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Does the schilling test look for parasites in the blood?

Does the schilling test look for parasites in the blood?

NO: It is not for parasites in the blood, it is done for B12 deficiency, intestinal parasites may interfere absorption of B12 (and iron) cause anemia schilling test is specific for B12 metabolism. ...Read more

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What is a V-Q test?

What is a V-Q test?

V/q scan: Ventilation/perfusion test used as an alternative test for a Ct angiogram to rule out pulmonary embolism or blood clots in lungs. ...Read more

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What is a qeeg test?

What is a qeeg test?

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

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What is a g a s test?

What is a g a s test?

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

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What is indirect combs test?

What is indirect combs test?

Blood test.: It is performed to detect antibodies in the blood. It is commonly used for blood transfusion related tests and prenatal testing of pregnant women usually with rh negative blood group.
For additional details please check at http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/coombs_test. ...Read more

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What are the tests for shock?

What are the tests for shock?

Clinical diagnosis: Low blood pressure, rapid thready pulse, peripheral vasoconstriction, cold clammy skin are usual manifestations of shock. In septic shock the skin may be flushed rather than cold and clammy.
No lab tests are needed for this diagnosis. ...Read more

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What kinds of tests do I need?

What kinds of tests do I need?

Depends on age: If you are a healthy young man, blood pressure, weight and height may be all you need. If you are a woman over 21, you should have pap smears. Lipids should be checked after age 25, and women over 40 should have mammograms. ...Read more

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Do u think I should do a test?

Please elaborate: Please elaborate on this question. There is no way to know what you are asking. If you have a complicated or long question, please set up a consult with a physician. ...Read more

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Are fingerstick tests accurate?

Are fingerstick tests accurate?

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

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Why is the bta stat test important?

Why is the bta stat test important?

Fast response: It gives a very rapid answer when checking for recurrent bladder cancer. ...Read more

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How can a dr test your microbiome?

How can a dr test your microbiome?

Not yet: Your microbiome is huge and scientists have not yet determined what is normal or abnormal. Scientists use culture swabs from all over the body, body fluid cultures, stool cultures, and DNA amplification tests to try and determine what a normal microbiome is. ...Read more

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How do I perform a fingerstick test?

How do I perform a fingerstick test?

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

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What is an elasticity test used for?

What is an elasticity test used for?

SKIN: It is basically one of the many tests of skin hydration (proper fluid content) and collagen content (it is the latter which decreases with age leading to wrinkling)
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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What happens during a fingerstick test?

What happens during a fingerstick test?

Sugar levels: The purpose of a fingerstick test is to determine the level of your blood sugar at that particular moment. A drop of blood is placed onto a strip that is placed in a meter that determines the sugar level. ...Read more

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What are the tests for netherton's syndrome?

What are the tests for netherton's syndrome?

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

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Wat is T.L.C test? If TLC IS 12000 is it normal?

Wat is T.L.C test? If TLC IS 12000 is it normal?

White cell count: Total Leucocyte Count..........use of these strange words help the medical profession continue the business. 12k is high. It indicates infection, inflammation. The differential count clarifies it further. ...Read more

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Why would a dr not be able to perform a lachmans test?

Why would a dr not be able to perform a lachmans test?

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

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What should you do first if you have high deductible but need lots of tests at 55?

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

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Drs. I am worrying about athroseclairosis; what test should you recommrnd for me.?

Drs. I am worrying about athroseclairosis; what test should you recommrnd for me.?

Check cholesterol: Why are you worried? Do you have a family history of atherosclerosis? You can start with a simple cholesterol check. If you have a family history of high cholesterol, you can get genetic counseling and your doctor can come up with a plan to reduce your risk. ...Read more

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What's vap test?

What's vap test?

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

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What is A1c test?

What is A1c test?

Glycosylated protein: 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.
Consult doc.
Good luck. ...Read more

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What is egfr test?

What is egfr test?

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

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What is a CLO test?

What is a CLO test?

CLO: Compylobacter like organism test for urease producing organism (helicobacter pylori test). ...Read more

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What is a bun test?

What is a bun test?

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

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