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How To Get A Good Blood Test Result
Just got a blood test result where my NRBC was. 03 and I am supposed to see a hematologist. I'm worried and would like to know what it could mean.?
Nucleated RBC: Are immature forms of red blood cells. Normally not present in peripheral blood. Their presence often signals increased RBC turnover, either from increased destruction, increased production or both. Many causes but a hematologist can sort them out for you. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Normal: Normal, don't worry about it, .Get a more detailed answer ›
Varies: Results from antibody tests sent to a laboratory usually take one to three days to return. If the test is positive, results may be delayed while the laboratory does a Western blot to be sure that HIV antibody is present. Western blot tests take only one day to perform, but some laboratories may not run the test every day. Results from rapid tests done in the doctor's office can be 15-20 minutes. ...Read more
Tomorrow I'm going for a blood test to get Visa so I drank beer on 9th may that means 7 days ago so will it show up on my blood test result?
Had the blood drawn at 10:00 AM for my cortisol AM blood test. Is that too late in the day to get an accurate test result? Just read 7-9AM.
Cortisol test: Cortisol has a circadian rhythm normally. A 10 am draw will be meaningful. It is a screening test. If less than 5, more testing needed. ...Read more
My blood test result is good, what is the coz of my hypertension then? I'm 42 with 150/100blood pressure. Thank u doctor
What causing my HTN?:
42 F asks blood tests good what is coz of my HTN.
1. You chose the wrong grandparents and have inherited the tendency for BP to rise as you age.
2. Most often because u r eating 2 much salt 4 your body & not enough potassium.
3. Do the DASH diet 4 2 wks & U will have likely improved ur BP a lot.
4. Birth control pills?
5. Do u eat licorice every day?
4. Use cold meds that incr BP?
5. Consult me. ...Read more
If there s any chance blood test result will be wrong if you test it on the day u just get your period 3 months after sex?
You are not pregnant:
I assume you are asking if a blood test for 'pregnancy' (you did not clarify this) will be wrong (i assume it is negative-you did not say) when you are having a period?
I would remind you that having a period means you are either not pregnant or you have lost a non-viable pregnancy. ...Read more
Negative blood test on 3/18. Pink spotting (implantation bleeding) on 3/29-3/30 how many days should I wait to get accurate pregnant test result?
Very vague: It is very vague question and is difficult to answer. What test did you have? It is very difficult to make affirmative or otherwise comment on an apparently positive statement like 'satisfactory '. We need more and clearer information. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
Low-normal: We pathologists operate the clinical labs and are always telling folks, "treat the person, not the numbers." if you are otherwise healthy, I would draw no conclusion whatsoever from this number. In any case, you'd be more interested in the absolute values of Albumin (is it low?) and globulin (is it high?) these are at best pointers for the workup of unexplained symptoms / signs. Good luck. ...Read more
Have some question about my blood test result : its a first time that I see some abnormality, and is it required supplementary test?
Blood test: What abnormality? . Please clarify.Get a more detailed answer ›
I haven't gotten a test result back from a recent blood test. I have gotten 3 other results from the same batch from the same day. Is something wrong?
SEND OFF: Some tests take longer because they are not done "in house" and have to be done at a reference lab. I would not be at all concerned. ...Read more
Normal except Cr: I believe your cr should be 1.42. If 1.42 is correct they all look pretty good to me. Why were these labs drawn? ...Read more
Incomplete info: What was tested, what are the units of measure? All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and usually the doctor who ordered the test is in the best position to do that. ...Read more
Nope: The total WBC is important to know for sure, but this percentage is unlikey to be of any consequence. ...Read more
My son 's blood test result was all normal e xcept for neutrophilis it was law 38.5 0/0. Is it ok?
Sounds: Like he had a viral illness rather than bacterial since neutrophil is low. If above normal, it gives you a bacterial picture. If still sick, consult with your physician ...Read more
DHEA S blood test was 156. Is this a normal/average test result for 42 yr. Old female otherwise healthy?
Clinical Context: It is important to interpret test results knowing what unit of measurements are being used. Before commenting whether or not a test is normal the doctor should know the clinical context ---Who, when and why was the particular test ordered. Without knowing that info then isolated numbers are less useful. Based on the limited info here this number is in the normal reference range. ...Read more
It shows moderate hypochromic and moderate anisopoikilocytosis in my sons blood test result. What does it mean?
Big words!: The first word means your sons red blood cells are somewhat pale. The second word means the coloring that is left and the size of the red blood cells are somewhat varied. Usually these cells are a pretty standard size, so when they are varied in size and color it means that they are out in his blood stream too early, most likely because of anemia. The most common anemia in his age is iron deficiency ...Read more
Blood test result - on a recent blood test result the component result for ALT (sgpt) was 66, which was listed as abnormal. What might this be?
Maybe "hepatitis": Hepatitis is defined as inflammation of liver cells, as is indicated by elevation in serum transaminases (ast and/or alt). Hepatitis can be caused by a variety of issues (infectious, ischemic, metabolic, toxic, infiltrative, alcohol-related, drugs, etc.). Alt is not however specific to just the liver--so, what tests have been done ; what has been ruled out? ...Read more
Family Practice: Ggt is produced in many tissues of the body with particularly high concentrations in the liver and gallbladder. Testing is done to evaluate diseases of the liver and gallbladder. Levels may be followed when there has been liver damage from alcohol abuse. ...Read more
High esoinophiles: The normal esoinophile (e) count is 350 e's/cc. Your e count is elevated. This can be seen in allergic reactions, early cushing's disease, parasitic infections, asthma, autoimmune diseases, eczema, hay fever and some forms of leukemia. For more information ask your physician about your case. ...Read more
No: Desirable level is less than one mg/L. ...Read more
Vitamin B12 level: Can be high for several reasons: 1) you are taking vitamin B12 as a supplement or eating a diet high in b12. 2) your body cannot metabolize B12 so it stays in your blood stream but does not get into your cells where it needs to go for it to work. There are tests to determine if the latter is the case. Treatment would be geared towards getting the B12 to be utilized by the body appropriately. ...Read more
Yes, normal: Your coagulation test result is perfectly normal. ...Read more