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How to treat blood hemolysis?

How to treat blood hemolysis?

Please clarify: If you received a lab result of "specimen hemolyzed", then the problem was with the way in which the sample was collected and/or transported to the lab and has no implications for your health beyond making the results less reliable. If you have ongoing hemolysis of you blood cells, you will need to find the cause (many possible) with your physician; perhaps it can be treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to treat hemolysis blood?

THere are: Many type of hemolytic anemia. If it is autoimmune and a warm antibody then the first treatment is steroid (prednsione). ...Read more

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Does drawing blood directly out of an IV taint the sample. Can the person usually see if a sample has hemolysis?

Does drawing blood directly out of an IV taint the sample. Can the person usually see if a sample has hemolysis?

Blood draw IV: Does drawing blood directly out of an IV taint the sample. Can the person usually see if a sample has hemolysis? ANS: yes if not done correctly. Hemolysis can only be seen when blood spun down. ...Read more

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Blood work done and I noticed my levels were high for certain tests. I see that it says moderate hemolysis present. Meaning?

Need actual results: All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. Without the complete test report, history, physical examination etc, it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion. ...Read more

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If my blood results say "slight hemolysis, " what does that mean?

If my blood results say "slight hemolysis, " what does that mean?

Nothing serious: Sometimes mild trauma can cause this. Sometimes if they used a needle that was too small it can also cause hemolysis. Unless it repeatedly happens, it's likely nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Help docs, is hemolysis and blood lysis the same thing?

Help docs, is hemolysis and blood lysis the same thing?

Hemolysis: Yes, hemolysis refers to the breakdown of red cells in the blood. ...Read more

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Need expert opinion on when drawing blood what can cause the specimen to hemolyze?

Alcohol and trauma: If the alcohol applied to cleanse the skin is not fully dry before drawing blood, it may cause hemolysis. Using too thin a needle also can cause hemolysis. Transferring blood drawn in a syringe to other tubes through a narrow bone needle is an other cause. ...Read more

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What effect does hemolysis have on the red blood cells?

What effect does hemolysis have on the red blood cells?

Breakdown: Hemolysis is a breakdown in the redblood cells freeing hemoglobin to present as free serum hemoglobin. Such a product may secondarily affect the kidney causing impained function and rise in creatinine. FDA will cancel a trial where a drug such as a cancer mAb induces hemolysis. ...Read more

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Does TB cause hemolysis of blood agar? And what of hemolysis?

Does TB cause hemolysis of blood agar? And what of hemolysis?

Question unclear: If you are asking a microbiology lab question about whether mycobacterium tuberculosis growth produces hemolysis, it is not generally grown on blood agar, generally does not produce hemolysins. It is generally cultured on specialized media and the type of hemolysis is not an issue in its identification. ...Read more

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I am blood type a and my wife is o, what can we do to prevent the ABO hemolysis of our baby?

Avoid trauma: The human reproductive system was designed to function properly despite challenges--so likely there will be no issue, except possibly right at delivery, but uncommon. If you are an "a", could be aa or ao, and mom must be "oo" to be type o, so have 50% chance baby will be type o, and non-issue. Talk to your OB to allay concerns. ...Read more

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My blood type is a and my wife is o, how can we prevent the ABO hemolysis of our baby?

My blood type is a and my wife is o, how can we prevent the ABO hemolysis of our baby?

You can't: Most of the time, there is no problem. Regardless, there is no active intervention that can prevent the problem. If there is a concern, it is possible to monitor and even treat, if necessary, but not prevent. ...Read more

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Have giant liver hemagioma does this make my hemolysis index count rise and does it effect hemaglobin count. And would it effect other blood counts?

Have giant liver hemagioma does this make my hemolysis index count rise and does it effect hemaglobin count. And would it effect other blood counts?

Doubtful: Since you did not mention an exact size I would recommend ascertaining size and location within the liver. These are usually benign and of no clinical consequence. ...Read more

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I've had three blood tests over the past six months for b12 anemia. What does it mean that my hemolysis index results have gone down?

I've had three blood tests over the past six months for b12 anemia. What does it mean that my hemolysis index results have gone down?

