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Is there a blood test for testing excessive daytime somnolence?

Is there a blood test for testing excessive daytime somnolence?

Excessive somnolence: If you have daytime sleepiness, there is a screening tool called the epworth sleepiness scale. If you get a score greater than 10, you have have a sleep problem and should see a sleep specialist to review. Need a sleep study. There are some blood tests that are commonly done when someone is tired all the time such as a complete blood count or thyroid function test, which help determine the cause. ...Read more

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Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (Definition)

Excessive daytime sleepiness can affect 20% of people with symptoms of feeling sleepy (& possibly experiencing low energy level) which can occur even when ...Read more


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If I take a blood test for testing something other than pregnancy. Will they be able to detect that if I might be pregnant.

If I take a blood test for testing something other than pregnancy. Will they be able to detect that if I might  be pregnant.

Blood test for preg: Blood may be used to test for pregnancy but only if that particular test is ordered. A more typical test for pregnancy would use urine. ...Read more

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I had a blood test for testing diabetes. The test was a non fasting. I had tea with sugar half an hour before. Is 8.2 a indicator of diabetes?

I had a blood test for testing diabetes. The test was a non fasting. I had tea with sugar half an hour before. Is 8.2 a indicator of diabetes?

Diabetes: If the test you had was a hemoglobin a1c test then any result greater than 6.5 is an indication of diabetes. Previously there was specific glucose challenge tests for diabetes but recently the hemoglobina1c has become widely accepted as it factors in the last 3 months of average blood glucose levels. You should consult your specific physician regarding your test result and treatment. ...Read more

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Can hcg show up in a blood test even if doctors aren't specifically testing for it?

Can hcg show up in a blood test even if doctors aren't specifically testing for it?

No: There is a specific test for HCG. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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On day 21 of Clomid (clomiphene) you need to do a blood test. What are they testing for?

On day 21 of Clomid (clomiphene) you need to do a blood test. What are they testing for?

Ovulation: After taking Clomid (clomiphene) we can see if you ovulated by checking a Progesterone blood level about a week after we guess you ovulated (14+7 = 21). If the prog level is >3ng/ml then you ovulated. If less than that then you may need a higher dose of Clomid (clomiphene) or time to move on to stronger medications. ...Read more

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Is brca genetic testing a simple blood test?

Is brca genetic testing a simple blood test?

Yes: BRCA testing can be performed from either blood or saliva. A significant amount of DNA needs to be present for adequate testing so most companies require more than a finger stick blood draw. Usually a single blood tube containing 3 ccs of blood is adequate ...Read more

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For a blood test, how much blood will they take and what will they be testing?

For a blood test, how much blood will they take and what will they be testing?

Depends: There are thousands of different types of blood tests. The Lab will perform the tests requested by your doctor. The amount of blood drawn also depends on the number and types of tests. Please ask your doctor which tests s/he is planning on ordering. ...Read more

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63 days post mc I'm still testing positive should I be concerned. My family Dr. did one blood test April 15th and it was at 25. I do have pregnant now?

63 days post mc I'm still testing positive should I be concerned. My family Dr. did one blood test April 15th and it was at 25. I do have pregnant now?

Could be: A blood HCG level of 25 is consistent with pregnancy. However, since we do not have record of serial HCG levels, there is some doubt. You may wish to ask your doctor and discuss if an ultrasound examination may be helpful. ...Read more

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Are all blood test done at hospital's ER including alcohol testing?

Are all blood test done at hospital's ER including alcohol testing?

Laboratory tests: Most tests from the er are done in the hospital's laboratory. Some tests that require very quick results are done in the er. Alcohol screening can be done in the er and confirmed in the laboratory. ...Read more

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Can eating before a bile acid blood test affect the results. When testing for pregnacy cholesatsis ?

Can eating before a bile acid blood test affect the results. When testing for pregnacy cholesatsis ?

Cholestasis: It is not necessary to be fasting before serum bile acid testing for cholestasis of pregnancy. Not all patients with cholestasis will have abnormal blood work. Some physicians will try a medication called Ursodiol in patients with suspected cholestasis. If the itching resolves on this medication then this can confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the hook effect in regards to pregnancy testing and why does it occur? Would it effect a blood test?

What is the hook effect in regards to pregnancy testing and why does it occur? Would it effect a blood test?

Yes: A very rare cause of false negative results occurs when very, very, high concentrations of HCG are present. This is called the high-dose hook effect. Urine and blood can be negative. Diluting the urine and/or getting an ultrasound can confirm pregnancy. http://www.pregnancylab.net/2011/05/false-negative-pregnancy-tests.html. ...Read more

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I had recent immune testing done and waiting on Ltt Mitogen test result. How long does this blood test typically take?

I had recent immune testing done and waiting on Ltt Mitogen test result. How long does this blood test typically take?

Depends on lab: Since these are not commonly performed tests, they may need to be sent to a specialty lab and thus 1-2 weeks would likely be needed to get the result. ...Read more

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Would having recently donated blood result in low iron on blood test about two weeks later? Was also menstruating when blood was drawn for testing.

Would having recently donated blood result in low iron on blood test about two weeks later? Was also menstruating when blood was drawn for testing.

Potentially, yes: Unless you donate blood regularly this would be unusual, but if you couple donating blood with significant chronic blood loss due to menstruation, then this might be the proverbial "last straw". The good news is iron is easy to replace. It's best to do that with the supervision of a doctor to avoid overload. See what your primary care doc has to say on this topic. Thank you for giving blood=life! ...Read more

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