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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?

SWT: This test evaluates functional exercise capacity by measuring how long a patient can maintain a constant pace walking around a 10-meter shuttle (between two cones). The swt has stages. The beginning and end of each stage are indicated by an auditory signal (beep). In each stage, the speed is gradually increased. Test ends when one doesn't reach the next cone before the beep. ...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