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What produces "early pregnancy factor" (epf) in the blood 24-48 hours after fertilization? Why isn't this type of test used to determine pregnancy?

What produces "early pregnancy factor" (epf) in the blood 24-48 hours after fertilization? Why isn't this type of test used to determine pregnancy?

Immune system: Moms immune system produces epf in response to signals from the early embryo. It's not used to determine pregnancy because false positive and false negative rates are too high to be clinically useful. ...Read more

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Will cyclobenzaprine, Neurontin and cymbalta (duloxetine) alter the results of an emg test on lower extremities? And also, what exactly is that test used to determine?

Will cyclobenzaprine, Neurontin and cymbalta (duloxetine) alter the results of an emg test on lower extremities? And also, what exactly is that test used to determine?

No: An EMG nerve conduction study is used to evaluate nerve and muscle function and can detect nerve compression (pinched nerves) and nerve or muscle diseases. The results are not affected by your pain level, pain medications, muscle relaxants, or antidepressants. ...Read more

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The navy has turned down my son for a keratoma, age 30. How serious is this and what test is used to determine this. He passed first exam & sent to on?

The navy has turned down my son for a keratoma, age 30. How serious is this and what test is used to determine this. He passed first exam & sent to on?

Teratoma?: A teratoma is a tumor that can contain tissues from embryonic germ cell layers (e.g., skin, bone, hair) sometimes within a cyst. Usually benign if the tissues are mature, but immature types can be malignant. It could be a tiny teratoma, but, especially if it's on his chest & he's 30, it should be removed surgically & looked at under a microscope. ...Read more

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What test are used to determine if your heart us structurally normal?

What test are used to determine if your heart us structurally normal?

EKG and ultrasound: Ekg shows how the heart is pacing and conducting electricity in the muscle, rules out arrhythmia and also ischemia. Ultrasound assess the muscle and rules out valve disease, septum defect and muscle contraction.
The coronarpgraphy shows the circulation, is more invasive and is done if ischemia has to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Can a metal allergy test be used in determining what type of earrings or jewelry one can wear?

Can a metal allergy test be used in determining what type of earrings or jewelry one can wear?

Yes: You can get a patch test by an allergist that can determine if you're allergic to different things. The most common is a nickel allergy. It can easily be diagnosed by just your history and skin reaction to the offending agent. ...Read more

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What is the blood test that is used to determine how much a tumor has shrunk during chemo?

What is the blood test that is used to determine how much a tumor has shrunk during chemo?

Varies: There are several blood tests that are used as tumor markers to assess the shrinkage during chemo. It is specific for each cancer. ...Read more

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What tests are used to determine fertility?

What tests are used to determine fertility?

Tests: You do not give your gender: this is important. Males are tested with a semen analysis (sperm count) this can be ordered by any doctor at most commercial labs. Females should see an OBGyn or (preferably) a fertility specialist for evaluation, there are multiple tests to look at. Good wishes. ...Read more

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What tests or procedures are used to determine, if meningiomas are benign or malignant?

What tests or procedures are used to determine, if meningiomas are benign or malignant?

A microscope.: Meningiomas have a very characteristic appearance on brain scans. If they are surgically removed, a pathologist will look at the tissue under a microscope to make the final diagnosis. Sometimes they don't require removal. ...Read more

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I think I have Menorrhagia. What types of tests are used to determine if I do have it and why?

I think I have Menorrhagia. What types of tests are used to determine if I do have it and why?

US & Blood Tests: Menorrhagia/Heavy Menstrual Bleeding is any period bleeding that leads to soaking a pad/tampon more than every 2hrs, interferes w/ daily activities, or lasts >7days. There are many causes: fibroids, polyp, hormonal imbalance (TSH/Prog/Estr), adenomyosis, bleeding disorders and cancer. Get checked out. Taking progesterone (pills/IUD) can help to thin the uterine lining so you don't bleed as much. ...Read more

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What are the tests that can determine that if a person smokes or not?

What are the tests that can determine that if a person smokes or not?

Smoking tests: I have never had a human being ask me this question before. Are you talking about marijuana? If so then there are blood, urine and hair tests.

But, why would a doctor do a test to see if you smoke nicotine. A doctor would just ask that question. ...Read more

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What test can I take to determine whether I have rosacea?

What test can I take to determine whether I have rosacea?

Physical exam: Rosacea is a common, chronic, acne-like skin condition that affects adults, and its symptoms tend to come and go. Rosacea triggers include alcohol, hot or spicy foods, emotional stress, and increased temperature or exposure to sun. It can be a troubling condition, but there are effective medical treatments available. ...Read more

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How can I determine the significance of IgE test results?

See an allergist: The significance of ige test results is completely dependent on your history, and the relevance of the tests. I would recommend scheduling an appointment with a board-certified allergist to help interpret the test results. ...Read more

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What kind of test is done to determine gallbladder problems?

What kind of test is done to determine gallbladder problems?

Signs and Symptoms: Generally signs and symptoms are the initial determinants. Nausea, vomiting, oily stools, pain in the upper right quadrant that may radiate to the right shoulder blade, and in serious blockages jaundice. The pain can be brought on after a fatty meal. Ultrasound and other imaging can identify stones and other anomalies. If confirmed, generally the gallbladder is removed laparoscopically. ...Read more

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What would be thebest test to determine if you are having TIA pre strokes ?

What would be thebest test to determine if you are having TIA  pre strokes ?

Neurologic exam: If it is determined you are having some warning signs, such as weakness, numbness, difficulty spraking, etc; an MRI scan of the brain would be a good next step along with an ultrasound study of the carotid arteries. ...Read more

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Is there a definitive test that can determine whether a person has had a minor stroke?

Is there a definitive test that can determine whether a person has had a minor stroke?

Neuro- Exam/No test: There is no simple one test for stroke diagnosis. It will require you to have a neurological evaluation provided you have some/any neurological symptoms like dizziness, loss of consciousness, loss or change in vision and provided you are at risk for a stroke due to high BP or high cholesterol levels. If you are not sure, go see your family doctor or an internist. ...Read more

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Which is the best test to determine border line personality disorder? Is it a written test?

Which is the best test to determine border line personality disorder? Is it a written test?

Interview based : The best way to diagnose borderline personality disorder bpd is through a comprehensive interview by a trained clinician. This disorder can range from mild to moderate to severe. Individuals suffer a lot and create much chaos in key relationships in their lives. There are very good therapeutic techniques - dr. Marsha linehan - for tx of bpd. There is help, dont lose hope. ...Read more

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What is the cost of tests? Any alternatives to that for how to determine what you are allergic to?

What is the cost of tests? Any alternatives to that for how to determine what you are allergic to?

Allergies: For accurate airborn allergy testing a scratch (epidermal) test or subcutaneous test is bst. A series can cost 500 to 1000 dollars depending on how many things are being testing. Less sensitive is a blood test called a rast test. After adding up all the things that are usually measured this can run $400 to 800 ...Read more

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