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Can your doctors order lab blood tests NY?

Can your doctors order lab blood tests NY?

Yes.: If appropriate for this kind of visit, HealthTap doctors can order certain basic lab tests. Most specialized rare tests cannot be ordered, though. Please set up a virtual consult to discuss - and know that getting to the lab, and payment for the tests, are your responsibility and lab tests aren't covered by your visit cost. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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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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Do different labs give different lab result #s? How accurate is quest diagnostic lab?

Do different labs give different lab result #s? How accurate is quest diagnostic lab?

Slight differences: When labs use different methods for testing, the results are slightly different. Each lab provides its normal ranges and that should be used as a guide. Quest is accredited by the american college of pathologists and that requires maintaining good testing practices. ...Read more

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Pathology lab test for thalassemia?

Pathology lab test for thalassemia?

Electrophoresis: Blood counts can suggest thalassemia (small red blood cells). Some thalassemia can be confirmed with electrophoresis, which quantifies the different types of hemoglobin present in rbcs. Similar studies can be done on the parents for additional info. ...Read more

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What tests are done to check for celiac? Stool test. Blood test? Specific test?

What tests are done to check for celiac? Stool test. Blood test? Specific test?

Several available: You can go through a two stage screening process.Celiac disease is an exaggerated form of gluten intolerance and may be suspected based on blood tests: elevated ttg-iga, if IgA deficient - ttg-igg.If the blood tests are suggestive an intestinal biopsy to study the cell changes is confirmatory. ...Read more

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What are the 12 panel drug test tests for?

What are the 12 panel drug test tests for?

Varies: I am not sure there is a standard 12 panel test. Most I have seen look for the following: •amp-amphetamines •coc-cocaine •bzo-benzodiazepines •opi-opiates •thc-marijuana •pcp-phencyclidine •bar-barbiturates •mamp-methamphetaminemdma-ecstasy •mtd-methadone •oxy-oxycodone •ppx-propoxphene. ...Read more

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If I use HealthTap Prime, can doctors order imaging tests?

If I use HealthTap Prime, can doctors order imaging tests?

PRIME and x-rays...: HealthTap PRIME began this summer (2014), and is a Primary Care service. A patient is connected with the first available doctor, and different doctors are online at various times. Patients don't select a doctor on PRIME. A consultation ends each time, and the doctor does not follow-up after the consultation. Thus, no lab nor imaging tests are ordered (otherwise, a follow-up visit would be needed). ...Read more

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My doctor ordered a urine cytology test due to hematuria. He ordered it done on 24 hr urine sample. Lab says not 24hr test. Who's right?

My doctor ordered a urine cytology test due to hematuria. He ordered it done on 24 hr urine sample.  Lab says not 24hr test.  Who's right?

Usually: Urine cytology is a one time test, where you send a sample immediately to the cytology/pathology lab without having to collect 24 hours worth of urine. ...Read more

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Which blood test would I need to test for diabetes? Metabolic panel?

Which blood test would I need to test  for diabetes? Metabolic panel?

Diabetes testing: The current testing guidelines for type 2 diabetes are hemogloblobin A1c (over 6.5%), fasting blood glucose (>126) and 2 hr blood glucose (>200). Symptoms that suggest you need to be tested include symptoms of hyperglycemia (such as frequent urination, increased thirst, blurred vision) or hyperglycemic crisis with random plasma glucose ? 200 mg/dl. If this is you, see your doc right away. ...Read more

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What lab values diagnose diabetes in pregnancy?

What lab values diagnose diabetes in pregnancy?

Any sugar in urine: Above normal blood levels, above 140 mg%. ...Read more

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Why would a doctor order two CBC panels?

Why would a doctor order two CBC panels?

Today's paperwork: If ordered at the same time, it's something that probably happened during filling out of forms. Today's physicians spend as much time doing paperwork as doing everything else, so forgive him/her if an extra box got checked. ...Read more

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Is there an online lab kit that i can order and mailback a sample to test for candida albican?

Is there an online lab kit that i can order and mailback a sample to test for candida albican?

Yes, but...: Has to be order by a physician...they are less than reliable anyway. I would recommend you go on a candida diet for 60 days and see if it helps your symptoms. You may contact me at www.drkusher.com. ...Read more

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Can paraneoplastic panel (through mayo clinic) be false negative results?

Can paraneoplastic panel (through mayo clinic) be false negative results?

Difficult matter: This test is only useful when it is Abnormal. But it does not help at all when it is normal panel(which means there is no abnormaility found but it does not exclude any diagnosis because there is nothing predictable about a paraneoplastic panel). So you can not say it is false negative . it is designed to be useful only if it shows an abnormality that supports a clinical diagnosis of cancer . ...Read more

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What laboratory test would you collect to identity trichomonas vaginalis?

What laboratory test would you collect to identity trichomonas vaginalis?

Wet prep: A smear done in the doctor's office where they take a smear from the vagina and look at it under a microscope. The physician can see the trichomonas moving on the slide. Sometimes the trich are nonmotile (not moving) and it can make diagnosis a little more difficult. ...Read more

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My doctor ordered an ANCA serum test, the lab did an phlebotomy test, are they the same?

My doctor ordered an ANCA serum test, the lab did an phlebotomy test, are they the same?

No: Phlebotomy is just the process of collecting blood. ANCA is a test for a particular type of antibody. The phlebotomist collects blood and a laboratory technologist will perform the test in a laboratory. ...Read more

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What lab work should be done to test for Fabry's disease?

What lab work should be done to test for Fabry's disease?

