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What is anti-jo 1 on bloodwork?

What is anti-jo 1 on bloodwork?

M.D. visit: I agree that this may be a marker for myositis and is found in approximately 25% of patients with the disease. I would suggest a physician exam to include assessment of muscle strength. ...Read more

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What does umol/L mean in bloodwork?

What does umol/L mean in bloodwork?

It's a measure: It stands for micro moles per Liter of fluid. It's a measure of dissolved solutes in a solution. It's how that particular test is set up. There is a normal range for each test and that's what you should pay attention to. ...Read more

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What does baso regarding bloodwork mean?

What does baso regarding bloodwork mean?

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

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What tests are included in routine bloodwork?

What tests are included in routine bloodwork?

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

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How much will eating a donut effect bloodwork?

How much will eating a donut effect bloodwork?

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

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What to do if I forgot to fast before bloodwork?

What to do if I forgot to fast before bloodwork?

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

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Why do I have to have bloodwork checked frequently?

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

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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

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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

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 won‘t 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

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No estrogen on bloodwork but having cycles?

No estrogen on bloodwork but having cycles?

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

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My bloodwork is great but my HDL is 4ptsthe low?

My bloodwork is great but my HDL is 4ptsthe low?

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

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All bloodwork normal, except RDW slightly low???

All bloodwork normal, except RDW slightly low???

RDW: The RDW is the rbc distribution width. If the rest of your panel was negative I would not be concerned. The RDW will change with conditions like sickle cell disease. It can be also associated with dietary deficiencies such as iron or folic acid. ...Read more

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What does slight hemolysis mean on bloodwork results?

Lab : Nothing to worry. The specimen was either collected with difficulty or was tested with delay. ...Read more

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Why there is immature granulocyte found in the bloodwork?

Why there is immature granulocyte found in the bloodwork?

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

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What is bnp in bloodwork stand for and what does it test?

What is bnp in bloodwork stand for and what does it test?

BNP: 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

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