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LEU trace. What is that mean?

LEU trace. What is that mean?

Nothing: Urine dipstick will indicate presence of white blood cells (leukocytes) as trace amount (TR) or higher amounts (1+, 2+, 3+, 4+). Larger amounts suggest inflammation. Trace amount means nothing, as it is seen in many normal people. Urine must be collected properly to be accurate. Vaginal or foreskin contamination of specimen can falsely elevate leukocytes. ...Read more

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For an infrequent smoker/chewer, how long does it take until there would only be traces of it in your system?

For an infrequent smoker/chewer, how long does it take until there would only be traces of it in your system?

Soon.: Nicotine is detectable soon after use, and can be detected through its metabolites (break down chemicals in the body) for up to two weeks after last use. ...Read more

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My kid 2year and 10 month (10/01/2013), boy, now is 89.5cm, much lower than the normal height in graph. Weight is 11.6kg. Measure the trace elements?

My kid 2year and 10 month (10/01/2013), boy, now is 89.5cm, much lower than the normal height in graph. Weight is 11.6kg. Measure the trace elements?

Why trace elements?: A single height & weight are not adequate background information upon which to make any recommendation. This must be put in context with the ht/wt of the parents, the past measurements of the kid, the kids overall health. The cited numbers are in the 5-10% range of the general population on CDC growth charts. Which means that by themselves, they are absolutely normal for 5-10% of the population. ...Read more

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Hgb Ur Ql trace-intact mean?

Hgb Ur Ql trace-intact mean?

Several things: Hi. Either you're having intravascular hemolysis and hemoglobin's coming out in the urine, or there are red cells in the urine that measure as urinary hemoglobin. I'd recommend a urine analysis with microscopic evaluation to see if it's reproducible. If no RBCs in urine, Check serum free hemoglobin and haptoglobin, and have a pathologist look at a peripheral blood smear. Good luck! ...Read more

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What does the trace mineral boron do?

What does the trace mineral boron do?

Many things!: It is essential for plant life. Major effects. In humans are prevention of osteoporosis. Small amounts of boron compounds play a strengthening role in the cell walls of all plants, making boron necessary in soils. Experiments indicate a role for boron as an ultratrace element in animals, but its full role in animal physiology is unknown. ...Read more

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Traces of blood when using the toilet?

Traces of blood when using the toilet?

Bleeding causes: Blood in stool can be related to a number of causes such as hemorrhoids, fissure, fistula, cancer, infection or inflammation. It can even be related to abrading anal tissues by vigorous wiping. If this has happened on more than one occasion, it would be prudent to have it medically evaluated. Be well. ...Read more

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How far back can nicotine tests trace use?

How far back can nicotine tests trace use?

A few days for most: Kinds of tests - oral swabs can detect 3-5 days with sensitive tests or in heavier smokers, blood and urine usually 3 days or so. Hair testing, however, can detect any drug use, including nicotine, going back months, depending on the length of your hair and your individual hair growth pattern. ...Read more

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I had a trace of cocain in my system an I do not doit?

I had a trace of cocain in my system an I do not doit?

Drug testing: There are 2 types of drug tests that labs generally do, TLC (thin layer chromatography) and GCMS (gas chromatography mass spectroscopy). There can be false positive results on TLC but most labs then follow with GCMS which tests for very specific molecules. If GCMS is positive, then somehow the drug got in your body. ...Read more

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What does a "trace amount of free fluid in the cul du sac" mean?

What does a "trace amount of free fluid in the cul du sac" mean?

Trace: Most often trace amounts of fluid in various parts of the body are insignificant, but I don't know in what part of the body the cul du sac your referring to is located. Nevertheless the finding sounds trivial, but your physician can ask the radiologist who interpreted the study if there is any need for concern or for followup. ...Read more

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Please explain what does it mean when they find "traces of leukemia"?

Please explain what does it mean when they find "traces of leukemia"?

See below...: "traces of leukemia" is not standard terminology, therefore reviewing the pathology report with the help of an oncologist is necessary to understand the diagnosis. If the patient has been previously diagnosed with leukemia, this may mean that a small amount of disease is still present but this is just an educated guess and review of the pathology report is necessary. ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does trace mean in the nutrition information?

Can doctors tell me what does trace mean in the nutrition information?

According to the FDA: The Food and Drug Administration, FDA, is responsible for the Nutrition Facts Label and does NOT define "trace amounts"; however, there are some exemptions for declaring ingredients present in "incidental" amounts, i.e., an amount that has no functional or technical effect in the finished product, but may be considered a food allergen. More info can be found at FDA. Gov, search: food labeling. ...Read more

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What does trace paycological mulmunary insuficiency and traicupid and regurgitation means?

What does trace paycological mulmunary insuficiency and traicupid and regurgitation means?

That: Sometimes heart valves don't close perfectly between atrium and ventricles, allowing some amount of leakage when chamber pressure changes. ...Read more

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How long does it take for atenelol to fully clear your system? Without any trace? And its out for good?

How long does it take for atenelol to fully clear your system? Without any trace? And its out for good?

5 half-lives: After each half-life, you're left w/50% of previous level. After 2nd half-life, you've got 25% of original (50% of 50%). After 3rd half-life, you're down to 12.5% (50% of 50% of 50%). We usually consider a substance cleared after 5 half-lives. Atenolol has half-life of 6-7hrs (http://www. Drugs. Com/pro/atenolol-tablets. Html) so consider it cleared after 30-35hrs. By 2-3d, it's out for good. ...Read more

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How far back should I trace my families medical history to know if I'm predisposed to common hereditary disorders?

How far back should I trace my families medical history to know if I'm predisposed to common hereditary disorders?

Immediate family: Autosomal dominants (polycystic kidneys, lynch's, brca, some of the other tumor syndromes) affect mom or dad; if an uncle / aunt or grandparent has something suggestive, maybe you have it -- and an extra screening need. If a sib has an autosomal recessive / x-linked problem, you probably already know about you. Beyond this -- stop obsessing. You've got your genes already. Live your life. Cheers. ...Read more

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I have red blotches on my sto, mach area for 2 weeks now that they are gone they left black traces what can they be?

I have red blotches on my sto, mach area for 2 weeks now that they are gone they left black traces what can they be?

Anything.: Hyperpigmentation (dark splotches) is common after any inflammation of the skin. In particular, http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1119566-overview (phytophotodermatitis, due to sun exposure of skin covered in lime, celery, pinapple or other botanic juices) and jellyfish stings tend to hyperpigment. ...Read more

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What does trace mean in urine tyest?

What does trace mean in urine tyest?

Trace = small amount: The term trace in urinalysis means a small amount. In technical terms, for example, protein trace in urine is the equivalent of about 10 mg/100 ml is gives a slightly hazy appearance to the urine. ...Read more

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Traces of blood in d urine means what?

Traces of blood in d urine means what?

Trace blood in urine: If there is a trace of blood and nothing else abnormal, then blood is entering your urine in some way. Are there symptoms like burning with urine, flank pain, recent infection, etc? In females this is common with recent period. See your doctor for further follow up as this needs to be looked at in a clinical context to be sure everything is good. ...Read more

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What meen occult blood- trace abnormal?

What meen occult blood- trace abnormal?

Blood in stool: Its a test that check for blood that we may not see orherwise, small amounts. It usually done after tectal exam, a bit goes on a card, that lights up different color if positive. So, if that's what was done, you may have blood on stool- so you need further work up to determine if anything more serious going on. ...Read more

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Are there traces of heroin in hydrocodon?

No: They are entirely different compounds. However, some random screenings can lack specificity in identifying the particular opitate. They are both opiates. ...Read more