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How Is A Emg Test Done And Why
This question is for a cardiologist. I had a regular stress test done and it was normal. How accurate is the test.
They are good: What type of stress test? Nuclear, ECG only, or stress echo? Nuclear and stress echo are the best. Remember, they do not show plaque in the arteries, they show if the walls don't work well under stress. They are the best tests we have. If your stress echo or nuclear test was negative, there is over a 95% chance you have no significant heart disease that will cause a heart attack.That's pretty good ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Emg (electromyography) is a test of your muscles and nerves. It is typically performed along with nerve conduction studies (ncs). The EMG portion involves placing a recording pin (like a fine wire antenna) into various muscles, looking for 'muscle distress signals' that could suggest nerve or muscle diseases/problems. Nerve conduction studies involve stimulating nerves ...Read more
How is a blood test done when i want to quantify myself and do my own testing for specific things?
Not a good idea: Performing blood tests requires sophisticated equipment, extensive training and expertise in interpreting the values. Please see your doctor to determine what if any tests are needed and if needed have those done at an accredited laboratory. ...Read more
I had a stress test the doctor told that the results are on boderline n recommended to have a angiography test. Is angiograpy test necessary ?
Difficult to say: Without further information, it is hard to give you a reasonable answer. This depends on your risk factors, the symptoms which lead to you undergoing the stress test, and what makes the stress test borderline. In the end if you are concerned about undergoing an catheterization/angiogram, you should feel comfortable seeking a second opinion from another cardiologist. Good luck. ...Read more
It's usually a urine: Test, and am not aware of people testing for it in blood, although i guess one could. Ethyl glucuronide (etg) and ethyl sulfide are substances produced by the metabolism of alcohol that, unlike the parent substance which is only present for hours, can persist for days, depending on how much one drank. It is very sensitive and can pick up alcohol present in mouthwashes and hand sanitizer vapor. ...Read more
How long does the test good for? How many years? I had a test done in october . Cardiac cauterization how long is this test good for. Is it done every year
I had the InformaSeq test done. It came back negative for all 3 syndromes. What does that actually means? How accurate and sensitive is this test?
Negative predictive: Value of all 3 tests is 99.9%. This means only 1 of 1000 or fewer will actually have the syndromes if the test is negative. As accurate as medical testing gets. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Depends: As noted there are many different tests and these are usually combined in a "battery" that attempt not only to measure the degree and severity of brain abnormalities, but also try to predict how individuals will function given the injuries, deficits, or degrees of decline. The tests are also used to track the progression of a disease, and plan rehabilitation treatments and programs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Full name: Would you please provide the full name of the test. There is no standard test called "igs" For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
What does it mean if you have a blood test done and the d-dimer is positive with a count of around 4.6?
Limited without more: The d-dimer is a fibrin degradation product (or fdp) which represents a small protein fragment in blood after a blood clot is broken down. The value can be used to test for clotting or thrombosis problems. However, a single value or a value in isolation should not be used. Therefore, a value of 4.6 means nothing. There are factors that can cause false readings. ...Read more
What is an acth stimulation test for? What does it diagnose? I took one and it was a simple blood test. Is that normal?
I had a upep test done and all the result says is protein quantitive 22.1 mg/dl What does this mean?
Proteinuria: My interpretation of that result would to consider that amount of proteinuria as very mild and doesn't suggest significant kidney damage. However we don't see the breakdown of the types of protein(qualitative) in your report. Your ordering physician,who knows all your findings, is best qualified to answer your question. ...Read more
What causes a false positive test for marijuana i feel that the test is wrong and want to be retested
Many things: But what you have to ask is whether they did a confirmatory test. Screening tests have many false positives, and several prescription drugs can interact with the test for thc and give false positives. A positive screening test should always be followed by a confirmatory test, which pretty much always can distinguish between true and false positive. Esp. True if there are legal/social consequences. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I had my blood tests done and pee sample.. can this tell if there is something wrong?
Sure: Depending on the blood tests you can see white count, anemia, platelets, liver functions, kidney functions, thyroid m rheumatoid and so on Urine can be a start to see if blood is in the urine , bacteria, infection, concentration. Its a good screen tool but broad its hard to make a diagnosis just on the labs yu need a good history and physical ...Read more
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