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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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Dr. David May
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Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (Definition)

Excessive daytime sleepiness is a clinical finding in which a person regularly experiences significant fatigue and a desire to sleep during the day. This can be due to sleep problems, breathing problems at night, depression, ...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

Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
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Sleepiness (Definition)

Somnolence is a condition of drowsiness and is a symptom associated with many conditions including sleep apnea, ...Read more