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Fecal Globin By Immunochemistry
Hemiglobinopathies: There are hundreds of these, from trivial to diseases that are so severe they kill before birth. ...Read more
What is the significance of having fecal leucocyte antigen (lactoferrin) positive in stool test in a asymptomatic patient?
Hpylori's infectious by direct contactw/saliva,vomit,fecal.Its DNA is in blood&urine,but nobody states if it is infectious thru those 2 routes.Is it?
Anemia of unknown origin, Hemoglobin as low as 6.0. Negative endoscopy, negative colonoscopy, negative occult fecal blood. Low iron: 17 Ferritin 980?
Anemia of Chronic Dz: Your elevated ferritin and depressed serum iron suggests an anemia related to chronic disease. This is a perplexing problem to solve without a careful search of your history and what is happening elsewhere in your body. While the endoscopy helps exclude cancer as the chronic disease, defining the setting as ACD first might have negated the urgency for this. ...Read more
Hiv 1/2 blood analysis:
-antibodies and p24 antigen (chemiluminescence): reactive-2, 741
- IgG antibodies (enzyme immunoassay):nonreactive
in this case, is HIV infection accurate?
No: It's not entirely clear what you mean by 16 hpf. But there is no relationship that I know of between occult blood in stool and hyperglycemia. Occult blood in stool is a sign of gastrointestinalI blood loss or a nose bleed with ingestion of blood. A fasting blood sugar of 300 (units unknown) sounds high in standard mg/dl at could be a sign of overt diabetes. Consult your doctor regarding this Soon ...Read more
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Serum -tiny IgM kappa monoclonal protein b2 region, urine - tiny IgM k paraproteinemia in gamma region. Was a mistake made or is lab normal?
Monoclonal: •multiple myeloma (g>a>m>e, d) •primary macroglobulinemia (waldenstrøm’s, igm) •monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (mgus) (converts at 2% per year to myeloma) •miscellaneous conditions •(converts at 2% per year to myeloma) these all have to be thought of by the hematologist. ...Read more
What's the intestinal disease caused by a single cell parasite from rat droppings in drinking water?
Combinatorial: The genes that encode our antigen receptors (immunoglobulin and T cell receptors) are made up of hundreds of gene segments. These "V-D-J" segments recombine in potentially millions of combinations so that each immune cell has one final version that makes a unique receptor. This process is random but if the cell encounters its antigen it will be activated and can turn into a "memory" cell. ...Read more
25yo male asymptomatic, come with urine biochemistry showing positive nitrite, red cells 1+, protein 1+, bilirubin1+, urobilinogen 1+. Why?
Urine results: These results could be all false positive, but he needs to be evaluated further by repeat ua and culture. Nitrites can be positive from air exposure, contamination or phenazopyridine. Protein can be present transiently from benign causes such as standing for a long time. Bilirubin and uribilinigen can be due to liver/biliary problems. Rbcs can be due to infection, stones, tumors or kidney disease. ...Read more
Urine examination pH acid, protein trace, glucose nil, 2-3 [email protected] please is the test ok?
WBC's & UTI: A clean catch urine usually does not contain wbc's, which may indicate a sign of asymptomatic bacteria in the urine(urinary tract infection). The urine can be sent to a lab for culture & sensitivity to see if any bacteria will grow to confirm or not the possible infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In the lab: Great question. A great way to screen for intestinal cancer as cancers cause small amounts of bleeding, which is then passed in the feces. A less sensitive chemical method and more accurate immuno method can be used. Not all cancers will leak blood, blood in feces is not always cancer and other substances can have false results. Ask your doc about colonoscopy if >50 or family history of cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood hemoglobin 15.5, trace hemoglobin in urine, ketones 10mg/dl in urine, not diabetic, blood glucose 89. What does this mean?
Doubtful significanc: Tell us why you had your urine checked in the first place?. To resolve a medical problem we need a detailed history and also what the doctor's assessment was or is, so far? Your urine may be entirely normal but it is a good idea to recheck it one more time and see if there are any Red blood cells(RBCs) in your urine. Presence of >5 RBCs would be something to be concerned about unless U have mense ...Read more