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How does the fpg test define diabetes and pre-diabetes?

How does the fpg test define diabetes and pre-diabetes?

99 vs 126: By definition, a fasting plasma glucose over 126 on two separate days is confirmed diabetes. A fasting plasma glucose over 99 is pre-diabetes. ...Read more

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Could you tell me about hsa1c test? and what are the normal levels for it???

Could you tell me about hsa1c test? and what are the normal levels for it???

HbA1c: This is a test used to check ones average blood sugar lebels over a period of weeks to months. It is useful in diabetics to assess glucose control. Normal is less than 6. ...Read more

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Tell me about test tube baby?

Tell me about test tube baby?

IVF: In vitro fertilization, also commonly known as ivf, is the treatment of choice in cases of infertility when both fallopian tubes are blocked. However, ivf may also be used for unexplained infertility, endometriosis, cervical factor infertility, ovulation disorders, or when a man has a low sperm count. Basically, ivf involves taking mature eggs from the woman, fertilizing them with sperm in a dish. ...Read more

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What is different betwen diabetes typ 1 and type2 .i need this information for writing test ?

What is different betwen diabetes typ 1 and type2 .i need this information for writing test ?

Insulin Production: In Type 1 DM, the pancreas beta cells make insufficient insulin to support life for more than ~2 weeks; death without insulin replacement, about 40-45 units/24 hrs. In Type II Diabetes, ~95% of cases, the liver & muscle cells response to insulin progressively ?es, called insulin resistance, & beta cell secretion of insulin ?es for decades; eventually glucose ?es to HbA1c >6.5% despite ?ed insulin. ...Read more

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I have been told I have an electrical system that does not work properly several test done on two med for this should they do something else.?

I have been told I have an electrical system that does not work properly several test done on two med for this should they do something else.?

"electrical system": Are you speaking of the electrical system of the heart or of the nervous system? What medications are you taking? The answers to these questions will help us better answer your question. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a drug test in two days, what works best at gnc?

What to do if I have a drug test in two days, what works best at gnc?

Nothing: There is nothing commercially available that will help you beat a drug test, and no ethical physician would or should tell you even if there were. What to do is to not use illicit drugs when such use puts you at risk - this is the definition of having a drug problem. Modern methods of drug testing will detect pretty much every potential technique for beating it. See your health professional. ...Read more

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Is Haptoglobin (mg/dl) test a blood chemistry test or hematological test?

Is Haptoglobin (mg/dl) test a blood chemistry test or hematological test?

Haptpglobin: Is a transport protein for the breakdown of hemoglobin. If is used to assess for RBC destruction. When the haptoglobin Is low there is an association with increased hemolysis ...Read more

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What is a neuropsychological test and what does it measure?

What is a neuropsychological test and what does it measure?

Depends: As noted there are many different tests and these are usually combined in a "battery" that attempt not only to measure the degree and severity of brain abnormalities, but also try to predict how individuals will function given the injuries, deficits, or degrees of decline. The tests are also used to track the progression of a disease, and plan rehabilitation treatments and programs. ...Read more

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