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The basics: Patient identifying data, site from which the tissue was taken, a description of what was received by the pathologist and if so what type of preservative / fixative if any. On resected specimens, the description showcases the pathologist's sharp eyes. Almost always there will be a microscopic description of some portion stained in some way, unless it's orthopedic hardware or something similar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it common to hear the result of tests (blood, pathology, ct, MRI etc) only by phone or email? In the case there was no problem on the test
Yes: Especially now with electronic medical records, pathology and imaging test results are frequently transmitted to a site that allows you to log in and see the result. Sensitive tests are discussed orally or in person. Because of hippa, no health care organization will directly email you the results -- only tell you where to log in to see them. ...Read more
Some pathology reports have "blood film" and "film examined?" on them. What is a blood film for, that is, what can it provide evidence of?
Blood film: A blood film refers to a slide made of a sample of the blood. It is also called a peripheral blood smear. By looking at the blood under the microscope you can identify abnormalities in red cells, white cells, and platelets. You can diagnose a leukemia, for instance. a CBC (complete blood count) also is an analysis of the blood cells, but this is different from looking at a blood film directly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What pathology could mimic a pain that goes from my back to my side to my abdomen on L in a belt type fashion and would it show in general blood work?
100ml. Of blood equal how many liters or pints? Surgical pathology report, (100ml.Blood transfusion)?\thanks much!
Some Doctors say HPV can't be detected by blood test & it's impossible when others yes with antibodies! Pathology doctors too! Whom should I believe?
Antibodies=exposure: HPV lives primarily in the epithelial cells that line the skin and some body cavities. Our immune system reacts by making antibodies which if strong enough may limit or prevent future infections as is expected with young women who have been vaccinated. Currently the best way to test for the virus is to examine material from the infected tissue . There is no blood test. ...Read more
After neoadj Taxol, (paclitaxel)A/C,herceptin,tumor shrunk by 1/3 but pathology shows lympho vascular invasion.How is this treated? Does it mean it's in my blood?
Lymph sac: it means that on the pathology slide they saw it in the blood/ lymph vessels ...Read more
Is there any pathology to what causes chronic fatigue syndrome if standard blood test show normal? Has anyone had any positive clinical experience?
Chronic Fatigue: Syndrome is a collectioon of signs & symptoms that can be caused by a number of different issues, such as: adrenal/thryoid imbalances, infections with viruses, lyme, mycoplasma and others, and several more. The DX of chronic fatigue syndrome is usually made after ruling out all the other possibilities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is A fib caused by heart structural probs or electrical probs? Can normal echo/blood/thyroid rule it out? Is it usually pathology rated or spontaneous
Afib: good question..there appear to be both structural and bioelectrical possible causes for afib. Some of the causes can have the 'normal' tests you list ...Read more