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Can a blood test measure electrolyte levels?

Can a blood test measure electrolyte levels?

Blood values: Yes, the only way you can test for electrolyte levels in the one's blood is by drawing it and sending it to the lab for analysis to what they are. ...Read more

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Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Does a blood test for renal function need fasting beforehand?

Does a blood test for renal function need fasting beforehand?

Kidney blood test: No, if you are checking for creatinine and BUN levels, you do not to be fasting before your blood sample is taken. ...Read more

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Does blood test for thyroid function show hormone irregularities?

Only thyroid: If the only hormone measured was thyroid, then that is the only hormone abnormality that would be detected. ...Read more

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Blood test results showed elevated liver enzymes and elevated kidney function. What does this mean?

Blood test results showed elevated liver enzymes and elevated kidney function. What does this mean?

Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking a history, physical examination, looking at the actual lab results and may be additional studies. Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is in the best position to do that. ...Read more

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Urine test protein 2+ for the past 2 visits. Blood test creatinine etc kidney function is ok. What causes protein in urine?

Urine test protein 2+ for the past 2 visits. Blood test creatinine etc kidney function is ok. What causes protein in urine?

Several causes: Your physician would do well to rule out orthostatic protenuria, the most common cause and utterly harmless. It's ruled out, then begin a workup. There are a host of causes. ...Read more

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Would regular two month blood donation affect bilirubin, albumin and other liver function bloodwork? wouldnt the blood loss skew the LFT numbers?

Would regular two month blood donation affect bilirubin, albumin and other liver function bloodwork? wouldnt the blood loss skew the LFT numbers?

No: http://www.bloodcenters.org/blood-donation/facts-about-blood-donation/ The major side effect from donating blood frequently is low blood iron and anemia. LFTs are not likely to be affected. See the site above information about blood donation. ...Read more

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Blood tests of levels pancreadits?

Blood tests   of levels  pancreadits?

Pancreatitis: Typical tests done include amylase and lipase. Amylase can be elevated due to other problems, so lipase is more specific. Any elevation indicates a problem. Lab values are specific to the lab used. Severe pancreatitis can elevate the lipase into the 1000's. Even a small elevation above normal can cause severe pain. ...Read more

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Do blood and urine tests tested for sugar levels as well?

Do blood and urine tests tested for sugar levels as well?

Both are tested!: Glucose is routinely tested in a chemical profile in a doctors office. Virtually all urine tests look for sugar in the urine! ...Read more

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Does a comprehensive metabolic panel blood test include a test of blood glucose levels?

Does a comprehensive metabolic panel blood test include a test of blood glucose levels?

Yes: Hi. Yes it does. If you have the blood drawn fasting, you have a good way you screen for diabetes (fasting serum glucose). The CMP also measures many other important blood chemistries. To your health! ...Read more

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In the kidney function blood test can THC show up?

See below: Usually it is a urine test. One would have to specifically test for thc...It is not part of the kidney function panel. ...Read more

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Can a blood test show elevated levels of provigil/modafinil?

Can a blood test show elevated levels of provigil/modafinil?

Yes.: It's level in the blood can be measured, but will fluctuate wildly since it is out of your system after 14 hrs! ...Read more

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What blood test checks for pancreatic enzymes?

What blood test checks for pancreatic enzymes?

Amylase & lipase: These check for the enzymes to see if they're being released into the blood when somebody has an upper abdominal emergency. If you're concerned you haven't got enough pancreatic enzymes, a stool assay for pancreatic elastase might be more helpful. ...Read more

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My kidney function test show low levels of urea, 13.00 mg/dl.

My kidney function test show low levels of urea,  13.00 mg/dl.

Not a problem: The reference range for urea is the level for most folks who are not obviously sick. Low serum urea is never a problem. If you're obviously sick with something else, it may provide a clue -- but probably not. I hope you're not restricting dietary protein for some reason. "treat the person, not the numbers" -- but i'm glad you're asking and remaining proactive. ...Read more

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Thick blood , high inflammation levels abnormal liver function in all 3 blood tests, test back pos for blood clot on lung after dye test, back neg?

Thick blood , high inflammation levels  abnormal liver function in all 3 blood tests, test  back pos for blood clot on lung after dye test, back neg?

This is serious: I trust the dye test was a pulmonary angiogram that demonstrated a pulmonary thromboembolus, and it has also been determined that you have hypercoagulable blood. This is a major problem that will require work with your primary care physician and probably long-term medical management -- more than healthtap can do. Hope you do not smoke. The "inflammation" & liver labs need to be addressed in time. ...Read more

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Can a blood test check neurotransmitter levels?

Can a blood test check neurotransmitter levels?

Neurotransmitters: blood tests are occasionally done for epinephrine and norepinephrine, but not normally for serotonin, dopamine, glutamate and others. ...Read more