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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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Inr (Definition)

Could mean interventional neuro radiology which is minimally invasive field, or international normalized ration which is a lab ...Read more


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Lab creatinine blood test levels changed from .9 to 1.2 should I worry?

Lab creatinine blood test levels changed from .9 to 1.2 should I worry?

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

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I regularly donate blood every 2 months. would this affect blood test results and so which ones? CBC? LFT? CMP?tbili?

I regularly donate blood every 2 months. would this affect blood test results and so which ones? CBC? LFT? CMP?tbili?

Iron: Serum iron and ferritin levels are likely to be affected before any other test results. Do not wait for hemoglobin to drop. If you donate blood regularly, it would be a good idea to take oral iron supplements. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Does psa blood test need fasting?

Does psa blood test need fasting?

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

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I had consumed emergency contraceptive.I blood test for detection of FSH and LH levels after one week. will it detect in blood test?

I had consumed emergency contraceptive.I blood test for detection of FSH and LH levels after one week. will it detect in blood test?

Unclear: I am going to assume that you wonder if your blood test will detect pregnancy. The answer is absolutely not. One has to specifically test for pregnancy. It is not automatically tested nor can it be inferred from other tests. ...Read more

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42yo male, blood test ->higher than normal estradiol levels & GI stool test ->high beta-glucaronidase - what's this mean? Take calcium D glucarate?

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

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Blood test: measure serum lipase fasting, then measure again 30 min after lundh meal. How much should lipase rise?

Blood test: measure serum lipase fasting, then measure again 30 min after lundh meal. How much should lipase rise?

Negligible: All else being normal one would not expect there to be a rise in lipase beyond laboratory normals. Amylase (also a salivary enzyme) may be elevated but still within laboratory normal limits, . ...Read more

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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?

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

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19 days after ovulation, blood tests for pregn > negative; can it still be to early to detect in blood tests? Plse help

No: If you did in fact ovulate 19 days ago, the pregnancy test should be positive. Blood pregnancy tests are extremely accurate. How did you determine you ovulated? Ovulation predictor kit? Repeat test if you cannot confirm ovulation time. ...Read more

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Does hgb A1c test complement a glycomark test?

Does hgb A1c test complement a glycomark test?

Yes: Each test has its own utility and measures different mechanism of abnormal glucose metabolism. I would also add a fasting Insulin level and a GGT level into the panel for optimal understanding of what is really going on with the sugar in your body. ...Read more