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What Does Slight Hemolysis On Blood Results 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
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
On today's blood test, hemolysis and lipemia were 'NEGATIVE" but ICTERUS 1+. What could this (icterus 1+) mean? CBC normal, bilirubin normal (13).
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
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
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
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
Hemolysis: Yes, hemolysis refers to the breakdown of red cells in the blood. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Is ICTERIC 1+ blood sample indicative of health problem? Normal hemolysis and lipemia. Normal tot. Bilirubin (.7 mg/dl). Normal CBC, liver profile.
Discuss with your dr: Might just be normal but it is a good idea to discuss with your doctor, I am available on health tap for second opinion when needed ...Read more
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
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
Lab: Nothing to worry. The specimen was either collected with difficulty or was tested with delay. ...Read more
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