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Ua (Definition)

A ua is a urinalysis, or chemical and microscopic analysis of the urine. The standard urinalysis is performed with a dipstick test for ph, blood, protein, sugar, and ketones. In addition, a urinalysis usually includes a microscope examination to identify if the urine contains cells, "casts" (structures that indicate a problem originating in the kidney) or crystals (such as ...Read more


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Unexplnd wieght loss-50lbs, 3 mths, tired same time every day, dizziness, regular bldwrk normal, basics cmp, cbc, TSH profile, did have wbc's abd crystals in ua, +lupusanticoag years ago. Ideas?

Unexplnd wieght loss-50lbs, 3 mths, tired same time every day, dizziness, regular bldwrk normal, basics cmp, cbc, TSH profile, did have wbc's abd crystals in ua, +lupusanticoag years ago. Ideas?

Need evaluation: Unintended weight loss of 50 lbs is a serious matter and needs to be investigated by more than usual blood tests. There is a long list of possible explanations. Detailed history, physical examination and other studies need to be done. See this site for info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/unexplained-weight-loss/my00713. ...Read more

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Im always worried about my health. I have anxiety for almost three years now.although im not taking any medication for it. all my cmp CBC TSH lipid ok?

Im always worried about my health. I have anxiety for almost three years now.although im not taking any medication for it. all my cmp CBC TSH lipid ok?

Anxiety: Glad to hear your labs are OK… or do you want us to review them? Don't see them. If normal, you may want to consider tackling your health issue that you mentioned… your anxiety. There are many medications and therapies available to help you, ask your doctor about them and see if they are right for you. ...Read more

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What would cause ammonia smell in nose, chronic fatigue and muscle weakness in a 32yr asthmatic mom of 4 with perfect tsh, cmp, CBC and lipid panel?

What would cause ammonia smell in nose, chronic fatigue and muscle weakness in a 32yr asthmatic mom of 4 with perfect tsh, cmp, CBC and lipid panel?

Sinus Infection: You need to have your doctor check if you have sinus infection which is one of the common complications of allergies. Sinus infection gives you a sense of 'bad smell' maybe ammoniacal or not. Not well controlled asthma and allergies in itself makes you to have chronic fatigue and muscle weakness and thus more pronounced with any infection. Allergies can also increase your sensitivity to smell. ...Read more

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Had my yearly exam.Did a cbc, lipids, a1c, thyroid&ua.Everything came back good except my ua showed moderate epithilial casts.What is that? Concerning?

Had my yearly exam.Did a cbc, lipids, a1c, thyroid&ua.Everything came back good except my ua showed moderate epithilial casts.What is that? Concerning?

Not usually: Renal epithelial cells are normally found in urine and moderate numbers are not suggestive of underlying disease. Its is also possible that the urine sample was contaminated and the epithelial cell are from lower urinary tract. Have this test repeated a few months later. ...Read more

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Complete Blood Count (Definition)

Share on twitter bookmark & share printer-friendly version a complete blood count (CBC) test measures the following: •the number of red blood cells (rbc count) •the number of white blood cells (wbc count) •the total amount of hemoglobin in the blood •the fraction of the blood composed of ...Read more


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Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (Definition)

A TSH test measures the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in your blood. TSH is produced by the pituitary gland and tells the thyroid gland to make and release the hormones thyroxine ...Read more