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What are the tests that indicate anencephaly?

What are the tests that indicate anencephaly?

Anencephaly: Anencephaly is a serious birth defect where the brain does not form and the top of the skull is open. It is an extreme form of a neural tube defect. Tests which can indicate anencephaly are an ultrasound examination. A blood test called msafp can be drawn at 15 weeks also. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Roberts
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Anencephaly (Definition)

A condition in which a baby is born with an underdeveloped brain ...Read more


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What are the tests that indicate conception?

What are the tests that indicate conception?

Beta HCG: There is a urine and a blood test based on the hormone the zygote(fertilized egg) makes......The commercial kits test for this too. ...Read more

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What are the tests that indicate dementia?

What are the tests that indicate dementia?

Step by step: Good diagnosis starts with history and medical exams by your doctor or neurologist. If general medical is fine, usually neurologic exam and tests are geared toward ruling and diagnosis treatable forms of dementia. Early stages may not be evident on medical tests, and neuropsychological testing can play an important role in early diagnosis, treatment and differential with depression. ...Read more

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What are the tests that indicate fibroids?

What are the tests that indicate fibroids?

Ultrasound, CT scan: Sometimes fibroids can be detected on pelvic exam, otherwise they are recognized with a pelvic ultrasound, ct scan of the pelvis or MRI of the pelvis. ...Read more

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What are the tests that indicate calciphylaxis?

What are the tests that indicate calciphylaxis?

Calciphylaxis: There are no lab tests that indicate calciphylaxis...It is a clinical diagnosis. Your doctor can take a small sample of the dark tissue and send it to pathologist, who can determine if there is calcium deposition in the skin and soft tissues. ...Read more

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What are the tests that indicate hypopigmentation?

What are the tests that indicate hypopigmentation?

Light skin spots: Hypopigmentation or light skin spots, may be diagnosed easily in the office by a machine called a woods lamp. This is like a "black light". Causes of hypopigmentation are a decrease of melanin, melanocytes or the Amino Acid tyrosine. Sometimes a fungus of the skin may cause hypopigmentation so a simple culture of the skin can diagnose the cause. Complete loss of skin pigment is called vitiligo. ...Read more

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What are the tests that indicate munchausen syndrome?

No tests: There is no test for munchausen syndrome. The diagnosis is made by history and a high index of suspicion. ...Read more

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What are the tests that indicate bone loss?

What are the tests that indicate bone loss?

DXA: A bone density test, (aka dual energy x-ray absorptiometry or dxa) is like a special x-ray and measures how much bone is in the spine, hip and sometimes wrist. ...Read more

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What are the tests for anencephaly?

What are the tests for anencephaly?

Ultrasound.: Only expert prenatal ultrasound can reliably detect anencephaly after the first trimester of pregnancy. Amniotic fluid Alpha fetoprotein and acetylcholinesterase can also help reach the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What are the tests for encephalocele?

What are the tests for encephalocele?

Injection and scan: Mri's are very helpful. Other tests we use include injection of radioactive tracer in the spinal fluid and look for tracer being picked up in the sinuses. We can inject dye in the spinal fluid and then do fine cut images on ct scan looking for areas of leakage. ...Read more

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What are the tests for meningocele?

What are the tests for meningocele?

Afp: An elevated Alpha feto-protein (AFP) is usually the first indiction that there may be a neural tube defect (ntd). Some are then diagnosed on ultrasound exam. A small defect may require amniocentesis to detect elevated acetycholinesterase for confirmation of an ntd. ...Read more

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What are the tests for chorioamnionitis?

Cultures: Blood, amniotic fluid and cervical cultures are useful to determine intraamniotic infection, however clinical criteria are sufficient to clinch the diagnosis and prompt expert medical therapy is warranted to promptly evacuate the uterus. Low amniotic fluid glucose, positive gram stain, and increased white cell count in the amniotic fluid are all suggestive of intraamniotic infection. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of brain tuberculosis? What tests are used to confirm it?

What are some of the symptoms of brain tuberculosis? What tests are used to confirm it?

May be severe: If a solitary tuberculoma, might act like a local tumor and compress local tissue, and cause stroke like weakness and imbalance. But the big issue is if the lesion ruptures and causes TBC meningitis which causes fever, stiff neck, coma, dilated pupils and high mortality. MRI and lumbar puncture seem best tools to diagnose. ...Read more

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What are some diseases that are the result of chromosomal abnormalities?

What are some diseases that are the result of chromosomal abnormalities?

Aneuploidies.: Down syndrome (trisomy 21 - mongolism), edwards' syndrome (trisomy 18 - lethal), patau syndrome (trisomy 13 - lethal), turner syndrome (monosomy x), digeorge syndrome (microdeletion 22q11 - velocardiofacial syndrome), wolff-hirschhorn, cri-du-chat syndromes, etc. ...Read more

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What are the tests that shall confirm ARTHRITIS?

What are the tests that shall confirm ARTHRITIS?

X-rays: best test: Simple X-rays are often one of the best initial screening tests to evaluate for arthritis. Lower extremity x-rays are best performed in a weight bearing format to show the joints in a "worst case scenario" setting. ...Read more