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What Does A Saliva Test Show
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Inconclusive: This is rare when this happens but my suggestion is to try again this is happen very infrequently. ...Read more
Cancer/ inflammation: Both cancer and noncancerous inflammatory conditions like diverticulitis can cause obstruction of the colon and symptoms associated with that obstruction. During colonoscopy, the obstruction will not allow the colon to distend properly allowing the operator to visualize the problem and biopsy any abnormality. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood lipids: In the so called "vap" LDL is measured directly and not calculated from total cholesterol, HDL and triglycerides. However, if your triglycerides are below 400, it does not add value. I would suggest that you stick to a usual fasting blood lipid profile and follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more
Need more info: Results of lab tests need to be interpreted in the context of whole health status. What test did you have and what was the actual result? It would be prudent to discuss the results with the doctor who ordered the tests. ...Read more
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
Doc: Either your blood test igra is negative or your skin testing does not show any "bump". This should always be checked by a professional since even health care workers report false results. Best to check with a doc and not pa or np or nurse. ...Read more
Routine urinalysis: Tests for acidity /alkalinity of urine, specific gravity - how dilute or concentrated, presence of blood, presence of white blood cells (seen in infection), presence of bacteria indicating infection, glucose found in diabetes, protein suggestive of possible kidney disease, bile indicating jaundice, ketones elevated in sub-optimal nutrition etc. Urine culture test identifies bacteria in utis. ...Read more
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
Wide variety : Further work up and investigation is needed. ...Read more
The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more
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