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What is a cbc?

What is a cbc?

Blood count: It is a test that quantifies and characterizes certain cells in the blood. Those cell types include red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. ...Read more

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Hematology (Definition)

Hematology is a field of study in which a person studies the different types of blood cells in the bone marrow, the blood, the lymphatics, their functions, and their diseases. A doctor who specializes in problems of the blood and bone marrow ...Read more


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What is a hemotologist?

What is a hemotologist?

Hematologist : A hematologist is a physician who specializes in disorders of blood and the hematopoietic system. ...Read more

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What is a nicotine metabolite test? Is this a normal test done to diagnose a uti?

What is a nicotine metabolite test?  Is this a normal test done to diagnose a uti?

UTI: No. This is a test for nicotine in your body. This nicotine urine test is used to determine active tobacco use. The cutoff is set high to exclude passive inhalation of second-hand smoke. ...Read more

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What is a test for tuberculosis?

What is a test for tuberculosis?

TB skin testing: Although the traditional skin test (tuberculin or ppd) is most commonly used, reading the reaction can be subjective and confusing. A new blood test called quantiferon is much more reliable when that situation arises.. ...Read more

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What is a normal test result for a romberg test?

Keeping balance: See this site for a description of the test and normal response. http://www.neuroexam.com/neuroexam/content.php?p=37. ...Read more

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What is a ifab blood test for?

What is a ifab blood test for?

See below: Intrinsic factor is needed for absorption of vitamin B12. Antibody blocking intrinsic factor can lead to pernicious anemia. See this site for more information. http://education.questdiagnostics.com/faq/IFAB ...Read more

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What is a pulmonary stress test and what would it indicate?

What is a pulmonary stress test and what would it indicate?

Complex study: A pulm stress test or cpx is a very thorough study were the performance of the lung (function) is being measure while at work (exercise). But also ther cardiac function & its interaction with the resp system are measure in a very exact way. Full pulmonary function parameters are measure & a total oxygen capacity seen at its perfect application. Done in athletes & patients as well. Very exact stud. ...Read more

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What main important informations does a CBC blood count test tells a physician about a patient?

What main important informations does a CBC blood count test tells a physician about a patient?

Many things: Complete blood cell count provides information about the state of red cells, white blood cells, platelets and by inference about the health status of the patient. Briefly, it provides information about anemia, infection or susceptibility to infection, bleeding tendency, blood cancers, chronic inflammation, blood loss, alcohol abuse, lead poisoning, autoimmune disorders etc. ...Read more

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How is a pap test done? What steps?

How is a pap test done? What steps?

Pelvic exam: A pap is one part of a routine pelvic exam and testing. You will be undressed from the waist down and laying on a table with your bottom on the edge and your legs positioned in "stirrups." the doctor examines the area, inserts a speculum gently and collects the pap with a swab that touches your cervix. It may be awkward but is not painful and is important to prevent cervical cancer. ...Read more

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In a blood test, what is plt?

Platelet: Platelets are small, non-nucleated cells important for control of bleeding. Normal platelet count is 150, 000 to 400, 000. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003647.htm. ...Read more

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Is there a specific blood test for Gilbert's? What should I request?

Is there a specific blood test for Gilbert's?  What should I request?

Total/direct bili: Gilbert's is a familial (autosomal dominant), common (2-5% of people), unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia (blood bilirubin measures 1-5mg/dl), not due to breakdown of blood. It is associated with reduced enzyme levels of udp glycuronyl transferase, that results in jaundice when patients fast or suffer an infection. It may predispose to tylenol (acetaminophen) toxicity. ...Read more

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What is a neuropsychological test and what does it measure?

What is a neuropsychological test and what does it measure?

Depends: As noted there are many different tests and these are usually combined in a "battery" that attempt not only to measure the degree and severity of brain abnormalities, but also try to predict how individuals will function given the injuries, deficits, or degrees of decline. The tests are also used to track the progression of a disease, and plan rehabilitation treatments and programs. ...Read more

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What is a ?D-dimer test?

What is a ?D-dimer test?

Thrombosis: The d-dimer is a fibrin degradation product (or fdp) which represents a small protein fragment in blood after a blood clot is broken down. The value can be used to test for clotting or thrombosis problems. However, a single value or a value in isolation should not be used. ...Read more

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What is a titer?

