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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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My friend made me drink his urine and after few week I got a fever and after a full blood count doctors said that it might be a bacterial infection...i.assume my friend has hiv...im wo dering if I have a possibility of getting hiv?

My friend made me drink his urine and after few week I got a fever and after a full blood count doctors said that it might be a bacterial infection...i.assume my friend has hiv...im wo dering if I have a possibility of getting hiv?

Urine exposure: This doesn't sound pleasant - drinking someone else's urine. However, it shouldn't be a 'real risk' for HIV/AIDS. That comes from having sex with an infected person or shooting drugs. Unless you have more to the story, I don't think you would have contracted HIV from this incident. Also, it seems extremely unlike you got an infection from the urine either. Talk to an ID doc for more answers. ...Read more

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I just had a complete CBC blood test. If there was HIV infection would it show in my blood count/platelets?

I just had a complete CBC blood test. If there was HIV infection would it show in my blood count/platelets?

NO: Hiv test will show if you have hiv. Any changes in your platelet or CBC is not indicative of HIV presence or not. ...Read more

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Does complete blood count can diagnose HIV?

Does complete blood count can diagnose HIV?

Not by itself: CBC may give you clues (like low lymphocyte count) but definitive dx of HIV infection requires identifying the virus (or antibodies to it) in the serum (blood) ...Read more

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Does CBC reveal if a person is infected with HIV or in a risk of HIV because of the blood count?

Does CBC reveal if a person is infected with HIV or in a risk of HIV because of the blood count?

Not really: A CBC will not show whether or not a person is infected with hiv. The HIV antibody or the HIV viral load test will do this. In advanced aids the CBC will show a low lymphocyte count but this is non-specific. ...Read more

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What does a full blood count test?

What does a full blood count test?

Types of blood cells: A complete blood count (CBC) tests for three types of blood cells: red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. It also give characteristics (size, etc) of some of these. It often includes a description of the white blood cells, called a differential. This can give additional information if the white blood cell count is high or low. ...Read more

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During a full blood count test can they determine if you have enough blood volume altogether?

During a full blood count test can they determine if you have enough blood volume altogether?

No: CBC provides information about hemoglobin and white blood cells etc but does not address blood volume. ...Read more

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Would a full blood count test show electrolyte imbalances? Or should I ask for a specific test?

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Would a full blood count test show electrolyte imbalances? Or should I ask for a specific test?

No, you need bmp/cmp: A complete blood count will show indices related to your white and red blood counts, as well as your platelets. It will not show any information related to the electrolytes; these are reflected in your basic or complete metabolic panel. ...Read more

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Does a full blood count test identify Sickle Cell Disease, or do you have to have a specific blood test to be diagnosed?

Does a full blood count test identify Sickle Cell Disease, or do you have to have a specific blood test to be diagnosed?

Why do you ask?: If the smear is viewed and reported, and the physician reads the full report, you'll be told whether you have sickle cell disease. The trait requires some special testing. Classic sickle cell disease is not subtle, but there are variant hemoglobins related to the classic disease that are more subtle, and may be missed until adulthood. Gene testing's best for these. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a full blood count test to prove that a person suffers with a kidney infection due to a blockage of a stone in the kidney?

How long does it take for a full blood count test to prove that a person suffers with a kidney infection due to a blockage of a stone in the kidney?

It can't: A blood count will not tell if you have a kidney infection or not. An elevated white blood cell count is associated with most bacterial infections anywhere in the body. To determine if you have a kidney infection from an obstructing stone you would need a urinalysis, urine c&s and a renal ultrasound. ...Read more

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Have been having headaches, dizzy spells & stomach cramps. Did a full blood count test & results are fine. Am on my period and have seen a blood clot?

Have been having headaches, dizzy spells & stomach cramps. Did a full blood count test & results are fine. Am on my period and have seen a blood clot?

Doctor can evaluate: Many things are in the upper abdomen: stomach, pancreas, liver, small intestine, gall bladder, large intestine, abdominal muscles, etc... An exam by a primary care doctor can help figure it out. Pain in the right upper abdomen, especially with symptoms that occur after eating, can be due to gallstones or other gall bladder disease. Stomach flu, pancreatitis, stomach ulcers... are also possible. ...Read more

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I am 32 years african no symptoms my full blood count test always appears normal except a low neutrophill count of 1.22 average for 2yrs?

I am 32 years african no symptoms my full blood count test always appears normal except a low neutrophill count of 1.22 average for 2yrs?

