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Doctor insights on: Bonnet Dialysis Test

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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Dialysis (Definition)

Simple answer is that it is a medical technology used primarily to provide an artificial replacement for lost kidney function in people with renal failure. Hemodialysis remove wastes and excess water from the blood by circulating blood outside the body through an external filter, called a dialyzer. Blood and dialysate flow through in opposite directions and the ...Read more


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Echocardiogram good, blood tests good, stress test good except for reversible ischemia but test had 10% false positives should I trust the test ?

Echocardiogram good, blood tests good, stress test good except for reversible ischemia but test had 10% false positives should I trust the test ?

Screening test: Stress test is a screening test to determine if ischemia is present. It has good although not perfect reliability. You should discuss the results and next steps with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Does Paraneoplastic antibody syndrome blood test through Mayo Clinic is reliable enough?

Does Paraneoplastic antibody syndrome blood test through Mayo Clinic is reliable enough?

Yes: Mayo Clinic Lab is highly reliable, and is one of the best reference labs in the world. ...Read more

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What are the lloyd hearing test results trustworthy?

What are the lloyd hearing test results trustworthy?

Hearing test: Lloyds chemists have nothing to do with a hearing test. You should never rely on a hearing test without intervention of an ENT specialist (Ear-Nose and Throat specialist), especially if it's your first time getting a diagnosis. Lloyd's is specialized however in hearing aids. Get your ear exam and audiogram from ENT not the supplier of the Hearing Aid that they will sell you, conflict of interest. ...Read more

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What exactly is continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (capd)?

What exactly is continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (capd)?

Type of dialysis: Capd is a form of dialysis which involves inserting a tube into the abdominal cavity and the lining of the cavity the peritoneum, acts like a kidney and exchanges waste when you instill a special fluid into the cavity via the tube.If you do it 3-4 times a day you can draw the waste out . This different from blood/hemo dialysis.The peritoneal dialysis can be done at your home. ...Read more

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Is the lloyds pharmacy home HIV blood test accurate?

Is the lloyds pharmacy home HIV blood test accurate?

Unsure: There are only a couple of fda approved home HIV test kits. Lloyds may just be distributing a test for another company. You should go on-line and specifically see if an fda approval has been issued for the name of the manufacturer. Make sure you test exactly as stated, no exceptions. Follow instructions explicitly for the results to be meaningful. ...Read more

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What is the c-peptide assay test in diabetic patient?

What is the c-peptide assay test in diabetic patient?

Endogenous insulin: The c-peptide assay is an indirect way of looking at how much Insulin a person's pancreas is producing. If you measure a type 1 diabetic's c-peptide level, it should be negligible as their pancreas has lost the ability to produce insulin. In a type 2 diabetic, c-peptide levels are frequently elevated due to Insulin resistance (their pancreas must make extra Insulin to overcome their resistance). ...Read more

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How accurate is the pregnancy state incidental icd v22.2 code?

How accurate is the pregnancy state incidental icd v22.2 code?

You tell us: Only you and your doctor know if you are pregnant. How can we possibly comment on this unimportant code? ...Read more

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Pt in Kuwait, low risk sex activity. PCR equivocal. Repeating. Other tests neg. his question is this test done the same US, Germany, London,test +/-?

Pt in Kuwait, low risk sex activity. PCR equivocal. Repeating. Other tests neg. his question is this test done the same US, Germany, London,test +/-?

Depends: PCR is very specific and sensitive, but all tests have a false positive rate, and for PCR, the number is very small. I don't think it should matter where the test is redone as long as the technique is the same or similar ...Read more

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Was wondering IG the gp's office dipstick urine tests enough for discounting nephritis?

Was wondering IG the gp's office dipstick urine tests enough for discounting nephritis?

Diastick proteinuria: A dip stick is not the conclusive test to rule out proeinuria (p). You will need to have a 24 hour urine collection to see the amount of p you have. The normal amount of p is. ...Read more

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Can a doctor test for Creatinine & Kidney Function w/ a urine sample that is provided via OTC drug tests kits that use the cups a patient urinates in?

Can a doctor test for Creatinine & Kidney Function w/ a urine sample that is provided via OTC drug tests kits that use the cups a patient urinates in?

Can do a UA: Urinalysis measures some aspects of renal function but not all of them. A cup is a cup. Creatinine is measured in urine but is meaningless unless it's also measured in the serum. The whole business is tricky and confusing. Hope everything turns out well for you. ...Read more

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Expert opinions? Which dialysis is better: peritoneal or hemodialysis?

Expert opinions? Which dialysis is better: peritoneal or hemodialysis?

To peritoneal or not: Hemodialysis cleans your blood directly meaning, your blood is taken from you, ran thru a filteration system, then returned to you. On the other hand, peritoneal does it indirectly. The blood vessels in your abdomen are exposed to a very concentrated solution. By osmosis, the concentrated solution will leech out the excess fluids you normally pee out if your kidneys were working well. As the ...Read more

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