What is a titer?

Dilution/concentrati: The term titer is usually used when the lab serially dilutes a specimen and tests for the presence of a substance, usually antibody. The highest dilution giving a positive results is called the tiler, e.G, if antibody is detectable at a dilution of 1:64, the specimen is said to have a titer of 64. ...Read more

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What is an ANA test for?

What is an ANA test for?

Autoimmune disease: A positive ANA test indicates that your immune system has launched a misdirected attack on your own tissue — in other words, an autoimmune reaction. This may indicate lupus, rheumatoid arthritis or scleroderma. Some people have positive ANA tests even when they're healthy, so further confirmatory tests are needed. ...Read more

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What is a serologic blood test? What does it test for?

What is a serologic blood test? What does it test for?

Serologic = serum: Cannot tell you, as all blood tests that do not look at red / white cells or platelets specifically are interested in something in the serum (aka: plasma). Electrolytes, medications, hormones, etc. ...Read more

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What is the test for thalassemia?

What is the test for thalassemia?

Testing: Patients are anemic (low hemoglobin), with small cells (microcytosis). A hemoglobin electrophoresis confirms the diagnosis. These tests are done after a thorough history and physical exam including family history. There are other lab tests that may support the diagnosis as well. ...Read more

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Defocogram test results states a rectal intessuption. What does this mean? is there a treatment?

Defocogram test results states  a rectal intessuption. What does this mean? is there a treatment?

Rectal intussuscepti: Rectal intussusception is also often referred to as rectal prolapse. It's most common in women who have had vaginal childbirth, with damage to the pelvic floor. The most common symptom is a feeling of obstruction of stool, which is made worse by straining. Most patients respond to dietary changes or retraining. Some require surgery. You should follow up with your doctor to make a plan. Good luck. ...Read more

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Crp .1 mg/l. Ra/anti-dsdna antibs/ana all negative. Why might hematology report indicate "suggested reactive or inflammatory process"? Also noted subset of reactive lymphocytes, occasionally atypical.

Crp .1 mg/l. Ra/anti-dsdna antibs/ana all negative. Why might hematology report indicate "suggested reactive or inflammatory process"? Also noted subset of reactive lymphocytes, occasionally atypical.

See below : Reactive (atypical) lymphocytes are usually due to viral illness or stressor on the body. It could be due to a medicine reaction or autoimmune disorder as well. Your CRP level of 0.1 is very low which is good. And your ra/anti ds dna are negative. So overall they didn't find anything abnormal and they called it possibly due to reactive process. ...Read more

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Hi. In my Hematology test both Mono% and Baso% were flagged as high MONO% 7.13% K/ul EOS% 2.68% K/ul BASO% 1.28% K/ul I do not know what happened to m?

Hi. In my Hematology test both Mono% and Baso% were flagged as high
MONO% 7.13% K/ul
EOS% 2.68% K/ul
BASO% 1.28% K/ul
I do not know what happened to m?

Numbers are numbers: The rest of the story is needed, as these blood test results themselves are not uncommon... which has almost no meaning without hearing the rest of the story. One's regular doctor, who knows why a blood test was ordered and who has examined the patient, can be helpful here. Otherwise, these numbers are just numbers... could be anything... or could be nothing. ...Read more

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If we do hematology test we find blood cancer in this test?

If  we do hematology test  we  find blood cancer in this test?

Not necessarily: Blood cancers, also called leukemias, result in high numbers of white blood cells. Acute leukemia can often be found on a routine blood test. However, not all blood cancers can be found this way. A diagnosis of blood cancer usually requires a history and physical exam in addition to blood tests. That's why it's important you see your doctor! there's more to the story than just a test. ...Read more

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Hematology test sperm count 99% motility sperm75% volume sperm 3.8 liquefication sperm ****1 is he good?

Hematology test sperm count 99% motility sperm75% volume sperm 3.8 liquefication sperm ****1  is he good?

Here are some ...: The punctuations in the question are not clear so I would just assume the report as follows: Sperm count at 99% of percentile score; sperm motility at 75%; semen volume at 3.8 cc; and semen liquefied at 1 minute. If so, yes, his semen analysis for male infertility is good in favor of impregnating a suitable female. ...Read more

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What kind of blood test would my hematology dr. Order to see what's wrong with my blood instead of a bone marrow test?

