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What do you think of these blood test results for quad screen mother date of birth 12/24/82 m.O.M. Values AFP 1.34 ue3 096 hcg 3.16 in-a2.37

What do you think of these blood test results for quad screen mother date of birth 12/24/82 m.O.M. Values   AFP  1.34
ue3  096
hcg  3.16
in-a2.37

Interpretation: The quad screen results should have an interpretation based on the absolute numbers taking into account a number of factors including maternal age, ethnicity, weight at time of collection. There should be a calculated risk on the report. ...Read more

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What diseases does a sperm bank test screen for?

What diseases does a sperm bank test screen for?

Here are some...: Sperm banking is to preserve viable sperms for future use in case the patient becomes unable to produce enough quality and quantity of sperms to fertilize the eggs he wishes to have. These conditions commonly occurs in the men of fertile age who anticipates to have chemotherapy for any testicular cancer or any other cancerous diseases. More? Ask medical, surgical or radiation oncologists. ...Read more

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IPS test screen negative (17 wks preg). Should I risk amnio due to age and previous trisomy 18?

IPS test screen negative (17 wks preg). Should I risk amnio due to age and previous trisomy 18?

IPS screen: Making a decision about whether to have further testing can be difficult. Speak to your doctor about further testing. For additional in formation you can ask for a referral for genetic counseling. ...Read more

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ENA test screened for SS-A, SS-B, RNP, Sm, Scl-70 & Jo-1. Negative result. I'm ok?

ENA test screened for SS-A, SS-B, RNP, Sm, Scl-70 & Jo-1. Negative result. I'm ok?

May be: Why were these tests done? You must have had some symptoms for your doctor to order these tests. Negative results on blood tests are not an assurance that there is no disease. Please follow your doctor's advice for follow-up care. ...Read more

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What should I make sure I test and screen for as I get past the age of 50?

What should I make sure I test and screen for as I get past the age of 50?

Annual physical: You should see your doctor for an annual physical exam. He or she will have a schedule for appropriate screening tests at different ages but the physical exam is also important. Women should have mammograms, gyn exams with pap screening at intervals, and colonoscopy. Men need prostate cancer screening and colonoscopy. Your blood should be checked periodically (cholesterol, sugar, etc). ...Read more

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Any good easy blood test to screen for ovarian cancer yet?

No: Some may offer a ca-125 blood test as a screening for ovarian cancer. Unfortunately, while ca-125 is found in 80-90% of ovarian cancer patients, it is not very specific (meaning it is elevated in a number of conditions) and is not found in early cancers. It is better used as a method of following cancer treatment and progression, once it is diagnosed. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had a blood test to screen for food allergies?

Has anyone ever had a blood test to screen for food allergies?

Not reliable: The gut has its own immune system to suppress immune reactions to foods; you can have a positive ige blood test to foods to which you don't react (false positive). Commonly available igg tests have no correlation with allergic reactions to foods. The best way to diagnose food allergies is to have an allergist take a comprehensive history of food-associated reactions, and do skin tests to confirm. ...Read more

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Left arm numbness of and on since march to present.Have had 5 ekg, ER visit with cbc, cmp, tropononin1 test.Vascular screen, all normal.What could b cause?

Left arm numbness of and on since march to present.Have had 5 ekg, ER visit with cbc, cmp, tropononin1 test.Vascular screen, all normal.What could b cause?

Maybe Orthopedic: Consider your cervical spine, which is where the nerves for your arm leave the spinal cord. You could have a pinched nerve. Also consider animpingement in the shoulder. A cervical MRI would reveal any impingement in the neck; make sure you get a weight-bearing MRI (done seated rather than laying down). An EMG would help determine if impingement is in occurring in the neck or shoulder. ...Read more

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I have had more discharge than normal that is creamy and sometimes heavy, there is an odor but not fishy. I did an at home screen test & my pH 5-5.5?

I have had more discharge than normal that is creamy and sometimes heavy, there is an odor but not fishy.  I did an at home screen test & my pH 5-5.5?

Yeast infection?: It sounds like you might have a yeast infection. You should see your doc for a couple of simple tests. If it does turn out to be yeast, there are some really good anti-fungals that treat yeast really well. ...Read more

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What is ANA screen test? Mine is positive

What is ANA screen test? Mine is positive

See details: An ANA screen by itself means less than nothing. You need the complete test including titer and pattern to know if the test is actually positive. ...Read more

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What is the quad screen test?

Genetic screening: The quad screen measures 4 different substances in the mother's blood and calculates the statistical likelihood of the baby being affected by various abnormalities such as down syndrome and spina bifida. This is a screening test only and does not tell you if the baby does or does not have the condition. If it is positive, it may help you and your doctor decide if additional tests are needed. ...Read more

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I'm on lexapr20mg what blood test should I screen for?

I'm on lexapr20mg what blood test should I screen for?

No routine testing: Lexapro (escitalopram) isn't a medication that requires any specific blood monitoring. We don't follow kidney function, liver tests, blood counts or anything else after starting patients on it or changing the dose. We do follow your depression/anxiety symptoms to see if it seems to be helping your symptoms. Good luck, this med helps many people! ...Read more

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Will armodafinil show up as thc on a drug screen test?

Will armodafinil show up as thc on a drug screen test?

Unclear: It would depend on the type of drug screen used. It is not an amphetamine like substance and would not likely show up as one. if you have a prescription for it I would show it to the testing agency, if not you would be taking your chances. ...Read more