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How is genetic testing for heart conditions done? Blood test?

How is genetic testing for heart conditions done?  Blood test?

Geenetic consult: It is known that the heritability of heart disease is 45-55%, but only 10% of possible genetic causes have been found. Genetic testing usually begins by meeting with a genetic counselor and/or medical geneticist physician, individualized risk assessment; blood work for genetic testing when indicated. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Is there a site for understanding thyroid blood tests?

Is there a site for understanding thyroid blood tests?

Your doctor: In addition to consulting your doctor you may wish to visit the websites hosted by mayo clinic, arup and aacc. ...Read more

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For blood tests, under a basic metabolic panel, what does TSH 3rd generation mean?

For blood tests, under a basic metabolic panel, what does TSH 3rd generation mean?

More sensitive than: Second generation. Third generation TSH assays can detect both hyper and hypo-function of thyroid gland. Second generation can only detect hypo-function. ...Read more

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Would blood tests for gloucose and thyroid reveal liver ussues?

Would blood tests for gloucose and thyroid reveal liver ussues?

No: There are specific tests for liver function and those are different from glucose and thyroid function tests. ...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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Does the routine blood exam after appointments test for thyroid levels?

Does the routine blood exam after appointments test for thyroid levels?

Not necessarily: Blood tests are ordered for specific reasons. Generally they are targeted to discover specific diseases or conditions. ...Read more

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Blood tests for cancer? If so which tests?

Blood tests for cancer? If so which tests?

None: Unless specifically requested by your doctor. Each test is for a specific kind of cancer, but cannot be used for screening or used alone for diagnosis. Psa is a long discussion, does not apply to you. ...Read more

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What medical test is done to check for diabetes? Blood work?

What medical test is done to check for diabetes? Blood work?

Testing for Diabetes: Start with a fasting blood sugar and hemoglobin a1c. Usual symptoms include drinking lots of water, urinating a lot, and always being hungry/eating a lot. ...Read more

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Does a routine blood test check for thyroid problems?

Routine?: These days, there's no such thing as routine blood tests. Drs used to perform "wellness panels" at the time of a checkup. But now we have to tailor tests to the individual & only perform what is necessary, beneficial, & cost-effective. So, if you recently saw your dr & had "routine" labs done, there is a chance that your thyroid was not tested. We only check the level when symptoms warrant concern. ...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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Iron studies panel was abnormal indicating Hemochromatosis. Doc sent me for genetic blood test to confirm. If this is positive, what is the treatment?

Iron studies panel was abnormal indicating Hemochromatosis. Doc sent me for genetic blood test to confirm. If this is positive, what is the treatment?

Blood letting: The treatment is relatively simple. Periodically, some of your blood is drained out to remove iron along with your red cells. Done regularly it would prevent excess iron accumulation and the usual damage excess iron causes. ...Read more

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Celiac disease blood testing involves what tests usually?

Celiac disease blood testing involves what tests usually?

TTG IgA , others : Arguably the most accurate is the ttg IgA level. In those who are IgA deficient, i believe a dpg igg is the best. Others include anti-endomysial antibodies. The gold standard is duodenal biopsies obtained during endoscopy. ...Read more

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What tests are done to check for celiac? Stool test. Blood test? Specific test?

What tests are done to check for celiac? Stool test. Blood test? Specific test?

Several available: You can go through a two stage screening process.Celiac disease is an exaggerated form of gluten intolerance and may be suspected based on blood tests: elevated ttg-iga, if IgA deficient - ttg-igg.If the blood tests are suggestive an intestinal biopsy to study the cell changes is confirmatory. ...Read more