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Is there blood tests to test my circadian rhythm?

Is there blood tests to test my circadian rhythm?

Not yet: Most circadian rhythm testing is based on levels of melatonin in the body. These tests are usually only performed in research laboratories and not in your doctors office. Sometimes questionnaires and a form of sleep wake monitoring called actigraphy is helpful in determining an individuals general circadian rhythm. ...Read more

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Acth stimulation test results accurate?

Acth stimulation test results accurate?

Depends: I'm assuming no lab errors. If you get a very high cortisol spike after receiving the first dose of ACTH, you are reassured you do not have Addison's. No, or a very small spike, strongly suggests Addison's. In-between... that's why there are specialist endocrinologists. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy blood test give false negative. 3 days late, urine test negative and blood test negative too?

Can pregnancy blood test give false negative. 3 days late, urine test negative and blood test negative too?

False negative PG: A false pregnancy test is possible however, in this case you also have a negative blood pregnancy test which is far more accurate. ...Read more

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Are an EEG test and a sleep study test different?

Are an EEG test and a sleep study test different?

Yes: Eeg records brain activity alone (save for one lead to record the heart), while sleep studies also record leg movement, breathing, oxygen levels. ...Read more

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3 days late, a few pg symptoms, negative digital test but faint positive regular urine test. 8 pregnancies, 4 kids. Are these test results common?

3 days late, a few pg symptoms, negative digital test but faint positive regular urine test.   8 pregnancies, 4 kids. Are these test results common?

Need to repeat test: Please repeat the test in 4-5 days. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is there a blood test for testing excessive daytime somnolence?

Is there a blood test for testing excessive daytime somnolence?

Excessive somnolence: If you have daytime sleepiness, there is a screening tool called the epworth sleepiness scale. If you get a score greater than 10, you have have a sleep problem and should see a sleep specialist to review. Need a sleep study. There are some blood tests that are commonly done when someone is tired all the time such as a complete blood count or thyroid function test, which help determine the cause. ...Read more

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What does false positive for tricyclic antidepressants in urine test mean?

What does false positive for tricyclic antidepressants in urine test mean?

False positive: A false positive means that the test shows positive, even though the reality is actually negative. Any test has a chance of generating both false positives and false negatives. However, tests are designed to keep those false results as low as possible. ...Read more

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From when home pregencey test shows positve results?

From when home pregencey test shows positve results?

Home Pregnancy Tests: About the time that the next period is due...So about two weeks or a bit more. ...Read more

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Can Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) cause false negatives on pregnancy tests?

Not likely.: This is not a known problem with vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). But regardless of what meds you or are not taking, it's a good idea to repeat any lab test (particularly tests done at home)that you suspect as inaccurate. Also, if you are trying to get pregnant or not effectively blocking conception, i suggest you stop the vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine), along with almost all other medications that have not been specifically "ok'd" by your ob. ...Read more

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'ovulation test positive in the morning but then negative at night?

'ovulation test positive in the morning but then negative at night?

Test only once: The ovulation tests are not designed or intended to be used throughout the day, most are intended to be used first thing in the morning. Suggest you read your directions and follow instructions for your test. Testing multiple times a day does not help. Good luck! ...Read more

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Period is late 14 days pregnancy test negative its to soon to show positive results?

Period is late 14 days pregnancy test negative its to soon to show positive results?

You are not: Pregnant. You probably have a hormonal imbalance and did not ovulate . If it happens again and concerned call you gyn for an evaluation ...Read more

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Can Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) make a marijuana specific drug test show positive?

Can Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) make a marijuana specific drug test show positive?

No: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is metabolized to dexto-amphetamine and l-lysine. It may show positive for amphetamine/ methamphetamine on a drug test but it will not test positive for thc (marijuana). ...Read more

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Will tremponal tests (eia, ClIA ) become positive before non tremponal tests (rpr,vdrl)?

Will tremponal  tests (eia, ClIA ) become positive before non tremponal tests (rpr,vdrl)?

