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How Can You Test Your Inr Blood From Home
Not really.: Far away and many years ago urine from a woman who might be pregnant was given to a rabbit. The rabbit was sacrificed, her ovarys were examined and if the rabbit had ovulated the woman was pregnant. Now rabbits are safe. We now use antibodies to hcg. The same test is done by you and the doctor. ...Read more
Blood tests: You might demand one but that does not mean that the physician would order it. If you are a direct pay patient in Britain- the physician might be more apt to order in the case of a gray zone call. However, if there really is no indication - the doctor may still decline. Most of us don't like to be ordered to do thinks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood test: Yes depending on which blood tests they are doing. But best to count from the time of exposure. ...Read more
How do home pregnancy tests work? Where you urinate on the stick. How is it able to determine if you're pregnant from your urine?
Very early: Typically a BHCG can be detected about 10-12 days after conception ...Read more
How long do you have to hold your breath to produce a drop in blood oxygen levels? And, how fast would your blood reoxygenate after you took a breath?
Blood oxygen: Why are you asking these questions, as the question does not seem related to illness. Why are you holding your breath? ...Read more
Cholesterol: Well you could live at a clinical lab. If you don't there really isn't a good home monitoring method. ...Read more
Pregnancy blood test: Just ask. Almost any reasonable doctor will authorize a request for a pregnancy test, since if you have any concern about being pregnant it is best to be sure. What you wants is a serum pregnancy test (also termed a serum HCG [human chorionic gonadotropin] level. The test can be ordered either as a yes/no test ('qualitative') or a quantitative test, which will give you the specific level of hormon. ...Read more
Is there a home device to monitor blood when on blood thinners? Friends are on cumadin and need to monitor. Some labs take too long to get results.
No...but: There is a new drug called xarelto which is a new type of blood thinner (a factor xa inhibitor). It doesn't require blood monitoring if kidney and liver function is normal. Ask your doctor. ...Read more
This may not be: The best knowledge base or forum to help you sort out this question. Consider sourcing this information from the companies who administer the tests you refer to... ...Read more
How can you make sure that you're dehydrated before a blood test? I don't the results to be affected.
Not a good idea : For routine lab tests an 8 to 12 hour overnight fast is sufficient. Labs will provide more information in your steady state as compared to being dehydrated. Follow your doctor's instructions. ...Read more
It depends: After a patient is diagnosed with a blood clot that is unexplained for example your doctor would perform an age appropriate work-up for other possible causes of blood clots, also depending on your age and family history it would be appropriate to order other specific tests to establish risk of recurrence. The list of tests can be extensive and costly on the patient. ...Read more
I went to the hospital with my INR @9 ish and all they done was take my blood n sent me home what should of happened?
I had blood test & the results are as follows INR 1.12
APTT ratio 1.16
Beta-2 Microglobulin 1.50mg/L. Can you tell me if they are normal?
My blood test :coagulation pt=12.9-control=13.5-ratio=.95-index=104.6(percent)-inr value=.95 so is that good or bad and is there relation to my liver?
I donated blood a week ago. I am getting an LFT test (bilirubin, inr, albumin) tomorrow. will the loss of blood affect my results?
No: donating blood will not affect the LFT result. ...Read more
How often should someone who is on wafarin for the first time to disolve blood clots at home normally go to have their pt/inr level checked?
Warfarin: Protocols sometimes differ, but i ask my patients to check their inr 2x weekly until we get a good level 2 times, then once weekly a few more times, then once every 2 weeks a few more times, and then once monthly minimum. I increase the frequency again if I have to make any dose adjustments. The accp just recommended that stable patients can be checked every 3 months but i think that's too long. ...Read more
Advised to stay away from garlic supplements and blood thinners like Xarelto at least for 2 days before the PT INR test, why? I have psvt
Ask: Ask your doctor for specific advice and treatment many things can affect and interfere with anticoagulation medication ...Read more
What blood tests are needed when taking fragmin (dalteparin) to make sure your blood is "thin" enough? Was on warfarin...Is INR meaningless now? 2 uedvts, ttc
My 10 year old girl has an rash, still not diagnosed. May be petechiae. No other symptoms. Blood test normal, except for longer INR time. Ideas?
More info needed: A picture is worth a thousand words. Obviously a picture would be helpful to see as well as location. ...Read more
F24, have my blood clotting test results. Appt was norm, inr of 1.3, fibrogen 1.43, norm2-4.need to be concerned?can I start take natazia (estradiol valerate and dienogest)?
Why the tests?: It is not typical to have clotting disorder testing done prior to starting birth control. Your doctor must have ordered these things for some particular reason or out of some concern in your medical or family history. Despite your normal results check with the ordering physician to clarify the plan of care before starting any medication. ...Read more
How often should i have to do a pt/inr blood test while taking Coumadin (warfarin) long term after massive pulmonary embolism ?
Warfarin monitoring: How often your INR needs to be checked depends on the stability achieved on your dosing regimen. On the average, if stable INRs are established, checks every two weeks or sometimes less frequently are done. If the INR isn't stable, more frequent checks are often necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recurring petechiae spots on back of hands (doctor confirmed). Blood test a week ago showed normal platelets, normal PPT/INR. Alarming?
Possible vasculitis: Petechiae may be blanching or non blanching. ie goes away when you press on it and then returns when you let go vs. not going away. Low platelets are a cause but not the only cause. Vasculitis or inflammation of the blood vessels may also do this. Normal platelets does not rule out this possibility. Its not normal to have petechial rash and needs workup with an internal medicine doctor ...Read more
I received my blood test results and I noticed that APTT is slightly elevated(32.9 and the normal range is 21.5-31.1).
INR, PT (Quick) and CBC are okay.In last month I was taking Clarithromycin, Levofloxacine, Augmentin and Medrol. If it is common?
Vasculitis rash, blood work done: Hepatitis,metabolic panel,sed rate,CBC,RA,TSH,INR,ANA, all normal, should Dr run more tests, what could it be?
Im on blood thinners and my pt is high and my INR is 2.0 if my pt and ptt is high is tjat dangerous?
That may be the: Therapeutic target. Discuss with the treating physician. Risks are bleeding and bruising. ...Read more
No: this is the normal levelGet a more detailed answer ›
SHOULDN'T: A high inr (protime) is usually due to an excess of Coumadin (warfarin) relative to vitamin k intake. The 'clotting system' of proteins (produced by the liver) has no affect on blood pressure (BP) , generally. BP is influenced by other factors: salt intake, lack of exercise, stress, pain ... ...Read more
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