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How To Test For Iron Deficiency At Home
Can i purchase a hemaocrit test kit over-the-counter in order to check my hemoglobin level. I have anemia taking iron and wan to check if it's workin?
Maybe: There are simple screening liquids that blood centers use to screen for eligibility for donation. If your crit is high enough then the drop of blood sinks. Don't know if you can get a hold of that liquid. ...Read more
What was your Hb : What was your hb to start with. ...Read more
No real "Home Test": I'm guessing you are referring to uterine prolapse, where the uterus begins to creep down towards the opening of the vagina. Many women will have a sense that "things are falling out." but you may be able to feel that your cervix is closer to the vaginal opening. In some cases, the uterus can protrude completely out of the vaginal opening. Get an evaluation if you think any of this is occurring. ...Read more
Many: While they don't diagnose diabetes, there are many glucose monitoring meters and strips available in your local drug store. If your sugar tests higher than normal fasting (less than 104) or more than 200 at any time of the day, you need to be checked for diabetes or at least pre diabetes. Get a head start by diet, exercise and weight loss now. Don't wait. There are also a1c test kits available. ...Read more
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Fairly reliable: Home pregnancy tests are marketed with the oversight and approval of the fda. The use a proven technology, and if used correctly are usually reliable. Any laboratory test, even a blood test in a doctor's office or hospital, has a small false positive and small false negative rate. By "small" i mean very small in the case of pregnancy tests. ...Read more
Yes.: Hcg is a hormone that rises predictably after becoming pregnant. There are at home tests (urine dipstick test) that simply test for the presence of HCG at a certain concentration found in pregnancy, but a blood draw in a doctor's office or hospital is required to determine the absolute HCG level. ...Read more
What s the avergae time for hb to respond to 40000 ui Eprex to treat moderate anemia in elderly. When to take CBC test ? After two weeks of shot?
2 weeks after: seems reasonable. May vary from patient to patient. ...Read more
Yes: There are walk in labs that will do this for you. ...Read more
BY the time your hCG level is high enough to detect in a home pregnancy test how many weeks pregnant will you be?
Ralph881: Believe it or not, home pregnancy tests are positive at very low HCG levels in the first 2-3 weeks of pregnancy and sometimes even earlier. The key is performing the test on the first urine after a night's sleep so it is concentrated and not dilute and performing the test exactly as instructed ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How acurate are at home hemoglobin monitors ? Can i rely on this monitor to show accurate hemoglobin levels?
See below: These are only moderately accurate but give you a fairly decent idea of your hemoglobin for instance if it should drop suddnley that would be significant. ...Read more
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