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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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Hematology (Definition)

Hematology is a field of study in which a person studies the different types of blood cells in the bone marrow, the blood, the lymphatics, their functions, and their diseases. A doctor who specializes in problems of the blood and bone marrow ...Read more


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Pathology lab test for thalassemia?

Pathology lab test for thalassemia?

Electrophoresis: Blood counts can suggest thalassemia (small red blood cells). Some thalassemia can be confirmed with electrophoresis, which quantifies the different types of hemoglobin present in rbcs. Similar studies can be done on the parents for additional info. ...Read more

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What exactly is hematology?

What exactly is hematology?

Blood science: Hematology is the science (and art) of blood and blood disorders; doctors trained and certified in this field sre hematologists. Check out this site- hematology.Org. ...Read more

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Can a CBC (blood test) show leukemia always?

Can a CBC (blood test) show leukemia always?

Yes, most times: A leukemia typically begins in the bone marrow and will often show effects on the CBC as the cancer cells spill over into the circulating blood. On rare occasions leukemia may be still limited in the bone marrow, so we make a diagnosis by taking a bone marrow sample. ...Read more

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Does a CBC blood test detect cancer? Specifically lymphoma?

Does a CBC blood test detect cancer? Specifically lymphoma?

CBC & Lymphoma: There are a few lymphomas which can be detected on a CBC but most will not show up that way. In other words, if your CBC is normal doesn't mean you don't have lymphoma. A biopsy of any enlarged lymph node is suggested. ...Read more

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What to do if I had 2 positive home pregnancy tests, 2 negative urine tests @ clinic, & 1 negative blood test @ lab?

What to do if I had 2 positive home pregnancy tests, 2 negative urine tests @ clinic, & 1 negative blood test @ lab?

Not pregnant: If blood HCG is negative, you are not currently pregnant. Call GYN if you go more than 8 weeks from your last period without getting another period.For more info: www.askyourgynecologist.org ...Read more

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Could a CBC (blood test) show leukemia accurately always?

Could a CBC (blood test) show leukemia accurately always?

Sometimes: Sometimes but not always. Leukemia, a form of blood and bone marrow cancer, is frequently detectable in the blood; however, especially if early in the course of the disease, leukemic cells may be confined to the bone marrow and not cross into the blood in sufficient numbers to be detected by a cbc. Ultimately, the complete diagnosis and prognosis of leukemia relies on bone marrow examination. ...Read more

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Lupus panel negative. Sed rate 30 should b under 20. Ana positive w/ spec pattern. Serum protein electrophoresis test normal. Cbc ok. Metabolic ok.?

Lupus panel negative. Sed rate 30 should b under 20. Ana positive w/ spec pattern. Serum protein electrophoresis test normal. Cbc  ok. Metabolic ok.?

Any joint pain?: Positive ANA and elevated sed rate. If you have joint pains it would be advisable to follow up with a rheumatologist. You have some kind of inflammatory process going on. Both test are very nonspecific and further work-up is needed. ...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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Erosive gastritis. h.pylori blood test positive, breath test positive, stool antigen test negative, biopsy negative. what to do ?

Erosive gastritis. h.pylori blood test positive, breath test positive, stool antigen test negative, biopsy negative.  what to do ?

Treat it: The positive H. pylori antibody test is not a reliable indicator of current infection. The gold standard for H. pylori treatment is the gastric biopsy, and this is negative in this patient. However, I am impressed by the positive breath test and erosive gastritis. I would have expected stool antigen to be positive, as it mirrors the breath test. Given the discrepant results, treat the patient. ...Read more

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If we do hematology test we find blood cancer in this test?

If  we do hematology test  we  find blood cancer in this test?

Not necessarily: Blood cancers, also called leukemias, result in high numbers of white blood cells. Acute leukemia can often be found on a routine blood test. However, not all blood cancers can be found this way. A diagnosis of blood cancer usually requires a history and physical exam in addition to blood tests. That's why it's important you see your doctor! there's more to the story than just a test. ...Read more

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If we do hematology test we find blood cancer in this test?

Not necessarily: Blood cancers, also called leukemias, result in high numbers of white blood cells. Acute leukemia can often be found on a routine blood test. However, not all blood cancers can be found this way. A diagnosis of blood cancer usually requires a history and physical exam in addition to blood tests. That's why it's important you see your doctor! there's more to the story than just a test. ...Read more

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Cbc test results - low wbc, neutrophils, protein in urine. Could you explain?

Cbc test results - low wbc, neutrophils, protein in urine. Could you explain?

Not enough info.: A low WBC can be from many causes including viral infection, drug side effect, autoimmune disease, congenital problem, nutritional deficiency, or one of many blood diseases both benign and malignant. Proteinuria also has many causes. Need to know the kind of protein and that there is no infection. Drugs, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, certain blood diseases can be present. Talk with your doc. ...Read more

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Hospitalized for bleeding esophagus. Polyp taken to lab. Blood test. lab results okay? Wbc 8.0, RBC 4.27, hgobin12.7,hemato 36.8, MCV 86.2, eosin 3.2

Hospitalized for bleeding esophagus. Polyp  taken to lab. Blood test. lab results okay? Wbc 8.0, RBC 4.27, hgobin12.7,hemato 36.8, MCV 86.2, eosin 3.2

Labs not problem: These blood tests are unremarkable. The key question is why you were bleeding from the esophagus, and what the nature of that polyp was. Discuss that with your doctor. ...Read more