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I assume you are....: Referring to basophils, a subtype of granulocytes (a kind of white blood cell) that has a distinct appearance in a blood smear. They are basophilic, which means they stain dark purple with hematoxylin. They are rich in histamine, Heparin and chondroitin sulfate). They are often difficult to detect because they are rare. When elevated, this is usually associated with eosinophilia & atopic response. ...Read more
It depends: Typically, routine bloodwork includes bmp (checks electrolytes, kidney function, and glucose level) or cmp which includes bmp+ liver function tests. In addition, CBC is also included in "routine bloodwork" which checks for white blood cell count, hemoglobin, and platelets. There is also "routine bloodwork" for various health conditions and if on certain medications, so would check with doctor. ...Read more
Not much: Your triglycerides maybe up a bit from the grease that helps make donuts so much fun to eat. If your physician is of the school that thinks this actually matters, let him/her know you cheated. It may raise your glucose slightly and if this is about diabetes and was supposed to be fasting, again confess your donut. There's no other real impact. Eat sensibly overall, stay fit, and enjoy donuts. ...Read more
Tell the lab: Let the lab or office now so they can account for that when interpreting results or re-schedule that particular test for when you are fasting. Not all blood tests require you to be fasting but some will give false results if you are not fasting at least 6 hours. ...Read more
Medication effects: Certain medications require close monitoring to make sure that their blood levels are high enough to be effective, but not so high as to increase the risk of side effects. You may also have a disease (such as thyroid disease or diabetes) that tends to vary in severity over time, and it is important to make sure your treatment is adequate. ...Read more
I would like to have my bloodwork discussed with me in detail as it relates to my current RX reality.?
but would be a pleasure
Based on my bloodwork in my health files can anyone tell me the next step, or what steps or tests they recommend.
Need 2 C results: You have not included any lab results for us to recommend anything. ...Read more
I have not been feeling well for over a year not but my bloodwork always comes back fine how do I find out what's wrong with me?
Get other opinion: Nobody is perfect. Just because nothing is found by one person does not mean another person can't find a better answer. See another doctor. You need to be more specific with your symptoms, which will direct the work-up. You may need a specialist, but it depends on your symptoms. ...Read more
How long does hydros stay in your system my husband is taking hydros but has been without for 3 days will it still show up in the bloodwork
If your hyplori is high in the bloodwork, how can you bring your hyplori down? What can cause it to get high? This was in July I have to follow up on it
Infection: Usually the blood test is antibody/IgG test. Your body makes antibody to fight off germs (in this case h. pylori) and the antibody may stay a long time in your body after the germs are gone so that if you get the same germs again, it wont take long for your body to mount a defense. That being said, the level should come down after eradication. Best test to confirm eradication is by stool antigen. ...Read more
Estrogen levels...: Estrogen levels vary depending on where in the cycle you are. If the Estradiol (ovarian estrogen) is really undetectable, then it could be timing dependent, or you could be having cycles due to another source of estrogen (pills, patches, fat cells, etc). Furthermore, you could be having postmeopausal bleeding which is a risk for cancer. See a gynecologist! ...Read more
Lifestyle measures.: The best way to raise cardioprotective HDL is cardiovascular exercise. Shoot for forty or forty-five minutes daily. Supplementation with no-flush Niacin may help as well, 2000 to 3000mg daily in divided doses. Fish oil supplements may help this as well, as healthy fats can raise the HDL. ...Read more
Lab : Nothing to worry. The specimen was either collected with difficulty or was tested with delay. ...Read more
Don't worry: A granulocyte is a blood cell that fights infection. You have a large percentage of them in your blood all the time. It could just be a random finding to see an immature one. It could also be that you have an infection causing a recent increase in the number and type of cells that fight infection. Follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
Brain Natriuretic Peptide.
In general terms BNP can be interpreted as follows. A normal BNP level makes the diagnosis of Heart Failure unlikely (rule out test) A high BNP level makes the diagnosis of HF very likely (rule in or confirm test) Intermediate values of BNP require careful interpretation, in light of patients age (consider age-adjusted cut-off values) and co-existing conditions. ...Read more
Why do you ask?: This is right at the middle of the reference ("normal") range if these are otherwise standard units. It's fine. Did someone tell you otherwise? Some labs / countries use different units (a person with 13 mg/dL, for example, would be very jaundiced). ...Read more
It is herpes: If culture was positive it is Herpes infection and blood work will catch up with it. You are likely talking about genital herpes, if so, please note that you can pass it to your sexual partners even when there are no visible lesions. You ought to disclose your herpes infection to all your potential sex partners. ...Read more
Relaxation: Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. If you haven't been assessed for your fear of blood work — that would be prudent. Anxiety is no fun but it is treatable. ...Read more
Your question?: Anything from low thyroid to lowish B12 to lowish folate (folic acid) to being a drinker to havng a cold agglutinin that causes occasional pairs of red cells to be counted as one. Don't treat lab values; look at the whole picture. If you can rephrase your question to be more speciifc, we'd love to answer. ...Read more
Normal value range is:
Male: 12-300 ng/mL (nanograms per millilter)
Female: 12-150 ng/mL ...Read more
Hematoma: A hematoma is a localized collection of blood outside the blood vessels, usually in liquid form within the tissue. You may have bled a bit, internally, after the blood was drawn. It is perfectly normal. ...Read more
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