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Accurate: We pathologists are focused on labs. In testing for B12 deficiency, we're looking largely at the ability to absorb it, and perhaps at its absence in the diet (even modest vegetarians are prone to be low). A non-fasting serum B12 in the normal range would reassure me and i'd not ask for a repeat fasting. ...Read more
Bloods normal 2013 despite being diagnosed with pcos in 2012. 12 months regular period, nw 13 days late, 3 -tive hpt, 1 -tive blood test. Worried?
Not necessarily: It's not unusual even for a normal menstruating woman to have an irregular cycle once or twice a year. It just happens without good explanation. This may be that one abnormal cycle for you. Hopefully you'll revert back to normal regular cycles after you start this one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why PCR isnt good test for HIV diagnosis? Is it high Cost or low Accuracy?
PCR RNA is better or DNA @ 6 mnth?
Neg 3 DNA & 1 RNA PCR are 100% accurate?
1 negative home test, 1 positive home test, and a negative blood test after 66 days without sex (almost ten weeks) Pregnant or not pregnant?
Need details: A single nucleic acid test after the interval during which this becomes positive is proof enough that you are not infected. You're young. I trust you'll play safe from now on, and if you continue to have obsessive thoughts that you have become infected, sit down with your physician or someone who's trained in helping you get back into control of these unwanted and unhelpful thoughts. ...Read more
Persistent sore throat for months, 2 swabs positive candida, treat ketoconazole, improve then relapse, all blood tests neg inc HIV what causing thrush?
The New Spiriva Test: Spiriva inhibits wheezing while the test is used to provoke it so, yes,the test will be affected.At that point maybe call it a "Spiriva Test" in that,if it resists the effects of the methacholine, then it would probably work for you! But,of course,that's not how the test is done.They'd want you off that med for a day or two before doing the test-and any other respiratory meds you take, if possible ...Read more
Missed period for 7 weeks,my urine test shows RBC is 30-40 but home pregnancy test is negative. What could it be?
RBC in urine: Is not normal. It is possible you may have kidney issues. Hard to say without more information . Please consult with your physician . ...Read more
Positive preg. test w/ cramps, spotting. Normal period 2 weeks ago. Can home test detect preg. at 2 wks? Or am I further along? Waiting for blood test
Possible: Both scenarios are possible honestly.I'm glad you're getting the blood Hcg level to determine how far along you likely are-that should answer your questions in no time!!Sometimes you can still have a period even though you are pregnant (usually in the earlier stages), thus you might have been pregnant when you were bleeding, but although unusual, it's possible for a preg test to pick up early too! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First/last time user. 4 lines cocaine. Take home urine test was negative @ 300ng, work test 4 days after use will be 150ng will i be okay? Thank you.
Will pregnancy seen if your 1 month delayed and had ultrasound, blood test & hCG test turn negative. Is there still possibilty to be pregnant?
No: If all are negative you should not be pregnant. ...Read more
Negative blood test on 3/18. Pink spotting(implantation bleeding) on 3/29-3/30 how many days should I wait to get accurate pregnant test result?
Can two 24 hr 5 hiaa urine tests elevated at 50 be a false positive for carcinoid syndrome if all diet?
HB drop from 14 to 9.2 in 3 months. Low B12 (145). Stool and Urine test normal. Age 65. What could be causes and what investigations to be done?
See an internist: There are many possibilities - some potentially serious. You first want to make sure you aren't losing blood. If that isn't the problem your doctor would check to see if your body is breaking down blood cells too rapidly or just not making enough. For any of those an internal medicine specialist if the best place to start. ...Read more