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Could a CBC (blood test) show leukemia accurately always?

Could a CBC (blood test) show leukemia accurately always?

Sometimes: Sometimes but not always. Leukemia, a form of blood and bone marrow cancer, is frequently detectable in the blood; however, especially if early in the course of the disease, leukemic cells may be confined to the bone marrow and not cross into the blood in sufficient numbers to be detected by a cbc. Ultimately, the complete diagnosis and prognosis of leukemia relies on bone marrow examination. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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H. Pylori Breath Test (Definition)

H.Pylori urea breath test is used to detect the presence of h.Pylori in the stomach. If present it acts on urea and releases carbon die oxide (co2)and ammonia. The released co2 is measured, and the presence of h.Pylori is confirmed. It is a useful test conducted in about 15 minutes. The sensitivity and specificity of ubt are approximately 88 to 95 percent and 95 ...Read more


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Can a CBC (blood test) show leukemia always?

Can a CBC (blood test) show leukemia always?

Yes, most times: A leukemia typically begins in the bone marrow and will often show effects on the CBC as the cancer cells spill over into the circulating blood. On rare occasions leukemia may be still limited in the bone marrow, so we make a diagnosis by taking a bone marrow sample. ...Read more

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Blood test showed bacterial infection dr said CBC blood work why?

Blood test showed bacterial infection dr said CBC   blood work  why?

Many reasons: A CBC can provide a lot of information to a treating physician, who may be ordering it for many different reasons (confirm bacterial vs. viral, monitor for treatment effectivess, use in conjunction with other tests, etc.) ...Read more

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Is Haptoglobin (mg/dl) test a blood chemistry test or hematological test?

Is Haptoglobin (mg/dl) test a blood chemistry test or hematological test?

Haptpglobin: Is a transport protein for the breakdown of hemoglobin. If is used to assess for RBC destruction. When the haptoglobin Is low there is an association with increased hemolysis ...Read more

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Had blood test cmp and CBC with differential. Their normal so would that rule out celiac desiease?

Had blood test cmp and CBC with differential. Their normal so would that rule out celiac desiease?

Not at all: People with CD can have a stable general medical condition with normal CBC & CBC. To test for CD you look for evidence that your body has formed antibodies to your gut. These include Transglutaminase IgA,Gliadin-transglutaminase IgA complex and others.These are often part of a "celiac panel" performed in a larger or specialty lab.If these are high, referral for confirmatory GI testing is common. ...Read more

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Can you have lupus with completely normal bloodwork? ANA, ENA neg, Complement levels normal, CBC normal. ESR of 2 and normal CRP

Can you have lupus with completely normal bloodwork? ANA, ENA neg, Complement levels normal, CBC normal. ESR of 2 and normal CRP

ANA negative lupus: There is an entity called ANA negative lupus. Please visit this site for diagnostic criteria for SLE. From what you have described, it is unlikely that you have lupus. http://www.lupusresearchinstitute.org/lupus-facts/lupus-diagnosis ...Read more

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Difference between CBC and FBC blood test?

Difference between CBC and FBC blood test?

CBC and FBC,: complete blood count and full blood count, are two terms for the same test. ...Read more

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Would heart diease show up on a CBC blood test or blood count

Would heart diease show up on a CBC blood test or blood count

Heart disease: Cbc/blood count is not really specific. One may see evidence of chronic issues, chronic infection etc... This will not be specific for heart disease. ...Read more

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All normal blood work results. Good readings. Slightly elevated white blood count. Cause for concern?

All normal blood work results. Good readings. Slightly elevated white blood count. Cause for concern?

Out of context: There is no valid answer to this question without a medical history, physical exam and the reason the tests were performed. ...Read more

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Hallmark pregnancy symptoms, negative blood test. Pos endocrine issue but bloodwork is normal range, inc w Blood cell count. What could be the problem?

Hallmark pregnancy symptoms, negative blood test. Pos endocrine issue but bloodwork is normal range, inc w Blood cell count. What could be the problem?

I don't understand: your question. There may be no "problem" whatsoever. Women can have symptoms compatible with pregnancy for many reasons other than pregnancy. Since I don't know what your symptoms are, a pregnancy test would be the best way to find out if you're pregnant, and if yours is normal, discuss other potential causes of your symptoms w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you explain what the following blood tests will show? anti ena id, dna ab ds+conf bld, ccp antibody igg, ana blood

Can you explain what the following blood tests will show? anti ena id, dna ab ds+conf bld, ccp antibody igg, ana blood

Complicated: The question is too involved to address in this forum. Please consult this site for an introduction. http://www.kidneyabc.com/special-tests/2.html ...Read more

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Cbc test results - low wbc, neutrophils, protein in urine. Could you explain?

Cbc test results - low wbc, neutrophils, protein in urine. Could you explain?

Not enough info.: A low WBC can be from many causes including viral infection, drug side effect, autoimmune disease, congenital problem, nutritional deficiency, or one of many blood diseases both benign and malignant. Proteinuria also has many causes. Need to know the kind of protein and that there is no infection. Drugs, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, certain blood diseases can be present. Talk with your doc. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Herring Antibody Test (Definition)

Testing for ige antibodies may be useful to establish the diagnosis of an allergic disease and to define the allergens responsible for eliciting signs and symptoms. Testing also may be useful to identify allergens which may be responsible for allergic disease and/or anaphylactic episode, to confirm sensitization to particular allergens ...Read more


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