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What Is A Hematology Test
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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