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What are tests for diagnosis for cerebrovascular disease?

What are tests for diagnosis for cerebrovascular disease?

Cerebrovascular: Mra's, carotid dopplers, and carotid computed tomographic angiograms provide the structural backdrop for assessing the cerbrovasculature. ...Read more

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Hemangioma (Definition)

A type of birthmark that typically looks like a rubbery, bright red nodule of extra blood vessels in the skin. A hemangioma grows during the first year of life, and ...Read more


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What further tests are done after melanoma is diagnosed?

What further tests are done after melanoma is diagnosed?

Risk factors dictate: The most important treatment step after diagnosis is to be seen and evaluated by someone experienced in melanoma care. Most often, surgery is the next step. For riskier cases, imaging studies like a pet scan may be indicated. The main point is to determine how risky the melanoma is and then tailor any tests performed and surgical decision making to this risk profile, . ...Read more

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What tests are needed for diagnosing cushings disease?

What tests are needed for diagnosing cushings disease?

Complicated: Cushings syndrome is diagnosed by first having a clinical suspicion followed by careful testing: late night salivary cortisol, urinary cortisol or a Dexamethasone suppression test. Tests must be clearly and reproducibly abnormal. Further identification of the cause of the syndrome needs to be tailored to your particular situation. ...Read more

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Are tests for myocarditis done in imaging?

Are tests for myocarditis done in imaging?

Two main tests: Echocardiogram (ultrasound) of the heart and biopsy of the heart muscle to confirm viral damage to the muscle tissue. ...Read more

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Abnormal for years imo. What are tests for adrenal tumor?

Abnormal for years imo. What are tests for adrenal tumor?

Hormones and CT: Tests for adrenal function: blood and urine tests for catecholamines (pheochromocytomas produce elevated BP and other symptoms), aldosterone blood levels (conn's syndrome produces elevated BP and low potassium blood levels) and cortisol levels (cushing syndrome). Ct may be useful if hormonal abnormalities are detected. If cushing's is strongly suspected, additional blood tests are required. ...Read more

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Whats definitive testing for liver cancer?

Whats definitive testing for liver cancer?

Getting tissue: We may suspect cancer arising in, or spread to, the liver on history, physical, and/or imaging studies. The final diagnosis will almost always be made by a pathologist who examines a piece of tissue -- perhaps just a few cells obtained using a needle. ...Read more

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Blood tests for cancer? If so which tests?

Blood tests for cancer? If so which tests?

None: Unless specifically requested by your doctor. Each test is for a specific kind of cancer, but cannot be used for screening or used alone for diagnosis. Psa is a long discussion, does not apply to you. ...Read more

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What tests are done to check for celiac? Stool test. Blood test? Specific test?

What tests are done to check for celiac? Stool test. Blood test? Specific test?

Several available: You can go through a two stage screening process.Celiac disease is an exaggerated form of gluten intolerance and may be suspected based on blood tests: elevated ttg-iga, if IgA deficient - ttg-igg.If the blood tests are suggestive an intestinal biopsy to study the cell changes is confirmatory. ...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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Blood tests and imaging needed for lymphoma?

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Blood tests and imaging needed for lymphoma?

Yes: Blood test, imaging as well as a bone marrow biopsy are needed- as part of the initial staging work up. ...Read more

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Please describe tests for tumor markers.?

Please describe tests for tumor markers.?

Hope for thr future: Tumor markers are substances found in the blood, urine, stool, other bodily fluids, or tissues of some patients with cancer. Tumor markers can be used to assess the response of a tumor to treatment and for prognosis, , researchers have hoped that they might also be useful in screening tests that aim to detect cancer early, before there are any symptoms. ...Read more

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Back pain for 7+ years. Xray CT scan and tests for myloma, sclerosis, arthritis are clear. What should I ask to be tested for next? Also MRI booked.

Back pain for 7+ years. Xray CT scan and tests for myloma, sclerosis, arthritis are clear. What should I ask to be tested for next? Also MRI booked.

Muscular?: If x-rays, ct and MRI are negative you must think muscular i don't know but with negative studies i'd concentrate. On pt with exercises for strength and flexibility. ...Read more

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How accurate are blood tests for appendicitis?

Not diagnositic: Blood test do not diagnose appendicitis, elevated blood cell counts in a person with right lower quadrant pain support the diagnosis. Imaging studies are more reliable than blood tests. ...Read more

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What are normal results for a liver biopsy?

What are normal results for a liver biopsy?

Liver biopsy: Abnormalities seen in liver biopsies might include: inflammation, fibrosis, changes in the portal (biliary) tracts, abnormal infiltrates (tumor or granulomas), presence of fat, changes in the hepatocytes, evidence of infection, storage disease or abnormal accumulations (eg iron overload), and vascular abnormalities to name a few. A completely normal liver biopsy shows none of the above! ...Read more

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Would blood tests for gloucose and thyroid reveal liver ussues?

Would blood tests for gloucose and thyroid reveal liver ussues?

No: There are specific tests for liver function and those are different from glucose and thyroid function tests. ...Read more

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Hematologist ordered ultrasound of spleen. What are typical reasons for this test?

Hematologist ordered ultrasound of spleen. What are typical reasons for this test?

To check size: The spleen is tucked under the left rib cage, & so examining it is rather difficult. There are blood disorders & problems with the immune system which cause the spleen to enlarge, so I imagine your hematologist is trying to figure out whether he should be treating these or not. A good ultrasound tech will measure the exact size of the spleen, & also tell if there's a cyst or infarct in the spleen. ...Read more

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Dermatomysositis.Wat are the blood tests needed,EMG results wheldl,refused tisue test,&muscle biop.wat are genetic blood tests,may explain kids sympt

 Dermatomysositis.Wat are the blood tests needed,EMG results wheldl,refused tisue test,&muscle biop.wat are genetic blood tests,may explain kids sympt

Several things: but first, the muscles break down. Measuring muscle proteins in the blood (CPK, Myosin) will be positive if the disease is active. The pattern of the pain, violet eyelids, sky high muscle enzymes would be pretty diagnostic. Biopsy (which isn't taht bad) would be definitive. EMG (as painful as biopsy) would just show sick muscle. ...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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Are there specific blood tests for leukemia besides cbc?

Are there specific blood tests for leukemia besides cbc?

Blood smear and BM: Examination of blood smear, studies of markers on circulating cells, bone marrow examination by multiple modalties, including flow cytometry and molecular testing are the routine now. ...Read more