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How to read bood results?

How to read bood results?

Confusing question: They should be interpreted by the health care providor that ordered them.There are more than a dozen parameters in a simple blood count, and they all must be interpreted as a unit and related to the reason they were obtained. ...Read more

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How can I read these blood test results?

How can I read these blood test results?

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

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How to read the results of my mri?

How to read the results of my mri?

Review with your doc: After you mri, a radiologist will review the images and create a report. The report is then sent to the doctor that ordered the mri. The best thing for you to do is to go over the report with your doctor and ask any questions you may have. ...Read more

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How can I get a interpretation of urine lab results took a litholink urine test and don't understand some of the results?

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

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How should I determine what the results of my recent blood work mean?

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

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How long does it take for the results of a blood test (for hormone and vitamin levels) to come back?

How long does it take for the results of a blood test (for hormone and vitamin levels) to come back?

Depends: Which hormone and which vitamin? Most labs routinely test thyroid hormones, B12 and folate (folic acid) daily and the result are available in a few hours. Some hormone and vitamin tests are at specialized labs and may take a week to get the results back. ...Read more

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Can you advise for blood work results.?

Can you advise for blood work results.?

It would not be: appropriate to comment on lab results in the abstract. tests are only useful if they are preceded by a good history and physical exam/. ...Read more

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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.

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

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How can I combine my health record, DNA results, test results, exercise, medications and more in one place with a doctors advice as well?

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

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How long do results take for CBC test and liver and kidney and heart function test to come back?

How long do results take for CBC test and liver and kidney and heart function test to come back?

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

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get blood screening results back to check for any signs of cancer?

Depends on the test: Except for leukemias, blood tests are usually not diagnostic of cancers. Results of blood tests for leukemia may take anywhere from one day to a couple of weeks depending on the investigations needed. ...Read more

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How to interpret blood results?

How to interpret blood results?

There are many: different types of blood tests. Not sure this can be answered in 400 characters or less - even if we knew which blood test you were referring to. ...Read more

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How to interpret these blood test results?

How to interpret these blood test results?

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

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How to read a sperm test results?

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How to read a sperm test results?

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

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What amount of blood do they take to test for mono?

What amount of blood do they take to test for mono?

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

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How long does it take to receive results from a peripheral blood flow cytometry test?

How long does it take to receive results from a peripheral blood flow cytometry test?

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