It can happen: Revised reply: disregard earlier one if you saw it. At first I misunderstood the question. The newer TP specific IgG/IgM tests (EIA etc) and RPR/VDRL have similar seroconversion times, typically 4-6 weeks. The IgG tests often are positive first, but exact frequency of this isn't yet known -- more study needed. Apologies again if any confusion from earlier reply. ...Read more

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Hyperthyroidism and positive pregnancy tests?

Hyperthyroidism and positive pregnancy tests?

See your doctor: Thyroid medication often requires dose adjustments in the first part of pregnancy. You should continue on your regular medication for now, but call and make an appointment to be seen soon. ...Read more

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What type of doctors have the legal authority to issue the "wakefulness test" to people with narcolepsy so that they can get a driver's license?

What type of doctors have the legal authority to issue the "wakefulness test" to people with narcolepsy so that they can get a driver's license?

Medical Expertise: What you mean to say is MEDICAL EXPERTISE which is then, recognized by a government agency & translated into a legal right for a person to operate a motor vehicle. Typically, you'll find this being done by those with a specialization in Sleep Medicine. Most frequently, pulmonologists or neurologists who have specialty training in SLEEP MEDICINE do these. More questions? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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I need to get an "wakefulness" test because I have narcolepsy. The hospital that I go to is taking FOREVER but I need to drive. Where else can I go?

I need to get an "wakefulness" test because I have narcolepsy. The hospital that I go to is taking FOREVER but I need to drive. Where else can I go?

Choices: Some pulmonary specialists also do sleep work, but some neurologists, and psychiatrists may help here also. Meds are available to control your issues, and treated narcolepsy should allow you to fully function. ...Read more

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I am wondering how can I get an maintenance of wakefulness test done if i don't have insurance or an job. But i need it done to keep license. Help.

I am wondering how can I get an maintenance of wakefulness test done if i don't have insurance or an job. But i need it done to keep license. Help.

Sleep disorders: You may need an evaluation in a sleep disorder clinic. Some university based clinics have sliding scales for people with limited income. Otherwise, you may have to try to save up some money for the evaluation. ...Read more

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Is a diagnostic sleep study required prior to an "wakefulness test" for narcolepsy?

Is a diagnostic sleep study required prior to an "wakefulness test" for narcolepsy?

MSLT can be done: in isolation from a formal diagnostic sleep study, however, it is more valuable for clinical purposes and to have a solid lay of the land if the sleep study in full is done in conjunction. I'd be happy to answer more questions for you if you drop me a line at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Lack energy & wakefulness.ongoing for past months.coffee,energy drinks, vitamin b no effect. Lot of same during adolescents.blood tests normal. Help?

Lack energy & wakefulness.ongoing for past months.coffee,energy drinks, vitamin b no effect. Lot of same during adolescents.blood tests normal. Help?

Many causes...: Fatigue and sleep difficulties have SO many causes (not only physical but also emotional). My advice, stop the artificial attempts to increase energy (they are likely working against you). Drink 1 1/2 liters of water per day. Eat balanced clean diet. Exercise daily. Meditate. See your doctor if your symptoms are not improving to rule out medical causes. ...Read more

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Took sleep test, diagnosed w/ idiopathic hypersomnia. Take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) & Nuvigil. Any suggestions for how to improve wakefulness w/o more meds?

Took sleep test, diagnosed w/ idiopathic hypersomnia. Take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) & Nuvigil. Any suggestions for how to improve wakefulness w/o more meds?

Great question!: You may consider using vitamin B12, sublingually (under the tongue) Nuvigil is a stinulant used for excessive sleepiness. What is the cause of your sleepiness? Adressing the underlying problem is usually the best option. Good luck! ...Read more

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Food as medicine. What foods promote wakefulness, sleep? Thank you!

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Food as medicine. What foods promote wakefulness, sleep? Thank you!

