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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 a pit blood test for?

May be confusion: Pt is protime and PTT is partial thromboplastin time. Both are measures of blood clotting (coagulation). Also used to manage anticoagulant meds. ...Read more

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What is a ifab blood test for?

What is a ifab blood test for?

See below: Intrinsic factor is needed for absorption of vitamin B12. Antibody blocking intrinsic factor can lead to pernicious anemia. See this site for more information.

http://education. Questdiagnostics. Com/faq/IFAB ...Read more

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Can a blood test detect cancer?

Can a blood test detect cancer?

Only a few cancers: Unfortunately, there are very few cancers that can be detected through blood tests. These include prostate cancer and leukemia. Some other cancers have tumor marker tests, such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, and others but these are to monitor, not detect the cancer. ...Read more

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Can a blood test detect cancer?

Can a blood test detect cancer?

Yes: However the best way to diagnose cancer is to go to your doctor and have an examination. Blood tests can give clues to how well your organs are functioning and what is happening inside of your body. ...Read more

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What is hCG blood test <1 mean?

Pregnancy test: Usually a HCG level less than 5 miu/ml is interpreted as negative for pregnancy. So this is a negative for pregnancy. All tests must be interpreted with the results from the history and physical examination. ...Read more

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What is aso titre in blood test?

ASO test: This test is used to detect prior infection by group a streptococcus, the bacteria responsible for diseases such as strept throat, glomerulonephritis, rheumatic fever, bacterial endocarditis, and scarlet fever.

The aso antibody may be found in the blood weeks or months after the primary infection has gone. ...Read more

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Does psa blood test need fasting?

Does psa blood test need fasting?

No. For most blood: Tests fasting=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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How do I avoid blood test phobia?

How do I avoid blood test phobia?

You don't: You deal with it. Please take a look at the site listed below. I think there's some good information in there for you. If those don't work you can ask your doctor. Everything I've read indicates that hypnotic approaches do not work so I wouldn't waste my money on those.
www. Healthcentral. Com/anxiety/disorder-types-273889-5.html
approximately 10% of the population has needle phobia. ...Read more

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Does alcohol affect a blood test?

Does alcohol affect a blood test?

That depends on: What type of blood test it is. ...Read more

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Will nicotine blood test show thc?

No: Not unless they are specifically looking for thc as well. ...Read more

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What is the ANA profile blood test?

What is the ANA profile blood test?

Autoimmune: ANA test detects antinuclear antibodies in your blood. Your immune system normally makes antibodies to help you fight infection. Antinuclear antibodies often attack your body's own tissues, each cell's nucleus. Positive ANA test indicates that your immune system is misdirected attacking your own cells. Some people have positive ANA tests even when they're healthy. Ordered if lupus ra, scleroderma. ...Read more

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Does alcohol show up in blood test?

Depends: If the blood test is to test for alcohol, then yes. If it is for other reasons, no. The alcohol may affect other test results, but unless ordered specifically, the alcohol will not be reported. ...Read more

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What does GGT mean on a blood test?

What does GGT mean on a blood test?

Liver function: Gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT) is a marker of liver cell injury. ...Read more

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Can cancer show up in a blood test?

Can cancer show up in a blood test?

Rarely: Unless it a blood cancer (leukemia) it is not likely to show up in the blood. Some of the chemicals produced by cancder (tumor markers) can show up in the blood test and thus can be an indicator for an internal cancer. ...Read more

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Would it show hiv in any blood test?

No: If I understand your question HIV is not diagnosed by routine blood tests. You must have blood tests specifically designed to test for HIV. ...Read more

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Can candida show up in a blood test?

Can candida show up in a blood test?

Depends: There is a kind of blood infection in which yeast (Candida) grows in the blood, it is a serious complication in those whose immune system is not functioning normally or who have another serious critical illness. The organism can be detected in the blood in those cases at times. Other kinds of less serious skin or mucous membrane yeast infections do not show up in the blood. (such as oral thrush) ...Read more

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Blood test results showing low mchc?

Low iron: If the MCHC level is below 28%, this is considered too low. The MCHC level can be too low because of blood loss over time, or too little iron in the body. ...Read more

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What does hba1c on a blood test mean?

What does hba1c on a blood test mean?

Average glucose: Hb A1c reflects the average blood glucose level over the previous 3-4 months. It is usually used to monitor glucose control in diabetes. It is also beginning to be used for diagnosis of diabetes. ...Read more

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What does IgM blood test is done for?

What does IgM blood test is done for?

IgM: It may be done as a general igm test to see if you are low. This is usually part of a more complete study. It may be done to see if you have an acute infection in which case it will be a part of a more complete test. I.E. Igm lyme. ...Read more

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What will a serotonin blood test show?

What will a serotonin blood test show?

Serotonin levels.: This measures the amount of serotonin in your body. Higher than normal levels may mean carcinoid syndrome. The normal range is 101-283 ng/ml. This has a triad of cutaneous flushing, diarrhea, and valvular heart disease, and occurs in 5% of patients with carcinoid tumors. This is important since patients with this syndrome have a 2.5 year median survival from the first episode of flushing. ...Read more

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Normal MCV and high RDW cv blood test?

Normal MCV and high RDW cv blood test?

Need more info: All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. You did not state your question and what you described could well be normal for you. ...Read more

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What is hct in blood test telling you?

Oxygen carrying: Capacity. Hematocrit refers to the volume of red cells in blood. A hct of 40 means that 40% of the blood volume is made up by red cells. Hct is usually three time the level of hemoglobin. ...Read more