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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

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I've had three blood tests over the past six months for b12 anemia. What does it mean that my hemolysis index results have gone down?

I've had three blood tests over the past six months for b12 anemia. What does it mean that my hemolysis index results have gone down?

Hemolysis index: I've had 3 blood tests over the past 6 months for b12 anemia. What does it mean that my hemolysis index results have gone down? ANS: It measures hemolysis and is a useful quality improvement indicators 4 detection of inappropriate procedure errors in drawing or handling your blood. Are you hard to get blood from. Do they have u make a fist. Do they shake tube hard. Ask Dr that ordered test. ...Read more

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Does a weak or moderate hemolysis (of blood serum) have any effect on qualtative HCV rt-pcr test?

Does a weak or moderate hemolysis (of blood serum) have any effect on qualtative HCV rt-pcr test?

HCV test: Hemolysis should not affect the hcv pcr test. You should still get an accurate viral load count. Of course it will affect the rbc, mcv, hmc, and other labs concerning the red blood cells. ...Read more

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What are the tests for hemolytic uremic syndrome?

What are the tests for hemolytic uremic syndrome?

See below: Hemolytic uremic syndrome (hus) usually follows an acute episode of diarrheal illness caused by enterohemorrhagic e. Coli. Acute renal failure and increased red cell destruction are the hallmarks of hus. Rising serum creatinine level and reticulocyte counts would be expected. ...Read more

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Would it be possible for a body to have adjusted to autoimmune hemolytic anemia over time. I have had fatigue, low grade fevers, positive coombs test, and an alarming drop in blood levels after surgery not losing much. labs come back low normal.

Would it be possible for a body to have adjusted to autoimmune hemolytic anemia over time. I have had fatigue, low grade fevers, positive coombs test, and an alarming drop in blood levels after surgery not losing much. labs come back low normal.

Worth knowing: Let's finish your workup. Plenty of folks are Coombs-positive but not hemolyzing. If your reticulocyte count is up and you're well-nourished and aren't iron-deficient and it's been a while since surgery, maybe you're hemolyzing -- a reticulocyte count will tell you. With Coombs-pos, fatigue, low-grade fever, get tested for lupus. Your physician needs these missing pieces. ...Read more

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What is the classic sign of hemolysis during dialysis?

What is the classic sign of hemolysis during dialysis?

Watch for...: While I am not a nephrologist i understand that you should look for a falling crit line, severe pain, or a pink hue to the filtrate. There may be acute hypertension, shortness of breath, and generalized redness of the skin. All of these are indications that action should be taken immediately to remedy the situation. ...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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Does maple syrup have glucose or sucrose?

Does maple syrup have glucose or sucrose?

The majority: Of maple syrup is sucrose, but it's all treated the same by your body and has the same number of calories/gram. It's like eating sugar, because it is sugar. ...Read more

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What are causes for sudden drops in hgb with no hemolysis , no pooling & no bleeding?

What are causes for sudden drops in hgb with no hemolysis , no pooling & no bleeding?

See below: Causes of anemia, other than hemolysis and bleeding do not usually cause sudden large drops in hgb. Bone marrow failure may be one cause of drop in hgb. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/anemia/ds00321. ...Read more