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What color lab tube for lft?

What color lab tube for lft?

Red: This is the general tube for most broad spectrum blood values like liver function tests. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Laboratory (Definition)

Is facility that provides controlled conditions in which scientific research, experiments & measurements are performed. An example is medical (clinical) lab where tests are done on clinical specimens in order to get info. About the health of a patient in terms ...Read more


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If the lab tech touched the specimen tubes in centerfuge with bare hands then put on gloves and drawn my labs could I have catch a disease?

If the lab tech touched the specimen tubes in centerfuge with bare hands then put on gloves and drawn my labs could I have catch a disease?

Likely not.: If your skin is intact without any cuts or open wound, transmission of infection is less likely. Infectious agents in blood is likely to be transmitted more than urine, sputum and saliva through open wounds, mucous membranes in the mouth etc. Frequent hand washing with soap and water is a must in our job environment. Be careful next time! ...Read more

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I am going for labs for ongoing stomach/chest pain but they say 6 tubes may be needed, more than usual 4. Can they just use 4 tubes versus 6 for labs?

I am going for labs for ongoing stomach/chest pain but they say 6 tubes may be needed, more than usual 4. Can they just use 4 tubes versus 6 for labs?

LAB TESTIMG: It depends on the labs your doctor ordered. Check with your doctor if you need to be fasting. If you are worried about getting too much drawn on one day, ask him to give two lab orders and break up the draw. ...Read more

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31 y/o ttc for 1year. Seen ob/gyn & fertility md, all labs & anatomy wnl except cervix stenosed & l fallopian tube removed. Is Clomid (clomiphene) next step?

31 y/o ttc for 1year. Seen ob/gyn & fertility md, all labs & anatomy wnl except cervix stenosed & l fallopian tube removed. Is Clomid (clomiphene) next step?

Yes: Sounds very reasonable. Always want to proceed from the least invasive onwards as never know which 1 might work. So would start with Clomid (clomiphene) first. ...Read more

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Is Lab Corp ANA direct as accurate as ANA IF?

Is Lab Corp ANA direct as accurate as ANA IF?

Accurate?: The ANA is fraught with technical difficulties, but it's also critical that you understand how nonspecific a positive ANA is, even at a fairly high titer like 1:160. Perhaps one older person in 4 has a positive ANA and it proves nothing -- the vast majority of healthy. It's only one piece of a diagnostic puzzle. Hope this helps -- if not please repost and let us know exactly what' s up. ...Read more

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Lab Corp serum IGF One Normal range 49 old male is (65-205). tested 211 then 209. Acromegaly?

Lab Corp serum IGF One Normal range 49 old male is (65-205). tested 211 then 209. Acromegaly?

Probably fine: Possibly nothing to worry about as it is very close to the normal, but you should double check with an endocrinologist, particularly if you noticed actual enlargement of any part of your body. ...Read more

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Recently I was overwhelmed and took a lorazepam that wasn't (.5 mg) mine. If I passed an at home drug test would a pass a lab Corp drug screen?

Recently I was overwhelmed and took a lorazepam that wasn't (.5 mg) mine. If I passed an at home drug test would a pass a lab Corp drug screen?

It takes time: To metabolize a lorazepam which is one of the benzodiazepines that has the longest half life. So time is the only factor that determines whether the drug will be out of your system before you take the LabCorp drug test. I would not hang my hat on the home test. ...Read more

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6, 000 IU Vit D3 daily = reading of 100 (norm high @ Lab Corp). Serum Calcium is 11.1 w/ 10.3 high norm. Take 200 mg Calcium daily. Age 65 Concern?

6, 000 IU Vit D3 daily = reading of 100 (norm high @ Lab Corp). Serum Calcium is 11.1 w/ 10.3 high norm. Take 200 mg Calcium daily. Age 65 Concern?

