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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

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What are the tests for paronychia?

What are the tests for paronychia?

Usually none needed: It is a clinical diagnosis and no tests are generally needed. The doctor may wish to culture the lesion for a better identification of the organism involved. ...Read more

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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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What are the tests for onychomycosis?

What are the tests for onychomycosis?

Biopsy: A portion of the toenail is cut away with some of the debris under it removed and sent to a lab for biopsy and culture. ...Read more

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Tryptase testing for MCAD was 3.3 for <=10.9 ref range. Are other tests advisable if symptoms point towards MCAD?

Tryptase testing for MCAD was 3.3 for <=10.9 ref range. Are other tests advisable if symptoms point towards MCAD?

For adult Mast Cell : Activation Disorder, yes. Seek referral to a specialist in Adult Systemic Macrocytosis: Srdan Verstovsek, MD, PhD, sverstov@mdanderson.org, (713) 792-7305 or Henry Legere, MD, (512) 732-2774, austinallergist.com. Molecular genetic tests are available for the KIT gene on Chromosome 4q12 for MCAD, & for the SCN9A gene on Chr. 2q24.3 & SCN10A gene on Chr. 3p22.2 for Small Fiber Neuropathy. ...Read more

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What laboratory tests are used for diagnosis of hyaline membrane disease?

What laboratory tests are used for diagnosis of hyaline membrane disease?

Dx based on pattern: This is conidered a pattern illness.The name hmd came from the hyaline membrane found on microscopic examination of lung tissue from infants with this illness.The DX is considered if a pattern of xray, oxygen need & prematurity make it likely. Antibiotics are often started just in case a pneumonia is acting like hmd. You often know more after you finish rx, not treating can result in disaster ...Read more

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What laboratory tests are used for diagnosis of hyaline membrane disease?

What laboratory tests are used for diagnosis of hyaline membrane disease?

Dx based on pattern: This is conidered a pattern illness.The name hmd came from the hyaline membrane found on microscopic examination of lung tissue from infants with this illness.The DX is considered if a pattern of xray, oxygen need & prematurity make it likely. Antibiotics are often started just in case a pneumonia is acting like hmd. You often know more after you finish rx, not treating can result in disaster. ...Read more

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What lab tests are used for arthritis?

What lab tests are used for arthritis?

Clinical eval +++: The most important 'test' is--as usual--the diagnostic tool between the physician's ears. Any well versed specialist in the field of arthritis (rheumatology) knows that hearing exactly what the details are given by the pt (history) and a careful, thorough exam of all parts of the body, will yield a dx, or at least what tests to order. Some: esr, crp, antibodies to own cells, cbc, etc. ...Read more

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What tests are done for prostatitis?

What tests are done for prostatitis?

History and Exam: Symptoms guide the diagnosis of prostatitis. When the prostate swells it triggers irritation to the bladder. Urgency/frequency of urination and a variable stream are the norm. Pain typically involves the tip of the penis, groins, testicles, low back and perineum. Urine tests may be done, but not always. Treatment with antibiotics, nsaids, prostate relaxation and bladder calming meds can fix it. ...Read more

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Is there a lab test for multiple sclerosis?

Is there a lab test for multiple sclerosis?

No: Not really. Multiple sclerosis is diagnosed by clinical exam, history and MRI of the cns. We do perform a lumbar puncture that can confirm oligoclonal bands as lab tests. The combination of all these factors play a role in the diagnosis of ms. ...Read more

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What are tests for lupus?

What are tests for lupus?

See details.: Start with an ana. If that is positive check for dna, ena, ssa and ssb antibodies. If the ANA is negative, i strongly suggest that no other tests be done. ...Read more

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What are standard tests for cjd?

What are standard tests for cjd?

No easy ones: Cdc website provided the following iinformation."the diagnostic tests performed at the npdpsc include a csf 14-3-3 immunoassay, routine histopathologic analysis, immunohistochemistry, and western blot and prion protein gene analyses." in short there are no easy blood tests. ...Read more

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What are the indications for a lupus panel?

What are the indications  for a lupus panel?

Connective Tissue Dx: Somethying you have symptomatically or on your labs that raises the spectre of connective tissue disease. The panel can diagnose, sle, sjogren's, scleroderma, and mixed connecrtive tissue disease. ...Read more

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What are diagnostic tests for viral meningitis?

What are diagnostic tests for viral meningitis?

Spinal Tap: The most important test to diagnose viral meningitis is a spinal tap. The fluid removed can give the answer sometimes immediately after looking at it but the culture will be most important to see if it is viral or bacterial. ...Read more

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Which blood tests are there for urology purposes?

Which blood tests are there for urology purposes?

Many: There are many... From kidney to adrenal to bladder and prostate tests. What specifically are you interested in? ...Read more

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What are the tests for gammopathy?

What are the tests for gammopathy?

Blood urine and bone: Blood tests. A serum protein electrophoresis. Urine tests. Urine tests may be performed to determine if the abnormal protein is being released in the urine or to diagnose any kidney damage as a result of the protein. Bone marrow tests. A bone marrow biopsy may be completed to determine the severity of the problem. ...Read more

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What are blood tests for Lyme disease?

What are blood tests for Lyme disease?

ELISA/West blot.: The 2 main tests are elisa and western blot. Elisa or serology is used for screening to see if there is an antibody response to the b. Burgdorferi spirochete responsible for the disease, while the western blot is a specific test that makes sure the positive response is to this and not a false positive, or a reaction to something else. Pcr, or polymerase chain reaction is another possible test. ...Read more

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What are the tests for dermatomyositis?

What are the tests for dermatomyositis?

Several.: While a muscle biopsy is most definitive, emgs, elevation of muscle enzymes, positive ana, reflexed to specific autoantibodies frequently seen in dm. But the clinical picture is most telling. This diseasec should be managed by a rheumatologist. ...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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What are the tests for leukodystrophy?

What are the tests for leukodystrophy?

Leukodystrophy tests: Neurodevelopmental tests demonstrate the following findings in patients with infantile or early juvenile metachromatic leukodystrophy: •loss of previously achieved developmental milestones •tremors •truncal ataxia •hyperreflexia progressing to hyporeflexia •hypotoniagait abnormalities •optic atrophy neurocognitive tests demonstrate other abnormalities. ...Read more