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How do they test for hemolysis?

How do they test for hemolysis?

Several labs: An elevated reticulocyte count or seeing numerous young red cells on a smear is a tipoff to hemorrhage or hemolysis in a patient. I recommend against haptoglobin or free hemoglobin tests. Coombs test picks up immune sensitization & there are a host of others. There are other situations, such as the blood bank, where other tests work. ...Read more

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How do you test your carpet to see if it emits toxic fumes?

How do you test your carpet to see if it emits toxic fumes?

Carpet Toxins: Contact the environmental health center - dallas for a full evaluation of your home and its contents. They have many ways of testing for numerous environmental toxins. ...Read more

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I don't understand lab results. Iron 66, slight hemolysis; iron binding 417; iron sat16; ferritin 28. What qs should I ask? Do i need more tests?

I don't understand lab results. Iron 66, slight hemolysis; iron binding 417; iron sat16; ferritin 28. What qs should I ask? Do i need more tests?

Mild iron def: I recommend you to follow up with your doc and discuss about the result. Ask your doctor to tell you what the interpretation of the blood work that you got- especially if you dont understand what it means. It will depend on your circumstances- whether you have any symptom, what other medical problems you have, what other blood works have been done-etc. You doctor has all those information. D/w md. ...Read more

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If my blood results say "slight hemolysis, " what does that mean?

If my blood results say "slight hemolysis, " what does that mean?

Nothing serious: Sometimes mild trauma can cause this. Sometimes if they used a needle that was too small it can also cause hemolysis. Unless it repeatedly happens, it's likely nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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How can a serum diagnosed with hemolysis develop a falsely elevated levels of ch50 when conducting a ch50 test?

How can a serum diagnosed with hemolysis develop a falsely elevated levels of ch50 when conducting a ch50 test?

Test interference: Ch50 is a way of measuring "total hemolytic complement." completment is a substance in blood that destroys bacteria and other foreign invaders when triggered by the immune system. The assay depends on using complement to destroy (hemolyze) red cells. If something in the patient's sample also causes hemolysis, the assay will be inaccurate. ...Read more

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Low haptoglobin due to hemolysis. What would that mean?

Confirmation : Low haptoglobin confirms hemolysis, but it does not specify why the hemolysis is occurring. Additional would be needed. There are many causes for hemolysis. ...Read more

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How do they test for hemolysis?

Several labs: An elevated reticulocyte count or seeing numerous young red cells on a smear is a tipoff to hemorrhage or hemolysis in a patient. I recommend against haptoglobin or free hemoglobin tests. Coombs test picks up immune sensitization & there are a host of others. There are other situations, such as the blood bank, where other tests work. ...Read more

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How can a serum diagnosed with hemolysis develop a falsely elevated levels of ch50 when conducting a ch50 test?

Test interference: Ch50 is a way of measuring "total hemolytic complement." completment is a substance in blood that destroys bacteria and other foreign invaders when triggered by the immune system. The assay depends on using complement to destroy (hemolyze) red cells. If something in the patient's sample also causes hemolysis, the assay will be inaccurate. ...Read more

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Blood work done and i noticed my levels were high for certain tests. I see that it says moderate hemolysis present. Meaning?

Blood work done and i noticed my levels were high for certain tests. I see that it says moderate hemolysis present. Meaning?

Need actual results: All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. Without the complete test report, history, physical examination etc, it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion. ...Read more

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I don't understand lab results. Iron 66, slight hemolysis; iron binding 417; iron sat16; ferritin 28. What qs should I ask? Do i need more tests?

Mild iron def: I recommend you to follow up with your doc and discuss about the result. Ask your doctor to tell you what the interpretation of the blood work that you got- especially if you dont understand what it means. It will depend on your circumstances- whether you have any symptom, what other medical problems you have, what other blood works have been done-etc. You doctor has all those information. D/w md. ...Read more