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Blood Test Panel C
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
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
Is there any full blood test/panel that tests for HSV or does it always have to be specially ordered?
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
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
What is the like hood to have a paraneoplastic neurology syndrome if the paraneoplastic panel (anti body) blood test is negative?
Need more info: It would be worthwhile to discuss this with an oncologist that your family physician can suggest. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Glucose & lipid panel for blood test has different fasting hours. It is possible for single of withdrawing blood ?
Yes: Most labs require 10-12 hour fasting which is long enough for both. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Will eating and taking a multivitamin before my blood test affect results on my cbc and metabolic panel?
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