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What info does hepathic pannel blood funciton blood test provides?

What info does hepathic pannel blood funciton blood test provides?

Lots: The hepatic function tests measure how much protein is in your blood- 1 of the most important proteins, albumin, is made by the liver. These tests also measure levels of different substances made in the liver. The specific values for these substances can indicate damage to liver cells, like in cirrhosis, or blockages in liver drainage, such as with gall stones. ...Read more

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If you smoke pot daily how long would you have to stop for it to not show up positive in a panel blood test?

If you smoke pot daily how long would you have to stop  for it to not show up positive  in a panel blood test?

See answer: Low levels of Marijuana can be detected in the blood of regular users for up to a month after stopping use. It disappears from the blood of occasional users much quicker, usually within several days. In regular users THC can be found in stored in fat tissues for up to a month after using Marijuana. THC is also absorbed by the heart, liver and brain. ...Read more

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Is there any full blood test/panel that tests for HSV or does it always have to be specially ordered?

Is there any full blood test/panel that tests for HSV or does it always have to be specially ordered?

Specifically ordered: You can test for antibodies or evidence of viral DNA or antigens in vesicles swabs, blood or spinal fluid. I'm pretty sure it's not part of another panel. ...Read more

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What are the normal numbers for a liver pannel blood test? Dr says i'm high (60 for one and 130 for the other)?

What are the normal numbers for a liver pannel blood test? Dr says i'm high (60 for one and 130 for the other)?

Abnormal liver tests: There are several liver function tests. You need to discuss this with your doctor to see if the tests are significant, and what to do about them. ...Read more

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Will THC show in a metabolic panel blood test?

Will THC show in a metabolic panel blood test?

Mostly in urine: Don't use if you worry about results people not able to get jobs when they use . Mostly detected in urine and hair . Every lab have different metabolic panel best will be to ask what they are going to check ...Read more

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Can I consume black coffee prior to a blood test? I'm having a Complete metabolic panel drawn tomorrow which requires fasting.

Can I consume black coffee prior to a blood test? I'm having a Complete metabolic panel drawn tomorrow which requires fasting.

Better to avoid it: It is better to not eat or drink any thing more than 8 hours, except taking water.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Which blood test would I need to test for diabetes? Metabolic panel?

Which blood test would I need to test  for diabetes? Metabolic panel?

Diabetes testing: The current testing guidelines for type 2 diabetes are hemogloblobin A1c (over 6.5%), fasting blood glucose (>126) and 2 hr blood glucose (>200). Symptoms that suggest you need to be tested include symptoms of hyperglycemia (such as frequent urination, increased thirst, blurred vision) or hyperglycemic crisis with random plasma glucose ≥ 200 mg/dl. If this is you, see your doc right away. ...Read more

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Should I request a full panel blood test for my 3 and 1/2 years old daughter?

Probably not: Bloodwork should be based on issues present and full screening labs are probably not needed at this age. ...Read more

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Will marijuana show in a metabolic panel blood test?

Will marijuana show in a metabolic panel blood test?

Drug Testing : Nope. Drug testing has to be specifically ordered and ordered to include the range of drugs one is suspicious of. ...Read more

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If EGD came up negative for celiac, do I need to do a celiac panel blood test?

If EGD came up negative for celiac, do I need to do a celiac panel blood test?

Doubtful.: The EGD with biopsy and direct investigation is the gold standard in regards to diagnostic testing for celiac disease. ...Read more

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How much gluten food does a patient need to eat before taking a celiac panel blood test? How far in advance does she need to eat gluten food? Thanks!

Sometimes none: A celiac "panel" should look for several things and some of those will be positive in people with celiac disease without any exposure to gluten at or before the time of the test. Certain antibodies will only be positive if you have been exposed to gluten a day or so before the study, but they do not define celiac disease. ...Read more

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On my blood test, it show my vitamin d hydroxy 25 panel being 20.6. What does this mean?

On my blood test, it show my vitamin d hydroxy 25 panel being 20.6. What does this mean?

Seasonal too: One reason so many people have low vit d levels is because we don't get out enough, and have too little sun exposure. There is often a drop in vit d during the winter months. In addition to supplements, you may want to make an effort to get out in the sunlight more. Not "sunbathing", but physical activity. ...Read more

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"what information does metabolic panel blood test gives to a doctor about a patient's health?"

Much: In the 1970's, using the chemical ("metabolic") profiler for screening was "controversial." today it's cheap and is the usual way in which we pick up several common treatable diseases before symptoms occur -- the hepatitis family, alcoholic / lifestyle / medication-induced liver injury, wilson's, hemochromatosis, parathyroid disease, blood lipid problems. The key is interpreting it! ...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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Which endocrine disorders/problems would a comprehensive metabolic panel blood test NOT detect?

Which endocrine disorders/problems would a comprehensive metabolic panel blood test NOT detect?

All: Comprehensive panel abnormalities could suggest possibility of endocrine disorders or in extreme hyperglycemia detect Diabetics . Thyroid disease, adrenal diseases,etc require specific test ...Read more

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Will eating and taking a multivitamin before my blood test affect results on my cbc and metabolic panel?

Depends: CBC will not be affected.
If the metabolic panel contains tests for lipids, those would be affected.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more