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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
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
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
Syphilis: It's very helpful. There are a few false postives. Best wishes. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'll be going for a urine and blood test drug screen for employment & i've Fibroids ,can they see that ?Please answer in honest to this question.Thx
I have had a blood clot in my leg. Can i still have blood test to screen for genetic family clotting tendencies?
Clot: yes if you are young with no medical problems , esp if there is no obvious reason for the clot ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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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
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