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How do they test for iron deficiency anemia?

How do they test for iron deficiency anemia?

A simple blood test: The body uses iron to help build blood cells. Iron-deficiency anemia, which is a low blood count caused by being low on iron, is easily detected by a simple blood count, and then confirmed by measuring the iron level. ...Read more

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How can you test for sugar in urine at home?

How can you test for sugar in urine at home?

Dipstick: Urine can be checked with a dipstick. But to check sugar the best test is to do a finger stick and check with a glucometer. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How to test for a prolapse at home?

How to test for a prolapse at home?

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

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How can I get home diagnostic kits to test for diabetes?

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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How to take pregnancy test at home and get accurate results?

How to take pregnancy test at home and get accurate results?

See below: Purchase and perform a home pregnancy test according to instructions. They turn positive at about the time you're 1 week late. If it's negative, repeat in 1 week. ...Read more

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How reliable are at home pregnancy tests? Should one get a blood test by doctor instead?

How reliable are at home pregnancy tests? Should one get a blood test by doctor instead?

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

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How do you check hCG level? Is there an at home test?

How  do you check hCG level? Is there an at home test?

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

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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 more

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How long after stopping iron supplements can I have an accurate blood test for anemia? Thanks

How long after stopping iron supplements can I have an accurate blood test for anemia?
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Any time: It all depends on the initial plan of care and ideally you want to check with your prescriber about follow up tests. You do not have to be off iron supplements to be rechecked for anemia. Merci beaucoup et a bientot! ...Read more

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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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How to test for glucose in food?

How to test for glucose in food?

Published work: There are helpful reference guides to help you estimate the content of glucose, other sugars, and other nutrients in food. Before you undertake this, learn something about the principles of scientific (as opposed to "pop" / "fad") diet planning. Best wishes. ...Read more

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