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Can a cbc, cmp or bmp replace a fingerstick test?

Can a cbc, cmp or bmp replace a fingerstick test?

Possibly: The fingerstick is considered by the public as the "sugar level" & as such the cmp and bmp have the blood glucose level as part of its information.In practice, physicians may get the cbc, bmp, cmp, and many other tests using a fingerstick technique.The direct draw from a vein often produces more accurate results for some of the tests, done correctly a fingerstick can be accurate for glucose.(sugar). ...Read more

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Complete Blood Count (Definition)

Share on twitter bookmark & share printer-friendly version a complete blood count (CBC) test measures the following: •the number of red blood cells (rbc count) •the number of white blood cells (wbc count) •the total amount of hemoglobin in the blood •the fraction of the blood composed of ...Read more


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Worried.Had lost ten lbs in a yr.Gained 6 back.Now lost 3 again.Lower appetite.High anxiety.Upper back pain .Spasms.C.Xray.Cbc.Bmp norm.Scared?

Worried: High levels of stress can have a tremendous affect on the physical structures of the body producing symptoms. Symptoms can manifest like illness however it is mostly psychological. Consult your internist psychologist or psychiatrist for evaluation and possible treatment. ...Read more

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I've had leg fatigue all day. They feel like jello. This is the 3rd time this has happened within a month.Cbc, bmp & tsh, B12 normal. Any ideas?

I've had leg fatigue all day. They feel like jello. This is the 3rd time this has happened within a month.Cbc, bmp & tsh, B12 normal. Any ideas?

See rheumatologist: Since many thyroid diseases are of autoimmune nature, you should consult a rheumatologist to find out what may be wrong with you since you are more at risk to suffer from another autoimmune disease. Of course, problem in the spine can cause weakness too but i would have expected more pain and mostly unilateral (one leg) involvement. ...Read more

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Feeling out of balance, lightheaded, & weak x16hrs. Normal CBC & BMP. No dehydration or lack of food. Normal echo & ekg 8 MOS ago. Causes?

Feeling out of balance, lightheaded, & weak x16hrs. Normal CBC & BMP. No dehydration or lack of food. Normal echo & ekg 8 MOS ago. Causes?

FLU? Inner ear probl: Sounds like a viral infection. Have you had a recent rough boat ride? or gone on a ride in an amusement park? There can be disturbances that are caused by this on your inner ear. Mal Disbarqment(sp?). Can take a while to go away. Is your vision OK? See your Internist, he may refer you to a neurologist. ...Read more

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I am 34 , has had frequency of urination intermittently, thoracic pain at night, CBC , bmp blood normal, could I have bone mets from prostate cancer?

I am 34 , has had frequency of urination intermittently, thoracic pain at night, CBC , bmp blood normal, could I have bone mets from prostate  cancer?

No: Too young for that Dx. Kidney stone is more likely. Flush yourself, Get urine checked. Simple urine infection with or without stone possible. See PMD. ...Read more

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In bed weak, can't eat, very ill.3 days.Went to ER two times.Cbc, bmp, ekg, urines, chest and abd.Xrays normal.Fever.Had bad night sweats tonight.Ideas?

In bed weak, can't eat, very ill.3 days.Went to ER two times.Cbc, bmp, ekg, urines, chest and abd.Xrays normal.Fever.Had bad night sweats tonight.Ideas?

Sounds viral: Sounds like an acute onset for which a viral cause is most likely. These can take much longer than 3 days. If you develop worse symptoms, do return. ...Read more

Bmp (Definition)

Basic metabolic panel. This is a blood test that typically checks electrolytes and renal blood urea nitrogen and creatinine. ...Read more


Cbc (Definition)

CBC stands for complete blood count. This is a lab test that counts the different formed elements- red and white ...Read more