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Gpip Blood Test
Antibodies: Ab is a common abbreviation for antibody. This is a very broad area, so it is difficult to know the answer without more context-- it could be looking for antibodies to blood groups, to a possible current or prior infection, or possibly to some sort of specific antigen in your own body, an "auto-antibody". ...Read more
Yes: But you must accept the responsibility that if something is not able to be diagnosed or missed by not getting the test the consequences are your responsibility. Also when you are on some medications you need to have blood work to asses treatment and may hinder your treatment. ...Read more
Blood lipids: In the so called "vap" LDL is measured directly and not calculated from total cholesterol, HDL and triglycerides. However, if your triglycerides are below 400, it does not add value. I would suggest that you stick to a usual fasting blood lipid profile and follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more
?: Do you mean pain at the injection site? The drawing of blood shouldn't cause pain but perhaps you developed a hematoma - is it red/purple and puffy? If so, it's a hematoma - it will resolve within a week - if it's getting worse, see a doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
A little: Blood test involves inserting a needle into a vein to get blood and there is a little pain from the needle stick. It is usually temporary. In about 1% of cases a bruise may form at the site of the puncture. The risk can be minimized by keeping pressure on the puncture site for a few minutes. ...Read more
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
This test has essentially replaced bleeding time as a test of ability to stop bleeding after injury. You may consult this site for info on this topic:
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
If depends on the test done. There are thousands of different blood tests that look for different entities. See this site for more info.
http://www. Hopkinsmedicine. Org/healthlibrary/test_procedures/cardiovascular/blood_test_135, 49/. ...Read more
Depends on the type: Of test. Usually one needs to have overnight fast. Fasting is not needed for all tests and additional preparation is needed for others. Please discuss the matter with your doctor who is ordering the test. ...Read more
Big picture: Red cell size distribution width can be high simply from donating blood, or from early iron deficiency before anemia or any of several non-problems. And reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside. Your history, physical exam and other labs are what matter; ignore a lone high rdw. ...Read more
Yes, depends on test:
Some tests are initial screening tests which are designed to "flag" anyone who has a condition. Because of this design (high sensitivity test), there are probably some people without the condition tested who also may "flag" positive (false positive) on that test.
These findings require repeat or confirmatory testing to ensure that the diagnosis is correct (true positive). ...Read more
You do not!: There is not need to take blood tests if you are otherwise healthy. Doctors will do screening tests, depending on the patient's history and physical finding. Let your doctor decide when it may be appropriate to do blood test and the kind of test. ...Read more
Many reasons: Some blood tests require that you do them several times to get an idea of how your body is responding to certain internal or external cues (disease, exercise, medication, etc), and this is done over time. Sometimes a blood test gives an unexpected result, and a repeat test is performed to assure accuracy of the test or require additional studies. ...Read more
Unclear question: Laboratories report calculate osmolarity based on electrolyte levels, BUN and Glucose. 282 is a normal level. If your doctor has any concern, s/he can ask for a measured value of osmolarity. In some instances the gap between the calucated and measured values provides additional information. ...Read more
Your own doctor: You have an absolute right to a full explanation from your care provider. Nobody here can do more than help with some minor detail. Be assertive and you will get the answers you need from someone who knows you. ...Read more
Renal dysfunction: Generally this abbreviation stands for urea and electrolytes and may be used to help assess patients with impaired kidney function. It measures urea levels in the blood along with sodium, potassium, chloride, bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) and depending on the laboratory, serum creatinine with an estimate of creatinine clearance. ...Read more