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Occult Blood Stool Immunoassay Positive
Maybe: The fecal occult blood test can be quite sensitive and may show blood in the stool from minor gastritis or esophagitis that is not significant. But, it could also be due to a large polyp or tumor so colonoscopy is always indicated when the fecal occult blood test is positive. Your primary doctor should be arranging this in the near future. ...Read more
Not at ALL: It is not reliable at all. If it is positive, that tells us something needs to be checked. If it is negative, doesn't mean anything. It has a very high false negative rate - meaning, even if something is there, it doesn't detect it. ...Read more
Erosive gastritis. h.pylori blood test positive, breath test positive, stool antigen test negative, biopsy negative. what to do ?
Treat it: The positive H. pylori antibody test is not a reliable indicator of current infection. The gold standard for H. pylori treatment is the gastric biopsy, and this is negative in this patient. However, I am impressed by the positive breath test and erosive gastritis. I would have expected stool antigen to be positive, as it mirrors the breath test. Given the discrepant results, treat the patient. ...Read more
No: A fecal occult test tests for blood in the stool. Colon cancer can be a cause but so can colon polyps, hemorrhoids, stomach ulcer and many other causes. Anyone with a positive fobt test should have further work up done to evaluate where the blood is coming from. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
blood test IGG 17.95 positive and IGM 8.50 negative. stool test was negative. do I infect with h.pylori?
Past infection: These results suggest past infection with H. pylori. The blood test can remain positive for years after past infection even if you were treated. The stool test and urea breath test can better detect current infection. The gold standard for testing is a biopsy during endoscopy. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007501.htm ...Read more
Abdominal pain, frequent mucus loose stools, All negative H.pylori antigen, blood stool sample, CBC, ESR, CRP, Ferrin, celiac screening.? Is IBS ?
That is: a likely conclusion but you should consult with the doctor ordering all these tests, and who also examined you. This is where you should seek your diagnosis ...Read more
Had stool test.
Occult blood negative
Rbc 0-1 hpf
calprotectin stool test negative
CEA 0.43. Below 3.8 is normal
What does that mean
Sounds good.: Although it is impossible to definitively analyze lab results without knowing the patient and the results of all the rest of the lab tests, the portion that you have summarized here sound normal. You should get the opinion of the doctor who did the tests for a more definitive analysis, particularly if you're still having problems. Good luck. ...Read more
Had urine test, some results urine occult blood negative trace Urine protein screen negative, trace mg\dl negative. is this normal reading with trace ?
Normal: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is in the best position to do that. Having said that, the results you provided are normal. ...Read more
Dominant: Positive is dominant over negative. You get one gene from each of your parents, so you are either --, -+, +-, or ++. Only in the case of -- will you have rh negative blood. With -+, +-, and ++, you will have rh positive blood. This makes rh positive blood the most common type of the two. This can be a problem with a baby: if mom is rh pos (+-), dad is rh neg (--), and baby is rh neg (--): attack! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In the lab: Great question. A great way to screen for intestinal cancer as cancers cause small amounts of bleeding, which is then passed in the feces. A less sensitive chemical method and more accurate immuno method can be used. Not all cancers will leak blood, blood in feces is not always cancer and other substances can have false results. Ask your doc about colonoscopy if >50 or family history of cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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