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Full Blood Test Explained
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
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
Blood tests show inflammation, ELISA tested pos., WB tested Neg. Blood gas tested high, all other test normal, normal MRI. Swelling, dizzy, weak, numb?
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was wondering does the comprehensive metabolic panel blood test also test for blood sugar levels?
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
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
What time should last meal be when having blood work the morning? Fasting for blood specimen - comprehensive metabolic, lipid, cbcc (with automated dif), prolactin testing
Fasting blood lipids require a minimum of 9 hour fast. No food for 9 hours before the time you are scheduled to have your blood drawn. You may drink water and take your medications as you normally do.
Have a healthy diet, exercise, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, and get HPV vaccine. Wish you good health! ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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