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Stonerisk Cystine Test
Drug test: This is a laboratory test which analyzes the concentration of marijuana products in the urine. Some consider this an invasion of privacy, but some industries require this as a screen for employment. This falls under the political issue of whether these substances are a serious problem or not. ...Read more
Either directly or indirectly, can the cystine deficiency play any role in pathological visual and audio evoked potential test? Thank you.
Likely no: Cystine deficiency often results in electrolyte imbalances but i could not find any data suggesting changes in evoked potentials. ...Read more
Had bloodwork and urine test don't know what immunofix electrophoresis gel ( IFE) no Monoclonal proteins&IFE paraprotein urine not detected( MGU) HELP?
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
Had bloodwork & urine test don't know what IFE immunofix electrophoresis gel no Monoclonal proteins&IFE paraprotein urine not detected Test done for?
WBC's & UTI: A clean catch urine usually does not contain wbc's, which may indicate a sign of asymptomatic bacteria in the urine(urinary tract infection). The urine can be sent to a lab for culture & sensitivity to see if any bacteria will grow to confirm or not the possible infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This site is: meant to provide information that is helpful medically and not as a means to obtain information that will be used otherwise which is what I think you are after. There are many "five panel" drug tests and you will simply have to take your chances. ...Read more
Not for patients: In the research labs, one can test for Herpes 1 or 2 in urine or any sample of bodily fluid, by testing for herpes DNA. The tests have not been perfected for use on patients in a medical setting. That means doctors do not have a urine Herpes 1 or 2 test to check patients, at this time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not sure, but: I'm not sure the exact level, but i can tell you that the best way to pass the test is to not have thc in your system. Also remember that the labcorp test not only checks for thc, but also for metabolites of thc. So, almost any in your system and it's hard to pass the test. ...Read more
No, unless...: Suboxone normally is not detected on standard tests used by your employer etc. It can be reliably detected, along with its metabolites, on a specialized test. Many of the laboratories are now moving to specifically test for buprenorphine – Suboxone. I wish you luck by the way, if it is prescribed legally, there is no problem of having it in your urine ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Foamy urine for 4 months.24 hour urine protein 121 mg.Dipstick faint trace albumin.Epididymis 5 mm.Flank pain.Serum creatinine 1.2.Kidney disease?
Infection v. stone: Suggest renal ultrasound and treatment for epidiimytis.Medical workup for albuminuria should be done. ...Read more
No: There is no specific lab test that detects kidney stones. Only imaging of the kidneys can definitely detect if you have a kidney stone. The renal function test and urine test can help determine the cause of the kidney stones. Once knowing the origin, you can be placed on a specific diet or medicine to prevent the stones from re-appearing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is my dr testing for with these tests? Gastrin, tryptase, calcitonin, chromogranin a. Histamine, 5-hiaa, cortisol, free, 24hr urine
Neuroendocrine tumor: Don't know for sure, but it looks like your doc is checking for a neuroendocrine tumor - one that secretes hormones that might be the cause of your diarrhea. He/she's also checking for a rare type of thyroid cancer, which is also hormonally active (you've had prior thyroid cancer) and can be seen in patients with other neuroendocrine tumors. Discuss with your doc for more exact explanation. ...Read more
It serves as a tool: A dipstick ua by itself cannot detect kidney stones; when positive, it serves as an important piece of the puzzle. A microscopic ua may provide more information and cue us in as to what kind of stone may be present. The best way to detect a stone is to catch the stone. Diagnostic imaging is often needed since its a hard fish to catch. ...Read more
Nothing: Especially if you're hungry, you can have +1 ketones and it's normal. You say you have cirrhosis and it is no surprise if you've got a bit of extra conjugated bilirubin in your blood spilling into your urine. I hope the cirrhosis can be addressed; if it's hepatitis C, perhaps you can get a cure with today's meds; if alcohol, perhaps abstinence can reverse it. Be strong & stay proactive. ...Read more