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Ama Test For Thyroid
Cancer adjuncts: The AMAS test comes from a lab run by a group of independent medical thinkers. I would caution you against relying on it in health-care decisions. The others are bona fide assays to detect particular antibodies that are sometimes made against cancers that make make you sick in the process. They need to be correlated with your signs and symptoms. ...Read more
Find and Fix Causes: The first step is to determine if the LDL is elevated due to an acquired medical condition. If treatable conditions are identified i would manage those and start diet, exercise and lifestyle modifications. Soluble fiber and plant stanols can be used to lower ldl. If medications are needed options include statins, agents to decrease gut cholesterol absorption (ezetimibe, colesevelam) and niacin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Done an sgpt test and it says on the result that mine is 66 (ref: 9.00-52 u/l(h). Do i need to worry? I am drinking ptu (propylthiouracil) for my thyroidism continuously
PTU (propylthiouracil) and liver : Drugs like ptu (propylthiouracil) and Methimazole can cause liver toxicity but hyperthyroidism can also cause elevation int the liver enzyme test you had done. If your still early in your treatment and your thyroid hormone levels (free t4) is still high it could be that. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Unclear question: What is a "bac reading"? It may help if you spell out your concern. ...Read more
Positive AMA test of 28.1 units all liver tests are normal and ultrasound normal. I also have gilbert syndrome. Is this something to worry about?
?ANA test: If this is an ANA test, the titer is low and may not be significant. Gilbert's syndrome is a congenital disorder which is quite benign and rarely a problem. In view of no other liver abnormalities and a nonspecific ? ANA titer, I feel you have nothing to worry about, but you could also consult a hepatologist or rheumatologist if you have further concerns. ...Read more
What does it take for an endocrinologist to decide if armour
is suitable for subclinical hypo-
thyroidism? If test results are all
in "normal" range.
Subclinical hypo..: Subclinical hypothyroidism occurs when peripheral thyroid hormone levels are within normal reference laboratory range but serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels are mildly elevated. If all test results are normal then it does not sound like subclinical hypothyroidism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Ama (anti-mitochondrial antibody) is usually ordered in cases of a liver disease such as primary biliary cirrhosis. Hashimoto's autoantibodies are different. Ana, in case, you made a typo, isn't ordered either, but rather if suspicion exists for lupus, dermatomyasitis, sjogren's, etc. ...Read more
Is there a blood test for cancer of all types? I read an article about something called an amas test. Is it viable?
No, there isn't : But we're working on it. We are developing antigen or protein marker assays for several specific types of carcinoma, much like the psa test that we have for prostate ca. There are some other tests that we find to be connect with a diagnosed case of ca, which we then follow if they truly correlate with expansion or contraction of the tumors. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers