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What Is A Critical Value For Prothrombin Time
Blood clotting: Thrombocytopenia means low level of blood plateletes. Prothrombin time is a test for extrinsic coagulation pathway that is initiated with factor vii. Vitamin k deficiency or use of Coumadin (warfarin) or liver function deficiency will prolong the prothrombin time, while several blood clotting diseases that affect intrinsic coagulation such as von willibrand or hemophila will not affect prothrombin time. ...Read more
How to reduce the level of creatinine for a patient who is diatebetic for more than 30yrs and what is the normal value ?
0.6-1.2 mg/dL: Normal level of creatinine is about 1mg per 100 ml of serum. There is no easy way to reduce increased levels of creatinine, expect if the patient is dehydrated giving fluids helps. There are medications that protect the kidney in diabetics and you should consult your doctor for continued care and managing blood glucose levels to prevent further damage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
+ or -: The test is either positive or negative. See https://labtestsonline.org/understanding/analytes/mono/tab/test/ If there is any doubt further testing can be done for the Epstein-Barr virus and the presence of present or past infection, generally. In the acute phase of mono there may false negatives with either method. ...Read more
What is the best way to check ferritin levels in someone taking a lot of prbc transfusions? Is 2000 a logical value after about 50 prbcs transfused?
Normal range: Serum TSH level ranges from 1.0 to 38.9 miu/l for term newborn. ...Read more
No minumum: Hb a1c levels are dependent on average blood glucose level and red cell life span. There is no minimum for a healthy person but 17 mmoles suggests shortned red cell life span. Do you bleed excessively during your periods? What is your hb level? You may wish to consult your doctor to check these items. ...Read more
This is about a friend. If sepsis is strongly suspected in a hospital pt, is it the standard practise for more than one lactate test to be done? Why?
Lactic acid trend: A follow up lab test for lactate or lactic acid helps the doctor 'understand' how the process of sepsis is or isn't going... i.e, when the body is under severe stress with sepsis, lactic acid will be produced. Doctors like to see that this goes away with the proper treatment of sepsis. A high lactate is a bad sign, if that can be improved, we have a better idea of the prognosis. Hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is serum cretanine of 1.28 high for a person with diabetes! Is it alarming. What is the normal range. ?
See below: Your result is at the upper limit of normal. You should consult your doctor for further evaluation, especially to see if there is protein in your urine. Medication can stabilize renal function. It is very important to maintain glucose control. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/creatinine/basics/results/PRC-20014534 ...Read more
Patient care: I would compare this to a teacher:student ratio in classrooms for simplicity sake. It just allows for more attention and care to details - whether it's a smile or setting the forks on the dinner tray (on top of the clinical responsibilities that most patients will remain oblivious to). ...Read more
My friend mother is having very low hemoglobin the ratio is one.What is the immidiate treatment for this?
Glycemic control: Hemoglobin and serum albumin undergo glycosylation ie. binds with glucose. Glycosylated hemoglobin level (HbA1) is widely used as index of glycemic control in diabetic patients but due to long survival time of erythrocytes (120 days), it remains elevated for several weeks after improved control. Glycosylated serum albumin (GSA) has a shorter half-life (20 days) so it can detect changes earlier ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pls can you advice me, as to what is the normal range on electronic oximeter for oxygen level for healthy person, what figure is conserning?
Sat monitor: It all depends upon the atmospheric pressure at the time of testing. But 96% to 99% would be ideal. ...Read more
Glad you asked!: Aspirin irreversibly binds platelets for the life of the platelet (which is 10 days). Every day, our bodies make new platelets replacing the 10% that is lost. When you take one single aspirin, you have an antiplatelet ("blood thinning") effect that lasts at least 5 days (50% of your circulating platelets). Bottom line: it doesn't matter what time you take the aspirin. The effect lasts a long time. ...Read more
Is there an INR test (like for warfarin) when one takes Eliquis, an anticoagulant? How does MD know a person is in the right therapeutic range?
Some medications: require monitoring and others don't. When the doctor gives you an antibiotic for an infection does he monitor the drug level? No. He knows the dose is effective because the infection goes away. When we use Eliquis to protect you from stroke we know it works from scientific study demonstrating it is efficacious compared to Coumadin. No monitoring of levels is needed. We have proven it works. ...Read more
This question is for a Hemotologist & GYN. What is a normal endometrial stripe for someone that has protein "S" deficiency and is on Xerelto 20mg QD?
Endometrial stripe: A normal stripe is 1.0 cm or less. ...Read more
Not a pass/fail test: Hearing test determines at what pitches [htz] you may have hearing deficits [measured in db decibels]. It tests a range from below threshold of hearing [20 htz] to high pitch [over 20000 htz] in both ears separately and together. Pass or fail is determined by the groups who's standards u r hoping to meet. Just follow directions & do your best. Always take measures to protect your hearing. ...Read more
ForAdvancedDisease: Promoted for detecting artery disease, but misses most disease; arteries expand, not narrow. ~75%, or more, narrowing required before stress tests, all forms, begin to detect any abnormalities. Nuclear (more expensive ; radiation) promoted as more sensitive. For all I have seen, a well done ekg exercise stress more sensitive ; accurate. I quit doing stress tests 1995; for better protection options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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