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Are There Any Important Lab Tests That Will Help Diagnose Pyloric Stenosis
What tests would be good to confirm malabsorption in the small intestine? Any blood tests or other tests used routinely? Thanks.
No: Body fluids (i.e., urine or blood) are not tested to diagnose add/adhd. One gets history ; rating scales from the person and other sources (like parents/ teachers). Psychological and neuropsychological testing are another tool. Observation of the person is also important. Take care. ...Read more
No: Anaesthetists can order a full compliment of tests as any other physician. There are no specific tests that they personally conduct. ...Read more
The stress test that my dad took revealed possible blocked arteries. Are there any minimumally invasive procedures available to confirm this?
Procedures: We have many different forms of tests which can be done if appropriate. If your Dad has no symptoms, he may not need a lot of further testing. Discuss with your Dad's doctor. ...Read more
OB believes Vulvar nerve damage. Is there any way to confirm 100%? What are all treatment options? Unable to find much info
Will there be clues in LFTs if you have a bad gallbladder? Or LFTs are not accurate enough to defect this ?. Thank u
Sometimes.: Sometimes there will be clues in the liver profile that will point to a potential gallbladder or bile duct problem. However, it is possible to have a severe gallbladder attack and still have normal liver tests. Other tests, such as an ultrasound or other x-ray tests are often necessary to sort this help. Good luck. ...Read more
What are some recommended locations or labs to do non-invasive paternity testing in texas (dfw) area. What are your thoughts on the tests accuracy?
The most accurate: Test is a blood test. Physician-ordered comparative genomic hybridization, costs ~ $2, 000/person. Each putative father usually pays for his own & shares the cost of the newborn's test. Saliva testing by proprietary labs (e.g., 1-800-whosyourdaddy) are often inaccurate. If either putative father has a family history of an inheritable genetic disorder, his insurance may cover part of the cost. ...Read more
Are there definitive tests for "hyper-beta androgenic syndrome" that don't require going to mayo? Or treat to diagnose route?
Not really: There is always some uncertainty in medicine. And sometimes, the experts treat with the same rationale. I.E empiric ttament to see if indeed the diagnosis. ...Read more
Will docs only diagnose cerebral palsy when there are definitive findings on mri? What clinical signs might they use instead?
Clinical diagnosis: CP is clasically defined as a motor disorder with no effect on cognition. The primary types are spastic diplegia (weakness and spasticity in both legs), spastic hemiplegia (one side of the body), triplegia (three extremities involved), and quadriplegia. An MRI is often helpful when making the diagnosis, but it is not always necessary. A good history and exam is usually sufficient. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yell boo: Kidding, basic blood tests to look for medical condition that can contribute to symptoms. From there, usually a clinical diagnosis, based on the history from and observations of the patient. ...Read more
A good doctor: Mitochondria have their own dna, so mitochondrial gene mutations must be diagnosed at a lab such as dr. Boles at usc; but diagnosing mitochondrial dysfunction is a matter of appropriate interpretation of symptoms, as well as testing things such as vitamin B12 function (mma), mg (rbc), zn (rbc), and phase angle on body composition analysis. Find a doctor who knows mito disorders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nerve not the prob: ? re "sciatica": name of pain pattern evoked by impingement of sciatic nerve tract: at vertebral foramen, or at sacroiliac joint, or at pyriformis muscle or by tumor. If nerve injured to point of cell death (most w/o death) use nerve conduction tests to diagnose. Diagnostic info includes Fortin, Short Leg, Gillette & Pyriforms Signs, pelvic girdle counternutation, and MRI imaging. See Osteopath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there karyotyping like genetic level tests to confirm if a couple is compatible & will certainly have healthy children if they plan for pregnency?
Not really: There are no guarantees of compatibility or healthy children. The best thing to do is make sure that you and your partner are healthy and get early prenatal care if she becomes pregnant. If she intends to get pregnant, have her start taking a Folic Acid supplement (found in many vitamins) before she conceives. ...Read more