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Brian Mapping: Quantitative electroencephalography, or a qeeg test, is one of the most reliable, non-invasive methods used in detecting the subtle neurological differences present in individuals with adhd. Clinical studies using qeeg discovered that this breakthrough technology has a 96% success rate in predicting conditions like adhd and OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). ...Read more
Group A strep: It's not quite clear what you mean without the context behind the testing. But it very well could represent group A streptococcal testing. This is common test done when someone has a sore throat to make sure he/she doesn't need antibiotics. Really on group A strep pharyngitis (sore throats) need antibiotic therapy most others resolve on their own without issue. Best of luck ...Read more
Yes, if done right: There are certain techniques that have to be observed, such as not squeezing the finger, etc. That must be observed. If everything is done right the resultant blood test results are quite accurate. The fingerstick blood sugars are one of the most important things that a diabetic can doo help him/herself. ...Read more
Get a lesson:
Ask your doctor if they can teach you or refer you to a diabetic educator. Another option is going to the pharmacy and get training.
Another option is go to utube and watch videos. Practice on a tomato first. Good luck. ...Read more
Netherton Syndrome: Is diagnosed by molecular genetic testing for mutations of the SPINX gene on Chromosome 5q32. Other tests to determine the level of severity are found on www. Genecards. Org/cgi-bin/carddisp. Pl? gene=SPINK5&search=spink5. Geneticists, dermatologists & other specialists provide diagnosis & management. See: www. Firstskinfoundation. Org/content. Cfm/Ichthyosis/Netherton-Syndrome-Fact-Sheet/page_id/901 ...Read more
Pain, Swelling, etc.: The most common reasons would be that the patient is in too much pain at the time of the exam, the muscles have tightened/spasmed to protect the joint, too much swelling to allow any movement, etc. There may be other contraindications, like a possible fracture/broken bone. Sometimes, it is just simple mechanics, where the patient's size prevents us from doing certain tests. ...Read more
Spend the money: A high deductible means you will be paying the first dollars for your examination and testing until you pay in that $$$ amount. You should prioritize testing in terms of significance and treatability but once you spend the deductible, it matters little. You got the high deductible to lower your premium and of course this puts you at risk for having to pay that amount if needed. ...Read more
Indepth Lipid Test: A vap test takes a very close look at your cholesterol and emerging risk factors for heart disease. It can be very helpful in decision making on what changes you can make involving lifestyle, diet, exercise and medications to help optimize your lipid panel and decrease risks for heart disease and stroke. Many docs prefer it over the usual cholesterol test, and it is becoming more affordable. ...Read more
Glycosylated hemoglobin A1c is a type of protein in your blood that is formed in the presence of sugar. Non-enzymatic glycation of the hemoglobin protien, thus higher sugar/glucose over time will cause higher level of hemoglobina1c. Docs order this test to assess the average/approximate level of sugar in blood over several months (3 or so), thus level of diabetes control.
Good luck. ...Read more
EGFR: Egfr stands for estimated glomerular filtration rate. It is calculated by a formula that takes into account your sex, age, race, weight and serum creatinine level. As it is an estimate, it is not actual. To get your real gfr, you need to have a 24 hour urine collection for a creatinine clearance. As your doctor to refer you to a nephrologist for the urine collection to see if you have a problem. ...Read more
Blood Urea Nitrogen: It is a test which identifies the breakdown products of urea in your blood. Urea is itself a breakdown product of proteins so that the BUN is an indirect measure of protein metabolism. BUN is elevated in kidney dysfunction, fever, increased catabolism, high protein diet and intestinal bleeding. ...Read more