I believe you are: Taking too much vitamin D3. For general purposes, including osteoporosis prevention, doses of 1000-1500 IU daily are usually recommended. Even though your reading is "high normal", it could still be contributing to your higher serum calcium level. Prefer to get calcium from the diet rather than through supplements. Review with your doctor. Stay well:) ...Read more

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My RBC in past year just below borderline high or just above it. In chronological order (Lab corp range is 4.14 to 5.80) have tested 5.7, ABOVE normal 5.87, 5.75, 5.78 and 5.96. In all tests EXCEPT the latest normal hematocrit and normal Hemoglobin. Last

My RBC in past year just below borderline high or just above it. In chronological order (Lab corp range is 4.14 to 5.80) have tested 5.7, ABOVE normal 5.87, 5.75, 5.78 and 5.96. In all tests EXCEPT the latest normal hematocrit and normal Hemoglobin. Last

Looks normal to me: The range is suppose to include 95% of people, which means its ok to be a little above or a little below the range.

But, there are more numbers in that test that have to be looked at too and will help understand the whole picture. ...Read more

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Does a hematopathologist only work in the lab?

Does a hematopathologist only work in the lab?

Most of the time: A hematopathologist is a clinical scientist who analyzes blood samples, body fluids, and human tissue to identify disease and disorders in the human body. They use sophisticated equipment to test blood to create reports for physicians so that they can make accurate patient diagnosis. Sometimes they perform bone marrow biopsies in patients for diagnosis of marrow disease and metastasis. ...Read more

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Hi, I had some labs done. My hbg is 76 and my MCV is 120, what can it be?

Hi, I had some labs done. My hbg is 76 and my MCV is 120, what can it be?

Anemia: I assume you mean 7.6 for the hemogobin, which is anemia - too few red blood cells. The MCV is the volume, or size of the red blood cells. If the body doesn't have some key nutrients (b12, folate, (folic acid) etc) it cannnot put the cells together well and they end up large (mcv > 100). With iron eficiency the MCV is often low. Your doctor will probably start by checking those levels. ...Read more

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Gloves with powder in it for a lab, what is the powder, should I be concerned?

Gloves with powder in it for a lab, what is the powder, should I be concerned?

Corn starch: There will be somebody peddling fear of anything, but cornstarch is as harmless as you'll find. Some of the talc in old gloves contained asbestos which is dangerous, though I'm undecided whether it posed any significant cancer risk. Don't worry -- these old gloves are gone. ...Read more

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My labs show that my MCH is high 31.6, what does that mean? Should I b concerned?

Mean corpuscular: Hgb. That is fancy talk for the average amount of hemoglobin in a red blood cell. As as isolated finding it means nothing. ...Read more

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I had a lab blood result of

I had a lab blood result of

Rheumatoid factor: This blood test assesses formed antibodies circulating in your blood that associate with rheumatoid arthritis. Your test result is low - so it does not indicate the classic disease. Still, RA is a complex illness that can develop and express over time. Classic features include symmetric joint pains, stiffness, and redness of proximal knuckle joints as well as other symmetric joint pains. ...Read more

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What is creatinine on lab work?

What is creatinine on lab work?

Kidney: It is a breakdown product of creatine phosphate from muscles. It is a measure of kidney function, if high suggests that kidneys are unable to clear it from blood. ...Read more

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Why do you think the AMA created lab panels?

Why do you think the AMA created lab panels?

Wrong Forum: We do not do your homework, just like parents do not do the homework of their children. Please read the assignment and answer the questions in your own words. ...Read more

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I have iow vatimin d levels based on recent lab work, should I be concerned?

I have iow vatimin d levels based on recent lab work, should I be concerned?

Yes.: Low vitamin d levels are associated with increased incidence of fractures and all cause mortality. It is easily treatable by taking over the counter vitamin d supplement. For more information see this site:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/vitamin-d-deficiency/an02182. ...Read more

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Wht is an anti DNA lab test?

Wht is an anti DNA lab test?

Probably for lupus: Your question is a little vague, but I suspect you are referring to a test that is sometimes used to look for lupus. In lupus there are certain antibodies that are known as anti double stranded dna antibodies that target a protein in dna. This test looks for a specific auto-antibodies. ...Read more

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Can someone explain a PCR lab?

Can someone explain a PCR lab?

