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What are the advantages and disadvantages of the clinistix reagent strips?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of the clinistix reagent strips?

Clinistix: Advantages are the patients can check their blood sugar and keep a record of it, if they are being treated for diabetes, also helps them to know if they get hypoglycemic episodes but the disavantages are that you can get false readings if not used properly, and get false sence of security, and you start to ignore medical advice.You still need to check you aic hemoglobin which tells you the truth. ...Read more

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Urine reagent strips promo to check urine. All normal (including nitrites) except leukocytes. Color between trace(15) and small(70). Uti? No symptoms.

Urine reagent strips promo to check urine. All normal (including nitrites) except leukocytes. Color between trace(15) and small(70). Uti? No symptoms.

Unlikely: Urine dip is not the most specific test for UTI but when combined with symptoms of burning sensation, cramps, urgency, frequency, hesistancy it enhances the diagnosis. Otherwise without any symptoms, nothing too conclusive i would say. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how kovac reagent react with indole ring?

Easy organic chem: http://science.pc.athabascau.ca/reagentstud.nsf/5427203fdc0633d38725709300693526/ed4e3d125bb3fac7872570b8006a4640/$FILE/Kovac%27s%20%28Indole%29%20test.jpg p-Dimethylaminebenzaldehyde reacts with indole to produce a rose-colored chromogen ...Read more

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What is the reagent found in fecal occult blood tests?

What is the reagent found in fecal occult blood tests?

See below: There is more than one way to test for occult blood in stool. See this site for more information. http://www.webmd.com/colorectal-cancer/fecal-occult-blood-test-fobt. ...Read more

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I have a TSH of 0.10l and the lab slip says it is out of range. My T4 is 0.9 and my T3 (liothyronine) is 3.2. The T4 reagent produces results 9 percent higher. What does this all mean?

I have a TSH of 0.10l and the lab slip says it is out of range. My T4 is 0.9 and my T3 (liothyronine) is 3.2. The T4 reagent produces results 9 percent higher.  What does this all mean?

Normal Thyroid is?: Alot of variables. From your picture, i assume you are female. If you are on ocp's or hrt, this affects thyroid function. That is why most folks now look at free t3, (liothyronine) and t4. Age matters( usually look for a young female have tft's near upper range.What is normal is controversial. "lab normal"may not be normal for you. Look at- http://tinyurl.Com/7v6o72t. Also http://tinyurl.Com/ynwygo 2 views. ...Read more

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What are clia waived test strips?

What are clia waived test strips?

Government rules: The U.S. Government has thousands and thousands of regulations. Some simpler lab tests are put into the government's "clia waived" category, and has no special meaning to a patient. ...Read more

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Do breath right strips work?

Do breath right strips work?

If the area of...: Obstruction is in the nasal valve they work very well. The nasal valve is the crease just above and lateral to the tip. It is the area that collapses when you sniff hard. ...Read more

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Do diabetes strips really work?

Do diabetes strips really work?

Easy: Check their website and you'll find all the info you could possibly want. ...Read more