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What happens during a fingerstick test?

What happens during a fingerstick test?

Sugar levels: The purpose of a fingerstick test is to determine the level of your blood sugar at that particular moment. A drop of blood is placed onto a strip that is placed in a meter that determines the sugar level. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens during a diabetes test at the dr's?

Could you tell me what happens during a diabetes test at the dr's?

Depends: Upon which test is done. It may be a simple blood test, either fasting or after meal. Could also be glucose tolerance test with multiple blood sugars after ingesting glucose solution. An a1c test can look at the past 3 mos of blood sugars. ...Read more

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What happens during a non-stress test (nst)?

What happens during a non-stress test (nst)?

Baby monitoring: A non-stress test is a way of checking on the baby. We listen to and record the fetal heart for 20-30 minutes. We are looking at the baseline heart rate and how the heart rate goes up or down. We are looking at this to see if the baby is getting enough oxygen or if there are other problems with how the baby is doing. ...Read more

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What exactly happens during a shuttle walk test?

What exactly happens during a shuttle walk test?

Distance walking: There are different tests to measure endurance: a six minute walk test is the best distance walked in meters per unit time. This is usually done in a straight line/circular tracks may be used. An incremental shuttle walk involves walking between two cones. You walk as long as you can until breathlessness. The number of shuttles (laps between the cones) is noted; a shuttle = 10 meters. ...Read more

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Can you explain what happens during a bike stress test?

Can you explain what happens during a bike stress test?

Measure ECG and O2: Usually during a bike stress test, the doctors see if there are changes in your ECG (or ekg) or your echocardiogram as you exercise on a stationary bicycle. Sometimes, they can also measure how much oxygen your body is able to take in and provide to your body at rest and during maximum exercise (max o2 consumption). ...Read more

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How do Gynaecologists test abnormal discharge? What happens during this exam?

How do Gynaecologists test abnormal discharge? What happens during this exam?

Swabs : Swabs from the vagina and cervix. Usually 3 plus a Pap test. Follow up on the results closely. All the best. They also palpate your uterus and ovaries. All the best. ...Read more

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What happens during an exercise electrocardiogram test?

What happens during  an exercise electrocardiogram  test?

EKG during exercise: Ekg's are taken at rest and during exercise and recovery. Exercise starts light and periodically increases. Certain ekg abnormalities are suggestive of blocked arteries to the heart. If these changes occur, the test is positive and is stopped. If the predetermined heart rate is reached without abnormalites, the test is negative. If the goal heart rate is not achieved the test is non-diagnostic. ...Read more

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What happens during a TB test? I know that you get a shot, but what happens afterwards?

What happens during a TB test? I know that you get a shot, but what happens afterwards?

It depends: There are 2 types of tests used to "screen" people for tb. The skin test involves an injection which leaves a small bump under the skin. Your provider will then wait 48 to 72 hours later to "read" the result. The injection may lead to swelling or redness which the provider will interpret & measure. Not all skin changes mean the TB test is positive. A routine blood test for TB is also available. ...Read more

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What is done during a mrcp test?

What is done during a  mrcp test?

MRCP: Mrcp (magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography) is a type of MRI scan that evaluates the pancreas, bile ducts, gallbladder, and liver. It requires no intravenous contrast. The MRI tech will take images while you lay in the scanner. You will hear loud banging noises from the scanner. ...Read more

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Why would bs drop during glucola test?

Why would bs drop during glucola test?

Good question: Usually means you do not have diabetes, this needs to be correlated by you with your primary care doctor or th doctor that ordered the test! ...Read more

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How bad does a vcug hurt during the test?

How bad does a vcug hurt during the test?

VCUG…: Shouldn't be painful since usually the bladder catheter is coated with Lidocaine gel to numb the urethra when it's being inserted. Instillation of contrast ("dye") doesn't hurt. Catheter is removed. Xrays are taken (or fluoroscope used) while you pee into towels. ...Read more

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When should I do a test during my cycle ?

When should I do a test during my cycle ?

When you miss period: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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What to expect during drug and alcohol test?

What to expect during drug and alcohol test?

You can expect: for the process to be formal, regimented, and documented if done by trained collectors and breath alcohol technicians. You will need photo identification, be asked to empty your pockets, and given a limited amount of time to provide a set amount of urine. For alcohol testing the same process occurs. This is all done in an effort to protect you but is also very impersonal on purpose. ...Read more

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I'm curious what occurs during a diabetes test?

I'm curious what occurs during a diabetes test?

Easiest are: The kind that are simple tests on blood sample fasting sugar, ranom blood sugar, hemoglobin a1c that , if exceed standards , define presence of diabetes. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to keep from gagging during a strep test?

Is there anything I can do to keep from gagging during a strep test?

Gag Reflex: No. The gag reflex is very strong in some people. It can be controlled somewhat be spraying anesthetics in the throat but that interferes with the test. So, you just need to open wide and the lab tech has to be quick. Sorry, it bothers me too! ...Read more

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13yold son studies, understands well his lessons but gets scared and confused during tests.Grades average or below.How can I help him? Thx

13yold son studies, understands well his lessons but gets scared and confused during tests.Grades average or below.How can I help him? Thx

Test training: Your son has test taking issues. Possibly, he had traumatic experience taking tests in the past. You may try to request adjustments for him from his teacher explaining the situation. Recurring to childhood psychologist may be required in more complicated cases. ...Read more

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Do doctors let you know if you test positive for any drugs during your routine prenatal appointments? Are they required to let you know they tested U?

Do doctors let you know if you test positive for any drugs during your routine prenatal appointments? Are they required to let you know they tested U?

Don't risk baby...: When you're pregnant, prenatal tests give you information about your health and your baby's. They help detect any problems that could affect him, like birth defects or genetic diseases. The results can help you make the best health care decisions before and after your child is born. Ask your doctor what tests are being ordered, but avoid illicit substances, alcohol, etc. pls, esp. if pregnant. ...Read more

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Gluc levels routinely perfect after 1 & 2 our mark during gluc tolerance test. Only time it's "high" is upon waking up: 100-110. Is this a concern?

Gluc levels routinely perfect after 1 & 2 our mark during gluc tolerance test.  Only time it's "high" is upon waking up: 100-110.  Is this a concern?

IFG: Hi. Glucose fasting in the morning is normal up through and including 99; above that and up through and including 125 is impaired fasting glucose. Finger stick glucose not approved for diagnosis. You need serum glucose. It would be worth doing because you may be abnormal. Healthy diet and regular exercise! ...Read more

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In 2010 had hida scan results were 23%. In 2012 results were 50%. No pain during test but shortly after. Does gb get better or change from day to day.?

In 2010 had hida scan results were 23%. In 2012 results were 50%. No pain during test but shortly after. Does gb get better or change from day to day.?

Can get better: The gallbladder can get better on its own, i've seen people with low gallbladder ejection fractions consistent with chronic cholecystitis get better without surgery. There also is a day-to-day variation in that it responds to recent meals, recent medications. Also, it is possible that the technique in 2010 was different than the technique in 2012. Timing of cck admin can greatly affect results. ...Read more

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