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How good is a one and 2 months HIV test results blood test accuracy ? In percentage

How good is a one and 2 months HIV test results blood test accuracy ? In percentage

Quite good but...: ... It's clear that you are worried, and that is a good thing. Ask your physician whether a pcr (polymerase chain reaction) test might be an option, to let you be certain right now. ...Read more

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Which gives most accurate pg results, blood test or urine test? Took blood test 3weeks after unprotected sex and was -ve.

Which gives most accurate pg results,  blood test or urine test? Took blood test 3weeks after unprotected sex and was -ve.

Blood: The median hCG concentration is higher in serum than in urine ; therefore, early in pregnancy, a serum pregnancy test may be positive while the urine pregnancy test is still negative ...Read more

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Could it be bad news when the dr wont give results from blood test over the phone?

Could it be bad news when the dr wont give results from blood test over the phone?

Not necessarily: Every doctor / health facility have their own policies. Some do not like to give results on the phone, others may want to provide more counseling and want you to come in; others may want to bill for the service as doctors only get paid for face-to-face time with patient and all phone calls are free service;. ...Read more

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What does high inflamation result from blood test mean?

It depends: It depends on why the test was ordered in the first place. The test must be evaluated in the context of the clinical symptoms. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my friend is admitted in a nearby hospital and the results from blood test show normal. his symptoms include?

What do you suggest if my friend is admitted in a nearby hospital and the results from blood test show normal. his symptoms include?

Can you finish?: We can't diagnose at a distance, and even if we could, it wouldn't be appropriate to second-guess someone under care. This is the time to offer practical help and comfort to your friend, not try to guess a diagnosis or an outcome. I'm glad you're there and hopefully your friend will share what's happening. ...Read more

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Liver results from blood test shows I have high bilirubin. Doctor checked for abdominal pain but there is none & eyes/skin aren't yellow. No symptoms?

Liver results from blood test shows I have high bilirubin. Doctor checked for abdominal pain but there is none & eyes/skin aren't yellow. No symptoms?

Recheck: The blood test should be redone as other values should be affected but if really true value,then their are other tests to be done.The eye may not be yellow depending on the level of the bilirubin. High bilirubin may come from the liver/gall bladder or blood disorder.Goodluck ...Read more

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How long on average does it take to get the results of a blood test?

How long on average does it take to get the results of a blood test?

Depends on the test: Tests done using automated technology are usually completed within four hours of the blood specimen reaching the lab and the results are reported the same day. More involved tests take days to weeks. ...Read more

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How pregnant would I have to be to get an accurate result on a blood test?

After missed period: Blood tests are generally reliable one day after a missed period, certainly by 4-5 days after a missed period. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait to know results of a blood test if i'm pregnant or not?

Communication time: The time to do the test is less than one hour. How long it takes for the blood specimen to get to the lab, for the lab to report the result to your doctor and doctor to communicate with you are variable. However, you should get the answer the same day. ...Read more

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Results from a blood test said that I was anaemic. My iron level was 14. What's normal?

Results from a blood test said that I was anaemic. My iron level was 14. What's normal?

Anemia is Lo Hemoglo: You need to tell us about your Hemoglobin(Hb) level. That is what defines Anemia.... a level below 12 Grams in a woman equals anemia. Then you need to ask your doctor to find the cause and treat the cause, which is often excessive blood loss either thru menses or from another source. That is why you need to be checked thoroughly. Iron levels will help in defining the cause which is often Iron defi ...Read more

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Why could someone's gp want to discuss the results of a blood test? Does that mean the person is sick?

Possible reasons: Lab testing is difficult for both physician and patient. A majority of findings slightly outside of the reference range mean nothing. In today's horribly dysfunctional health care system, a busy physician may be penalized on his pay for "spending too much time talking with patients." If you're concerend that you're seriously sick, you need to ask. It's your absolute right to know. ...Read more

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Just got results of a blood test. Mcv is 97.6(refferent values: 83-97.20) and monocytes are 0.093(ref:0.02-0.08). What means this? Thanks in advance!

Absolutely nothing: Values that are barely out of the reference range are rarely of any consequence. The ranges are set to reflect 95% of healthy patients, and so 2.5% of "normals" are high and the same for low. ...Read more

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What are thyroid results from my blood test normal?

What are thyroid results from my blood test normal?

Normal thyroid : Hi. If your blood tests for thyroid function (TSH & free T4) are normal, it means your thyroid is not over-producing or under-producing thyroid hormone, and that thyroid hormone is being made normally. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a doctor to get the results of a blood test?

How long is it supposed to it take for a doctor to get the results of a blood test?

Depends on test: If your doctor has a laboratory in his/her office or complex, simple blood tests like salts, sugar, kidney & liver functions and urine tests may be ready in less than an hour. More complex tests may take a few hours. If there is no lab at your doctor's office, it could be 1-3 days for routine tests to be drawn, processed, and results sent, reviewed, and you called. Complex tests can be > 1 week. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your results from a blood test show thyroid level a little low?

What does it mean when your results from a blood test show thyroid level a little low?

Need more info: Results of lab tests need to be interpreted in the context of whole health status. What test did you have and what was the actual result? It would be prudent to discuss the results with the doctor who ordered the tests. ...Read more

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Yay! I'm pregnant! Now how do I work out my due date based on the results of my blood test?

Yay! I'm pregnant! Now how do I work out my due date based on the results of my blood test?

Ultrasound: It is not possible to calculate the due date from pregnancy hormone concentrations. A transvaginal 2 weeks after the anticipated menstrual period will yield a fetal heart beat and the crown lump length (CRL). Providers have tables that tell them into what gestational age a given CRL translates into and what the due date will be. ...Read more