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Prothrombin Time Pt Test
Received 2 positive beta2 glycoprotein1 IgM blood tests 9 weeks apart. Doc won't order re-test. Does ubiquinol influence test results?
Patient on acitrom, aftr DVT & PE, after 5 days of discharge a PTT is done PTT patient=20.2s, ctrol=15s,PT Ratio=1.34,INR=1.3, kindly expln t result.
Keep taking med: The medicine that you are taking is a Vitamin K antagonist. It slowly decreases Vitami K dependent proteins that help blood to clot. It can take anywhere from 3-7 days for these proteins to be depleted. Also you need to limit or avoid foods high in Vitamin K (please Google these). Continue the medication and see your provider as scheduled. ...Read more
Pregnancy test: There is a possibility that you were pregnant and had a miscarriage. You need to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Two test for HIV done..1) IV generation after 33 days 2) antibody test after 63 days. Both negative . Conclusive ?
Hemoglobin drops 1 pr after every blood test. ferritin high tibc iron normal tsat 12%. hem says no iron def? pt ptt slightly prolonged. further tests?
Follow MD advice: 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, do you have any symptoms? It is the patient who needs to be treated, not lab results. ...Read more
PCR test negative at 9 weeks post-risk exposure. Anti-body test in clinic lab non-reactive at 7 months. Is it conclusive and can I stop worrying?
Doc, my wife pregnant 6w, 3 times miscarriages, this 4th, after blood test her actual partial thromboplastin time High: 45.3....means?
OB-Gyn Consult: Partial thromboplastin time (PTT) is a blood test that measures the time it takes your blood to clot. A longer-than-normal PTT or APTT can mean a lack of or low level of one of the blood clotting factors or another substance needed to clot blood.A longer-than-normal PTT may be caused by conditions such as antiphospholipid antibody syndrome or lupus anticoagulant syndrome (increase miscarriage). ...Read more
Hiv1/2 eia negative at 8 & 23 weeks. Will test again at 48 weeks. Will a negative test be conclusive?
HIV testing: Yes. You are not HIV positive. In the future there is a test that is 100% accurate at 14 days. This is the HIV RNA or pcr test. You do not have hiv. Testing regularly is a good habit to get into when you are sexually active. And, please do not forget there are eleven other stds to avoid. ...Read more
When testing for Antiphospolipid Antibody Syndrome, does taking baby aspirin affect the Lupus Anticoagulant (PTT-LA, dRVVT) test results?
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
Hiv rna test result undetected after unprotected blowjob at day17. Test range 40 to 10mil. Is it conclusive?regular hiv test neg at 15 days. Hiv?
No risk: HIV is rarely transmitted by oral sex. If you were the receiver of the BJ, you can be sure you weren't infected: there are few if any proved cases of oral to genital HIV transmission. Most experts would have recommended against an RNA test in this situation, but the negative result is additional strong evidence you weren't infected. The "regular" test is only slightly reassuring, 4-6 wk minimum. ...Read more
B12 inj(500mcg) for a week, does it increase clotting time,bleeding time?does it affect prothrombin time & INR? what supplements needed on B12 therapy
Elisa hbsag was negative in may 2013 befr my dnc.Now another lab test shows hbsag positive during blood test fr fertility treatmnt.can tis be true?
Yes, but...: If a person converts from HepBsAg negative to HepBsAg positive, her primary care doctor can evaluate her and order a larger panel of Hepatitis B tests to see what is going on. If HepBsAg is confirmed to be positive, the patient is contagious with HepB viruses (which are spread through blood and bodily fluids contact). That means all household contacts should have their HepB immunity confirmed. ...Read more
Period 10 days late, 3 neg tests over this time..... Pregnancy/period symptoms for 14 days.... Can the test be wrong at this time?
7negative stool test done at different times, have anemia, not bleeding, endoscopy negative doc still wants colonoscopy. Why when all negative?
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