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Are Fingerstick Tests Accurate
Yes, if done right: There are certain techniques that have to be observed, such as not squeezing the finger, etc. That must be observed. If everything is done right the resultant blood test results are quite accurate. The fingerstick blood sugars are one of the most important things that a diabetic can doo help him/herself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pretty accurate: I think you mean d-dimer tests. A test which measures the amount of a breakdown product formed when fibrin is broken down. Fibrin is a major part of blood clots. The body has systems which both clot blood and break down the clot. Any test can be 'false.' More information is needed to judge the 'pre-test probability' that basically means- what did you expect and does the result make sense? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
McMurray: provides important information other studies may be used to confirm dx. ...Read more
IQ tests are well-: validated instruments with built-in measures for the range of scores that a person could achieve on any given day. Tests must be appropriate; e.g. motor impairment may lower a score on non-verbal IQ tests with timed motor tasks. Deafness may require a test with no language component, like the Leiter-3. The Differential Abilities Scale is often used for kids with known developmental disabilities. ...Read more
Usually: Ovulation predictor kit tests detect an increase in the level of lutenizing hormone (lh). A surge in lh occurs around 24-36 hours prior to ovulation and is part of the signal to ovulate. A positive test means you will probably ovulate. The kits are accurate >98% in detecting the lh surge. Its rare but possible for your body to send the signal to ovulate without actual ovulation happening. ...Read more
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