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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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What other blood tests are recommended if cbc, cmp, and TSH are not remarkable? Symptoms include fatigue and irritability, esp. After exercise?

What other blood tests are recommended if cbc, cmp, and TSH are not remarkable? Symptoms include fatigue and irritability, esp. After exercise?

Depression Screening: If those tests are normal and you do not have any other symptoms than what you have listed you should be screened for depression. ...Read more

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My doctor ordered all these tests . What is a CBC , T4 , tsh, comp metabolic panel and lipid w/ trig & LDL ? Why do i need all of this ?

My doctor ordered all these tests . What is a CBC , T4 , tsh, comp metabolic panel and lipid w/ trig & LDL ?  Why do  i need all of this ?

Many tests: When you go in to get the results of the test, it is a great time to ask all of these questions to your doctor. ...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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24hrs since a CBC,CMP,lipid profile blood test Is there something wrong? Or an emergency that I have to come in?

24hrs since a CBC,CMP,lipid profile blood test   Is there something wrong? Or an emergency that I have to come in?

Depends: Depends on the policies of the office. I always ask my patients to come in after multiple blood tests so I can sit down with them and explain what was done and what the tests showed - even normal ones. The biggest complaint patients have is that their doctors don't explain adequately. ...Read more

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Is my psychiatrist in the position to demand a blood panel 9? And would the drug appear in urine test or blood test she wrote CBC deff/tsh cmp uds 9

Is my psychiatrist in the position to demand a blood panel 9? And would the drug appear in urine test or blood test she wrote CBC deff/tsh cmp uds 9

Lab work: The doctor ordered CBC with differential (which is blood cells count with count of different cell classes) TSH (which is thyroid stimulating hormone) cmp (which is comprehensive metabolic panel) uds 9 (which is urine drug screen 9-drug panel). All those are routine orders and any psychiatrist would need to know the results to properly assess a patient. There is no reason to suspect of your doctor. ...Read more

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I had a blood test (cbc w/diff, cmp, lipid, thyroid). All were normal (other than slightly low RDW & cholesterol). Feel exhausted often. What next?

I had a blood test (cbc w/diff,  cmp,  lipid, thyroid). All were normal (other than slightly low RDW & cholesterol). Feel exhausted often. What next?

Further evaluation: There are many common causes of fatigue that have not yet been ruled out. You likely did not get adequate thyroid tests. You might have chronic infections such as lyme disease or viral infections, intestinal parasites, heavy metal toxicity, mold toxicity, corticoadrenal insufficiency, depression, vitamin or mineral deficiencies, sleep apnea, food sensitivities etc. Please see my comment:. ...Read more

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Last month I did blood test (CBC, Vitamin D , Lipid, Sugar etc). After blood test i got sick (temperature )and lost about 4 kgs of weight. Reason?

Last month I did blood test (CBC, Vitamin D , Lipid, Sugar etc). After blood test i got sick (temperature )and lost about 4 kgs of weight. Reason?

Coincidence but...: This is almost certainly a coincidence; you would have gotten sick at that time if you had not had the blood test. The only possible connection is that if you experienced a significant amount of stress related to the blood test that might have reduced your immunity thus making it a bit more likely you would get an infection, ...Read more

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Nurse called for blood test results (CBC,tsh,b12) but I wasn't home.she told my mom it could wait for my appointment in 2 weeks.That means not urgent?

Nurse called for blood test results (CBC,tsh,b12) but I wasn't home.she told my mom it could wait for my appointment in 2 weeks.That means not urgent?

Sounds like it: In the grand scheme of things, 2 weeks means not urgent. Of course, if one has any worrisome concerns or questions, one should contact her doctor sooner. ...Read more

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What if you took a blood test and something was wrong ? How long will you know or will you get a call immediately. It been 24 hrs so far 4 CBC lipid p

What if you took a blood test and something was wrong ? How long will you know or will you get a call immediately. It been 24 hrs so far 4 CBC lipid p

Don't worry : Your doctor's office have a protocol in notifying their patients of results . Being young most likely yor results will be normal . Some doctors will notify you by phone of the results after the doctor reviews the results and sign off on them . Some may send you an e mail which immediate . Some may send you a letter which may take a week . If you have an abnormal test they will give you instruction ...Read more

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1.4 then 1.8 bilirubin, the test of my blood Work ,cbc,lipid ,cmp is normal .I dont drink,smoke or do drugs. Help!!!

