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How Accurate Is Home A1c
How accurate are home pregnency tests and what does single line on it means and best way to take home preg. Test ???
Read instructions!: Girls can follow directions! I hope. All the pregnancy tests have specific instructions for how to use them, when to use them, and how to read the results. Different brands have different rules. Read the instructions. If negative and no period repeat in 1 week and/or see MD. Use protection! Unprotected sex causes more (and worse) things than pregnancy (like sexually transmitted diseases) ...Read more
Missed period.: You can use the first morning void when you miss your period (or EPT prior to that). ...Read more
M58, how accurate is A1c test, because my A1c is 5.8% but my home instrument gives fasting 115 to 150 depending on the diet I take night before?advise
Yes, it is.: The HgbA1C is a measure reflective of your degree of diabetic control in the long term. It essentially represents a three month average of your fingersticks, as if you took a fingerstick every minute, night and day, eating and fasting, for three months straight and then averaged them all. Technically, it's the percentage of red blood cells that have glucose attached to them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How accurate is A1C test? As compare to normal fasting blood suger test. What is the safe limit for A1C?
Testing for diabetes: Hi. The tests for diabetes (fasting glucose, post-challenge glucose, 3-month average glucose, and random glucose) all have their strengths and weaknesses. A1c is an excellent test and vital to the modern management of diabetes; it's NOT the most sensitive diagnostic test, however. Fasting and post-challenge glucoses can both reveal more subtle abnormalities. Random glucose is a blunt instrument. ...Read more
Very accurate: The test is very accurate if performed correctly at the right time. See the product literature for these details. If you test after you have missed your period the test is very reliable. If there is some concern the test was performed incorrectly - repeat the test in a few days. ...Read more
They are quite good: Constantly changing technology and designs have improve ease of use as well as acuracy of current glucometers..I would say around 5-10 points of actual blood levels when tested at a certified laboratory. They are meant to guide you with controlling your diet/food consumptions to maintain a good sugar level. Having diabetes is tough! fllow-up with doc regularly. Good luck. ...Read more
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
Any preg test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Apple cider vinegar: No medicine or home remedy works for everyone but according to the feedback at http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/acid_reflux.Html apple cider vinegar is the home remedy that has helped the most people. But while 265 people say it helped, 40 found it did not help or only did a bit. That article gives other remedies to try.Avoiding inciting foods like fats/alcohol to prevent acidity is also important. ...Read more
It depends: In 1st trimester the measurements are very reliable. At the anatomy screen/survey (usually 18 - 22 weeks) the dating can be off by a couple of weeks. Standard measurements include two head measurements (the most accurate) and measurements of the abdomen circumference and the femur (thigh bone). Dating in the 3rd trimester becomes less accurate. ...Read more
2-3 weeks: It would be most accurate after your next period would have been due or 2-3 weeks after you take it. ...Read more
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