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Bone Density Blood Test
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?
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
I am a serving soldier in british forces... had my bloods done for thiroid and liver function and bone density and also a blood count will THC show?
Depends: It depends as to whether they routinely screen soldiers for drugs. Generally THC stays in the system for many days because it is lipophilic and binds to the fat stores and releases every so often. Depending on how heavy your use is, it can be there for weeks. ...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
My ALP blood test came back 2 times now in 2 months. 158 first time , 68 second time. My bones do hurt. Wrists.
What should I do?
See below: All laboratory 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. Having said that, your second reading with within normal limits and your ALP may not be related to your symptoms. You may try taking Vitamin D3 at a dose of about 4000 units/day for about three months. ...Read more
Mu daughter have had a blood test recently. I am told that her FLT are high (54) and they mention something about bones. What can it indicate?
I have RA. Diagnosis from bone scan. Blood test normal so far. My RF was 9 five months ago & now is 12. Will this number continue to rise with time?
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
What kind of blood test would my hematology dr. Order to see what's wrong with my blood instead of a bone marrow test?
Hierarchy of tests: Usual approach is to do a complete blood cells count and performa microscopic examination of the blood smear, the latter may be done by a pathologist. Depending on the findings, symptoms, and signs, other tests may be selected, e.G, flow cytometry, antibody testing, dna testing, and a bone marrow. Each test has its own place and there is no test instead of bone marrow. ...Read more
Why do the bones in my keg ache all the time i feel it more when i go to bed i've had blood test and all good what's my next option please thank you?
Though not usually: Described as an "ache", if your clinical history, lab work and x-rays (if done) are all normal you may have RLS or restless limb syndrome. Hard to tell without interviewing and examining you, but perhaps you could discuss that with your doctor. ...Read more