Enyzyme Assay: Fabry disease test, called an enzyme assay, measures the amount of alpha-GAL enzyme activity in the blood. This is an x-linked disease so family history should be consulted. It is mild in females and much more severe in males. Enyzme replacement treatment is available and there clinical trial for treatment. ...Read more

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Is there an online lab kit that i can order and mailback a sample to test for candida albican?

Yes, but...: Has to be order by a physician...they are less than reliable anyway. I would recommend you go on a candida diet for 60 days and see if it helps your symptoms. You may contact me at www.drkusher.com. ...Read more

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For anyone who knows about medi-cal? Does medi-cal cover CT scans if referred from gp? Online it says "covers lab tests and x-rays) .

For anyone who knows about medi-cal? Does medi-cal cover CT scans if referred from gp? Online it says "covers lab tests and x-rays) .

Depends: Whether medi-cal pays depends on whether the doctor can demonstrate a need. The ct scan is a sophisticated type of x-ray. Medicine is becoming a more menue-based system with doctors as cooks and waiters. Those who pay for the services get to decide if expensive imaging studies are to be be consumed. ...Read more

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I need to do a few lab tests ?

Lab test: That depends on which conditions you are testing for. A healthtap doctor can help you. Consider a consult. ...Read more

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Could a cushings lab test be incorrect?

Could a cushings lab test be incorrect?

It can be tricky!: Testing for cushing syndrome (overproduction of cortisol) can be tricky because cortisol production occurs on a circadian rhythm (high in the morning, low at night). The correct test needs to be done, and collected properly. Sometimes, the tests to confirm cushing syndrome need to be done several times over a few months, to be sure it's not being missed. ...Read more

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How long will uruine stay good for a lab test?

Urine test: If you put the urine in a refrigerator, it is still good for testing (even for bacterial culture) for 24 hours. ...Read more

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What are the five lab test numbers I must know about my health?

What are the five lab test numbers I must know about my health?

Huh?: If this is a school assignment, please have a talk with your teacher's supervisor. If you are healthy and your physician has reviewed your routine labs (complete blood count, chemical profile including LDL and HDL cholesterol, and urinalysis) and isn't concerned, there is no reason whatsoever for you to know any of the exact values. ...Read more

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If u take one hit of spice well a spice lab test be able to find it ?

If u take one hit of spice well a spice lab test be able to find it ?

Drug Testing: You have been given answers to your question by several doctors here on health tap. The answer is yes, if they are testing for it. Please consider moving on or asking a new question. ...Read more

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What are some names for lab tests when testing for toxins in your system?

What are some names for lab tests when testing for toxins in your system?

Toxins in the system: test not needed. without specific illness or medical problem, toxins in your system is NOT some thing that need test(s). Many companies sell their products in the name of purifications. ...Read more

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If u take one hit of spice well it show on a spice lab test two days later ?

It should: Spice is a general term, there are actually many different synthetic cannabinoids that could be in spice some of which have very long half lives. They are tested for with very sensitive tests- depending on the lab. ...Read more

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What does it mean when in a lab test we have both antihbe and hbeag are positive ?

What does it mean when in a lab test we have both antihbe and hbeag are positive ?

Recent Hepatitis B: There are few other tests required to verify exposure to the Hepatitis B VIRUS most important of which is HBSAg and HBS Abs. HBe Ag pos suggest active infection ...Read more

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I got my test results back and they are 2.39 what does that mean ? How to read a lab tedt

I got my test results back and they are 2.39 what does that mean ? How to read a lab tedt

Lab testing: We need to know what test you are referring to. Please ask your doctor for an interpretation. Additionally you can ask here but include the test name. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are the test to diangosis acute or choronic pancreatitis, in addition to performing the labs?

What are the test to diangosis acute or choronic pancreatitis, in addition to performing the labs?

Pancreatitis: Lab tests usually include a comprehensive metabolic panel, amylase, lipase. Usually an imaging, study such as a CT scan of the abdomen, help to assess the severity of pancreatitis. Acute is usually caused by alcohol, certain meds, and gallstones. Chronic is often alcohol related. ...Read more

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My DHEA-S is 11.5 (anything below 9.8 is normal). All other labs within range. Cause of concern? Tests needed? Thanks!

My DHEA-S is 11.5 (anything below 9.8 is normal). All other labs within range. Cause of concern? Tests needed? Thanks!

Depends: B"sd DHEAS is the stable (sulfated) form of DHEA the major precusor steroid hormone in the androgen/estrogen pathway. It is a marker of overall adrenal function especially considered a marker of adrenal androgens. Concern would arise from any associated menstrual, androgenic (eg hirsuitism, acne) or metabolic disturbances. If none would still monitor on occasion for further elevation. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my test results and chart are missing, now the lab which would've done my testing has no record of me at all!?

What do you suggest if my test results and chart are missing, now the lab which would've done my testing has no record of me at all!?

Ordering provider: You need to call the provider that ordered the tests. They should be able to give you your results. Perhaps your tests were sent to a different laboratory. Also, remember that labs will not provide results over the phone since they have no way of checking to ensure that the person calling was the person tested. It is done to protect patient confidentiality. ...Read more

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Im a 60 male 7 ordered my own labs. I got back a urin mircroalbumin of 21.8 & is this ok. Also, should I have asked for different test?

Im a 60 male 7 ordered my own labs. I got back a urin mircroalbumin of 21.8 & is this ok. Also, should I have asked for different test?

Microalbumin: Generally, under 30 is "normal" but results may vary due to age, gender, & testing method. What other tests did you order? Are you diabetic? Do you have a history of kidney disease? Discuss your test results with your fp & explain your concerns so (s)he can guide you to the best tests. ...Read more