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What Can A Routine Blood Test Show
It depends...: If we are talking of the specific cancer type: leukaemia or lymphoma (depending on the type) than, yes, these cancers can be detected in routine blood test. Cancers of solid organs do not present as abnormality in the routine blood test.However, certain changes (anemia) can trigger a search for possible cause, bleeding from colon cancer, for example. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Serotonin levels.: This measures the amount of serotonin in your body. Higher than normal levels may mean carcinoid syndrome. The normal range is 101-283 ng/ml. This has a triad of cutaneous flushing, diarrhea, and valvular heart disease, and occurs in 5% of patients with carcinoid tumors. This is important since patients with this syndrome have a 2.5 year median survival from the first episode of flushing. ...Read more
Cbc: Yes, there are some abnormal features that you can see in CBC ( and peripheral blood smears) that would increase your suspicion towards certain blood cancer-for instance- circulating blast cells ( immature white blood cells) in acute leukemia, and other features that you can see in chronic leukemia- i.e. Cml, cll. You can not see any sign of solid cancer from cbc, however, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: If depends on the test done. There are thousands of different blood tests that look for different entities. See this site for more info. http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/test_procedures/cardiovascular/blood_test_135, 49/. ...Read more
What can routine blood tests show? As part of a yearly physical, the doctor ordered what he called "routine blood tests." what would these show?
Can a blood pregnant test show up positive before a urine pregnant test? How early can the blood test show positive?
Maybe: If the peripheral neuropathy is due to diabetes, B12 deficiency, HIV infection, sjogren's, porphyria, hepatitis c, lupus , or lead or arsenic poisoning (any enemies?), an appropriate blood test is confirmatory. Chemical exposures, the autoimmune and hereditary neuropathies, the late effects of alcoholism, and the mysterious cases (all too many) won't be detected. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me if on a random drug screening test what will show up false positive for a diabetic?
Probably not but ...: What is being looked for is the value of the glucose in the blood at that moment that the blood is drawn. It is very specific for the amount of glucose. If you ate a food containing glucose or another carb which could be converted to it not too long before the blood was drawn then the value of the glucose would rise. A better test which looks back 90 days is Hemoglobin A1c. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need specific test: There are different tests for different viruses. Routine blood tests do not show viral infection. You doctor can order tests for one or more viruses that may be suspected of causing a disease. ...Read more
Can a full blood screen/complete blood count test show if my immune system isn't good? The doctor mentioned white blood cells would show something?
CBC: Your complete blood count measures the number and type of white blood cells, which are an important part of your immune system. If they are normal, you are unlikely to have a significant immune system problem (there are rare immune system abnormalities that do not show on your cbc). ...Read more
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