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I have to get a blood test done but I wasn't explained to what I am being tested for please explain: fbe;u+ecr; se b-hcg;lft;tsh;ca;po4;esr;crp;fe?

I have to get a blood test done but I wasn't explained to what I am being tested for please explain: fbe;u+ecr; se b-hcg;lft;tsh;ca;po4;esr;crp;fe?

Wide screen: Can't "americanize" fbe, but urine & serum creatine (measure of kidney function); serum b-hcg (pregnancy test); lft (liver function tests); TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone); calcium/phosphate levels; ESR (sed rate) & CRP (c-reactive protein) [esr&crp look for inflammation in the body]; fe=iron level. No worries! ...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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What's 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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What does tc blood test mean?

What does tc blood test mean?

"Total Cholesterol": Medicine has many acronyms. This one is probably "total cholesterol" but could stand for other things. ...Read more

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How can I request a blood test?

How can I request a blood test?

Blood tests: Blood tests must be ordered by a healthcare provider. You would need to see one in order to have any type of blood testing. ...Read more

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What does a vap blood test show?

What does a vap blood test show?

Blood lipids: In the so called "vap" LDL is measured directly and not calculated from total cholesterol, HDL and triglycerides. However, if your triglycerides are below 400, it does not add value. I would suggest that you stick to a usual fasting blood lipid profile and follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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Could getting a blood test hurt?

Could getting a blood test hurt?

It always hurts: At least a little bit. If it is very painful, there may have been an aberrant nerve twig where the needle went. It's largely dumb luck. Be brave, and think about the benefits of the test to you and those who love you. ...Read more

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Pain after blood test 5 days ago?

?: Do you mean pain at the injection site? The drawing of blood shouldn't cause pain but perhaps you developed a hematoma - is it red/purple and puffy? If so, it's a hematoma - it will resolve within a week - if it's getting worse, see a doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Could it hurt to get a blood test?

A little: Blood test involves inserting a needle into a vein to get blood and there is a little pain from the needle stick. It is usually temporary. In about 1% of cases a bruise may form at the site of the puncture. The risk can be minimized by keeping pressure on the puncture site for a few minutes. ...Read more

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Does tabacco show in a blood test?

Yes: Presence of nicotine metabolites can be detected in blood. However, routine blood tests do not examine for these chemicals. ...Read more

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Can weed show up in my blood test?

Can weed show up in my blood test?

Only if tested for: And you cannot be tested without your consent, at least where I live. This isn't the place to debate the wisdom of our cannabis laws, but this is no reason to fear getting your routine lab work. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get a blood test?

Where do I go to get a blood test?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What does a PFA blood test measure?

Platelet function: This test has essentially replaced bleeding time as a test of ability to stop bleeding after injury. You may consult this site for info on this topic:
http://practical-haemostasis. Com/Platelets/platelet_function_testing_pfa100.html
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Which things can a blood test show?

Many: If depends on the test done. There are thousands of different blood tests that look for different entities. See this site for more info.
http://www. Hopkinsmedicine. Org/healthlibrary/test_procedures/cardiovascular/blood_test_135, 49/. ...Read more

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Does weed show up on a blood test?

Does weed show up on a blood test?

It can: But only if the lab order is to check the level. When we order blood tests we specify exactly what we want the lab to check. It's not just a random set of tests. ...Read more

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What is general blood test look for?

Unclear question: There are thousands of blood tests and the choice depends on the issue or suspected disease. Screening blood tests commonly test for hemoglobin and blood cell counts, electrolytes, lipids, and functions of liver, kidney and thyroid. ...Read more

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What does sma7 blood test stand for?

SMA-7: "sma-7" (sequential multiple analysis-7) or chem-7 is a blood test that test for lytes (potassium/chloride/sodium/co2) renal function (bun/creatinine) and the blood sugar (glucose). ...Read more

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What does an ipep blood test detect?

Please spell it out: It would help if you could describe the test you have in mind. If your doctor ordered the test, it would be prudent to ask her/him. ...Read more

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How can you prepare for a blood test?

Depends on the type: Of test. Usually one needs to have overnight fast. Fasting is not needed for all tests and additional preparation is needed for others. Please discuss the matter with your doctor who is ordering the test. ...Read more

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High rcdw in a blood test. Is it bad?

Big picture: Red cell size distribution width can be high simply from donating blood, or from early iron deficiency before anemia or any of several non-problems. And reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside. Your history, physical exam and other labs are what matter; ignore a lone high rdw. ...Read more

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Is it ever that a blood test be false?

Is it ever that a blood test be false?

Yes, depends on test: Some tests are initial screening tests which are designed to "flag" anyone who has a condition. Because of this design (high sensitivity test), there are probably some people without the condition tested who also may "flag" positive (false positive) on that test.

These findings require repeat or confirmatory testing to ensure that the diagnosis is correct (true positive). ...Read more

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How often do u need to take blood test?

How often do u need to take blood test?

You do not!: There is not need to take blood tests if you are otherwise healthy. Doctors will do screening tests, depending on the patient's history and physical finding. Let your doctor decide when it may be appropriate to do blood test and the kind of test. ...Read more