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Doctor insights on: Blood Test For Esr Level

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Esr (Definition)

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate is a medical test for inflammation, where blood is centrifuged & rate of sedimentation is ...Read more


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What if blood tests show high sgot levels?

What if blood tests show high sgot levels?

Repeat / start worup: High sgot/liver enyzme levels are quite common but do need a workup. Causes range from having gotten drunk a few days previous to taking iboprofen to lack of physical fitness to life-threatening, treatable illnesses like viral or autoimmune hepatitis / hemochromatosis / wilson's / drug allergy. Your physician knows the right way to proceed for you. ...Read more

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Could a TSH blood test detect low testosterone levels?

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Could a TSH blood test detect low testosterone levels?

No: Tsh or thyroid stimulating hormone is only good for assessing thyroid function (either good, overactive or underactive). With that said, during that same blood draw, your blood could potentially be checked for testosterone to determine how much you have. This is best done in the morning. Remember that we really should treat the person (and symptoms), not just a number. Make sure benefit > risk. ...Read more

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Does psa blood test need fasting?

Does psa blood test need fasting?

No. For most blood: fasting is not needed & commonly misleading, though promoted. Optimal PSA value <1.0 ng/dL, though called normal up to 4.0 ng/mL. At 1.3 ng/ml (Avodart Trial; most thorough done to date) prostate size, by ultrasound, has doubled young healthy values. If PSA < 1.0, prostate cancer extremely rare. If elevated, consider https://www.accureference.com "Prostate Health Index" test for better guidance. ...Read more

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What conditions will a CRP blood test detect?

What conditions will a CRP blood test detect?

None: C-reactive protein measures degree of inflammation in many diseases but does not actually detect any. ...Read more

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What do high ALT levels in blood test indicate?

What do high ALT levels in blood test indicate?

Liver or muscle: Alt is a liver enzyme that is also present in muscle tissue. High levels could mean some inflammation of either of those areas but you need other, more specific tests to analyze the alt level correctly. ...Read more

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What is crp 14.7 level in blood test mean?

What  is crp 14.7 level  in blood test mean?

See details: CRP levels are elevated with any issue that cause an inflammatory response in the body. The level you list is mildly elevated. ...Read more

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What does a low AST blood test indicate?

What does a low AST blood test indicate?

Probably nothing: Generally nothing. It usually has no clinical significance although it can be low in severe liver disease such as cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Blood test report: homocysteine level high/ blood platelets low/ bilirubin high. What could be wrong?

Blood test report: homocysteine level high/ blood platelets low/ bilirubin high. What could be wrong?

Big picture please: As a lab doctor, this means nothing in isolation. I appreciate your caring & this is no familiar pattern. Is the person clinically healthy? How off are the values? Vegetarians and junk-fooders are equally at risk for high homocysteine as are folks with genetic disease. Bilirubin -- gilbert's? Platelets -- gin and tonic? This isn't something to discuss in a 400-character text thx 4 understanding. ...Read more

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Is Haptoglobin (mg/dl) test a blood chemistry test or hematological test?

Is Haptoglobin (mg/dl) test a blood chemistry test or hematological test?

Haptpglobin: Is a transport protein for the breakdown of hemoglobin. If is used to assess for RBC destruction. When the haptoglobin Is low there is an association with increased hemolysis ...Read more

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What would abnormal vitamin a serum blood test indicate?

What would abnormal vitamin a serum blood test indicate?

Abnormal Vit A: It means you have a deficiency of vit a if it's too low and too much vitamin a if it's too high! see http://ods.Od.Nih.Gov/factsheets/vitamina-healthprofessional/. ...Read more

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What does quantitative igg subclass measurement blood test show?

What does quantitative igg subclass measurement blood test show?

IgG subclasses: There are several classes of immunoglobulins like IgA, IgM, and IgE. IgG also has subclasses that we test for. A subclass deficiency can be an explanation for susceptibility to certain types of infections. An Allergist/Immunologist can put the results in perspective for you in the context of your history. ...Read more

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Blood test shows élévated bilirubin , urine test négative for bilirubin. Any explanation??

Unconjugated: Bilirubin exists in the blood in both the conjugated and Unconjugated forms. Only the conjugated can enter the urine. If you feel well, and this is new, you very likely have Gilbert's non-disease. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What r different ways doctors to establish presence of infection through blood test apart from checking ESR level?

What r different ways doctors to establish presence of  infection through blood test apart from checking ESR level?

Lab not the answer: Presence of infection is usually a clinical judgment based on pain, swelling, redness and warmth. Systemic infection is heralded by fever, malaise, tachycardia, tachypnea. At that point many blood and chemistry abnormalities including elevated esr, crp, wbc. The infecting organism can often be cultured from the blood. However, a lesser infection often gives no sign in the labwork. ...Read more