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Doctor insights on: Patient Fetal Hemoglobin Test

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Dr. Vijay Sankaran
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Fetal Hemoglobin (Definition)

Is the main hemoglobin that transport oxygen in the fetus during the last seven months of development in the uterus and in the newborn until roughly 6 months old. , fetal hemoglobin is able to bind oxygen with greater affinity than the adult hemoglobin, giving the developing fetus better access to oxygen ...Read more


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Is Haptoglobin (mg/dl) test a blood chemistry test or hematological test?

Is Haptoglobin (mg/dl) test a blood chemistry test or hematological test?

Haptpglobin: Is a transport protein for the breakdown of hemoglobin. If is used to assess for RBC destruction. When the haptoglobin Is low there is an association with increased hemolysis ...Read more

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Diabetic patient does need HB level preoperatively ? And cardiopulmonary disease does need preoperative HB level ! Which one has priority for HB test

Diabetic patient does need HB level preoperatively ? And cardiopulmonary disease does need preoperative HB level ! Which one has priority for HB test

Pre op HbA1c: 23F asks pre op HbA1c in pt with pulmonary dis vs DM which takes priority. Ans: Anyone with DM needs blood glucose before op. HbA1c tells you what sugar has been for last 3 months. You need to know what glucose is before surgery. ...Read more

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Sir, my blood test result. Hb -14.0 TLC-8900 DLC- 58-35 06-01 ESR-20mm/hr Bilirubin- 0.66,0.21,0.45 mg/dl. Is the results normal?

Sir,
my blood test result.
Hb -14.0

TLC-8900

DLC- 58-35
          06-01

ESR-20mm/hr

Bilirubin- 0.66,0.21,0.45 mg/dl.
Is the results normal?

Yes: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, your results are normal. 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. ...Read more

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Can hemoglobin electrophoresis detect lupus?

Can  hemoglobin electrophoresis detect lupus?

No.: Absolutely not. While both a clinical and lab diagnosis, lupus is not diagnosed with that test by any stretch! ...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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Is a noninvasive prenatal paternity bloodtest, done with blood from alleged fathers, cfdna and 317.000 genetic markers a reliable test?

Is a noninvasive prenatal paternity bloodtest, done with blood from alleged fathers, cfdna and 317.000 genetic markers a reliable test?

Yes: Make sure the identity of the alleged fathers and pregnant mother are confirmed. Make sure no tampering with the blood. Science can reveal the dna. ...Read more

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Received 2 positive beta2 glycoprotein1 IgM blood tests 9 weeks apart. Doc won't order re-test. Does ubiquinol influence test results?

Received 2 positive beta2 glycoprotein1 IgM blood tests 9 weeks apart.  Doc won't order re-test.  Does ubiquinol influence test results?

See below: Technically to meet criteria for antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, one must have two separate positive results at least 12 weeks apart and have some manifestation of antiphospholipid anitbody. I am not aware of ubiquinol influencing these test results. ...Read more

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What do you think of these blood test results for quad screen mother date of birth 12/24/82 m.O.M. Values AFP 1.34 ue3 096 hcg 3.16 in-a2.37

What do you think of these blood test results for quad screen mother date of birth 12/24/82 m.O.M. Values   AFP  1.34
ue3  096
hcg  3.16
in-a2.37

Interpretation: The quad screen results should have an interpretation based on the absolute numbers taking into account a number of factors including maternal age, ethnicity, weight at time of collection. There should be a calculated risk on the report. ...Read more

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What does quantitative igg subclass measurement blood test show?

What does quantitative igg subclass measurement blood test show?

IgG subclasses: There are several classes of immunoglobulins like IgA, IgM, and IgE. IgG also has subclasses that we test for. A subclass deficiency can be an explanation for susceptibility to certain types of infections. An Allergist/Immunologist can put the results in perspective for you in the context of your history. ...Read more

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Why is hemoglobin hplc/ electrophoresis, blood done?

Why is hemoglobin hplc/ electrophoresis, blood done?

Variant hemoglobins: These tests are done to detect variants of hemoglobin as some of the variants, such as hemoglobin s, cause medical problems. Some states require all pregnant women be tested for hemoglobin variations as part of the antenatal care. ...Read more

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Why can't you donate plasma with an abnormal indirect Coombs test result?

Why can't you donate plasma with an abnormal indirect Coombs test result?

Antibody to red cell: A person with positive indirect coombs test has antibodies to red cells. If such plasma is transfused into a person, s/he could suffer loss of her/his own red cells. ...Read more

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What are the risks for the patient in undergoing a fetal hemoglobin test?

What are the risks for the patient in undergoing a fetal hemoglobin test?

Blood test: This is just a blood test. The risks are the same for any blood testing, such as bruising and the needle site. ...Read more

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