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Are there lab tests to diagnose prostatitis?

Are there lab tests to diagnose prostatitis?

Somewhat: There's no *absolute* test, but the diagnosis is supported by an abnormal urinalysis, irritative urinary symptoms, and a rectal exam with a tender prostate. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Laboratory (Definition)

Is facility that provides controlled conditions in which scientific research, experiments & measurements are performed. An example is medical (clinical) lab where tests are done on clinical specimens in order to get info. About the health of a patient in terms ...Read more


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Is there any lab tests to diagnose adhd/add?

Is there any lab tests to diagnose adhd/add?

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

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What medical tests are done to diagnose lupus?

What medical tests are done to diagnose lupus?

Many: Ana, double-stranded dna, smith antibody, rnp, ribosomal p, ssa, ssb, complement components.And cell bound complement activation products . These are some there are others it really depends on your evaluation and examination. ...Read more

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Are there lab tests to confirm the diagnosis of mumps?

Are there lab tests to confirm the diagnosis of mumps?

Yes: There is blood test to diagnose mumps, it can tell you if your are having mumps at present or you had it in the past.You get blood result in2 days ...Read more

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What are tests used to diagnose fibromyalgia?

What are tests used to diagnose fibromyalgia?

FIQR: Dr. Bennett published the fibromyalgia impact questionnaire (fiqr), which appears to be able to distinguish fibromyalgia from other chronic pain conditions. There is a fibromyalgia app available for the ipad that makes it easy for anyone to use the fiqr. After that, you should share the fiqr results with your doctor and your doctor can do a workup to confirm your diagnosis and start treatment. ...Read more

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Are there tests to diagnose acute kidney failure?

Are there tests to diagnose acute kidney failure?

Yes: Blood tests like BUN and creatinine and the glomerular filtration rate or GFR in blood are the most readily available tests. Comparing these numbers to previous will guide the diagnosis of acute versus chronic. ...Read more

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What are tests are done to diagnose add?

What are tests are done to diagnose add?

Observation: There are no blood tests or imaging studies that have consistantly been proven to be valid in diagnosis.The only way is to use questionnaires such as the connor's or vanderbilt forms filled by people who have exposure and observation of the individual and discussing with your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any biochemical tests to confirm breast carcinoma apart from clinical examination..

Are there any biochemical tests to confirm breast carcinoma apart from clinical examination..

Only way: To confirm breast cancer is by biopsy only , examination is for clinical diagnosis only , confirmation is by tissue examination ( pathology ) , biochemical tests , tumor markers is for monitoring purposes only. ...Read more

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Are there any important lab tests that will help diagnose pyloric stenosis?

Are there any important lab tests that will help diagnose pyloric stenosis?

No: Although lab tests can help with the diagnosis, the actual diagnosis is made on history, physical exam and nowadays on ultrasound. Lab tests help determine how severely dehydrated the child is. ...Read more

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What are laboratory tests of prostate that need to be done?

What are laboratory tests of prostate that need to be done?

PSA: No test "needs" to be done but the recommended testing for prostate cancer includes a digital rectal examination and urinalysis. It also includes a psa test although studies are conflicting as to how important the psa test in screening for prostate cancer. ...Read more

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What tests are done to diagnose kidney stones?

What tests are done to diagnose kidney stones?

Kidney stones: can be seen and measured on a plain abdominal x-ray, kidney ultrasound, or abdominal CT scan. The most accurate measurements come from CT scan. When a kidney stone is small, it can be passed naturally (although usually painfully). When the stone is large, it may need to be broken up with ultrasound (lithotripsy) or retrieved by a urologist through the urethra. ...Read more

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What tests are done for prostatitis?

What tests are done for prostatitis?

History and Exam: Symptoms guide the diagnosis of prostatitis. When the prostate swells it triggers irritation to the bladder. Urgency/frequency of urination and a variable stream are the norm. Pain typically involves the tip of the penis, groins, testicles, low back and perineum. Urine tests may be done, but not always. Treatment with antibiotics, nsaids, prostate relaxation and bladder calming meds can fix it. ...Read more

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What tests are done to diagnose bronchostenosis?

What tests are done to diagnose bronchostenosis?

Brochostenosis: or narrowing of the bronchi is associated witha number of conditions and can be diagnosed in a number of ways...The least invasive a CT scan with or wthout contrast..the most invasive bronchoscopy by a trained chest surgeon. Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Are there tests to confirm the doctor's diagnosis of histoplasmosis?

Are there tests to confirm the doctor's diagnosis of histoplasmosis?

Yes, but: Most of the time, certainty behind the diagnosis is unnecessary, because we don't usually treat it. Many ways to diagnose "histo", each of which has limitations. Culture of the bug from the body is one, blood/urine tests can suggest (but not confirm, or exclude) infection with histo, and lastly a simple history of your symptoms, the appearance of the xray (or ct) and where you live. ...Read more

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What tests are done to confirm CNS lupus?

What tests are done to confirm CNS lupus?

Clinical assessment: Clinical assessment is most important. Mri and spinal fluid examination may be of value, but of course it is critical to assure that it is related to infection or thyroid disease. ...Read more

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What blood tests are needed to diagnose diabetes?

What blood tests are needed to diagnose diabetes?

HgA1c 6.5 or more;: Fasting BS =126 or >; blood sugar =200 or greater 2 hours after eating ...Read more

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What tests are used to diagnos primary amyloidosis?

What tests are used to diagnos primary amyloidosis?

Biopsy definitive: The evaluation will look at the history, physical, imaging, laboratory. The are extra antibodies and increased amyloid proteins in the blood. Tissue samples will show the amyloid protein. ...Read more

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What are the tests required to diagnose anemia?

What are the tests required to diagnose anemia?

Screening tests: Anemia is defined by a low number of red blood cells. This would be diagnosed by performing a simple blood test that would measure your hemoglobin and/or hematocrit. If you are found to be anemic, there are also simple blood tests to try to figure out the cause. Many types of anemia are treatable. ...Read more

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What are the minimum tests needed to diagnose churg-strauss syndrome?

What are the minimum tests needed to diagnose churg-strauss syndrome?

4 of these 6: Asthma, eosinophilia(>10%), neuropathy, migratory pulmonary infiltrates, paranasal sinus disease, eosinophilic vasculitis of small/medium blood vessels. Css is incredibly rare. ...Read more

Dr. James Kuan
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Prostatitis (Definition)

The swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland, located beneath the bladder in men. Prostatitis usually results in painful and difficult urination, and there may be flu-like symptoms present. There are many causes of prostatitis, one of ...Read more