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What does the medical blood test abbreviation MCV mean?

What does the medical blood test abbreviation MCV mean?

From the blood count: Mean corpuscular volume. Below about 75 femtoliters, they're small, above about 95 femtolitera they're biggish. ...Read more

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What is an Ab blood test?

What is an Ab blood test?

Antibodies: Ab is a common abbreviation for antibody. This is a very broad area, so it is difficult to know the answer without more context-- it could be looking for antibodies to blood groups, to a possible current or prior infection, or possibly to some sort of specific antigen in your own body, an "auto-antibody". ...Read more

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What is a sma7 blood test?

What is a sma7 blood test?

Basic kidney fncns: It is the same as a basic metabolic profile (bmp). It includes serum levels of sodium, potassium, chloride, bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) blood urea nitrogen (bun), creatinine, and glucose. It gives a basic picture of your metabolic and renal health. ...Read more

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What is the 5ac blood test?

What is the 5ac blood test?

Bile duct cancer: This is a substace that suggests the patient has cancer of the bile ducts. By itself is not conclusive but needs additional workuo to confirm or rule out much like PSA for prostate cancer ...Read more

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Whats esr1 in a blood test?

See below: This is a test that shows if some sort of inflammation or rise in an antibody is going on within you. It is a very nonspecific test. ...Read more

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Could i refuse a blood test?

Yes: But you must accept the responsibility that if something is not able to be diagnosed or missed by not getting the test the consequences are your responsibility.. Also when you are on some medications you need to have blood work to asses treatment and may hinder your treatment. ...Read more

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How do I read my blood test?

How do I read my blood test?

The most important: Numbers are the WBC white blood count the HGB hemoglobin and PLT platelets. Also the numbers of neuts and lymphs are important which are types of whites. ...Read more

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What is tc in a blood test ?

What is tc in a blood test ?

TC: This is not a common abbreviation, and I am only guessing. It may stand for Total Cholesterol. I would encourage you to speak with the provider who ordered the blood test so you can have this question clarified. ...Read more

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How to cheat on a blood test?

Cheating: I don't think any honest, licensed physician would agree to answer this question. It's a bad idea. ...Read more

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What can a blood test show dr?

What can a blood test show dr?

A lot: Blood tests are usually done for specific reasons.Some may help make a diagnosis and other help to exclude the condition being entertained by the doctor. ...Read more

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