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Do You Have To Fast For Lipid Screen
How long do you have to fast for a blood test checking for things that acutane effects like triglycerides and cholesterol?
Fast for 12 hours: Accutane is used to treat acne which is severe and unresponsive to conventional therapies. While it is quite effective, Accutane has numerous side effects. It has been shown to cause transient increases in cholesterol and triglyceride levels which in turn increases one's risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and more. It is important to check these levels regularly following a 12 hour fast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you smoke pot daily how long would you have to stop for it to not show up positive in a panel blood test?
See answer: Low levels of Marijuana can be detected in the blood of regular users for up to a month after stopping use. It disappears from the blood of occasional users much quicker, usually within several days. In regular users THC can be found in stored in fat tissues for up to a month after using Marijuana. THC is also absorbed by the heart, liver and brain. ...Read more
What to do if I have blood was normal but i was wondering do they send your blood to a lab to get further tested for routine check ups or is that only if you ask them too?
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My blood was normal but do they send your blood to a lab to get further tested for routine check ups or is that only if you ask them too, what to do?
Screening can help: There is no requirement for a patient to have an invasive diagnostic test like amniocentesis to determine if a fetus has trisomy 21. However, most OB providers offer the screening test to pregnant women. Both should be accompanied by counseling so that couples can discuss them and the pregnant woman can decide what testing, if any, to undergo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been smoking for a full year and need to go for nicotine test for medical aid. What to do to pass?
Stop all nicotine: If a person is using nicotine, and needs to pass a nicotine test (needs to show she is not using nicotine), then she must stop nicotine. Nicotine is highly addictive, and so she should never come in contact with it again. If fearing withdrawal symptoms, she can work with her doctor before quitting nicotine. It would be very unethical to use nicotine and then try to get a negative test result. ...Read more
Nuclear : At least a week off cigarettes should suffice. ...Read more
Going to get tests done for my thyroids, should I fast? How long will it take to get the results? Want to see if they have anything to do w/ alopecia
Get Instructions: The doctor's office or clinic that ordered the tests should provide you with clear printed instructions and explain any part you don't understand. Also, they should be the best source of the info you want about time frame and alopecia. No other source of info is better since no one knows their plan better than they do. Good luck! ...Read more
Do you have to "fast" for a thyroid exam? If so how long? I may ask for one tomorrow..Pulse high, but dunno if due to anxiety?
Thyroid Testing: Nope. You do not need to fast for thyroid function testing. ...Read more
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