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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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My husband got his blood test results back and his levels of alkaline phosphatase were high he s a healthy 26 year old who has never had any other problems the week he got blood work done he was on vacation and he had beers almost every day since he was o

My husband got his blood test results back and his levels of alkaline phosphatase were high he s a healthy 26 year old who has never had any other problems the week he got blood work done he was on vacation and he had beers almost every day since he was o

Hard to say: If the alkaline phosphatase was high while other liver enzymes were normal, it can indicate many things - gallbladder or bone problems would be high on the list. Additional tests to break down the alk phos and additional tests of liver, gallbladder and bone function can help make a diagnosis. However, it is not uncommon to have mild-moderate elevations of alk phos and never find a cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Gordon
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I've been on Accutane for six months. I had blood work done for the first three months, but Dr. said I don't need another blood test. I'm worried.

I've been on Accutane for six months. I had blood work done for the first three months, but Dr. said I don't need another blood test.  I'm worried.

Accurate??: Accurate is indicated for people who have severe cystic pitting acne. It has been shown to sometimes cause very serious birth defects. Make sure you don't get pregnant while you are taking it and for some time after you off of it, probably at least 1 year. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Louie
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Dr. Alfred Kim
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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What does dual pattern on a positive ANA blood test mean ? Other blood work is fine?

What does dual pattern on a positive ANA blood test mean ? Other blood work is fine?

Depends on symptoms: ANA is a screen for lupus. The pattern was used in the past to assist in diagnosing lupus and related conditions, but we have better tests (i.e. Ena panel) that has made patterns less useful. But you cannot over interpret this test: ANA positivity, regardless of pattern, is not helpful without knowing your symptoms. Everything boils down to symptoms;; rheum md would be very helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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My blood work came TV positive but I don't have ANY symptoms. Should I get a chest x Ray or confirm with another blood test. PlZ help ?

My blood work came TV positive but I don't have ANY symptoms. Should I get a chest x Ray or confirm with another blood test. PlZ help
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Probably should: Some patients can be TB (tuberculosis) positive by skin test etc. and not have active disease. This is not infrequently checked by performing chest xray exam looking for changes in lungs and mediastinum. You should ask your physician who ordered TB test about chest xray. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Miller
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I, m two month no period have all the symptoms of being pregnant home tests neg, blood test neg. Blood work for mp are neg. Still pgt symptom scare.

I, m two month no period have all the symptoms of being pregnant home tests neg, blood test  neg. Blood work for mp are neg. Still pgt symptom scare.

Talk to your doctor: Clearly most of what can be done to prove you are not pregnant has been done, so there must be other explanations for your symptoms. You have not stated your age so i can't guess reasonably at which of many possibilities is your correct diagnosis, but a gynecologist should be able to figure this out. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Fox
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What do blood tests check for? I have a friend who has to get regular blood work done to check his kidneys and liver. Im worried that theyre going to fin pot in his system. Can that kind of blood test show pot?

Drug : Drug testing is very expensive. It's not routinely done because of the expense. (in fact, they way laboratories do drug testing for employment screenings is to take a small amount of blood from all the people they're testing and mix them all together and just do one test on the mixed sample. If the mixed sample is clean, they know everyone is clean and don't test individuals.) furthermore, no one can test you or your friend's blood for drugs without permission. It's considered an illegal search. Unless your friend has given specific authorization to be tested for drugs, the doctor or lab cannot perform the test. If they do, the avvo legal forum is thataway =====>. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Would a heart attack show up in normal blood work? Or is there a specific blood test they do?

Would a heart attack show up in normal blood work? Or is there a specific blood test they do?

Request: There are specific tests: troponins and CPK that show enzyme leakage from damaged heart cells. The usual CBC and chemistry panels may not include these. ...Read more

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