1.4 then 1.8 bilirubin, the test of my blood Work ,cbc,lipid ,cmp is normal .I dont drink,smoke or do drugs. Help!!!

Isolated bilirubin: elevation is not uncommon, with conditions such as Gilbert's disease. For your specific case, you should ask for advice from the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more

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Cbc lipids chest xray EKG echo lipid test and triponin test done all came back parfect... I have post nasal drip and coughing up specs of blood?

Cbc lipids chest xray EKG echo lipid test and triponin test done all came back parfect... I have post nasal drip and coughing up specs of blood?

Hemoptysis...: Hemoptysis, or coughing blood, has many etiologies. It is usually due to bronchitis but malignancy is another possibility that needs to be ruled out. If you have ever smoked, you may need a chest cat scan to be sure there is no malignancy present. Postnatal drip can cause bronchospasm as well as blood in sputum so this needs treatment. See your doctor and discuss ct scan! ...Read more

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Is it bad result? & Why does my doktor tell me my blood tests are ok when:s-tsh 3,5. T4 9. T3 (liothyronine) 3,7. Ferrarin 13. S-cortisol 318. Levotyroxin 50mg/day..

Is it bad result? & Why does my doktor tell me my blood tests are ok when:s-tsh 3,5. T4 9. T3 (liothyronine) 3,7. Ferrarin 13. S-cortisol 318. Levotyroxin 50mg/day..

Hard to answer: difficult to answer as different laboratories have different value ranges. Ur doctor is looking at the reference ranges likely and seeing that they may be within normal ranges per what the lab has resulted him or her with. ...Read more

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What do these blood tests mean: cmb, cmp, fasting lipid panel?

What do these blood tests mean: cmb, cmp, fasting lipid panel?

Various lab test: Cmp: comprehensive metabolic panel: tests for a variety of different metabolites and studies activity of certain enzymes. The lipid panel is used to test cholesterol, high and low density lipids and lipoproteins. In general, theres are screening tests, and are not necessarily drawn for a specific reason. Without knowing your clinical information, it is tough to give guidance. ...Read more

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Hypothyroid- blood tests, T4 .84 and TSH 6.72 after 3 months of 50mcg levo. Now what?

Hypothyroid- blood tests, T4  .84 and TSH 6.72 after 3 months of 50mcg levo. Now what?

Slightly low: You need more levothyroxine (75 mcg). This should correct the levels to normal. Be sure to take it on an empty stomach and wait at least 40 min before eating. ...Read more

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In hyperthyroidism, would a low TSH be caused by a pituatary tumor? If so, what would blood tests indicate?

In hyperthyroidism, would a low TSH be caused by a pituatary tumor? If so, what would blood tests indicate?

TSH: Tsh, thyroid stimulating hormone (or thyrotropin), is made by the pituitary gland in the brain and signals the thyroid to make thyroid hormone. In hyperthyroidism, thyroid hormone, made by the thyroid, circulates in the blood to the pituitary gland to lower tsh. ...Read more

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What is the normal range of variation for TSH between blood tests taken throughout the year for a person not on any meds?

What is the normal range of variation for TSH between blood tests taken throughout the year for a person not on any meds?

<10%: Tsh is secreted by the pituitary gland as a stimulator of thyroid hormone production. Depending on your thyroid gland function, the TSH value will be reciprocally elevated or decreased. It is a servo mechanism: TSH does down when T4 or T3 (liothyronine) is up. It is a constant fine tuning. But, in general, it does not alter more than 10% during a year. ...Read more

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I have just had 15 blood tests done, one of was a CBC, my MPV is 11.9 ( range from7.4 to 10.4) My MCH slightly high as well 31.3 should i concerned.

CBC: Hi, what is your Hg? I don't think these values are concerning but to properly interpret a CBC one needs all the values including Hg, MCV and etc ...Read more

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