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Which test is more reliable for monitoring diabetes: a blood sugar test or urine sugar test?

Which test is more reliable for monitoring diabetes: a blood sugar test or urine sugar test?

Bllod sugar: Glucose appears in urine only when blood sugar is greater than (debate) 180-220. Would like to aim for sugars 80-150 for good control. So can still be in 150-180 range, chronically, and still be in less than ideal control without any sugar appearing in urine. ...Read more

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I have done stool re test , in this test result aremucus(+), pus3-4, acidic, vegetables(+++), starch(++), ph-?

I have done stool re test , in this test result aremucus(+), pus3-4, acidic, vegetables(+++), starch(++), ph-?

Meaningless results: ...Without understanding the context in which your stool was checked, your presenting problems that prompted the need for medical advice, your risk factors, ; your underlying health history. The panel of testing you describe is of questionable value anyway. Please don't let someone now try to sell you a lot of expensive supplements/treatments to "correct" a problem your stool supposedly shows! ...Read more

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What to do if I had 2 positive home pregnancy tests, 2 negative urine tests @ clinic, & 1 negative blood test @ lab?

What to do if I had 2 positive home pregnancy tests, 2 negative urine tests @ clinic, & 1 negative blood test @ lab?

Not pregnant: If blood HCG is negative, you are not currently pregnant. Call GYN if you go more than 8 weeks from your last period without getting another period.For more info: www.askyourgynecologist.org ...Read more

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Random blood sugar test result 375mg/dL repeat test done Fasting Plasma Glucose result 228mg/dL. Am I diabetic?

Random blood sugar test result 375mg/dL repeat test done Fasting Plasma Glucose result 228mg/dL. Am I diabetic?

Yes!: You are def a diabetic. Get a glucose meter and check some fingersticks. Completely NL in the AM fasting is 70-100. 101-125 is borderline, >125 is diabetes. Go see a diabetes doc and get an A1C test. Normal is up to 5.7. Pre-diabetic is 5.7 - 6.4. Diabetes is >6.4. Check out this link from the NIH: http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/A1CTest/A1C_Test_DM_508.pdf. You need diabetic tx! ...Read more

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Is a IgG quantitative test same as the serum protein electrophoresis test?

Blood tests: They are two different separate blood tests, spep serum protein electrophoresis test is a screening test for plasma cell disorders like mgus, smoldering or full blown myeloma and quantitative igg is a blood test to quantify the amount of igg in blood. Usually more than 3 grams is significant in blood. ...Read more

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How do doctors do pregnancy test blood test or urine test which is more effective doctor test or home pregnancy test?

How do doctors do pregnancy test blood test or urine test which is more effective doctor test or home pregnancy test?

Blood test: Blood test is more sensitive, provides a number, is generally positive sooner than urine test and is generally more reliable. Urine test is cheaper, can be done at home without the need to go to a doctor and is positive 4-5 days after a missed period. Both test are accurate when positive. A negative result on a test done too early is not meaningful. ...Read more

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Hiv expo 59 days, 23 day rna+combo test neg, gave blood for more test inclu HIV genotype. From urine test - abnormal protein. 1) why my doc asked geno test with neg result 2 abno protein means? Help

Hiv expo 59 days, 23 day rna+combo test neg, gave blood for more test inclu HIV genotype. From urine test - abnormal protein. 
1) why my doc asked geno test with neg result
2 abno protein means? Help

More info needed: Your HIV test results are nearly conclusive you don't have it. Otherwise, I can't help much. Ask your doctor directly. I don't understand requesting HIV genotype except in someone with confirmed infection; the test can't even be done unless RNA or DNA positive for HIV. Maybe you misunderstood? There are many causes of "abnormal" urine protein and HIV isn't one of them as far as I know. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is a random glucose blood sugar test accurate to diagnose diabetes?

Is a random glucose blood sugar test accurate to diagnose diabetes?

Random glucose >200: The ADA has set criteria for the diagnosis of diabetes as a patient with classic symptoms of hyperglycemia and a random glucose blood glucose > 200mg/dL http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/diagnosis/ ...Read more

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My metanephrine free urine was 51, blood test was 63, normetanephrine free urine 181, blood test 150- total urine 232, blood test 213. Normal?

My metanephrine free urine was 51, blood test was 63, normetanephrine free urine 181, blood test 150- total urine 232, blood test 213. Normal?

Sounds normal if....: the upper limits for blood metanephrine and normetanephrine are 0.50nm/l and 0.90nm/l. Urinary levels are, respectively: Total 24 hr. metanephrine =1.3mg for urine; and total plasma ME+NME is less than 205pg/ml. It sound as though you're within the normal ranges, but depending on the units of measure, which vary from lab to lab and med ctr to med ctr., you may not. Meet w/ your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Pregnancy test online scan could it b?

Pregnancy test online scan could it b?

Use the urine test: Testing one's urine is so simple and so accurate that there is no reason to bother with an online survey. An online test cannot give a definite answer (it has no sample of one's blood or urine), so it can only make a guess (hopefully and educated guess). ...Read more

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If bag for babies urine sample was contaminated can high level of white blood cell test be false?Also second bag for culture make test false neg?

If bag for babies urine sample was contaminated can high level of white blood cell test be false?Also second bag for culture make test false neg?

No bags!!: If there is a significant concern for a urine infection in a baby, a bag specimen should never be used. It's akin to pooping on an area before a culture is collected instead of a nice sterile clean sight. The baby should be catheterized with a tiny feeding tube or small cath tube and a truly clean specimen obtained. So many false positives from dirty specimens and then unclear results. ...Read more

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What if 24 hours urine protein test result is ordered in pregnancy?

What if 24 hours urine protein test result is ordered in pregnancy?

??Toxemia: Increased protein in urine is one of the indications of toxemia of pregnancy. Some times it is impotent to get a better idea of the amount of protein being lost in the urine, especially in patients with kidney disease. Just because a test is ordered does not mean that the person has any disease. ...Read more

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What test for maple syrup urine disease?

What test for maple syrup urine disease?

See below: The diagnostic test for this condition is the measurement of blood Amino Acid concentrations. Affected patients have elevated levels of Amino Acids (leucine, isoleucine, and valine). Urine organic acid measurement will detect elevated levels of branched-chain ketoacids, lactate, and pyruvate. ...Read more

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What is c-peptide assay test in diabetes?

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What is c-peptide assay test in diabetes?

Measures insulin: The c-peptide is a by-product molecule that the pancreas makes when producing the Insulin hormone. Clinicians use this blood test measure to determine the Insulin production capacity from the pancreas, and to distinguish from Insulin injected as medication (since Insulin rx does not contain c-peptide). The Insulin assay test itself is also less preferable, due to variations in measurements. ...Read more

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Graves Disease,blood test shows blood sugar level border high. not o'weight,gluten free,dairy free.So thirsty,frequent urination,tired. T 2 diabetes?

Graves Disease,blood test shows blood sugar level border high. not o'weight,gluten free,dairy free.So thirsty,frequent urination,tired. T 2 diabetes?

Grave's Dis & sugar: 37 F Graves Disease,blood test shows blood sugar level border high. not o'weight,gluten free,dairy free.So thirsty,frequent urination,tired. T 2 diabetes? ANS: Graves can interfere with glucose metabolism and lead to what looks like T2DM. So ask your Grave's Dr.s down there. ...Read more