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I need to do a few lab tests?

I need to do a few lab tests?

Lab test: That depends on which conditions you are testing for.

A healthtap doctor can help you. Consider a consult. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Laboratory (Definition)

Is facility that provides controlled conditions in which scientific research, experiments & measurements are performed. An example is medical (clinical) lab where tests are done on clinical specimens in order to get info. About the health of a patient in terms ...Read more


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Could a cushings lab test be incorrect?

Could a cushings lab test be incorrect?

It can be tricky!: Testing for cushing syndrome (overproduction of cortisol) can be tricky because cortisol production occurs on a circadian rhythm (high in the morning, low at night). The correct test needs to be done, and collected properly. Sometimes, the tests to confirm cushing syndrome need to be done several times over a few months, to be sure it's not being missed. ...Read more

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How long will uruine stay good for a lab test?

Urine test: If you put the urine in a refrigerator, it is still good for testing (even for bacterial culture) for 24 hours. ...Read more

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What are the five lab test numbers I must know about my health?

What are the five lab test numbers I must know about my health?

Huh?: If this is a school assignment, please have a talk with your teacher's supervisor. If you are healthy and your physician has reviewed your routine labs (complete blood count, chemical profile including LDL and HDL cholesterol, and urinalysis) and isn't concerned, there is no reason whatsoever for you to know any of the exact values. ...Read more

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If u take one hit of spice well a spice lab test be able to find it?

If u take one hit of spice well a spice lab test be able to find it?

Drug Testing: You have been given answers to your question by several doctors here on health tap. The answer is yes, if they are testing for it. Please consider moving on or asking a new question. ...Read more

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What are some names for lab tests when testing for toxins in your system?

What are some names for lab tests when testing for toxins in your system?

Toxins in the system: Test not needed. Without specific illness or medical problem, toxins in your system is NOT some thing that need test (s). Many companies sell their products in the name of purifications. ...Read more

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If u take one hit of spice well it show on a spice lab test two days later?

It should: Spice is a general term, there are actually many different synthetic cannabinoids that could be in spice some of which have very long half lives. They are tested for with very sensitive tests- depending on the lab. ...Read more

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What does it mean when in a lab test we have both antihbe and hbeag are positive?

What does it mean when in a lab test we have both antihbe and hbeag are positive?

Recent Hepatitis B: There are few other tests required to verify exposure to the Hepatitis B VIRUS most important of which is HBSAg and HBS Abs. HBe Ag pos suggest active infection ...Read more

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What are the test to diangosis acute or choronic pancreatitis, in addition to performing the labs?

What are the test to diangosis acute or choronic pancreatitis, in addition to performing the labs?

Pancreatitis: Lab tests usually include a comprehensive metabolic panel, amylase, lipase. Usually an imaging, study such as a CT scan of the abdomen, help to assess the severity of pancreatitis. Acute is usually caused by alcohol, certain meds, and gallstones. Chronic is often alcohol related. ...Read more

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My DHEA-S is 11.5 (anything below 9.8 is normal). All other labs within range. Cause of concern? Tests needed? Thanks!

My DHEA-S is 11.5 (anything below 9.8 is normal). All other labs within range. Cause of concern? Tests needed? Thanks!

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DHEAS is the stable (sulfated) form of DHEA the major precusor steroid hormone in the androgen/estrogen pathway. It is a marker of overall adrenal function especially considered a marker of adrenal androgens. Concern would arise from any associated menstrual, androgenic (eg hirsuitism, acne) or metabolic disturbances. If none would still monitor on occasion for further elevation. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my test results and chart are missing, now the lab which would've done my testing has no record of me at all!?

What do you suggest if my test results and chart are missing, now the lab which would've done my testing has no record of me at all!?

Ordering provider: You need to call the provider that ordered the tests. They should be able to give you your results. Perhaps your tests were sent to a different laboratory. Also, remember that labs will not provide results over the phone since they have no way of checking to ensure that the person calling was the person tested. It is done to protect patient confidentiality. ...Read more

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I'm a 60 male 7 ordered my own labs. I got back a urin mircroalbumin of 21.8 & is this ok. Also, should I have asked for different test?

I'm a 60 male 7 ordered my own labs. I got back a urin mircroalbumin of 21.8 & is this ok. Also, should I have asked for different test?

Microalbumin: Generally, under 30 is "normal" but results may vary due to age, gender, & testing method. What other tests did you order? Are you diabetic? Do you have a history of kidney disease? Discuss your test results with your fp & explain your concerns so (s)he can guide you to the best tests. ...Read more

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How do home drug tests compare to lab tests? I have passed several home tests without a positive result, even on my first void of the day.

