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Portable hemoglobinometer (hemoglobin home testing device/kit), how to use this?

Manual for the kit: The device should have come with a user's manual and it would be prudent to consult that information. ...Read more

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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How do home use hemoglobin test meters work?

How do home use hemoglobin test meters work?

Hemoglobin analyzer: If you one of those machine it work almost like the blood sugar test for diabetes. ...Read more

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Home blood pressure machines are home blood pressure machines accurate? What brands are recommended if any?

Home blood pressure machines are home blood pressure machines accurate? What brands are recommended if any?

Generally are...: Arm cuffs are more accurate measures of BP than wristor finger cffs. Omron is a quality manufacturer (there are others). If in doubt about accuracy, bring the monitor to your doc, so it can be checked at the time. ...Read more

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Purchase home INR monitoring device without doctor's prescription, is this bad?

Purchase home INR monitoring device without doctor's prescription, is this bad?

Help is good: Who is going to prescribe and help you adjust the dose of your anticoagulant medication? Your doctor is your partner in this: why not include him/her? ...Read more

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Is INR meter (coagucheck system) good to buy?

Is INR meter (coagucheck system) good to buy?

IF on coumidine: If you are on blood thining medications and need to cheek inr , do not know if it is sold to general public. ...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 is blood sugar test done at home with gluco meter as compared to a test done in a lab?

How accurate is blood sugar test done at home with gluco meter as compared to a test done in a lab?

Much less accurate: While they may be quite accurate, home testing measures different glucose than in lab. Can vary 15-20% and still be considered "accurate enough". Plus, error can be significantly more due to poor technique. The only truly accurate level is one drawn in a lab. ...Read more

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How acurate are at home hemoglobin monitors ? Can i rely on this monitor to show accurate hemoglobin levels?

See below: These are only moderately accurate but give you a fairly decent idea of your hemoglobin for instance if it should drop suddnley that would be significant. ...Read more

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Whats the time detection difference with home drug test and test from labs with specialized equipment?

Whats the time detection difference with home drug test and test from labs with specialized equipment?

Depends: The elimination time for various drugs is very different. Whether one considers a test to be positive or not, also depends on the threshold for the positivity. Lab tests are more sensitive than home tests, but it is not feasible to provide a general statement of the time difference for detection by the two methods for the multiple drugs of abuse. ...Read more

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18 week cash paying patient. Hbsag positive on prenatal screen . What are the needed tests to work up?

18 week cash paying patient. Hbsag positive on prenatal screen . What are the needed tests to work up?

HepB core Igm ANTIBO: Positive hep b surface antigen, follow up lab tests should include hepb surface igm antobodies hep b e antigen hepb e antibody hbv dna level hepatic function panel including hepatic enzymesalt &sgpt after interpreting these tests only you can determine if patient has acute hbv infection, chronic immune active infectionwith mutant virus or chronic active infection(carrier). ...Read more

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Portable machine check for high cholesterol at home?

Portable machine check for high cholesterol at home?

Avoid wrist machines: Most home BP monitoring machines are good and usually fairly inexpensive, <$50. The ones that work on the upper arm are a bit more accurate than the wrist machines. Also, check your BP in both arms, there may be a significant difference. If more than 10 mmhg, you should get that checked out by a cardiologist. If not, use the arm with the higher of the two measurements. Check it at random times. ...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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How accurate isa blood test?Are at home tests just as accurate?

How accurate isa blood test?Are at home tests just as accurate?

Depends: Lab tests need be evaluated in term of sensitivity, specificity and predictive value. Some of these parameters depend on the population being tested. Home tests are generally accurate, provided the testing is performed strictly according to the instructions of the manufacturer. Home tests are generally screening tests and often require confirmation with a test in an accredited laboratory. ...Read more

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Does a home made pregnacy test with sugar work ?

Does a home made pregnacy test with sugar work ?

No: Do not rely on any home made tests. They sell traditional tests even in the dollar store that are reliable. Spend the dollar! ...Read more