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Inr Coagulation Test
When testing for Antiphospolipid Antibody Syndrome, does taking baby aspirin affect the Lupus Anticoagulant (PTT-LA, dRVVT) test results?
Risk of bleeding: Bleeding time is no longer used as it is a poor predictor of bleeding risk, clotting time is too crude a test, prothrombin time tests the status of one branch of the coagulation pathway. Usually pt and PTT and platelet count are used as screening tests to assess risk of abnormal bleeding. ...Read more
Sed rate 88, anemic, high neutrophils low lymphocytes, mpv. Ptt inr normal. renal stenosis. Is aspirin/plavix/pentoxifyllin/lipitor ok for blood flow?
May be but: appears you have a complex medical problem. Your physician is going to be able to answer this better than we can because your physician has all your background information. The medicine you are can help improve blood flow and sometimes people depending on their clinical status might even require an acquaintance. But there's no way that I can say that with the information you've given us. You nhey appears you have a complex medical problem. Your physician is going to be able to answer this better than we can because your physician has all your background information. The medicine you are can help improve blood flow and sometimes people depending on their clinical status might even require Halekuai cons. But there's no way that I can say that with the information you've given us. You need to go to one who knows you best your physician. ...Read more
DVT: No. Dvt is diagnosed by venous ultrasound. ...Read more
Hiv, cbp, esr, fbs, rheumatoid factor, c reactive protein, anti nuclear antibodies these blood test can be done during menses.
Blood tests: Yes. Of course.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is a D-DIMER FEU blood test better test than D-DIMER DDU blood test for exclusion of DVT and/or pulmonary embolism? If no why?
Ddimer: If d-dimer is negative, it certainly rules out dvt. If d-dimer is positive, it does not alone confirm a clot. If positive d-dimer, you will need additional test including ultrasound ...Read more
Is a simple coagulation lab test (PT/PTT INR & Fibrinogen) sufficient to diagnose Protein C,
&/or Factor V leidmen mutation disorders?
Hemoglobin drops 1 pr after every blood test. ferritin high tibc iron normal tsat 12%. hem says no iron def? pt ptt slightly prolonged. further tests?
Follow MD advice: 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. Having said that, do you have any symptoms? It is the patient who needs to be treated, not lab results. ...Read more
No. For most blood: fasting is not needed & commonly misleading, though promoted. Optimal PSA value <1.0 ng/dL, though called normal up to 4.0 ng/mL. At 1.3 ng/ml (Avodart Trial; most thorough done to date) prostate size, by ultrasound, has doubled young healthy values. If PSA < 1.0, prostate cancer extremely rare. If elevated, consider https://www.accureference.com "Prostate Health Index" test for better guidance. ...Read more
Blood test report: homocysteine level high/ blood platelets low/ bilirubin high. What could be wrong?
Big picture please: As a lab doctor, this means nothing in isolation. I appreciate your caring & this is no familiar pattern. Is the person clinically healthy? How off are the values? Vegetarians and junk-fooders are equally at risk for high homocysteine as are folks with genetic disease. Bilirubin -- gilbert's? Platelets -- gin and tonic? This isn't something to discuss in a 400-character text thx 4 understanding. ...Read more
Male 35,enlarge spleen 17 cm,high Beta-2 Glyco 1 IgM & Cardiolipin IgM, & DRVVT,normal INR & PTT , No clotting event, platelet fluctuate, is this APS?
It may be: You my have it but you need to repeat and confirm the results,also add a lupus anticoagulant test. You can discuss this with your physician or see a specialist. ...Read more