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How To Read Results Of Blood Work
Well: Us medical folks go to school to learn how to interpret test results. Don't know how much of a crash course can be provided in 400 characters or less. Consider reviewing the results with your medical provider. Take care. ...Read more
How can I get a interpretation of urine lab results took a litholink urine test and don't understand some of the results?
Your doctor: Did your doctor order the test or was it something you did on your own? All lab test results need to be interpreted in the clinical context. Please discuss it with your doctor and avoid using tests done on your own as these are usually not helpful. ...Read more
Follow up appt: To get the best evaluation, have a follow up appointment with your doctor to discuss test results. Remember, normal ranges include 95% of the population being tested & may not be optimal for each person. If the tests are normal, ask what would be optimal for you in treating your symptoms. ...Read more
How long does it take for the results of a blood test (for hormone and vitamin levels) to come back?
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
How can I combine my health record, DNA results, test results, exercise, medications and more in one place with a doctors advice as well?
Primary Care Physici: This is what primary care physicians do. Can be a family doctor, internal medicine doctor or gynecologist. You might also ask for copies of all labs and notes and keep your own separate record on your computer. There are plenty of programs to organize these records; but scanning as pdf and saving in a single file on your computer should work well. ...Read more
Testing time: Time to do the tests is about an hour. However, when you take into account the time it takes the blood to get to the lab and the paper work associated with it, about 4 hours is a reasonable turn around time. How long it takes your doctor to inform you of the results is variable. ...Read more
72 HOURS/ONE WEEK: Usually 72 hours to one week.Get a more detailed answer ›
Doctor drew blood to look for indicators for lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. How long do the results take? Will I need more tests?
Depends on lab: but usually should be available no later than a week at the longest. ...Read more
Please tell me how long it takes for to get blood screening results back to check for any signs of cancer?
See below: There are thousands of different types of blood tests. Is there a particular one you have in mind? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. If you have the results of a test and provide that information, it may be feasible to provide an opinion. ...Read more
Here are some ...: Hi! Zaldy5, You probably meant semen test. Sperms comprises less than 2 % of total semen (1.5-4.5 cc). Semen analysis for infertility is to look into the volume, total sperm count and viscosity of semen as well as the concentration, motility, maturity, and shape of sperms so to get a rough idea of overall semen quality for favoring fertilizing the awaiting egg. ...Read more
Small amount: The rapid screening tests performed in many offices only requires a tiny amount of blood obtained by a fingerstick. Testing for specific antibodies will require a venipuncture (needle in the arm) and will require 1 or 2 tubes of blood. ...Read more
Can more than one doctor interpret the results of my vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty? Can i take the results of my vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty to another doctor and have them be able to accurately interpret the results?
Cytometry test: Hard to say as time various greatly with each doctor and lab. Best bet is to call the doctors office and ask. ...Read more
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