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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Nonstress Test (Overview)

A non-stress test is a screening test used in pregnancy that monitors heart rate changes in a relaxed fetus.


Dr. Mark Ingerman
6 doctors shared insights

Nonstress Test (Overview)

A non-stress test is a screening test used in pregnancy that monitors heart rate changes in a relaxed fetus.


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Why would my ob ask me to get a nonstress test? I'm 36 weeks and having occasional contractions.

Why would my ob ask me to get a nonstress test? I'm 36 weeks and having occasional contractions.

Nonstress test: A nonstress test (nst) is a screening test used in pregnancy to monitor the fetal heart rate. The idea is that a healthy fetus will have a temporary increase in the heart rate spontaneously. It is part of making sure the baby is healthy especially if you are having contractions. ...Read more

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Have never been hypertensive, baby weigh 4.9lbs at 32 wks, had a nonstress test done.Passed protein in urine test.Should i be induced or have c-section?

Have never been hypertensive, baby weigh 4.9lbs at 32 wks, had a nonstress test done.Passed protein in urine test.Should i be induced or have c-section?

Not for here: This isn't a question that can be answered on the internet. This is a decision that needs to be made between you and the doctors taking care of you. If you would like, you can ask them to refer you for a second opinion. The choices here are very complicated and require a very complete evaluation of you in person along with all of your lab work, ultrasounds and other testing done. ...Read more

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What is a V-Q test?

What is a V-Q test?

V/q scan: Ventilation/perfusion test used as an alternative test for a Ct angiogram to rule out pulmonary embolism or blood clots in lungs. ...Read more

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What is a qeeg test?

What is a qeeg test?

Brian Mapping: Quantitative electroencephalography, or a qeeg test, is one of the most reliable, non-invasive methods used in detecting the subtle neurological differences present in individuals with adhd. Clinical studies using qeeg discovered that this breakthrough technology has a 96% success rate in predicting conditions like adhd and OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). ...Read more

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What is a g a s test?

What is a g a s test?

Group A strep: It's not quite clear what you mean without the context behind the testing. But it very well could represent group A streptococcal testing. This is common test done when someone has a sore throat to make sure he/she doesn't need antibiotics. Really on group A strep pharyngitis(sore throats) need antibiotic therapy most others resolve on their own without issue. Best of luck ...Read more

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What is indirect combs test?

What is indirect combs test?

Blood test.: It is performed to detect antibodies in the blood. It is commonly used for blood transfusion related tests and prenatal testing of pregnant women usually with rh negative blood group. For additional details please check at http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/coombs_test. ...Read more

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What are the tests for shock?

What are the tests for shock?

Clinical diagnosis: Low blood pressure, rapid thready pulse, peripheral vasoconstriction, cold clammy skin are usual manifestations of shock. In septic shock the skin may be flushed rather than cold and clammy. No lab tests are needed for this diagnosis. ...Read more

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What kinds of tests do I need?

What kinds of tests do I need?

Depends on age: If you are a healthy young man, blood pressure, weight and height may be all you need. If you are a woman over 21, you should have pap smears. Lipids should be checked after age 25, and women over 40 should have mammograms. ...Read more

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Do u think i should do a test?

Please elaborate: Please elaborate on this question. There is no way to know what you are asking. If you have a complicated or long question, please set up a consult with a physician. ...Read more

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Are fingerstick tests accurate?

Are fingerstick tests accurate?

Yes, if done right: There are certain techniques that have to be observed, such as not squeezing the finger, etc. That must be observed. If everything is done right the resultant blood test results are quite accurate. The fingerstick blood sugars are one of the most important things that a diabetic can doo help him/herself. ...Read more

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How can a dr test your microbiome ?

How can a dr test your microbiome ?

Not yet: Your microbiome is huge and scientists have not yet determined what is normal or abnormal. Scientists use culture swabs from all over the body, body fluid cultures, stool cultures, and DNA amplification tests to try and determine what a normal microbiome is. ...Read more

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How do I perform a fingerstick test?

How do I perform a fingerstick test?

Get a lesson: Ask your doctor if they can teach you or refer you to a diabetic educator. Another option is going to the pharmacy and get training. Another option is go to utube and watch videos. Practice on a tomato first. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is an elasticity test used for?

What is an elasticity test used for?

SKIN: It is basically one of the many tests of skin hydration(proper fluid content) and collagen content(it is the latter which decreases with age leading to wrinkling) Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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What happens during a fingerstick test?

What happens during a fingerstick test?

Sugar levels: The purpose of a fingerstick test is to determine the level of your blood sugar at that particular moment. A drop of blood is placed onto a strip that is placed in a meter that determines the sugar level. ...Read more

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What are the tests for netherton's syndrome?

What are the tests for netherton's syndrome?

Netherton Syndrome : is diagnosed by molecular genetic testing for mutations of the SPINX gene on Chromosome 5q32. Other tests to determine the level of severity are found on www.genecards.org/cgi-bin/carddisp.pl?gene=SPINK5&search=spink5. Geneticists, dermatologists & other specialists provide diagnosis & management. See: www.firstskinfoundation.org/content.cfm/Ichthyosis/Netherton-Syndrome-Fact-Sheet/page_id/901 ...Read more

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