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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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Spirometry (Definition)

A spirometry is a measurement of velocity (speed) of air coming in & out of the lungs which equals the diameter of the airways. This an indirect measument of the lung function diffeent patterns are posible & direct us as specialist to diagnosed ...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 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 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 ovulation test. Is that a pregnant test?

What is a ovulation test. Is that a pregnant test?

Different: A pregnancy test and an ovulation predictor test have some similarities, but are quite different. The ovulation predictor test will detect the hormone signal triggering an egg to release from the ovary. Several over-the-counter test kits are available: you test your urine once daily during the time of the month you may be ovulating. Your pharmacist can help you choose an appropriate kit. ...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 good bleach pregnancy test thats accurate?

What is a good bleach pregnancy test thats accurate?

Unclear question: What is a bleach pregnancy test? All fda approval kits for home pregnancy test are accurate. Wait 4-5 days after a missed period to do the test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. ...Read more

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What is a good test for heart disease?

What is a good test for heart disease?

Cardiac testing: There are lots of 'good tests', we choose by what we need to know. ECG gives us general rate, rhythm and some other info. Echocardiography shows anatomy, physiology and some other info. Nuclear imaging can show anatomy, some physiology and other info. Radiographic angiograpy is very important for coronary anatomy. There are plenty of other 'good tests' too. ...Read more

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What is a pulmonary function test and what is the procedure for it?

What is a pulmonary function test and what is the procedure for it?

Checks lung function: Pfts check numerous areas of lung capacity, flow rates, etc. And are useful in treating/diagnosing emphysema, copd, restrictive ariway diseases, asthma, and understanding lung capabilites prior to surgery. This would be common in smokers, elderly, or in patients with lung diseases like cystic fibrosis. Pfts are easy and done in a lab or pulmonary specialist's facility. ...Read more

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What is a stress test for heart?

What is a stress test for heart?

Angina. : A stress test should help in determining if chest pain is due to a blockage in an artery within the heart. ...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 ?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 qsart test and what is it used for?

What is a qsart test and what is it used for?

Autonomic nerv syst: The qsart test is used in neurology to measure the nerves that control sweating. It is helping in determining if there are any abnormalities with the autonomic nervous system (i.e. Heart, bp, GI tract). It is also useful in determining a problem with the small nerve fibers, which can be abnormal in disorders such as complex regional pain syndrome. ...Read more

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What is a normalh hba1c test in a person that is not diabetic?

What is a normalh hba1c test in a person that is not diabetic?

HbA1c: It depends on lab normals. Mostly less than 6 percent. Now many define less than 5.7 percent as completely normal. ...Read more

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Whats is abnormal results for a pft?

Whats is abnormal results for a pft?

If below your peers: An abnormal result on a pft (pulmonary function test) depends on one's value compared to his/her age-matched peers. Standard pft's are divided into 3 sections, the first spirometry (which measures exhalation efforts), the second lung volumes, and the third "diffusion capacity( ability of oxygen to transfer into lung's blood vessels).". ...Read more

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What is a pregnancy testing kit?

What is a pregnancy testing kit?

Determines Pregnancy: Urine pregnancy tests are available at pharmacies, grocery & convenience stores. They can be done in the privacy of your home. All pregnancy tests are based upon measurement of the hormone -- human chorionic gonadotrophin or HCG -- which is made after a fertilized egg implants in the uterus. Pregnancy can be determined as early as the first day of the missed period with 97%-99% accuracy. ...Read more

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What exactly is a pulmonary function test?

What exactly is a pulmonary function test?

PFT's: are tests that look at your lung function. They are used to tell if you have obstructive disease by looking at how much air you can blow out; they can tell if you have a restrictive disease by looking at your lung volumes; and they can tell how well you are able to exchange oxygen between your alveoli (air sacs) and capillaries by doing a diffusion test. ...Read more

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What is a test for cystic fibrosis?

What is a test for cystic fibrosis?

Genetic or sweat : Most cases these days are caught at birth by genetic screening tests; rarer forms can be detected by the sweat chloride test. A positive test is usually still confirmed by genetic testing. ...Read more

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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