It's you: Quite a few people of african descent simply run a low neutrophil count all the time. It seems to do no harm whatever. I suspect the reason is that their neutrophils stick a bit tighter to the blood vessel walls -- unlike red cells, neutrophils ordinarily stay put and only take short trips in the blood stream. ...Read more

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If a person is unable to attain an erection at all, would a full blood count indicate anything suspicious? What blood test would indicate an issue?

Not generally...: Blood count would not generally detect this issue, unless you have an undiagnosed new problem (such as too many red blood cells as in polycythemia vera). A better test would be to look at free and total testosterone and possibly prolactin levels. Of course, untreated hypertension and diabetes can also be causes of erectile dysfunction that are quite common. ...Read more

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I have chronic ab pains. My doc wanted a full blood count and ESR test, why?

See details: Probably signs of inflammation or anemia. These tests are not really that valuable. You need a ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis and a GI consultation. ...Read more

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Can having a full blood count and imflamation blood test tell if there is any serious diseases like tumors or cancer?

Can having a full blood count and imflamation blood test tell if there is any serious diseases like tumors or cancer?

Usually not: Inflammatory markers are not specific which means anything can cause it like a cold or cancer. A blood count can hint at certain cancers like a leukemia or lymphoma. But it's not diagnostic. ...Read more

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If there was any inflammation in the penile region, would a enthrocyte sedimentation rate test or a full blood count show abnormality?

If there was any inflammation in the penile region, would a enthrocyte sedimentation rate test or a full blood count show abnormality?

Not necessarily: Minor inflammation of the prepuce may not produce any systemic effects. It would also depend on the etiology of infection. ...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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I have to have a full blood count to test for iron/anemia/b12? What do I do?

I have to have a full blood count to test for iron/anemia/b12? What do I do?

Simple blood work: Nothing fancy. Those are just simple blood test. You don't have to be fasting or do anything special for that. ...Read more

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Is serotonin levels checked on a full blood count if not what would a doctor tick on a blood test form to check serotonin levels?

Serotonin level: A hematology blood count measures things like amount of hemoglobin, number & size of red & white blood cells, platelets, etc. Serotonin level would not normally be a part of this, and another blood sample would need to be drawn. "serotonin level" may be tested via serum or 24-hour urine collection. The latter is often used in a workup for tumors that secrete serotonin or related metabolites. ...Read more

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Full blood count indicating virus - test done end Sept. Repeated test not two and half months later and same result. Don't feel unwell.

Full blood count indicating virus - test done end Sept. Repeated test not two and half months later and same result. Don't feel unwell.

Can you clarify?: You were tested for what virus? Why were you tested? What result did you get? We'd love to help but this question doesn't have enough information. Can you write us back and let us now? ...Read more

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Can being worried and feeling down and tierd make your blood test full blood count be a bit abnormal like blood count borderline dr?

Need clarification: In general associated risk factors and medical conditions will predicts a test result. A borderline abnormal blood count in a young healthy person should be interpreted differently than an elderly person with other medical conditions. Can you please clarify your Q? . Update me your concern and with a follow up Q? Also be specific about type of abnormal blood test. Wish you a good luck. ...Read more

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3 mild sinus colds in last 5 weeks. Had normal full blood count 4.5 months ago. Should I be worried or does that blood test still count?!

Blood count: The values measured in a blood count can change over time. For instance, White blood count may be elevated in the face of infection. A white blood cell differential may help to reveal type of infection. ...Read more

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What does satisfactory blood test result mean? Full blood count, bone profile and kidney

What does satisfactory blood test result mean? Full blood count, bone profile and kidney

Lab results: Lab 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. Depending on the test, a normal value may rule out disease but other normal results do not necessarily mean lack of disease. It would be useful to have the actual results. ...Read more

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Went to thailand. Had unprotected sex. Got really sick. Initial rapid HIV test positive, then 2 full blood tests month apart neg. But still feel sick.

HIV Testing: Boy, your story makes me worry about U.S. Health care. First, any test before six months that is an antibody test is most likely not going to be accurate. You need the HIV RNA test. This will be accurate at about day 14 post exposure and is 100% accurate. If you have not had this test you have been mis-served by your physician.

And, HIV infection can be prevented. Please get a good doctor. ...Read more

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If there was damage to the abdominal wall by intestine protruding, would ESR blood test or full blood count be slightly abnormal?

If there was damage to the abdominal wall by intestine protruding, would ESR blood test or full blood count be slightly abnormal?

Probably unrelated: Intestine protruding through the abdominal wall is a hernia. Intestinal protrusion is the result of weakness in the abdominal wall, not the cause. Hernias do not cause abnormal blood count or elevated ESR, assuming no severe pain which could indicate a complication of the hernia, i.e. incarcerated hernia, which is intestine trapped in the hernia. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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People with forms of anaemia or mild may not have sufficient haemoglobin to accuratly test for Diabetes As I have Thalasmenemia Trait does this effect Full Blood count As I don’t have symptoms of Diabetes but was tested for tiredness and night sweat?

