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Bonnet Dialysis Test
3 OBands in CSF. Serum negative. 4 OBands positve for Mayo Clinic standards?Lumbar puncture was done 3 months after major symptoms.More damage needed?
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
Echocardiogram good, blood tests good, stress test good except for reversible ischemia but test had 10% false positives should I trust the test ?
Yes: Mayo Clinic Lab is highly reliable, and is one of the best reference labs in the world. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
HELPFUL: In the context of your symptoms and other laboratory data. ...Read more
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
naat test not done in kolkata(india).Suggest me some test name available for c.Trach & n.Gonorrhea detection from urine sample.
You tell us: Only you and your doctor know if you are pregnant. How can we possibly comment on this unimportant code? ...Read more
My father's (aged 70 with diabetes) lab tests reveal creatinine of 4.21, bun of 39, serum k is 4, 3+ protein in urine. Can dialysis be avoided?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How accurate is blood work to check for pregnancy? Had 3 home pregnancies test positive, & test in clinic negative. Waiting for blood work results.
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