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When you get maternal serum screen where do they get blood from?

When you get maternal serum screen where do they get blood from?

From a maternal vein: From a peripheral vein of the mother, as for other blood tests in general. ...Read more

Serum (Definition)

Serum is the component of blood that does not contain cells or clotting factors. It does contain electrolytes an ...Read more


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Why should I get the maternal serum screen if unwilling to have amnio or abortion?

Why should I get the maternal serum screen if unwilling to have amnio or abortion?

No reason: If you have strong and unchangeable objections to amniocentesis or pregnancy termination, then the information from a screen is of no benefit and you should refuse. It is a personal choice. ...Read more

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What does high papp-a value indicates? I had my maternal serum screen test done. Got papp-a value 7.7miu/ml nd corr.Mom 6.75.Free beta hCG mom is 0.76

What does high papp-a value indicates? I had my maternal serum screen test done. Got papp-a value 7.7miu/ml nd corr.Mom 6.75.Free beta hCG mom is 0.76

Check results : Since you know and have access to all of the exact numbers included in the calculation you should also have access to the actual results. You should see the word "normal" or "abnormal" written on the results. This represents the mathematical calculation of the test from each of those numbers you mentioned. ...Read more

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Do all patient need a maternal serum AFP level test?

Do all patient need a maternal serum AFP level test?

MSAFP: Most women elect to have an msafp since it screens for neural tube defects, which can be very severe birth defects. The test is only done in the second trimester of pregnancy. Some women elect not to have the test. ...Read more

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Maternal serum screen2 test.Papp-a value 7.7 miu/ml and mom is 6.75.Then hcg, free beta is 45.90ng/ml mom is 0.76. Nt mom is 0.61.Normal? Boy or girl?

Check results : Since you know and have access to all of the exact numbers included in the calculation you should also have access to the actual results. You should see the word "normal" or "abnormal" written on the results. This represents the mathematical calculation of the test from each of those numbers you mentioned. ...Read more

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Why would I need a serum ACE measurement?

Why would I  need a serum ACE measurement?

Rule out pregnancy: I think you mean a HCG test, which is a pregnancy test. I am unaware of any ace test. But maybe someone else nows better than me and can also answer this question. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: serum?

What is the definition or description of: serum?

Blood: Serum is the component of blood that does not contain cells or clotting factors. It does contain electrolytes an proteins among its components. ...Read more

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MY BILIRUIN,TOTAL SERUM IS 1.6 AND HOW REDUCE IS SIR?

MY BILIRUIN,TOTAL SERUM IS 1.6 AND HOW REDUCE IS SIR?

The question is why?: A total serum bilirubin is a little higher than the usual range in people. The question is why... meaning one needs to find out why. A total bilirubin of 1.6 is fine in certain people or in certain situations, but is a sign of disease in other people or in other situations. One can work with his primary care doctor to first find out why. ...Read more

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Can serum sickness be cured?

Can serum sickness be cured?

Yes: The most common treatment for serum sickness is discontinuation of the offending drug, combined with the use of both antihistamines and glucocorticoids. Withdrawal of the drug by itself is usually sufficient treatment for patients with mild symptoms. Fever and joint pains resolve within 48 hours. To prevent recurrence, the culprit drug should be avoided in the future, if possible. ...Read more

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Is iron serum of 179 dangerous?

Is iron serum of 179 dangerous?

No: Every lab has its own range which tells what is normal . If iron is higher than normal , it could be due to inflammation somewhere in body . If chronically raised iron then further blood test are needed to rule out certain iron retaining conditions. ...Read more

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What could cause hi serum iron?

What could cause hi serum iron?

Rule out...: ... Hemochromatosis. Just taking an iron tablet in the morning can raise it for a day, but since 1 person in 200 will become sick with hemochromatosis in their lifetime, this is a good place to start the workup. ...Read more

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Can you die from serum sickness?

Can you die from serum sickness?

Unfortunately...Yes: Serum sickness got it's name from reactions after treatments with high doses of horse serum given for treatments snake bites or tetanus. Antibiotics can also cause this. The persons antibodies clump with the foreign serum proteins. These clumps (immune complexes) can clog small blood vessels in the skin, mucous membranes, joints, kidneys and intestines. Fulminant severe reaction can be fatal. ...Read more

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Has anyone else had serum sickness?

Has anyone else had  serum sickness?

Serum Sickness: Serum sickness is a reaction that is similar to an allergy. The immune system reacts to medications that contain injected proteins used to treat immune conditions. Or it can react to antiserum, the liquid part of blood that contains antibodies given to a person to help protect them against germs or poisonous substances. ...Read more

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What are normal serum ferritin levels?

What are normal serum ferritin levels?

Level: It varies between labs, but it usually between 30-400 ng/ml for males and 15-200ng/ml for females. ...Read more

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What is serum preg test? How reliable?

What is serum preg test? How reliable?

HCG. Yes.: The tests is for Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin, and yes it is quite reliable starting about two weeks after ovulation if fertilization and implantation were successful. And so is the urine test, perhaps a little later. However, anything that raises the HCG gives a positive test, so your feelings and the test should be evaluated by a practitioner. ...Read more

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Can I die from serum sickness if I ignore it?

Can I die from serum sickness if I ignore it?

Yes: Serum sickness can lead to organ damage and vascular collapse if the offending agent is not stopped. Normally however it is a self-limited syndrome which resolves after the offending agent is removed. ...Read more

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Is p450 activity directly related to serum alt?

Is p450 activity directly related to serum alt?

No : They are not directly related except for the link to liver cells. ...Read more