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Homocysteine Levels In Blood Urine And Saliva
Hpylori's infectious by direct contactw/saliva,vomit,fecal.Its DNA is in blood&urine,but nobody states if it is infectious thru those 2 routes.Is it?
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
Why would someone have normal levels of homocysteine in their blood, but high levels of homocysteine in their urine?
Homocystinuria is a: Disorder with autosomal recessive inheritance. Both parents pass on a mutation of either the mthfr gene on the short arm of chromosome (chr.) 1 or the cbs gene on the long arm of chr. 21, causing deficiency in the respective enzymes for which they code. A metabolic geneticist, hematologist or cardiologist can help your doctor with diagnosis.Some specific forms of hcu respond to specific treatment. ...Read more
My bun level is 16mg/dl and my creatinine 0.62 mg/dl normals but bun/creatinine is 26.1 should I be worried? I was fasting. Other blood & urine ok!
Nope: The ratio is high due to a relative increase in the BUN with a perfectly normal cr. You may have been a bit dehydrated with the fast. No issue here. ...Read more
My cortisol level is high i had a saliva test done which showed the levels where very high, but when i had urine and
blood test done they where normal. What does this mean
Which of the following accurately predicts problems with cortisol levels blood test, 24 hr urine or midnight saliva swab?
Depends: Blood cortisol is useful in the diagnosis of cushings (hypercortisolemia) or adrenal insufficiency. A 24 hr urine cortisol is helpful to diagnose excess cortisol. Saliva cortisol is only helpful in diagnosing excess cortisol, not adrenal insufficiency. If a blood cortisol level is low, further evaluation is required to establish if your adrenal function is truly low. ...Read more
Is there a urine, blood or saliva test to check adrenaline levels - my doc prescribed 10mg amitriptaline for better sleep but w/o checking anything?
Avoid sleeping pills: We do not normally measure adrenaline. If symptoms are of anxiety (fear, panic, tremor, sweating, fast heart, etc) and insomnia then there are lots of treatments, including amitriptyline. But best to focus on non-drug interventions for sleep (see: http://goo.Gl/jcscx) and anxiety (see: http://goo.Gl/aibdp). If these fail, then there are very effective psychological treatments too. Good luck! ...Read more
Stop smoking at 11:59pm on 03-04-16, I have a blood,urine and mouth test for nicotine. The test is between 3-14/18-2016 will i pass?
Yes, although...: Nicotine stays in urine and saliva for up to 4 days. A metabolite, cotitine, is detectable in blood for up to 10 days, so you should pass (there's a very slight chance of a positive in blood if done the 14th). Congratulations on stopping smoking; while you may have done it to pass this test PLEASE don't resume. Smoking is one of the worst things for your health! See http://tinyurl.com/meuts3g ...Read more
Buying a life insurance policy and they want to take blood/urine samples at my work. Why embarass me?
To make money: The insurance company needs to know what risks they are assuming when they insure you. Laboratory tests can help them determine if you have diabetes, high cholesterol, drug abuse etc. Riskier people pay higher insurance rates or may not be offered coverage at all. Healthy people are less risk and can be insured at less cost to the company. The embarrassing factor is not intended. ...Read more
Times within the span of two weeks and I have a blood/urine test coming up in exactly a week, will they be able to detect the weed?
Probably: Thc can last up to 4 weeks, depending on the amount of body fst you have. ...Read more
The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more
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