How do home drug tests compare to lab tests? I have passed several home tests without a positive result, even on my first void of the day.

Lab tests are more: Sensitive and often test for additional compounds that home tests may not detect. Best advice is: if you care about passing the test, don't do the drugs. ...Read more

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How long will ocycodone stay in my system? If I took it around 5-6 days ago and only 1 7.5 mg will I be good to pass a test that's sent to a lab

See below: The surest way to pass a drug test is easy: don't use drugs. You did not specify what type of drug testing you'll be having, but likely a urine test. Chances are it would not show up, but do not bet on it. ...Read more

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I believe I have intolerances to some foods but unsure how to pinpoint which ones. What is preferred method? Is there a lab test that would help?

I believe I have intolerances to some foods but unsure how to pinpoint which ones. What is preferred method? Is there a lab test that would help?

Yes: You can have your blood tested for IgE antibodies to food antigens. However, trial and error with food intake, while laborious, is a more fruitful way to ascertain if you are intolerant to some foods. ...Read more

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I have seen 6 neruolologist, 3 says MS just looking at me once, 3 says no neruo problems, have more problems, why won't the do more test, labs, m bio?

I have seen 6 neruolologist, 3 says MS just looking at me once, 3 says no neruo problems, have more problems, why won't the do more test, labs, m bio?

Go To University: Hello utah. I trained there. This is way too complicated for this simple app. I would call the neurology department at the university medical center in salt lake city and see if they would be willing to see you and sort all of this out. If you have not had an MRI then you need this. ...Read more

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Are home drug tests as accurate as ones in labs?

In general yes: Generally speaking if you bought these home tests from known pharmacies “not from some shady website" they are usually as good as the ones in labs.

However, reference labs “those are labs with very specialized equipment" have tests that are way more sensitive than your regular home drug test, but these reference lab tests are so expensive that we rarely use them in practice.... ...Read more

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What does 0.9 lymph lab test means?

What does 0.9 lymph lab test means?

It depends.: The range for normal lab values can vary depending on the lab. Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell in your body. If you referring to lymph # then 0.9 would be within the normal range. ...Read more

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What are best lab tests for anthrax?

What are best lab tests for anthrax?

This is moot: Anthrax organisms grow on culture. However, a physician must suspect anthrax and treat, because it is likely to kill you -- especially the inhaled form -- before the lab result is back. ...Read more

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Lab tests ALT low is that a concern?

Lab tests ALT low is that a concern?

No: I have this myself and I have spoken with my local liver specialist. Labs are based on mean of population and few people will be outside the range. Low is not a problem. ...Read more

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What is the best lab test to check adrenals?

What is the best lab test to check adrenals?

No single test: The adrenals make quite a few different hormones, so no single test can tell if everything is just right. And it gets even more complicated. One key adrenal hormone, cortisol, can vary a lot between normal people, and within the same person depending upon time of day, and whether or not they're feeling well or not, so that different tests are needed for suspected high or low cortisol levels. ...Read more

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Are there lab tests to diagnose prostatitis?

Are there lab tests to diagnose prostatitis?

Somewhat: There's no *absolute* test, but the diagnosis is supported by an abnormal urinalysis, irritative urinary symptoms, and a rectal exam with a tender prostate. ...Read more

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For a general check up What lab tests should be done?

For a general check up What lab tests should be done?

Check up: At 19 maybe none. However a reasonable general lab panel would be a blood count, comprehensive metabolic profile and UA ...Read more

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Are there lab tests to confirm the diagnosis of mumps?

Are there lab tests to confirm the diagnosis of mumps?

Yes: There is blood test to diagnose mumps, it can tell you if your are having mumps at present or you had it in the past. You get blood result in2 days ...Read more

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Please tell me what does a drug test at the lab consist of?

Drug test: If you mean testing for certain drugs commonly abused, this can be done using blood, urine, or hair. If you give a urine specimen, someone will need to go to the restroom with you to make sure the sample comes directly from you without tampering. ...Read more

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When someone gets a blood test, how exactly do labs test it?

When someone gets a blood test, how exactly do labs test it?

It's deep stuff: As a lab specialist, I appreciate your question but must tell you that it would take more than 400 characters to cover it fully. A textbook of lab medicine such as Henry's Clinical Diagnosis by Laboratory Methods will give you some sense of what goes on. Best wishes. ...Read more

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