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Can Hemolyzed Blood Be Seen Under A Microscope
Had a urinalysis today and my doctor said he looked at my urine under a microscope and it was neg for blood and was normal! what else would he have seen if i had kidney failure? He would've seen something right?
Had urine tested for blood, urine dark in mornings. Microscope showed no blood, but on stick showed a 2 reading, what do you think? Not all mornings
Not to worry: The dark urine in the morning is common. It shows dehydration and the pigments in the urine( bilirubin) get concentrated and give dark color to the urine. Nothing to worry, drink a large glass of water and urine will become normal. Main thing is the microscopic exam which does not show any blood.all the best, stop worrying. ...Read more
What is the professional name for the test where they look at a sample of your blood under a microscope for diseases?
Real high white blood cells under microscope.Dr said I have bv.But she thinks somethin else is going on because WBC was extrememly high?Whats goin on?
If lab shows blood in urine on a 'light' day menstruating, does a microscope test differenciate between that & other causes? Moderate mucus etc
What do the red blood cells look like under the microscope in iron deficiency and in pernicious anemia? Any other blood cells affected?
Two distinct looks..: Fe deficiency causes a hypochromic microcytic anemia, which means the cells are smaller than normal and have decreased pigment. The zone of central clearing in a red cell (normally 1/3 its diameter) is significantly increased. In pernicious anemia, the red cells are enlarged (aka, macrocytic). You may also see changes in neutrophils, such as increased nuclear segmentation (>6). ...Read more
Dr. Found white blood cells in urine under microscope. Dip and culture tests normal. Neg for infection or bac.
Ct scan was normal. No stones. ?
Several causes: Ok..White cells in your urine indicates your kidneys/ureters or bladder is inflamed. All inflammation does not necessarily mean bacterial infection. Viruses can cause this too. Now..A ct scan. A ct scan will only show "stones" if they are calcium or mineral based. Cholesterol stones will not show up like this. Interstitial cystitis can also be present exactly as you've described. ...Read more
Hemolysis: Yes, hemolysis refers to the breakdown of red cells in the blood. ...Read more
Question unclear: If you are asking a microbiology lab question about whether mycobacterium tuberculosis growth produces hemolysis, it is not generally grown on blood agar, generally does not produce hemolysins. It is generally cultured on specialized media and the type of hemolysis is not an issue in its identification. ...Read more
Please clarify: If you received a lab result of "specimen hemolyzed", then the problem was with the way in which the sample was collected and/or transported to the lab and has no implications for your health beyond making the results less reliable. If you have ongoing hemolysis of you blood cells, you will need to find the cause (many possible) with your physician; perhaps it can be treated. Good luck. ...Read more
Does drawing blood directly out of an IV taint the sample. Can the person usually see if a sample has hemolysis?
Blood draw IV: Does drawing blood directly out of an IV taint the sample. Can the person usually see if a sample has hemolysis? ANS: yes if not done correctly. Hemolysis can only be seen when blood spun down. ...Read more
Blood work done and i noticed my levels were high for certain tests. I see that it says moderate hemolysis present. Meaning?
Need actual results: All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. Without the complete test report, history, physical examination etc, it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion. ...Read more
Breakdown: Hemolysis is a breakdown in the redblood cells freeing hemoglobin to present as free serum hemoglobin. Such a product may secondarily affect the kidney causing impained function and rise in creatinine. FDA will cancel a trial where a drug such as a cancer mAb induces hemolysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid trauma: The human reproductive system was designed to function properly despite challenges--so likely there will be no issue, except possibly right at delivery, but uncommon. If you are an "a", could be aa or ao, and mom must be "oo" to be type o, so have 50% chance baby will be type o, and non-issue. Talk to your OB to allay concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing serious: Sometimes mild trauma can cause this. Sometimes if they used a needle that was too small it can also cause hemolysis. Unless it repeatedly happens, it's likely nothing to worry about. ...Read more