It's a long list!: A few for wakefulness/energy: coffee, green or black tea, siberian (red panax) ginseng, dark chocolate. A few for relaxation/sleep: chamomile, ashwaganda, rhodiola, valerian root, maca, holy basil, magnolia bark. A few supplements for relaxation/sleep: melatonin, magnesium, l-theanine, tryptophan, 5-htp. ...Read more

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If I take amphetamines like Adderall almost daily just to suppress tiredness due to my work that requires me to sleep less would I build up tolerance to the wakefulness effects ?

If I take amphetamines like Adderall almost daily just to suppress tiredness due to my work that requires me to sleep less would I build up tolerance to the wakefulness effects ?

Yes.: correct. Just like with the other effects of this agent (or most of them, less obvious but including focus/concentration), prolonged use leads to tolerance/dependence, hence the schedule II status. ...Read more

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Is selegiline a stimulant? Can I take it to improve my stress, wakefulness and fatigue? We do not have adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) provigil type drug in our country. I am looking for alternative.

Is selegiline a stimulant? Can I take it to improve my stress, wakefulness and fatigue? We do not have adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) provigil type drug in our country. I am looking for alternative.

Don't know : however why you need such medicines? Our goal is to find causes for your symptoms and treat. Please visit us www.ehacstl.com to learn how we propose to treat the cause. If interested you maybwant to make a tel consult or video conference. Hope it helps. Seligiline is for Parkinson's ...Read more

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Sm amt ear drainage bilat noted waking up at normal feeding at night No odor fever inc fuzziness/wakefulness Off/on runny nose Is in daycare wait/md?

Sm amt ear drainage bilat noted waking up at normal feeding at night No odor fever inc fuzziness/wakefulness Off/on runny nose Is in daycare wait/md?

Go to md: Although not life threatening, you may have a case of a middle ear infection with perforation of the ear drum/tympanic membrane. Also known as "glue ear", an opportunity to visualize the ear with an otoscope is worthwhile. ...Read more

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What is a V-Q test?

What is a V-Q test?

V/q scan: Ventilation/perfusion test used as an alternative test for a Ct angiogram to rule out pulmonary embolism or blood clots in lungs. ...Read more

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What is a qeeg test?

What is a qeeg test?

Brian Mapping: Quantitative electroencephalography, or a qeeg test, is one of the most reliable, non-invasive methods used in detecting the subtle neurological differences present in individuals with adhd. Clinical studies using qeeg discovered that this breakthrough technology has a 96% success rate in predicting conditions like adhd and OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). ...Read more

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What is a g a s test?

What is a g a s test?

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

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What is indirect combs test?

What is indirect combs test?

Blood test.: It is performed to detect antibodies in the blood. It is commonly used for blood transfusion related tests and prenatal testing of pregnant women usually with rh negative blood group. For additional details please check at http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/coombs_test. ...Read more

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What are the tests for shock?

What are the tests for shock?

Clinical diagnosis: Low blood pressure, rapid thready pulse, peripheral vasoconstriction, cold clammy skin are usual manifestations of shock. In septic shock the skin may be flushed rather than cold and clammy. No lab tests are needed for this diagnosis. ...Read more

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What kinds of tests do I need?

What kinds of tests do I need?

Depends on age: If you are a healthy young man, blood pressure, weight and height may be all you need. If you are a woman over 21, you should have pap smears. Lipids should be checked after age 25, and women over 40 should have mammograms. ...Read more

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Do u think i should do a test?

Please elaborate: Please elaborate on this question. There is no way to know what you are asking. If you have a complicated or long question, please set up a consult with a physician. ...Read more

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Are fingerstick tests accurate?

Are fingerstick tests accurate?

Yes, if done right: There are certain techniques that have to be observed, such as not squeezing the finger, etc. That must be observed. If everything is done right the resultant blood test results are quite accurate. The fingerstick blood sugars are one of the most important things that a diabetic can doo help him/herself. ...Read more

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Why is the bta stat test important?

Why is the bta stat test important?

Fast response: It gives a very rapid answer when checking for recurrent bladder cancer. ...Read more

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