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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.
My result blood test came back and showed high monocytes 19% absolute 0.7. My WBC was 3.7. My GRA 43.2 % Absolute 1.7. Lymphocytes 1.4. 37%. Eoso 2% Baso 1% segmental 46% All my other WBC normal and so were my RBC. Just worried by the high monocyte?
Do you have any symptoms? Why were these tests done? 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. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, your monocyte count is not a cause for concern.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
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
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
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
My ca 26.29 is at 46.3, my bun ratio is 22.9 and my homocysteine is 15.6. These are the only high results on blood test. Are they related in any way?
Talk with your doc: Please ask your doctor to explain to you what they all mean --. ...Read more
Took blood test for my hives/rush. Doc gave me medicine for allergy for 10 days. Do you think I should take it before seeing the result of blood test?
Depends: You apparently were symptomatic enough to see your doctor and if you still have symptoms you should take the medication. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
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
I am a woman of 29 years.
Yesterday I picked up the results of a blood test.
my ferritin levels are above the reference range for women. 298 ng / m?
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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