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What tests would an urgent care doctor do if he suspected a kidney infection (x-ray, ct, just blood and urine?
Not working for viru: Antibiotics will not help the viral infection . It will help if you have secondary bacterial on top of viral disease. ...Read more
Spinal fluid culture: To diagnose bacterial meningitis, typically, a spinal tap is done to remove a small amount of cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds the spinal cord and brain. The fluid is tested for the number of red blood cells, white blood cells, protien, and glucose. Then the fluid is cultured for bacteria which can take up to 3 to 4 days for results. It may also be cultured for viruses and that can take 7 day. ...Read more
A lumbar puncture, : or spinal tap, is needed to obtain cerebrospinal fluid for laboratory studies to find the cause of the infection. Obtaining blood for glucose, electrolytes, red & white blood cells, platelets, blood cultures & other pertinent information is important also, but not diagnostic for meningitis. ...Read more
No: Routine blood work should not include testing for Lyme disease. The test is only to be run if there is suspicion that the individual has been infected and has the disease. Cholesterol and blood sugar are good screening tests. Tests for rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Lyme disease are NOT screening tests as there are many false positives. ...Read more
Blood Cultures: This is not a common question or situation and am not sure why you would ask. But, there are blood cultures. Staph is usually diagnosed by examination or direct wound culture. ...Read more
Yes.: If appropriate for this kind of visit, HealthTap doctors can order certain basic lab tests. Most specialized rare tests cannot be ordered, though. Please set up a virtual consult to discuss - and know that getting to the lab, and payment for the tests, are your responsibility and lab tests aren't covered by your visit cost. Good luck! ...Read more
What blood tests should be done to check for arthritis(all types)&rheumatic pain?Please list all tests needed&would taking Penicilin influence results
Not enough room: 400 characters won't list the labs that a mediocre rheumatologist in a fishing expedition could order. What I can tell you is that no specialty has more labs, and perhaps depends on them less, than rheumatology when it comes to making decisions about management. Penicillin won't affect them. Hoping you get a proper diagnosis. Best wishes. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my doctor ordered a routine lab req for blood work. will it detect Lyme disease?
No: We don't look for the routinely. Actually, there's some dispute as to just how sensitive the usual Lyme serologies are. If you're concerned that you may be a Lyme patient, talk about this with your physician. ...Read more
All lupus blood tests negative but have all the symptoms. Pcp agrees. Seeing lupus doctor in 1 month. Is it possible to have lupus with negative labs?
I have suspected hyperthyroidism due to general routine blood tests. What further tests will my doctor carry out to confirm this?
Iv taken 3 positivepregnancy test, went for blood test results and dr needs to see me . What are the possible complications/ thing wrong?
Complications?: The doctor needs to see every woman who has become pregnant and expects to deliver a baby in the near future. We don't expect complications just because a woman is pregnant (pregnancy is considered a normal state of being for women of childbearing age). However, being pregnant is riskier for the individual than being non-pregnant, but without pregnancy we would have no children. ...Read more
Examine you: Fibromyalgia is a 'diagnosis of exclusion' which means that the blood tests done during the work up of fibromyalgia are to rule out other possible diagnoses, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, vitamin deficiency, & others. There is no test for fibromyalgia other than a physician taking your history & completing a thorough physical to determine if you meet the diagnostic criteria. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After neurological examination,specialist said I'm surely narcoleptic.suggested polisomnogram + test mst. Are these tests necessary to make diagnosis?
Wrong site: This is the public Healthtap site. We do not have access to anything you upload or send in.We do not diagnose or treat anyone for anything. If you are signed up for Healthtap Prime (a sister site), and have a doctor there that has agreed to accept you as a patient, please send your requests to them. ...Read more
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