Hierarchy of tests: Usual approach is to do a complete blood cells count and performa microscopic examination of the blood smear, the latter may be done by a pathologist. Depending on the findings, symptoms, and signs, other tests may be selected, e.G, flow cytometry, antibody testing, dna testing, and a bone marrow. Each test has its own place and there is no test instead of bone marrow. ...Read more

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My husband have e trait and i've beta thalassemia minor.We have 1 child so where we'll go a child specialist or a hematology?When we'll test our baby?

My husband have e trait and i've beta thalassemia minor.We have 1 child so where we'll go a child specialist or a hematology?When we'll test our baby?

Pediatri Hematology: If you need a specialist go to a pediatric hematologist or you can consult babies pediatrician as testing can be done by anybody and if the test is abnormal can be referred to a pediatric hematologist. ...Read more

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I m say my doctor i wana test. Blood cancer ...... He recommends hematology profile test. Is gud to see all. Blood cancer?

Initial CBC: Blood cancer is a vast subject area with many complex examples. However, routine 'hematology profile' (various counts) is a good begining. ...Read more

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Hematology .What conditions cuase blood to be thin, genteic/disease. Is it liver , bones . Alcohol Intolerant, always have been.what test is needed?

Hematology .What conditions cuase blood to be thin, genteic/disease. Is it liver , bones . Alcohol Intolerant, always have been.what test is needed?

Long list...: Generally, when people mention "thin blood," they mean difficulty with clotting (having a bleeding disorder). This can be due to liver disease, medications, bone marrow problems, and genetic issues with deficiencies of certain blood factors (or acquired deficiencies later in life). Alcohol abuse can also lead to this in a couple of different ways. Blood testing can help identify causes. ...Read more

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I have diverticulitis and chronic prostatitis but hematology blood test is normal can these infections cause for my spleen to be enlarged?

I have diverticulitis  and chronic prostatitis but  hematology blood test is normal can these infections cause for my spleen to be enlarged?

Splenomegaly: The spleen may enlarge in the presence of several infections. Nonetheless the ones you mention might only be implicated on a very theoretical basis. If your spleen is enlarged the overwhelming probability is that there is another reason. ...Read more

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What is hematology?

What is hematology?

Disorders of blood: The study of blood related disorders include such things as bleeding disorders, clotting disorders, low blood counts (anemia, low platelets, low neutrophils), high blood counts, abnormal hemoglobin, and much more. ...Read more

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What is hematology?

What is hematology?

Blood: The study of blood and blood related issues like clotting. Anemias of various kinds, hemophilia, leukemia, bleeding disorders. It is a wide medical category and often doctors do both hematology and cancer as a single specialty. ...Read more

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What exactly is hematology?

Blood science: Hematology is the science (and art) of blood and blood disorders; doctors trained and certified in this field sre hematologists. Check out this site- hematology.Org. ...Read more

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Hematology count 10 please explan?

Hematology count 10 please explan?

Confused.: Could it be that your hemoglobin is 10? I would contact the doctor that ordered these slabs and discuss the significance. ...Read more

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Can you please define hematology and how can it affect the body?

Can you please define hematology and how can it affect the body?

Hematology: Is one of important subject in medicine to learn the normal physiology / development of blood cells and lymphatic organs and to learn the various type of blood disorders - benign, cancerous, acquired, congenital etc as well as abnormalities/ disorders that are affecting the lymphatic organs. ...Read more

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What's the RDW in hematology?

RBC size variation: Rdw is a a statistical measurement of the differences in size of the red blood cells (rbc). Higher RDW values mean that there is more variation in the sizes of the rbc. Iron deficiency anemia is associated with increased rdw, especially after iron replacement starts. ...Read more

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What can cause elevated basophils in hematology?

What can cause elevated basophils in hematology?

Thanks for asking!: Increased basophil count is associated with many pathologic conditions, including: allergic reactions (drug, food), inflammation (ulcerative colitis, arthritis), endocrinopathy (diabetes, hypothyroidism), infection (chicken pox, small pox, tb, influenza), iron deficiency anemia, radiation exposure, myeloproliferative disorders, basophilic leukemia...Etc. ...Read more