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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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Electrolytes (Definition)

Electrolytes are substances like sodium, potassium, chloride, magnesium, hydrogen, ...Read more


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Which blood test would I need to test for diabetes? Metabolic panel?

Which blood test would I need to test  for diabetes? Metabolic panel?

Diabetes testing: The current testing guidelines for type 2 diabetes are hemogloblobin A1c (over 6.5%), fasting blood glucose (>126) and 2 hr blood glucose (>200). Symptoms that suggest you need to be tested include symptoms of hyperglycemia (such as frequent urination, increased thirst, blurred vision) or hyperglycemic crisis with random plasma glucose ? 200 mg/dl. If this is you, see your doc right away. ...Read more

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Possible reasons for high electrolyte in urine for STD test?

Possible reasons for high electrolyte in urine  for STD test?

It's likely: Because you are dehydrated and have concentrated urine; it says nothing in terms of whether or not u have an std. ...Read more

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What blood test values would someone use to check for dehydration?

What blood test values would someone use to check for dehydration?

Nothing specific: Dehydration is usually a clinical diagnosis based on the pattern of urine production. For infants and kids, no pee in 6-8 hours usually means they are dry.Older kids and adults are given a bit more time, but electrolyte studies, the BUN, the concentration of the hematocrit, can all can be found to support the clinical diagnosis.By themselves, lab tests can be normal at most states of hydration. ...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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Why are a creatinine clearance test and a serum creatinine test done together?

Why are a creatinine clearance test and a serum creatinine test done together?

To get proper result: Creatinine clearance testing procedure and what measured is fully answered in prior question. The serum creatinine must be drawn right after the 24 hour urine collection to calculate how much creatinine is in serum and compare it to the total creatinine in the urine collection, to get an accurate measurement of renal function. ...Read more

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Which test is more telling for kidney issues in pregnancy: blood work or urine test for protein?

Which test is more telling for kidney issues in pregnancy: blood work or urine test for protein?

Both: Toxemia of pregnancy may be revealed by protein in the urine along with other signs and symptoms such as elevated blood pressure, significant edema, blurred vision, abdominal pain. Blood work assists in the diagnosis and prognosis. ...Read more

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Would a full blood count test show electrolyte imbalances? Or should I ask for a specific test?

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Would a full blood count test show electrolyte imbalances? Or should I ask for a specific test?

No, you need bmp/cmp: A complete blood count will show indices related to your white and red blood counts, as well as your platelets. It will not show any information related to the electrolytes; these are reflected in your basic or complete metabolic panel. ...Read more

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Can fasting for a blood test cause low potassium?

Can fasting for a blood test cause low potassium?

No: Potassium levels are tightly regulated in the body. Fasting should not cause significant change in levels. ...Read more

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Do blood and urine tests tested for sugar levels as well?

Do blood and urine tests tested for sugar levels as well?

Both are tested!: Glucose is routinely tested in a chemical profile in a doctors office. Virtually all urine tests look for sugar in the urine! ...Read more

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Is there a home test to check potassium levels?

Not that I know of: There is no home test that i can find. ...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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Does a routine blood test check for thyroid problems?

Does a routine blood test check for thyroid problems?

Routine?: These days, there's no such thing as routine blood tests. Drs used to perform "wellness panels" at the time of a checkup. But now we have to tailor tests to the individual & only perform what is necessary, beneficial, & cost-effective. So, if you recently saw your dr & had "routine" labs done, there is a chance that your thyroid was not tested. We only check the level when symptoms warrant concern. ...Read more

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Does sugar in urine make you test positive for alcohol?

Does sugar in urine make you test positive for alcohol?

Depends: Urine with sugar in it, if not stored properly, may produce positive result for alcohol due to fermentation of the sugar. ...Read more