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What might full blood count and coagulation screen detect?

What might full blood count and coagulation screen detect?

Blood count: a complete blood count [CBC] measures red blood cell count, size and shape, which are proxy measurements for iron, Vitamin B-12 and folic acid, white blood cells which fight bacterial and viral infections, provide immunity, platelet cells which help with blood clotting. A coagulation screen detects problems with the production of proteins made in the liver that are required for clotting. ...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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Would a complete patient profile blood test show cancer?

Would a complete patient profile blood test show cancer?

Maybe not: There is no standard "complete patient profile blood test" in the U.S., so what is tested for depends on what a doctor is looking for. A blood chemistry test such as a Comprehensive Metabolic Panel looks at 14-17 items, but isn't looking for cancer. It will, however, detect some side effects of having a widespread cancer problem. Cancers come in all sizes and many types, but need specific testing. ...Read more

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Could a CBC (blood test) show leukemia accurately always?

Could a CBC (blood test) show leukemia accurately always?

Sometimes: Sometimes but not always. Leukemia, a form of blood and bone marrow cancer, is frequently detectable in the blood; however, especially if early in the course of the disease, leukemic cells may be confined to the bone marrow and not cross into the blood in sufficient numbers to be detected by a cbc. Ultimately, the complete diagnosis and prognosis of leukemia relies on bone marrow examination. ...Read more

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Does a comprehensive metabolic panel blood test include a test of blood glucose levels?

Does a comprehensive metabolic panel blood test include a test of blood glucose levels?

Yes: Hi. Yes it does. If you have the blood drawn fasting, you have a good way you screen for diabetes (fasting serum glucose). The CMP also measures many other important blood chemistries. To your health! ...Read more

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Does ultrasound a complete blood tests being perfect rule out liver/galbladder problems?

Does ultrasound a complete blood tests being perfect rule out liver/galbladder problems?

No...: Even a negative gallbladder us should be followed up by a pippida scan to check on how well your gallbadder is functioning. If the ejection fraction is low, they will take out your gallbladder and symptoms generally go away. If you are having symptoms, make sure to not eat any fried or fatty foods, or you will suffer the "pain of the evil gallbladder". Amylase ; lipase blood test might help. ...Read more

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Had blood test cmp and CBC with differential. Their normal so would that rule out celiac desiease?

Had blood test cmp and CBC with differential. Their normal so would that rule out celiac desiease?

Not at all: People with CD can have a stable general medical condition with normal CBC & CBC. To test for CD you look for evidence that your body has formed antibodies to your gut. These include Transglutaminase IgA,Gliadin-transglutaminase IgA complex and others.These are often part of a "celiac panel" performed in a larger or specialty lab.If these are high, referral for confirmatory GI testing is common. ...Read more

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What does a CBC (complete blood count) test for?

What does a CBC (complete blood count) test for?

Lots of stuff: How many red and white blood cells and platelets are there in your blood. Are they the right sizes and shapes and appearances? Anything extra? Any cell type coming up short, or overabundant? There are a great many things that will alter a CBC, and often this is the totally-unexpected tipoff that enables a diagnosis. And many very sick folks have a normal CBC. It's a lifetime's study. ...Read more

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Can a full blood screen/complete blood count test show if my immune system isn't good? The doctor mentioned white blood cells would show something?

Can a full blood screen/complete blood count test show if my immune system isn't good? The doctor mentioned white blood cells would show something?

CBC: Your complete blood count measures the number and type of white blood cells, which are an important part of your immune system. If they are normal, you are unlikely to have a significant immune system problem (there are rare immune system abnormalities that do not show on your cbc). ...Read more

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Can a full blood test diagnose any std?

Can a full blood test diagnose any std?

No: There is not one blood test that tests for all possible. STD's. ...Read more

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Will a CBC blood test show internal bleeding or blood clots?

Will a CBC blood test show internal bleeding or blood clots?

No: a low hematocrit or hemoglobin on a cbc requires investigation, which can include internal bleeding as a cause. Multiple other causes as well: cancer, congenital, poor marrow etc. Other tests can discern clotting disorders ...Read more

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High blood pressure fasting blood test will cannabis show up?

High blood pressure fasting blood test will cannabis show up?

Only if testing for : It. It will only show up in the testing if they're looking for it. ...Read more

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Does dehydration give wrong a laboratory test of blood chemistry?

Does dehydration give wrong a laboratory test of blood chemistry?

No: Dehydration will lead to a change in laboratory values on blood tests but they are still accurate. Once the dehydration is treated, the other values will change accordingly. ...Read more

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Did blood work and urine sample for woman physical exam. Everything came back normal except for "hemoglobin 1+" in urine sample. What could this mean?

Did blood work and urine sample for woman physical exam. Everything came back normal except for "hemoglobin 1+" in urine sample. What could this mean?

Possibilities...: This means there was a small amount of microscopic blood in the urine sample. One of the most common reasons for a female is having your menses at the time the sample was obtained. Another common reason is if a catheter was inserted to obtain the sample. If neither of these explains it, it might be best to repeat the urine test and pursue further tests if the blood is still present. ...Read more

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Will blood test be normal with siadh?

Will blood test be normal with siadh?

No, mostly low: Much of the lab (electrolytes, bun, creat and even blood counts) will be low and serum osmolality will be very low, urinary sodium is commonly elevated as is urine osmolality even though you are fluid overloaded. ...Read more

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Ana positive result (1:1280) in blood tests. All other blood tests normal. What could that mean?

Ana positive result (1:1280) in blood tests. All other blood tests normal. What could that mean?

Risk: That may mean you are at higher risk to develop an autoimmune disorders in the future. Since you are suffering from back pain already at your young age, perhaps you should see a rheumatologist to find out if there is any autoimmune disorder affecting your back unless the cause for the back pain is already known. ...Read more

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