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Cytokine Blood Test In Autism With Catatonia
Autism is a brain development disorder. It shows up in the first 3 years of life and affects communication and social interaction. Check out these 2 websites--autism society of america and autism speaks . Both are good informative websites . I have many autistic patients who do well. Be informed and seek an evaluation ...Read more
Helping my sons pediatrician help me. Son diagnosed with autism. No blood work to rule out anything else. What tests should he order?
Current standards : For genetic testing in a child with autism include comparative genomic hybridization & dna probe for fragile x. If there are physical findings like unusual facial features or hyper- or hypo-pigmented areas of skin (seen with a wood's light), there may be more specific tests. The need for an MRI of the brain is determined by head growth (birth-present) & specific findings on neurological exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have you heard of the new blood test for fibromyalgia from a company called epic genetics? Worth doing?
Forgive me: A company called "epic genetics" that says they offer not a genetic assay but cytokine / chemokine assays, not revealing specifics, headed by a bruce gillis, there being no peer-reviewed publications for a b gillis on fibromyalgia in the peer-reviewed nih data-base, the test costing $734, and he claims there are 20 million fibromyalgia sufferers in the usa? Sorry. I'm not the only skeptic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does a doctor determine whether a patient has more than 20% myeloblasts: is it done by examining spinal fluid or can a blood test easily det
Where?: This is of course the leukemia / myelodysplasia workup. Most often the burning question is whether there's 20% or more in the marrow. If they're in the blood, we already know. Percentage in spinal fluid -- you need spinal fluid. I'm glad you're interested in your workup and I trust you'll have a productive discussion with your physician. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Malaise syndrome: There is no blood test for malaise syndrome. Malaise is a general term to mean "feeling unwell." although somewhat controversial, chronic fatigue syndrome is said to be associated with post-exertional malaise such as fatigue, light-headedness, muscle or joint pain, cognitive dysfunction, headache, nausea, weakness, trembling or insomnia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blood tests & eating: Only a few blood tests require that you be fasting--most particularly tests for sugar (glucose) and a lipid panel (because the triglycerides go very high after eating. Most other tests do not require a fasting state--including electrolytes, thyroid tests, liver tests, total cholesterol & HDL cholesterol, kidney function, and blood counts. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm 11 days late 3 neg tests... Waiting on a blood test.. Could I just randomly be having an off cycle?
That's possible: Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; Over-exercising (endurance athletics), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives & other meds, Illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., PCOS). Pregnancy is #1 reason. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check with ODH: Free blood tests are not usually available. The ohio dept. Of health (odh) distributes funds to the ohio federally qualified health centers (fqhcs) to pay for the uninsured care program. You can find an fqhc or fqhc look-alike by calling the ohio association of community health centers (oachc) at (888) 884-3101. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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