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Does Alcohol Affect Blood Test Results
Yes for some tests: Also it will depend on for what length of time and how much you are drinking. A blood alcohol level will show alcohol content of blood recently consumed. But a complete blood count will have indicators of changes in red blood cells as a result of chronic alcohol use. Chronic alcohol use: ggt, liver function tests, vitamin b12, folic acid, thiamine levels can be affected. ...Read more
My friend is having a blood test. It checks for cbc, TSH and ft4. Will marihuana and alcohol show up in these test results?
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No: Apart from tsh, t3, (liothyronine) T4 it may not affect other blood test results. If you want to get thyroid tests, then wait for 3 weeks and it should have no effect then. ...Read more
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I regularly donate blood every 2 months. Would this affect blood test results and so which ones? CBC? LFT? CMP? Tbili?
What to do if I had blood test results back, but I don't understand some of the abbreviation on it, could someone help me pls?
I want to know what the initials stand for in a CBC blood test. I want to be able to read my blood test results but I don't know what the initials stand for. They have it printed out so that I know if I am high or low but I want to know what the initials
Well: Us medical folks go to school to learn how to interpret test results. Don't know how much of a crash course can be provided in 400 characters or less. Consider reviewing the results with your medical provider. Take care. ...Read more
Incomplete info: 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, it may be possible to provide an opinion if you were to list the results. ...Read more
We'd love to help: First though we need to know what results you got, what your general health status is, and -- especially -- what your personal physician has told you. Please get back to us. ...Read more
Same as anywhere: The thing in question is not there. Not present. Ask the provider who ordered the tests for an explanation of the results. It's part of the services from providers to complete the stage of diagnostic evaluation. Ask - if you do't understand - say so and they might make it simpler. Best! ...Read more
RDW: RDW=red cell distribution width. This is a statistical measure or the degree of variation in sizes of the red cells. It is a useful parameter ini classifying anemias that may otherwise be similar, for example iron deficiency and some thalassemias. But other parameters are more generally useful. ...Read more
Need to know test: It depends on the test. Some high need fixed, others low. Please re-ask with more information. ...Read more
See below...: As general rule, your blood test results should be interpreted by your physician. But to answer your question, a common abnormal finding in the blood of a patient with leukemia is a significantly increased WBC (white blood cell) count with or without abnormal circulating cells. Anemia (low rbc and hemoglobin) and thrombocytopenia (low platelets) are also common. Not all leukemias show high wbc. ...Read more
Mmr igg antibody/igm:
It depends on what MMR test you are interested in
there is a test for acute diseases with mesles, mumps and rubella, for igmantibodies
and there is other test for igg antibodies to check for immunity to mmr
both tests are done by major labs are results are available in 2 days at most. ...Read more
Yes: The normal levels of fibrinogen range from about 150-400mg/dl. There are normal circumstances in which the level may be higher, e.g., pregnancy. Any lab value needs to be interpreted in the context of other health issues and this value may not be associated with a disease. Do consult the doctor who ordered the blood test. ...Read more
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