People with forms of anaemia or mild may not have sufficient haemoglobin to accuratly test for Diabetes As I have Thalasmenemia Trait does this effect Full Blood count As I don’t have symptoms of Diabetes but was tested for tiredness and night sweat?

A1c and glucose: A person with hemolytic anemia will not get correct results for the A1 C test. However, the gold standard for diagnosing diabetes is by measuring plasma glucose in fasting state and some times doing glucose tolerance test. If your fasting plasma glucose is less than 100 mg/dL you are not diabetic.
You may visit this site for info: https://www. Niddk. Nih. Gov/health-information/diabetes/overview/tests-diagnosis ...Read more

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Can a diagnosis of lupus SLE be given if all blood tests (CRP, rheumatoid factor and full blood count) are within normal ranges?

Can a diagnosis of lupus SLE be given if all blood tests (CRP, rheumatoid factor and full blood count) are within normal ranges?

YES: Yes a doctor can diagnose lupus without positive blood test s. The clinical symptoms along with, biopsy, clinical syndromes and xray or MRI can make the DX ...Read more

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Can an ESR or full blood count blood test be high range after or when abdominal wall is broken by intestine for ingenuial hernia?

Can an ESR or full blood count blood test be high range after or when abdominal wall is broken by intestine for ingenuial hernia?

Yes: esr non specific. High white count expected when stressed like post surgical. All single tests performed always require a clinical understanding. For instance an elevated ear and high white cell count after are concerning. But if a patient just had surgery and is doing better than the clinical situation is reassuring. Talk to your doctor about your concerns. ...Read more

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My 15ys son has 43, 000 platelets. His bone marrow exam is fine, full blood count is ok, ldh ok, TSH ok, non reactive to hcv. What other test can he take?

Platelet workup: I trust there were plenty of megakaryocytes / platelet precursors in the marrow. We'll want to see whether junior has immunoglobulin associated with his platelets (autoimmune thrombocytopenia); I trust there's nothing to suggest lupus or ttp. The hematology team already knows about this. ...Read more

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6 weeks after my last sexual partner, HIV test neg. I keep getting a low grade temp and loss of appetite. What could I have, normal cbc?

6 weeks after my last sexual partner, HIV test neg. I keep getting a low grade temp and loss of appetite. What could I have, normal cbc?

Other possibilities.: There are many conditions that can cause these symptoms. Did you get a pregnancy test? If not do so. This could also be related to another type of infection which could be genital but not necessarily, for example UTI, viral syndrome, etc. If very suspicious of an STD make an appointment with your doctor for evaluation and tests. ...Read more

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What things show up on a full blood count?

What things show up on a full blood count?

A lot, see below: Please consult this site for info on this topic.
http://www. Mercynorthiowa. Com/cbc-normal-ranges. ...Read more

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Can a full blood count detect cancer?

Can a full blood count detect cancer?

No: There is no test that can universally detect cancer. Abnomral blood counts may be a sign of cancer but can be caused by other things. In additon normal blood counts dose not rule out cancer. ...Read more

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If I had cancer in my body would anything indicate it on a full blood count? Thanks

No: Essentially all of the blood tests employed for cancer are carbohydratre in origin. This is seen with the prefix CA I e. CA 19.9 for pancreas, CA 17.1a for colon, CA 125 for ovary. These markers are highly inaccurate for making a DX since they are elevated with inflammation of the organ. FDA has approved them for monitoring when the diagnosis is already established and one is following response ...Read more

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What is picked up in a full blood count?

All blood cells: A complete blood count evaluates your red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. The numbers of each cell are counted, and the physician notes the size and shape of the cells, which tells about certain health problems. Anemia, leukemia, iron deficiency, hemolysis (red cells being destroyed), low B12 or folate (folic acid) levels, low platelets, and mononucleosis are some examples. ...Read more

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Hiv Test (Definition)

There are several ways to detect the HIV virus. The first is by antibodies. This includes eia (enzyme immuno assay). The rapid HIV tests are these types. The second way detects proteins on the viral coat (western blot). This is a gel plate electrophoresis. Thirdly there is pcr (polymerase chain reaction). This detects and amplifies dna allowing a viral ...Read more


Complete Blood Count (Definition)

Share on twitter bookmark & share printer-friendly version a complete blood count (CBC) test measures the following: •the number of red blood cells (rbc count) •the number of white blood cells (wbc count) •the total amount of hemoglobin in the blood •the fraction of the blood composed of ...Read more