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Tests For Dactylitis
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Group A strep: It's not quite clear what you mean without the context behind the testing. But it very well could represent group A streptococcal testing. This is common test done when someone has a sore throat to make sure he/she doesn't need antibiotics. Really on group A strep pharyngitis(sore throats) need antibiotic therapy most others resolve on their own without issue. Best of luck ...Read more
Common bacteria: I assume a culture was performed. This bacteria is very common and can be found on many surfaces including skin. It becomes a problem when it gets passed the barrier of the skin and often causes boils and skin infections. With anitbiotics it can be treated but is quickly becoming resistant to them. Sensitivities are often performed so your provider can chose the drug best suited. ...Read more
Usually none: The usual test for s pyogenes infection is culture. Antibodies to streptolysin O (ASO) may be done to diagnose infection in the recent past. ...Read more
See a hematologist : See a hematologist asap. Don't delay...Get a more detailed answer ›
My question is my Dr. ran test and one week ago the RDW was 14.8. 11 months ago the test was 15.1. Please can you explain what all this means. I s?
Not to : Meaningful. It has todo with the variation In size of your red cells. Not to worry ...Read more
Heartbeat 110 and correct sz for 6w4d, levels aren't rising currently 7w1 4879. Dr wants more tests. Worried pg doomed even with u/s results. Is it?
Pregnancy: If the fetus is growing in size according to the us, it's encouraging. If it is not growing, then there is a problem. Hcg should be rising, the level of 4879 is not high and if it is rising in 48 hours significantly (roughly doubling), then it's not encouraging. As far as doomed or not, i cannot tell because there should be dynamic related (repeat us, repeat HCG level). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The direct coombs test is typically used to test for autoimmune hemolytic anemia, a disorder involving destruction of red blood cells. It determines whether or not antibodies are present on the surface of the patient's rbcs. The indirect coombs test is typically used to test for blood type compatibility prior to a transfusion, and detects the presence of antibodies in the serum of the patient. ...Read more
My DHEA-S is 11.5 (anything below 9.8 is normal). All other labs within range. Cause of concern? Tests needed? Thanks!
Depends: B"sd DHEAS is the stable (sulfated) form of DHEA the major precusor steroid hormone in the androgen/estrogen pathway. It is a marker of overall adrenal function especially considered a marker of adrenal androgens. Concern would arise from any associated menstrual, androgenic (eg hirsuitism, acne) or metabolic disturbances. If none would still monitor on occasion for further elevation. ...Read more
CP test results reading this means what many phenotypic patterns have been described, including deficiency states with F, S, Z or other alles.
Unclear question: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, F,S and Z are types of alpha 1 antitrypsin. If the total level of the protein is normal, you do not need to worry about these types. ...Read more
My S.G.P.T. level is found on test 95. And I am feeling pain in my hole body. Can you please help me for the precaution. what foods I can take?
Find cause: Before a treatment or plan can be recommended the cause of the liver sickness must be diagnosed. ...Read more