Molecular testing: Pcr = polymerase chain reaction. This is a very sensitive type of molecular lab testing in which tiny pieces of genetic material are amplified over and over again under controlled conditions to assess for the presence or absence of specific genetic material and/or to characterized that material. Pcr can be used for genetic testing, diagnosis of infections, cancer testing, and other things. ...Read more

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Do micro labs check for cancer?

Do micro labs check for cancer?

No: Micro labs examine specimens for micro-organisms, not for cancer. ...Read more

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Which labs do rabies ab titers?

Which labs do rabies ab titers?

Call: Call your local health department. They will know which labs do rabies titers. You could also try any local hospital's lab and ask. If they don't do these they will know where they can be sent. ...Read more

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Lab tests, drinking diet soda ok?

Lab tests, drinking diet soda ok?

Lab tests: If you're having lab tests and they've asked you to be fasting for these, you can drink water only before they're drawn. Diet soda is not healthful, no matter when you drink it. Http://tinyurl. Com/ck3xpqh. ...Read more

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How to interpret my thyroid labs?

How to interpret my thyroid labs?

Your doctor?: Hi. My specialty deals with the thyroid as specialists, and I've NEVER asked a patient to interpret his/her own thyroid labs! It's not YOUR job to interpret them, it's your doctor's job! I suggest you ask your doctor to explain them (in lay terminology that you can understand); if you're not satisfied, find a new doctor who explains things better. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are fda labs for in egg donation?

What are fda labs for in egg donation?

Test requirements: Gonorrhea and chlamydia vaginal or urine cultures
hiv-i and hiv-ii screening
hepatitis b surface antigen and hepatitis b core antibody
hepatitis c antibody
rpr for syphilis
these labs also need to be done in a fda approved lab. ...Read more

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Could quick fix urine really pass a lab test?

Could quick fix urine really pass a lab test?

Don't count on it: Drug testing labs generally keep up with the manufacturers of fake urine. If we do find the urine is phony, we'll report you. Please forgive my frankness. This isn't the place to debate the wisdom of testing, especially for cannabis, but I can't promise that this will let you evade detection. ...Read more

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Low lymph, high ESO in lab results mean what?

Low lymph, high ESO in lab results mean what?

Confirms allergy: High EOS suggest that it was indeed an allergic reaction, low lymphs shouldn't trigger any real need for alarm, unless very low and very low over prolonged period of time with associated low TOTAL WBC count. ...Read more

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What kind of lab tests do endocrinologists do?

What kind of lab tests do endocrinologists do?

Hormone levels: They do tests for various hormone levels. Thyroid, diabetes, adrenal and so on.... ...Read more

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Why did meth labs pop up in small towns and farms?

Why did meth labs pop up in small towns and farms?

Odor: Meth labs give off a terrible odor during product manufacture. Too easy to spot in urban areas. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's meant by kcl lab grade?

Can any doc tell me what's meant by kcl lab grade?

Potassium: Chloride...used in Laboratories (=PURE and a certain concentration)

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Why would it take a lab tech 3 times to draw blood?

Why would it take a lab tech 3 times to draw blood?

Difficult stick: The success at drawing blood depends on the ease of accessing a vein and the experience of the phlebotomist. Three sticks, while uncommon, is not rare. Before you go for a blood draw, make sure you drink enough water so that your blood volume is not low, as that it makes it more difficult to draw blood.
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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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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What are the environmental consequences of meth labs?

What are the environmental consequences of meth labs?

Explosive, toxic: Meth labs can leave explosive, toxic fumes. Any house that contained a meth lab must be thoroughly inspected and carefully decontaminated before it is safe for habitation again. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can read hepatitis lab results?

Can you tell me how I can read hepatitis lab results?

Yes,: There are 3 forms of Hepatitis virus, A, B, C. For instance, if the surface antigen is positive (HBSag) it means you have active hepatitis, but if the hepatitis antibody is positive it means that you were exposed either recently or remotely to a hepatitis virus. If they are both negative it means you do not have the infection and you never exposed to it either. ...Read more