lab can do the proper tests. ...Read more

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Should a child with COPD have a blood test, to rule out alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency?

Should a child with COPD have a blood test, to rule out alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency?

Probably...: If a child has copd, and not asthma, then an alpha-1-anti trypsin level probably ought to be checked. The child needs to have an evaluation so the proper diagnosis and treatment can be given! ...Read more

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Hot sweats and fatigue 26 year old female could it be a hormone imbalance I have had blood test done ca125 alpha ferritin seeing doctor Friday gynae?

Hot sweats and fatigue 26 year old female could it be a hormone imbalance I have had blood test done ca125 alpha ferritin seeing doctor Friday gynae?

Fatigue, hot sweats.: The doctor is considering abnormal ovaries with possible lesion as well as anemia, Discuss the possibility of thyroid disease,celiac disease, prolactin issues, pregnancy or medication effects. You mention adrenal fatigue has your cortisol level been checked? ...Read more

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I woke up with random bruising on my legs, I need to go for blood test to see if I have alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency. Could this be causeof bruising?

I woke up with random bruising on my legs, I need to go for blood test to see if I have alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency. Could this be causeof bruising?

AATD vs bruising: While it's due to a genetic liver condition, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency typically presents as a lung problem w/shortness of breath & wheezing, often to point of "premature" emphysema w/o typical risk factors eg smoking. Check out http://goo.gl/C0lUeB & http://goo.gl/M2EAFC. For bruising, check out http://goo.gl/dXBDmZ & http://goo.gl/thCRB2. Ask doc to order appropriate tests about bruising ...Read more

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What is a sma7 blood test?

What is a sma7 blood test?

Basic kidney fncns: It is the same as a basic metabolic profile (bmp). It includes serum levels of sodium, potassium, chloride, bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) blood urea nitrogen (bun), creatinine, and glucose. It gives a basic picture of your metabolic and renal health. ...Read more

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Could i refuse a blood test?

Yes: But you must accept the responsibility that if something is not able to be diagnosed or missed by not getting the test the consequences are your responsibility.. Also when you are on some medications you need to have blood work to asses treatment and may hinder your treatment. ...Read more

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How to cheat on a blood test?

Cheating: I don't think any honest, licensed physician would agree to answer this question. It's a bad idea. ...Read more

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What does an ipep blood test detect?

Please spell it out: It would help if you could describe the test you have in mind.. If your doctor ordered the test, it would be prudent to ask her/him. ...Read more

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High rcdw in a blood test. Is it bad?

Big picture: Red cell size distribution width can be high simply from donating blood, or from early iron deficiency before anemia or any of several non-problems. And reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside. Your history, physical exam and other labs are what matter; ignore a lone high rdw. ...Read more