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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?
Creatinine: And change from .9 to 1.2 can be significant , specially if someone is taking any medication that can cause kidney injury, or has diabetes and hypertension; however, dehydration can also cause BUN and creatinine to go higher, patient with high muscle mass and after excercising can cause an increase in creatinine, this test should be repeated if preoccupied. ...Read more
I regularly donate blood every 2 months. would this affect blood test results and so which ones? CBC? LFT? CMP?tbili?
Is a D-DIMER FEU blood test better test than D-DIMER DDU blood test for exclusion of DVT and/or pulmonary embolism? If no why?
Ddimer: If d-dimer is negative, it certainly rules out dvt. If d-dimer is positive, it does not alone confirm a clot. If positive d-dimer, you will need additional test including ultrasound ...Read more
No. For most blood: fasting is not needed & commonly misleading, though promoted. Optimal PSA value <1.0 ng/dL, though called normal up to 4.0 ng/mL. At 1.3 ng/ml (Avodart Trial; most thorough done to date) prostate size, by ultrasound, has doubled young healthy values. If PSA < 1.0, prostate cancer extremely rare. If elevated, consider https://www.accureference.com "Prostate Health Index" test for better guidance. ...Read more
What time should last meal be when having blood work the morning? Fasting for blood specimen - comprehensive metabolic, lipid, cbcc (with automated dif), prolactin testing
For : For most fasting tests, we usually recommend a 12 hour fast. So if your blood tests are scheduled for 9 am, make your last food is eaten before 9pm the night before. ...Read more
I had consumed emergency contraceptive.I blood test for detection of FSH and LH levels after one week. will it detect in blood test?
Is it possible to get instantaneous blood cholestrol readings doing strip tests similar to strip tests done for checking blood glucose levels?
Instant cholesterol : I am not aware of thatGet a more detailed answer ›
Otherwise healthy 9y/o blood platelet count is 41,000. Drew blood again, waiting on results. If still low, what tests will dr order next?
ITP / TTP WORKUP: Test that evaluate the immune system and Splenetic function. Probably refer you to a pediatric hematologist ...Read more
Will taking yoga effect me hormone blood test, my arthritis blood test and my thyroid blood test?
No: No it should not.Get a more detailed answer ›
How accurate is blood work to check for pregnancy? Had 3 home pregnancies test positive, & test in clinic negative. Waiting for blood work results.
42yo male, blood test ->higher than normal estradiol levels & GI stool test ->high beta-glucaronidase - what's this mean? Take calcium D glucarate?
Get a consult: Most of this stuff about beta-glucuronidase in the stool comes from "independent medical thinkers" focused on gut flora and isn't mainstream. The scientific papers I've seen come from obscure institutions. And why are you having your estradiol checked? Reference ranges on labs are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. I'd get a second, mainstream opinion. ...Read more
Had blood work done it showed Anemia. doctor then ordered More blood work. ferritin results <8 total Iron binding capacity 490 iron sat. 10. Meaning?
Blood test: measure serum lipase fasting, then measure again 30 min after lundh meal. How much should lipase rise?
Thick blood , high inflammation levels abnormal liver function in all 3 blood tests, test back pos for blood clot on lung after dye test, back neg?
This is serious: I trust the dye test was a pulmonary angiogram that demonstrated a pulmonary thromboembolus, and it has also been determined that you have hypercoagulable blood. This is a major problem that will require work with your primary care physician and probably long-term medical management -- more than healthtap can do. Hope you do not smoke. The "inflammation" & liver labs need to be addressed in time. ...Read more
Clots: Blood clots could be in a location that is difficult to detect such as deep in the pelvis ...Read more