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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?

What tests would an urgent care doctor do if he suspected a kidney infection (x-ray, ct, just blood and urine?

Depends on symptoms: A very mild infection could be treated by testing urine only. To determine if the patient is sicker, has a kidney stone or swelling in the kidney, blood tests, ultrasound or cat scan may be added. ...Read more

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Cellulitis (Definition)

A common skin condition that is caused by bacteria. Common symptoms may include fever, a skin sore that appears suddenly and grows quickly, and redness, pain, and tenderness ...Read more


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What doctor diagnoses lupus?

What doctor diagnoses lupus?

Rheumatogist: Lupus, SLE, or Systemic Lupus Erythematosis is mainly cared for by rheumatologists. ...Read more

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Why did my doctor prescribe physician antibiotics for viral infection?

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

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What tests confirm bacterial meningitis?

What tests confirm bacterial meningitis?

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

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What blood tests are needed to examine meningitis?

What blood tests are needed to examine meningitis?

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

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My doctor ordered a routine lab req for blood work. Can it detect Lyme disease?

My doctor ordered a routine lab req for blood work. Can it detect Lyme disease?

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

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What blood test tests for staph infection in the blood?

What blood test tests for staph infection in the blood?

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

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Can your doctors order lab blood tests NY?

Can your doctors order lab blood tests NY?

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

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What blood tests should be done to check for arthritis(all types)&rheumatic pain?Please list all tests needed&would taking Penicilin influence results

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

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Pneumonia , what blood test are done to test?

Pneumonia: I do not know any physician who would diagnose pneumonia based upon blood tests. Pneumonia is diagnosed foremost by listening to the history and then listening to the lungs with the stethoscope. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my doctor ordered a routine lab req for blood work. will it detect Lyme disease?

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

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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?

Rarely: There is a rare individual who may have ANA negative lupus. However, if the ANA is negative, the ssa is often positive. I have personally not seen a true ANA negative lupus patient in years. ...Read more

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What kind of blood tests confirm portal hypertension? What other tests? should I ask my doctor to conduct?

Your doctor knows: There are no specific blood tests for portal hypertension. If you have liver disease and your spleen is enlarged that usually indicates portal hypertension. Imaging studies are usually more useful than blood tests. ...Read more

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I have suspected hyperthyroidism due to general routine blood tests. What further tests will my doctor carry out to confirm this?

I have suspected hyperthyroidism due to general routine blood tests. What further tests will my doctor carry out to confirm this?

Hyperthyroidism: Blood test are accurate to identify the height level of thyroid hormone level but we need to find the etiology of this. You can request for an ultrasound and nuclear scan of thyroid next. ...Read more

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Iv taken 3 positivepregnancy test, went for blood test results and dr needs to see me . What are the possible complications/ thing wrong?

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

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What test should a doctor run to test for fibromyalgia?

What test should a doctor run to test for fibromyalgia?

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 more

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After neurological examination,specialist said I'm surely narcoleptic.suggested polisomnogram + test mst. Are these tests necessary to make diagnosis?

After neurological examination,specialist said I'm surely narcoleptic.suggested polisomnogram + test mst. Are these tests necessary to make diagnosis?

Narcolepsy: I am not a neurologist. But my patients with narcolepsy all received a polysomnogram & multiple sleep latency test. I think it is important to insure that you don't just have excessive daytime sleepiness. ...Read more

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What specific blood tests should be ordered for skin crawling feeling?

What specific blood tests should be ordered for skin crawling feeling?

No specific tests: There are no specific blood tests for the symptom you stated. You should consult your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Need prescription refill ear infection CT scan sent from Reagan medical to you?

Need prescription refill ear infection 
CT scan sent from Reagan medical to you?

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