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What is apla test?

What is apla test?

Special antibody : Anti-phosphlipid antibody test. It detects a person's blood to see if that person has developed antibodies to specific blood clotting proteins. These can lead to clotting and pregnancy loss. The following url gives a good description: http://circ.Ahajournals.Org/content/112/3/e39.Full. ...Read more

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What is usmle test?

Certification test: The usmle is a 3 part test which is required to practice medicine in the us. The first part is taken after the 2nd yr of medical school. The second part is during the 4th yr of medical school and the third is taken usually after the intern year of residency. ...Read more

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What is an aqua test?

What is an aqua test?

Regarding breast CA: There is a new technology called aqua technology that is said to more accurately determine estrogen/progesterone receptor status on tumor cells in cases of breast cancer. Technically, this should lead to more accurate treatment decision making. You will need to discuss this in detail with your cancer specialist or gynecologist. ...Read more

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What is the pca3 test?

What is the pca3 test?

New Cancer Test: The prostate cancer antigen-3 (pca3) test (awaiting approval by the food and drug administration) measures urine levels of the genetic material mrna. High levels of pca3 indicate an increased risk of cancer, and the results of a pca3 test can add reliability to those of a psa test to reduce false positives. Pca3 is available through some labs and can be done if the psa is elevated. ...Read more

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What is Hsv1ag test ?

What is Hsv1ag test

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Ag or Ab?: The usual test for HSV infection is to test for antibody to HSV. What you wrote suggests HSV antigen was tested. Not that the test could not be for antigen, but antibody tests are far more commonly used. ...Read more

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Whst is lachmans test?

Whst is lachmans test?

For knee: A physical examination test to check the anterior cruciate ligamenf of the knee. ...Read more

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What is the htpa test?

What is the htpa test?

Boby-building nonsen: Htpa stands for hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal-axis, which is the body's normal pathway for the brain to stimulate the pituitary to stimulate the adrenal glands when cortisol production is necessary. Any other use, for instance by body-builders, is nonsense and attempt by them to utilize medical terminology and testing to further alter and harm their bodes to build artificial, fictitious muscle. ...Read more

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What is lachmans test?

What is lachmans test?

Lachmans test: This is a simple test to determine whether or not you have a torn acl knee ligament. ...Read more

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What are the tests for tia?

What are the tests for tia?

Several tests: There is no test that makes the diagnosis of a TIA, but if someone comes to the hospital with a TIA, they should have these tests: head CT without contrast echocardiogram EKG blood tests (CBC and electrolytes, blood sugar, cholesterol) carotid artery ultrasound Sometimes other tests are important too. This is just a guide. ...Read more

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What are clia waived test strips?

What are clia waived test strips?

Government rules: The U.S. Government has thousands and thousands of regulations. Some simpler lab tests are put into the government's "clia waived" category, and has no special meaning to a patient. ...Read more

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Are there tests for colorblindness?

Are there tests for colorblindness?

Yes: The tests for colorblindness are straightforward. All are based on the idea of having patients distinguish colored items or shapes from a background of a different color, which would be indistiguishable for a person with a specific color blindness. The simplest are printed sheets or cards, but many ophthalmolgists and the dmv often use computer based tests based on the same principle. ...Read more

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What are the tests for aazheimer's?

What are the tests for aazheimer's?

Alzheimer's: There is no specific test today that confirms you have alzheimer's disease. Your doctor will make a judgement about whether alzheimer's is the most likely cause of your symptoms based on the information you provide and testing like mental status testing, neuropsychological testing, brain imaging, physical exam and lab blood work to rule out other causes of memory loss and symptoms. ...Read more

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I would like to aske which kind of test should I go for it?

I would like to aske which kind of test should I go for it?

More Info needed!: Hello: i must have missed the rest of the question. Can you re-ask it? What test for what problem? ...Read more

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What is A1c test?

What is A1c test?

Glycosylated protein: Glycosylated hemoglobin A1c is a type of protein in your blood that is formed in the presence of sugar..Non-enzymatic glycation of the hemoglobin protien, thus higher sugar/glucose over time will cause higher level of hemoglobina1c. Docs order this test to assess the average/approximate level of sugar in blood over several months (3 or so), thus level of diabetes control. Consult doc.. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is egfr test?

What is egfr test?

EGFR: Egfr stands for estimated glomerular filtration rate. It is calculated by a formula that takes into account your sex, age, race, weight and serum creatinine level. As it is an estimate, it is not actual. To get your real gfr, you need to have a 24 hour urine collection for a creatinine clearance. As your doctor to refer you to a nephrologist for the urine collection to see if you have a problem. ...Read more

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What is an HSG test?

What is an HSG test?

Radiologic study: Radiologic study/procedure done in order to check the patency of the fallopian tubes and investigate the shape of the uterine cavity. Usually done as part of a work up for infertility (can diagnose uterine malformations, tubal oclussion and asherman's syndrome). ...Read more

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WHAT IS AN EMG Test?

WHAT IS AN EMG Test?

Electromyogram: It is a test to find problems in muscles and between nerves and muscles, often done with nerve conduction velocitiy(NCV). http://www.webmd.com/brain/electromyogram-emg-and-nerve-conduction-studies ...Read more

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What is an EtG test?

What is an EtG test?

ETG: Ethyl Glucuronide test confirms presence of alcohol in urine samples, since that compound is the direct metabolite of Ethanol. ...Read more

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What is the A1C test?

What is the A1C test?

Blood sugar: This is a test primarily of your blood sugar. In particular a surrogate for your three month average. ...Read more

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What is an egfr test?

What is an egfr test?

Kidney estimate: This is a crude and not-very-scientific estimate of the glomerular filtration rate that labs have begun reporting based on spot serum creatinines, even when they are perfectly normal. Creatinine varies with muscle mass and the adjustment is based on your race (!) rather than your physical exam. Focusing on numbers rather than people is seldom helpful. ...Read more

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What is an acth test?

What is an acth test?

Adrenal function: As usually used, the term means having acth, the hormone that makes the adrenal glands produce the cortisol you need to live, injected. There should be a huge spike in your blood cortisol shortly after; if not, it is likely that you have adrenal insufficiency and will need to be treated for it. ...Read more