Hemolysis index: I've had 3 blood tests over the past 6 months for b12 anemia. What does it mean that my hemolysis index results have gone down? ANS: It measures hemolysis and is a useful quality improvement indicators 4 detection of inappropriate procedure errors in drawing or handling your blood. Are you hard to get blood from. Do they have u make a fist. Do they shake tube hard. Ask Dr that ordered test. ...Read more

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Does a weak or moderate hemolysis (of blood serum) have any effect on qualtative HCV rt-pcr test?

Does a weak or moderate hemolysis (of blood serum) have any effect on qualtative HCV rt-pcr test?

HCV test: Hemolysis should not affect the hcv pcr test. You should still get an accurate viral load count. Of course it will affect the rbc, mcv, hmc, and other labs concerning the red blood cells. ...Read more

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What does non-hemolyzed blood in urine mean?

What does non-hemolyzed blood in urine mean?

See below: What this means is that there is some source in the genitourinary tract that is bleeding. There are a variety of causes of this but it is necessary that the cause be elucidated see your urologist. ...Read more

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36yr old husband is excessively sleepy all the time. Blood work was normal except bilirubin was a 2 but doctor said it was hemolyzed and was not worried. Hubby says he feels better (less sleepy) on weekends when not at work. He sleeps 8 hrs a night.

Sleepy hubby??: Hemolyzed blood doesn't explain a bilirubin of 2.0! I'd suggest that your husband get a sharper internest. Also, like most people, he is not enamored of his work and is probably depressed. What is it telling you when he says he feels better on the weekends when he's not at work. He might be helped by some therapy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does hemolyzed blood in urine mean infection?

See below: Blood in the urine can indicate an infection but can mean other things as well what it does mean is there is a site in the urinary tract that is bleeding and that means you need to see a physician to find out the cause. ...Read more

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If mother has type o positive blood and newborn has a positive can it cause a crossover causing hemolysis or jaundice?

If mother has type o positive blood and newborn has a positive can it cause a crossover causing hemolysis or jaundice?

A to O set up: You do not need crossover to set up a problem of hemolysis if baby has this type. Mom's system can become sensitized in her lifetime to dietary products that will cause antibody formation to the blood type a, and this is usually only a problem after birth when the hemolysis and bilirubin disposal relies on babies system to keep the jaundice under control. Docs monitor and treat as needed. ...Read more

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UA Results: I have Small (1+) Bilirubin, Large amounts of Ketones (80 and 160 mg/dL), and trace-hemolyzed blood in urine. Should I be concerned?

Urine tests: 29F of unknown ethnicity and medical history from US notes urine + Bilirubin Ketones and trace blood. Asks should I be concerned? ANS: Yes so ask the Dr. Who did the tests as "concern" would be based on why tests were done based on what they know about your medical Hx, condition, meds etc. ...Read more

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Can hemolytic anemia cause low blood vol. Thereby causing autonomic dysfunction? Does body see hemolysis as trauma thereby triggering stress hormones?

Can hemolytic anemia cause low blood vol. Thereby causing autonomic dysfunction? Does body see hemolysis as trauma thereby triggering stress hormones?

Whoa: Hemolytic anemia won't affect blood volume but will affect oxygen carrying capacity. Further, if the cause is microangiopathy, lupus, malaria, or any of a variety of others, there may be a huge number of different problems. I'm glad you have an inquiring mind, but there's no need to invoke "stress hormones"; you'd do well to stop reading "pop" explanations if someone's actually seriously sick. ...Read more

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I have Protein (30), Ketone (small), Bilirubin (small), Urobilinogen (8), and Blood (non-hemolyzed: trace) in my urine and my pH is 6.0. should I be worried? My X-ray results showed "possible kidney stone" but my doctor has now ordered me to get a CT scan

I have Protein (30), Ketone (small), Bilirubin (small), Urobilinogen (8), and Blood (non-hemolyzed: trace) in my urine and my pH is 6.0. should I be worried? My X-ray results showed "possible kidney stone" but my doctor has now ordered me to get a CT scan

Urine analysis: Based upon those results it sounds as if you have a kidney stone. Most stones will pass spontaneously or with some aid from medications. Some stones require more invasive type treatments. I would get the CT as ordered by you doctor. ...Read more