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Bone Blood Test
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Lab results: Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Depending on the test, a normal value may rule out disease but other normal results do not necessarily mean lack of disease. It would be useful to have the actual results. ...Read more
X ray of broken bone showed hole in bone biopsy done and was neg for bone cancer. Recent blood test showed low white blood count. Reason for concern?
Thick blood , high inflammation levels abnormal liver function in all 3 blood tests, test back pos for blood clot on lung after dye test, back neg?
This is serious: I trust the dye test was a pulmonary angiogram that demonstrated a pulmonary thromboembolus, and it has also been determined that you have hypercoagulable blood. This is a major problem that will require work with your primary care physician and probably long-term medical management -- more than healthtap can do. Hope you do not smoke. The "inflammation" & liver labs need to be addressed in time. ...Read more
No blood test: There is no blood test to detect amyloidosis. Sophisticated laboratory techniques called electrophoresis or free light chain assays may reveal early evidence of some amyloid proteins. A biopsy is needed to confirm a diagnosis of amyloidosis and determine the specific type of protein involved in the disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My blood test for jak2 was negative but blood counts are still rising would you recomend bone marrow biopsy?
My son's blood test showed leukocytes 3, lymphocytes 1 and neutrophils 0.6. When will a bone marrow test be indicated? This was the 3rd abnormal test
Bone marrow test: May not be indicated as a next step, before that, more evaluation of his clinical condition by a hematologist and an a clinical immunologist, if available. His development, clinical status, immunization status need assessment first, avoid live vaccines for now till diagnosis is final, viz oral polio, MMR, Yellow fever, BCG and ? Menigitis vacccines. Wish yourself and your son all the best ...Read more
Urine test showed white blood cells in urine but no infection. Blood test showed low white blood cell count. Any correlation?
No: They do not correlate.Get a more detailed answer ›
More useful to : Exclude clots. A blood test may be done as a screening test to check for clots, not specifically in the legs. These tests, if negative are useful in excluding blood clots, but positive results have many false positives. ...Read more
No.: Bone cancers are typically diagnosed by biopsy after noticing an abnormality on x-ray or mri. There typically have no abnormalities of blood work. Leukemia is a bone marrow disorder. This is not a bone cancer, but can be confused, as the abnormal marrow is inside the bone. Leuekemias often have abnormal blood work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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