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Is there a home test to check potassium levels?

Is there a home test to check potassium levels?

Not that I know of: There is no home test that i can find. ...Read more

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Creatinine (Definition)

Creatinine is a byproduct of creatine phosphate, which is present in muscles. Creatinine levels increase if the ...Read more


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How do you check hCG level? Is there an at home test?

How  do you check hCG level? Is there an at home test?

Yes.: Hcg is a hormone that rises predictably after becoming pregnant. There are at home tests (urine dipstick test) that simply test for the presence of HCG at a certain concentration found in pregnancy, but a blood draw in a doctor's office or hospital is required to determine the absolute HCG level. ...Read more

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LMP 8/5/16, HCG level was 367 the same day as the positive home test but has dropped every 2 days -now 26, but no bleeding or cramping...miscarriage??

LMP 8/5/16, HCG level was 367 the same day as the positive home test but has dropped every 2 days -now 26, but no bleeding or cramping...miscarriage??

Sounds like it: If you have been having BHCG every 2 days since Aug 5th it seems to me you would also have seen a doctor by now who is ordering the blood tests. It is important that your doctor go over your results with you and explain the plan of care . A falling BHCG level is typically indicative a miscarriage. Please confirm with your doctor who has all of your information ...Read more

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How accurate is the oraquick home test at 3 months+ exposure?

How accurate is the oraquick home test at 3 months+ exposure?

Oraquick: Is approximately 92% for test sensitivity (i.e., the percentage of results that will be positive when HIV is present). This means that one false negative result would be expected out of every 12 test results in HIV infected individual. The oraquick in-home HIV tes has an expected performance of 99.98% for test specificity ...Read more

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What medical conditions could cause abnormal creatinine levels in an etg test ?

What medical conditions could cause abnormal creatinine levels in an etg test ?

How high?: When i was lifting weights every day, my creatinine was usually 1.7 mg/dl, and elite bodybuilders have up to 2.0 or so. This is perfectly healthy. Simply being dehydrated or popping a little too much Motrin can up the creatinine enough to get noticed, or serious kidney disease can be the cause. Don't treat a lab value -- your physician can determine the big picture. ...Read more