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Is It True That A Blood Smear Can Provide More Accuracy Then A Cbc
Share on twitter bookmark & share printer-friendly version a complete blood count (CBC) test measures the following: •the number of red blood cells (rbc count) •the number of white blood cells (wbc count) •the total amount of hemoglobin in the blood •the fraction of the blood composed of ...Read more
Yes: Yes a pathologist two reviews) furl smear and who has a good knowledge of the red blood cell cytology and the value limits of high and low can tell you the white blood count red blood count and platelet count and also evaluate each cell each type of the white blood cells and the red blood cells whether they are too big or too little whether they're being broken down or made normally. ...Read more
Sorry, no: At this time, real time blood sugar monitoring requires capillary blood, which involves a needle prick. Some meters allow for use on palms an thighs, but the result is less accurate. Continuous glucose monitors can check bgs every 5 min to let your dr see 'the overall trend' over several days, but even then you still have to check finger stick 2-4 times daily to calibrate the monitor... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is the hep b titer just drawing blood and sending it to a lab to test or is there another part to it (i heard there is a surface antigen test as well)?
Blood test for pregnancy came positive is it 100% accurate? Will i actually see a baby in the ultrasound? Is it possible nothing will there too?
Pretty accurate: Those pregnancy tests are very accurate. They detect elevated levels of hormone that indicate pregnancy. It is possible to have a positive test when in fact you're not pregnant, but the causes of that are very rare, such as hormone secreting tumors. In nearly every circumstance, there will be something there on the ultrasound. ...Read more
Is it possible for a first response digital test to have detected some HCG but not enough? I'm asking because I received a question mark as a result
It depends: Blood tests tell many things about the thyroid, including whether it's overactive (hyperthyroid) or underactive (hypothyroid). They detect anti-thyroid antibodies as well. These things cannot be confirmed without blood tests. Other thyroid diseases, such as nodular disease and cancer cannot be identified alone by blood test but require physical exam, possibly ultrasound, and possibly biopsy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to get the results of a blood pregnancy test in less that 20 min. or does it take longer to process?
Depends where: Doing the test itself is fast but unless your doctor is processing blood work in the office it probably is being referred out to an outside lab company. Doing a urine test is much faster and can detect pregnancy with a BHCG of > 20. This means it only misses pregnancy in the first few days after conception ...Read more
Is it best to take a urine or blood test for pregnancy if the woman is anemic? Which one will give you an accurate result?
How accurate is this test or is it a scam a prenatal paternity test that doesn't involve any invasive as the baby's DNA can be found within mums blood?
After a hysterectomy, can blood tests for std's be performed at a STD testing site that is not the physician's office? Is it common enough?
Yes.: Today full std testing can be done via blood test only, there is no longer need to obtain any genital swabs or even urine samples. The hysterectomy would make no difference in any case. You can ask your regular family physician to test you, for peace of mind, or possible exposure, and ask them to draw the blood for the test. It's that simple. ...Read more
What does a 9.9 on a herpes IGG test mean? That number is higher than other results posted in forums so I wanted to see if that is a normal result.
Depends on test: There are several HSV IgG antibody tests, with different numbers for positive results. The most common is HerpeSelect®, for which 9.9 is strongly positive. For other tests this may be negative. If you have the lab report, it should show numbers for negative, indeterminate, and positive, separately for HSV1 and HSV2. Or contact and discuss with the doctor or lab where test was done. Good luck! ...Read more
HIV Honesty: It could be assumed good that a new special someone willing to do a blood test for HIV and (while they are at it) herpes i ; ii, but the results will only be known when the tests come back. You cannot tell if people have HIV or herpes by looking at them, as they might not even know themselves. With herpes, you can have only one breakout but are still infected (and can infect others) for life. ...Read more
Is it true that the qualitative blood hCG test is as good as a urine test? It only tests positive with a 25mlu?
Probably close: The modern upt is very sensitive. 25mlu is very low, like just after implantation ( i'm not sure how long but just a couple of days. I recommend people skip the period before the upt, however. Otherwise you can be chasing it too hard causing extra stress. Pregnancy rates are about 10-20% per month; good luck with everything. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it advisable to have a meal before a blood test? My blood test result is bloated to 244 is that fatal?
Diabetes: I assume you are talking about blood sugar levels and diabetes. You did not clarify this in your question. A non-fasting blood sugar level of 244 mg/dl is a sign that you have diabetes and need to change your diet, lose weight and/or be on medication to keep your blood sugar lower. While diabetes can shorten one's life span, having a non-fasting blood sugar level of 244 is not life threatening. ...Read more
How does a doctor determine whether a patient has more than 20% myeloblasts: is it done by examining spinal fluid or can a blood test easily det
Where?: This is of course the leukemia / myelodysplasia workup. Most often the burning question is whether there's 20% or more in the marrow. If they're in the blood, we already know. Percentage in spinal fluid -- you need spinal fluid. I'm glad you're interested in your workup and I trust you'll have a productive discussion with your physician. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that a nst will only detect ischemia greater than 65 to 70 percent? If so isn't this a false sense of security when test is normal?
Ischemia: Blockages greater than about 70%, can impair the flow of blood and cause ischemia. If ischemia is detected on a stress test, it signifies significance of the blockage regardless of percentage. A negative stress test does not eliminate the possibility of ischemia completely, however has a very good negative predictive value especially if done with imaging. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can doctor say that you have HIV from simple blood test at doc office?I heard that the white blood cell is reduced is it true?
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