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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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Upper Respiratory Infection (Definition)

An upper respiratory infection refers to an infection that involves the lining of the breathing passages above the lungs. It usually refers to infections that involve multiple areas simultaneously such as the nose, sinus, ears, throat, ...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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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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What's a u/e blood test and what's it for?

What's a u/e blood test and what's it for?

Renal dysfunction: Generally this abbreviation stands for urea and electrolytes and may be used to help assess patients with impaired kidney function. It measures urea levels in the blood along with sodium, potassium, chloride, bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) and depending on the laboratory, serum creatinine with an estimate of creatinine clearance. ...Read more

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What is the PTT blood test?

What is the PTT blood test?

Clotting factors: This is a screen for several clotting factors, and substances that can interfere with them. ...Read more

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What is MCV in a blood test?

What is MCV in a blood test?

RBC size: Mcv stands for mean cell volume and measures the size of a red cell. Small size can be due to iron deficiency or various inhereted kinds of anemias most commonly. Large red cells are seen with B12 deficiency, Folic Acid deficiency, alcohol abuse, liver disease, some drugs, hypothyroidism, and many kinds of bone marrow problems. Mcv is used to help find the cause of anemia. ...Read more

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What is mchc in a blood test?

Mean corpuscular: Hemoglobin concentration. It is one of the calculated indices to measure the amount of hemoglobin in each red cell. It may be used to differentiate the types of anemia. Iron deficiency anemias have low mchc. ...Read more

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What is the FSH blood test?

What is the FSH blood test?

FSH: Fsh is an indirect marker of ovarian reserve, ie the ability to generate more eggs with fertility treatment. It is not a very effective marker of egg quality. So the implication of a high or borderline value depends on your age, and whether you are attempting pregnancy on your own or resorting to ivf. Most fertility specialists prefer amh testing as it is more consistent and can be done any time. ...Read more

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My hCG blood test wwas 35mIu/ml?

My hCG blood test wwas 35mIu/ml?

Need more info: This seems like a normal level for early pregnancy, but to be sure, you should state how many weeks you are. As long as you're having an appropriate rise in your HCG level (doubling every 48-72 hrs), then there's nothing to worry about. There's no need for you to continue checking your HCG level, however, unless you have concerns for miscarriage or your doctor recommends it. Congrats! ...Read more

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Is 15 a normal ca-125 blood test?

Is 15 a normal ca-125 blood test?

CA 125: Yes, there are 2 main ca 125 scales depending on the manufacturer of the test. 1-20 and 1-35. However, ca 125 is not a good screening test just looking for cancer. ...Read more

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What is an ANA or anca blood test?

What is an ANA or anca blood test?

Antinuclear Antibody: ANA stands for antinuclear antibody test which is used to detect autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. There are inflammatory cells that can turn against itself. ...Read more

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Having HIV blood test and nervous!?

Having HIV blood test and nervous!?

Whatever you do,: Do not let the anxiety stop you from having the test! Go with a friend, meditate, whatever it takes, but have the test! ...Read more

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How does a pregnancy blood test work?

How does a pregnancy blood test work?

HCG level: The embryo, after implantation in the uterus, makes human chorionic gonadotrophic hormone (HCG). Both blood and urine pregnancy tests depend on detecting HCG, a marker of pregnancy ...Read more

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What is the blood test ca 19-9 used as?

What is the blood test ca 19-9 used as?

A "Tumor marker": Ca 19-9 is elevated in ovarian, pancreatic and biliary cancers. But the levels are elevated in non-malignant disease as well, so it is not a good test for detecting cancers. It may be used to monitor the response of a tumor to treatment, if it was elevated prior to treatment. ...Read more

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When can a blood test detect pregnancy?

10 days.: Blood test HCG quantitative test can show pregnancy as early as 10 days of conception. ...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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Can a cmp blood test diagnose a disease?

Yes: Complete metabolic panel is usually a screening test but each of the components can provide diagnostic information, e.g., elevated blood glucose could be diagnostic or diabetes. ...Read more