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Hello, what is chemistry ER II test is used for and to detect what exactly?

Wouldn't know: You posted on the HT public information site, based in California,with volunteer docs from around the country that answer questions.You are welcome to post questions about your medical problems after describing symptoms/etc.We have no access to or information about local hospitals/ER's/doctors around the country/world where this site is viewed. Please direct questions about local ER's to that ER ...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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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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Do blood and urine tests test for benzodiazepines?

Do blood and urine tests test for benzodiazepines?

Of course: The screening is most often done using a blood or urine sample. These tests are sometimes administrated as part of an investigation for drug use or abuse. ...Read more

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What do these blood tests mean: cmb, cmp, fasting lipid panel?

What do these blood tests mean: cmb, cmp, fasting lipid panel?

Various lab test: Cmp: comprehensive metabolic panel: tests for a variety of different metabolites and studies activity of certain enzymes. The lipid panel is used to test cholesterol, high and low density lipids and lipoproteins. In general, theres are screening tests, and are not necessarily drawn for a specific reason. Without knowing your clinical information, it is tough to give guidance. ...Read more

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Does a comprehensive metabolic panel blood test include a test of blood glucose levels?

Does a comprehensive metabolic panel blood test include a test of blood glucose levels?

Yes: Hi. Yes it does. If you have the blood drawn fasting, you have a good way you screen for diabetes (fasting serum glucose). The CMP also measures many other important blood chemistries. To your health! ...Read more

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

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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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Can pregnancy blood test give false negative. 3 days late, urine test negative and blood test negative too?

Can pregnancy blood test give false negative. 3 days late, urine test negative and blood test negative too?

False negative PG: A false pregnancy test is possible however, in this case you also have a negative blood pregnancy test which is far more accurate. ...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 blood test show Amyloidosis?

What blood test show Amyloidosis?

No blood test: There is no blood test to detect amyloidosis. Sophisticated laboratory techniques called electrophoresis or free light chain assays may reveal early evidence of some amyloid proteins. A biopsy is needed to confirm a diagnosis of amyloidosis and determine the specific type of protein involved in the disease. ...Read more

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Docs, could a blood test or urine test detect chlamydia?

Docs, could a blood test or urine test detect chlamydia?

Testing: Chlamydia tests include a culture that may take 5 to 7 days to grow. A direct fluorescent antibody test looks for antigens. A nucleic acid hybridization test or a nucleic acid amplification test looks for chlamydia dna &enzyme –linked immunosorbent assay. Directing sampling uses fluids from cervix, urethra throat, eye (whichever area is impacted). Urine testing is also possible. ...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+AmylinOutput: 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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Can a blood test measure electrolyte levels?

Can a blood test measure electrolyte levels?

Blood values: Yes, the only way you can test for electrolyte levels in the one's blood is by drawing it and sending it to the lab for analysis to what they are. ...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 tests are done to check for celiac? Stool test. Blood test? Specific test?

What tests are done to check for celiac? Stool test. Blood test? Specific test?

Several available: You can go through a two stage screening process.Celiac disease is an exaggerated form of gluten intolerance and may be suspected based on blood tests: elevated ttg-iga, if IgA deficient - ttg-igg.If the blood tests are suggestive an intestinal biopsy to study the cell changes is confirmatory. ...Read more

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What laboratory test can detect hypocalcemia?

What laboratory test can detect hypocalcemia?

Hypocalcemia: A simple blood test, but there must be several other lab tests to be done on the same sample. If your doctor only requested serum calcium you might need a new doctor. Low calcium on its own must have a cause and that must be found by the lab studies. ...Read more