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Describe The Hematocrit Test Procedure
Of red blood cell number. Classically this was the "packed cell volume." blood was placed in a microtube and spun in a centrifuge. The rbcs settle to the bottom and one measures the height in the tube and reported as a percentage. Now determined by an automated machine. A typical hct is about 3 ...Read more
No antibodies: We hope we find none but can deal with it if we do find them. ...Read more
Ana pattern: ANA patterns are often not reliable in diagnosing disease in practice. Pattern detection accuracy can also vary between different labs. Ultimately whatever results of an ANA that one obtains has to be interpreted in context of the patients symptoms and history. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should 17-oh progesterone test be done in a fasted state, first thing in the morning? This is not the stimulation test, this is follicular phase test
17 oh progesterone: This test measures the hormone from the adrenal gland primarily and is use to screen newborns for rare congenital defects. Ask you gynecologist if there are different methods to test for follicular integrity or occurrence. Progesterone is a thermal hormone and often temp rise during proper ovulation causes an increase in temperature. ...Read more
Procedure specific: There are 3 different ways to do a lung biopsy. Ct guided uses a needle inserted thru the chest while taking ct scan images. Bronchoscopic involves running a flexible tube into the windpipe. Surgical biopsy involves cuts in the chest, either using a rigid tube (vats), or larger incision for an open biopsy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If standard test results show blood in the urine could that be because of menstrual blood? Or can the test decipher the difference?
Factor VIII level: Hemophilia a results from the relative deficiency of factor viii coagulation protein. There are several degrees of severity depending upon the residual fviii levels. Diagnostic test is to measure the fviii level and exclude any possible inhibitors of the test measurement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the most accurate lab method to measure platelet count (tube type, etc). Last results varied by 30% in 1 hour; prescription is based on lab result.?
Draw in citrate: The best method is to count the platelets manually. Look at the platelets under high power, count 10-15 fields, take the average and multiply by 18. Sometimes when blood is drawn in edta, the platelets can clump. Drawing the blood in citrate prevents clumping. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do these results mean? My lymphocyte/100 leukocyte is 53% (according to the results the average is 18-42)?
Nothing by itself: If you feel well, do not worry. This fluctuates wildly from hour to hour. Only if absolute counts of lymhphocytes or neutrophils are very far from reference range should you be concerned. ...Read more
WBC Count is high,BCR-ABL Translocation ratio is 56.31% in bone marrow test. what is the exact problem? Please provide the solution
Demand an answer: You have chronic granulocytic leukemia or one of its close relatives and you should have been told. There's no "solution" in terms of an easy cure, but this is a manageable illness. You owe it to yourself both to get the full picture from your physicians, and read up on this family of illnesses and the treatment options -- medication versus (at your young age) possible curative transplant Rx. ...Read more
If mteanephrine,fractionated 24hrurine came back abnormal, what is the likehood that the metanephrine,fractionated blood test will be abnormal to?
High: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, For the diagnosis of pheochromocytoma, 24-hour urine test is better than plasma metanephrine levels. You may consult this site for information: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?contenttypeid=167&contentid=metanephrines_blood ...Read more
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