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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+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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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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Is there a test or scale for measuring depression?

Is there a test or scale for measuring depression?

Yes, several: Several 'screening measures' are online. It doesn't replace a real Dx Eval but can be useful. Mostly for sincerely worried young people who discover that they don't make the first cut - but it you exaggerate at all - it might be hard to get a true answer. A visit to an expert is better for an evaluation. http://psych.med.nyu.edu/patient-care/screening-tests/depression-screening-test ...Read more

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Is a uric acid level of 10.3 mg/dl dangerous? I m already on diet for this condition but i still got it in this test higher than before

Is a uric acid level of 10.3 mg/dl dangerous? I m already on diet for this condition but i still got it in this test higher than before

Risk - kidney stones: Have you ever had a kidney stone ? Believe me you would know if you did ! The pain would not be easily forgotten . Having a uric acid level higher than 6.0 puts you at risk for kidney stone formation. I presume that along with diet, you were advised to increase water intake. If appropriate, there are medications available that can lower uric acid levels ...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 have a smear test thursday no period for 14 months been bleeding after intercourse and it's so painful now watery discharge and abdominal pain?

I have a smear test thursday  no period for 14 months been bleeding after intercourse and it's so painful now watery discharge and abdominal pain?

Needs evaluation: Bleeding with pain and discharge is of some concern for an infection, which would require evaluation, culture tests, and treatment with antibiotics. Please discuss this with your doctor soon. ...Read more

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I am a week late having lots of weird symptoms boobs don't really hurt took two tests both neg. Could it be to early for test to pick up?

I am a week late having lots of weird symptoms boobs don't really hurt took two tests both neg. Could it be to early for test to pick up?

No: By that point a upt is generally positive. Check again in a few days but you should see it soon if they were regular before. They can get irregular there, especially if you've been gaining weight, and additional estrogen can cause beast soreness . When people aren't ovulating they can produce more estrogen but do not produce Progesterone needed for a normal period; easiy treatment, todoc if cont. ...Read more

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My blood chemistry results showed my "glucose" as "invalid due to glycolysis" with a "l" only.Whatdoesthismeanwithoutanynumbers? I am a male;66years old;165lbs. The blood and urine test was needed for an application for a life insurance policy requirement

My blood chemistry results showed my "glucose" as "invalid due to glycolysis" with a "l" only.Whatdoesthismeanwithoutanynumbers? I am a male;66years old;165lbs. The blood and urine test was needed for an application for a life insurance policy requirement

Glycolysis : Glycolysis is the breakdown of glucose (blood sugar). All it means is that the glucose level from the test is inaccurate because the glucose had broken down - possibly from sitting around too long, or improper storage of the blood or urine sample. Therefore, reporting the number given from the test is useless since the test is known to be inaccurate. If you are healthy and passed the test, don't worry about it - it is just a lab error. ...Read more

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I just got a CSF chemistry test back I have 91% lymphocytes and 9% macrophages. What does that mean? Looked for a lot of values but don't know what.

I just got a CSF chemistry test back I have 91% lymphocytes and 9% macrophages. What does that mean? Looked for a lot of values but don't know what.

D/w your MD: Why did you get the LP in the first place? Did you have headaches, fever, photo sensitivity, neck stiffness etc? If you did and now your LP showed a lot of lymphocytes- that would indicate-perhaps you have a viral meningitis. However, not knowing what is the clinical setting and not knowing the detail result of your csf- ( total wbc, rbc, ldh etc)- it is hard to give you a good answer. D/w ur md. ...Read more

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