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What does ck-mb stand for in blood tests?

What does ck-mb stand for in blood tests?

Heart disease: Ck-mb refers to the mb fraction of creatine kinase enzyme. Ck is present in all muscles, skeletal muscles have mostly mm fractions where as cardiac muscle in rich in mb fraction. Elevated blood levels of ck-mb suggest damage to hear muscle and the test was used in the diagnosis of heart attacks. It has been superseded by troponin testing. ...Read more

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Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (Definition)

A TSH test measures the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in your blood. TSH is produced by the pituitary gland and tells the thyroid gland to make and release the hormones thyroxine ...Read more


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What is bnp in bloodwork stand for and what does it test?

What is bnp in bloodwork stand for and what does it test?

BNP: Brain Natriuretic Peptide. In general terms BNP can be interpreted as follows. A normal BNP level makes the diagnosis of Heart Failure unlikely (rule out test) •A high BNP level makes the diagnosis of HF very likely (rule in or confirm test) •Intermediate values of BNP require careful interpretation, in light of patients age (consider age-adjusted cut-off values) and co-existing conditions. ...Read more

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What does the initials MCV stand for in a blood count?

What does the initials MCV stand for in a blood count?

Mcv: The mcv- is mean cell volume, is the average volume of red cells, part of a complete blood count. Mcv is calculated from the hematocrit and red cell count (mcv= hct x 1000 / rbc (in millions per microliter). In anemia, MCV allows classification as a microcytic anemia (mcv below normal), normocytic anemia (mcv in normal range) or macrocytic anemia (mcv above normal. ...Read more

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Does anyone know what is the normal range for prolactin in a blood test?

Depends on lab: The exact normal range for prolactin may vary depending on the specific lab and the type of test they perform. At my hospital <35 is normal for nonpregnant females. ...Read more

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What does an elevated calcium and protein test mean in a routine physical blood test?

What does an elevated calcium and protein test mean in a routine physical blood test?

Several possibles: These tests need to lead to other tests including a serum electrophoresis and other studies to determine why both are elevated. ...Read more

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What does ldl, direct or dldl mean for a blood test?

What does ldl, direct or dldl mean for a blood test?

Calculated and : Measured. Usually LDL is calculated from total cholesterol, HDL and triglycerides. If triglycerides are higher than 400 then LDL needs to be measured directly for an accurate reading. It is one of the measures of cardiac risk factors. See the site below for more info. http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/overview/200269. ...Read more

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What does NIL stand for in urine test?

What does NIL stand for in urine test?

Usually means: Nothing/zero. As in on a specific urine test, a nil result means that none was detected or present in the sample. ...Read more

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What does "opk" stand for in medicine?

What does "opk" stand for in medicine?

OPK: in fertility medicine stands for "ovulation predictor kit," which can be used to detect when to expect ovulation. Good wishes. ...Read more

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What is a serum iron level also what does MCH & mchc stand for in lab test?

What is a serum iron level also what does MCH & mchc stand for in lab test?

Numbers: Iron (not to be confused with hemoglobin) is the amount of the element in blood bound to plasma proteins. It's helps estimate how much iron is available to make more red cells. Mch and MCHC are mean corpuscular (red cell) hemoglobin and hemoglobin concentration; how well-hemoglobinized the red cells are (tends to be low in iron deficiency and some other illnesses.) iron deficiency's common & cruel. ...Read more

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My blood work showed a level of 228 for alkaline phosphatase test. Will i need more test? What could it mean?

My blood work showed a level of 228 for alkaline phosphatase  test. Will i need more test? What could it mean?

Yes: An elevated alkaline phosphatase will need to be evaluated with additional blood tests to determine why it is elevated. Most commonly this is due to some form of insult to the liver, usually alcohol. But even a cold can cause an elevated alkaline phosphatase. If your other liver enzymes are elevated, particularly, ggt, your doctor will likely order an ultrasound. ...Read more

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Why would troponin and myoglobin show up at high levels in my blood work? What does CKMB or MB stand for in blood work?_

Why would troponin and myoglobin show up at high levels in my blood work? What does CKMB or MB stand for in blood work?_

Talk to your doctor: Troponin and CKMB are both cardiac enzymes released into the bloodstream when there has been damage to heart muscle and are generally used as markers for heart attacks. Myoglobin comes from regular skeletal muscle when it is damaged and appears in your urine. If your total CK is in the 1000s then it might artificially raise the cardiac markers but can damage kidneys, either way see a doctor now! ...Read more

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For physical exam blood tests, Do doctors usually check for Lyme disease or does it get noticed in the blood? Does that have to be requested?

For physical exam blood tests, Do doctors usually check for Lyme disease or does it get noticed in the blood? Does that have to be requested?

Blood tests: "Routine" blood tests do not check for Lyme disease. A blood test for Lyme disease would be done when a suspicion for the disease from the history and/or physical warrants it. ...Read more

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What does "Tsh with reflex(reflux?) to FT4" mean with blood work?Does that mean it's as complete thyroid check?

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What does "Tsh with reflex(reflux?) to FT4" mean with blood work?Does that mean it's as complete thyroid check?

No: TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) is a marker for thyroid function. If it is abnormally high, the lab automatically (reflexively) does a Free T4 level. This is useful for diagnosing hypothyroidism, but it is not the same as a full thyroid panel. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is a TSH blood test for and does it mean I have cancer?

What is a TSH blood test for and does it mean I have cancer?

TSH: Tsh, thyroid stimulating hormone (or thyrotropin), is made by the pituitary gland in the brain and signals the thyroid to make thyroid hormone. Tsh measurement is used as a screen to investigate thyroid function. It is not used as a screen for cancer. ...Read more

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What does the LD measure in a blood test?

What does the LD measure in a blood test?

Lactate : Dehydrogenase. It may also be referred to as ldh. It is an enzyme and is present in many organs as well red blood cells. ...Read more

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My urine test shows creatinine is 1.3. Blood tests show urea 3.5 and persistent low egfr 55. What does it mean? What do I need to do? Feel really ill.

My urine test shows creatinine is 1.3. Blood tests show urea 3.5 and persistent low egfr 55. What does it mean? What do I need to do? Feel really ill.

Find cause: Assuming your creatinine is blood level; mine runs 1.5 or so as i'm a muscle kind of guy but it's high for a lady. This old-fashioned pathologist doubts the value of in lab-generated egfr's in the absence of known kidney disease. Anything from serious disease to over-the-counter painkillers can raise creatinine / compromise the kidneys for at least a while. Follow up & consider other causes. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have an index value of 20.9 for a herpes i, ii, and IgG test? Lab results

Old infection: I do not know the reference value of the lab that did the test but i assume this is higher than normal and is interpreted as reactive. It means at one point in your life, you have been exposed to both varieties of hepres -i generally responsible for 'cold sores' and ii, generally responsible for genital lesions. However with diverse sexual practicess, they are becoming more interchangeable. ...Read more

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Can you still have thyroid problems that the basic TSH blood test doesn't show? Is the full TSH blood panel better?

TSH and freeT4: Tsh and free T4 should be able to diagnose most thyroid problems, at least those related to function. Other tests are needed or helpful for other thyroid disorders, such as thyroiditis, cancer, etc. ...Read more

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What does MDT stand for in regards to drug testing?

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What does MDT stand for in regards to drug testing?

MDT: Multi Drug Test. It detects Methadone, Cocaine, Amphetamine, Meth, THC, Opiates, PCP,Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines & Oxycodone in urine samples. It is a 10 panel test. ...Read more