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Dr. Afshine Emrani
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Inr (Definition)

Could mean interventional neuro radiology which is minimally invasive field, or international normalized ration which is a lab ...Read more


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What to do if I had 2 positive home pregnancy tests, 2 negative urine tests @ clinic, & 1 negative blood test @ lab?

What to do if I had 2 positive home pregnancy tests, 2 negative urine tests @ clinic, & 1 negative blood test @ lab?

Not pregnant: If blood HCG is negative, you are not currently pregnant. Call GYN if you go more than 8 weeks from your last period without getting another period.For more info: www.askyourgynecologist.org ...Read more

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What tests are done to check for celiac? Stool test. Blood test? Specific test?

What tests are done to check for celiac? Stool test. Blood test? Specific test?

Several available: You can go through a two stage screening process.Celiac disease is an exaggerated form of gluten intolerance and may be suspected based on blood tests: elevated ttg-iga, if IgA deficient - ttg-igg.If the blood tests are suggestive an intestinal biopsy to study the cell changes is confirmatory. ...Read more

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How reliable are fingerstick blood tests?

How reliable are fingerstick blood tests?

Very reliable: There is a specific technique that miust be followed when doing finger sticks. If the procedure is properly performed the results are quite reliable. They will be within about 5% of a simultaneous venous blood test. ...Read more

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Is the lloyds pharmacy home HIV blood test accurate?

Is the lloyds pharmacy home HIV blood test accurate?

Unsure: There are only a couple of fda approved home HIV test kits. Lloyds may just be distributing a test for another company. You should go on-line and specifically see if an fda approval has been issued for the name of the manufacturer. Make sure you test exactly as stated, no exceptions. Follow instructions explicitly for the results to be meaningful. ...Read more

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How accurate are home test kits for mrsa?

How accurate are home test kits for mrsa?

MRSA: As with many home tests errors can occur, if you feel you actively have an MRSA infection or you are a carrier please discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Hcg 50 positive blood test two negative urine please help.

Hcg 50 positive blood test two negative urine please help.

Recheck blood: You need to have the blood levels checked again. You expect the level to about double in 2 days with a normal pregnancy. ...Read more

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Difference between home pregnancy test and pregnancy blood test?

Difference between home pregnancy test and pregnancy blood test?

Blood more sensitive: A blood test is more sensitive and can pick up a pregnancy earlier. A blood test can also quantify the amount of bhcg the hormone released when a woman is pregnant. Both tests are positive when bhcg is present. ...Read more

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Positive HSV culture but negative blood test; should tests be repeated?

Positive HSV culture but negative blood test; should tests be repeated?

Trust the culture: A positive herpes culture is diagnostic of herpes. I don't know why the blood test (antibody) was negative, but it's not used to make a diagnosis, only to determine whether the virus is present. I would trust the culture. ...Read more

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Erosive gastritis. h.pylori blood test positive, breath test positive, stool antigen test negative, biopsy negative. what to do ?

Erosive gastritis. h.pylori blood test positive, breath test positive, stool antigen test negative, biopsy negative.  what to do ?

Treat it: The positive H. pylori antibody test is not a reliable indicator of current infection. The gold standard for H. pylori treatment is the gastric biopsy, and this is negative in this patient. However, I am impressed by the positive breath test and erosive gastritis. I would have expected stool antigen to be positive, as it mirrors the breath test. Given the discrepant results, treat the patient. ...Read more

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Do home HIV tests work well?

Do home HIV tests work well?

Yes, highly reliable: The US Food and Drug Administration requires very high standards to approve tests for use at home without medical supervision, and this test is very reliable if the instructions are carefully followed. In the US, it is a "2nd generation" HIV antibody test, taking up to 3 months to become positive. 3rd and 4th generation tests in labs are better if you are at risk for more recent exposure. ...Read more

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What medical test is done to check for diabetes? Blood work?

What medical test is done to check for diabetes? Blood work?

Testing for Diabetes: Start with a fasting blood sugar and hemoglobin a1c. Usual symptoms include drinking lots of water, urinating a lot, and always being hungry/eating a lot. ...Read more

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Does psa blood test need fasting?

Does psa blood test need fasting?

No. For most blood: fasting is not needed & commonly misleading, though promoted. Optimal PSA value <1.0 ng/dL, though called normal up to 4.0 ng/mL. At 1.3 ng/ml (Avodart Trial; most thorough done to date) prostate size, by ultrasound, has doubled young healthy values. If PSA < 1.0, prostate cancer extremely rare. If elevated, consider https://www.accureference.com "Prostate Health Index" test for better guidance. ...Read more