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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Do i need to fast for thyroid test?

Do i need to fast for thyroid test?

Iodine: Some institutions may ask you to fast after midnight the night before thyroid scan. You should avoid eating foods which contain high iodine content before the scan. Again, different places may ask you to perform these dietary for different amounts of time. Check with the site performing your scan. ...Read more

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Do i need to fast before blood tests?

Depends: Depending on what kind of blood tests are being done, you may need to fast. If you are having a metabolic panel, liver panel or cholesterol panel you will need to fast. Probably would be best if you check with your ordering physician to make sure that you understand what you need to do. This will make you avoid potentially abnormal results or the need for a repeat test later. ...Read more

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Do I have to fast for a hba1c blood test?

Do I have to fast for a hba1c blood test?

Not really: The aic test generally tells us what has been going on with your sugar over the past 3 months approximately. One does not really have to fast for it, but it is best done fasting in my opinion, because your doctor will probably want to see a fasting blood sugar at the same time to help manage your diabetes. Often a lipid panel is done at the same time, which requires one to be fasting. ...Read more

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Do you need to fast for thyroid antibodies test?

Thyroid antibodies: No . Fasting is not necessary for thyroid tests of any kind. You only need to fast for tests affected by your blood glucose-related hormones, like your blood sugar test and your lipid profile ; even the lipid profile can be done non- fasting, some experts say nowadays. ...Read more

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Do you need to fast before getting a thyroid n cvc test?

Do you need to fast before getting a thyroid n cvc test?

No: You do not need to fast for a thyroid blood test. I don't know what you mean by "cvc" test. Do you mean a "cbc", which is a complete blood count. You don't need to fast for that either. ...Read more

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Do you need to fast for a microalbuminuria test?

Do you need to fast for a microalbuminuria test?

No: Microalbuminuria is the presence of small amounts of protein in the urine, usually too small to note on a dipstick test. A trace amount of protein can be normal, but usually there is none. The most common cause of m is diabetes mellitus; it usually indicates that the dm has started to affect your kidneys. Once this happens, take things more seriously: talk with your pcp and consider endocrinology. ...Read more

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Do you need to fast for tibc and ferritin blood tests?

Do you need to fast for tibc and ferritin blood tests?

Yes: Fasting morning iron lab studies are preferred. Iron levels fluctuate throughout the day, and levels may vary with food intake. ...Read more

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Does a thyroid ultrasound test for hypothyroidism or do you need to give blood?

Does a thyroid ultrasound test for hypothyroidism or do you need to give blood?

Hypothyroid: The ultrasound does not test for function. Blood-work is needed. ...Read more

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Do I have to fast before a liver function test and thyroid test?

Do I have to fast before a liver function test and thyroid test?

NO: These tests need not be done fasting, but when combined with the Cholesterol of a test for diabetes, they often are, as those tests do need to be fasting. ...Read more

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Which blood test do I need to get done to check the vitamin deficiency/hormones, thyroid in my blood.Do i need to doctors prescription to get it done?

Which blood test do I need to get done to check the vitamin deficiency/hormones, thyroid in my blood.Do i need to doctors prescription to get it done?

TSH: Get a test done called TSH reflex which tests for thyroid stimulating hormone and only if abnormal they will automatically also get thyroxine or t3/t4 levels done. A relevant vitamin to check is vitamin d. Yes most labs will ask for a doctors rx and that way insurance will also cover your test. ...Read more

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Do i need to fast for liver function test?

Do i need to fast for liver function test?

NO: You do not need to fast for Liver function tests, however Cholesterol/LIPID panels as well as Diabetes testing is often done in conjunction with LFT's, so be sure to fast if they are being tested for as well. ...Read more

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Do i need to have a full blood count to test for iron/anemia/b12?

Do i need to have a full blood count to test for iron/anemia/b12?

Probably: If anemia is suspected after a consultation with your physician, it is probably a good idea to have a CBC (complete blood count) with differential as well as iron studies and b12/folate level testing. ...Read more

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How can I get my doctor to do a blood test to check for my hCG blood level?

How can I get my doctor to do a blood test to check for my hCG blood level?

Ask him to: I am sure if you explain why, they would be inclined to address your concerns and even accommodate you to give you rest on the subject. At the very least, they'll probably explain how you can get one, and what it might cost if your insurance won't cover it. ...Read more

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Do I need to fast for a chem14 blood test for elevated liver enzymes?

Do I need to fast for a chem14 blood test for elevated liver enzymes?

If lipid are part of: The panel. If lipid testing is included in the panel, you should be fasting. For liver enzymes, it is important for you to refrain from drinking and Acetaminophen (tylenol) for at least a couple of days before the test. ...Read more

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