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What is a fasting lipids test?

What is a fasting lipids test?

Cholesterol, TG Test: The standard lipid panel measures levels of blood cholesterol and triglycerides (tg). These lipids are carried in the circulation by various lipoprotein particles such as tg rich vldl and cholesterol rich LDL and hdl. Tg is used to estimate vldl concentration, while the cholesterol carried in LDL and HDL (ldl-c and hdl-c) is used to estimate LDL and HDL particle concentrations. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Alves
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Lipid (Definition)

Are fats that are found ...Read more


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What is test RDW and glucose?

What is test RDW and glucose?

Red cell distributio: It means the red cells in the blood are not all the same size. When someone has anemia, the RDW test can be used as extra info to find out what the anemia is from. Glucose means th sugar in the bloodstream .If it is high it could be a aign of diabetes in certain cases. It is unrelated to rdw. ...Read more

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What is the blood test to check blood calcium levels called?

What is the blood test to check blood calcium levels called?

Calcium level: The typical blood test to check a person's blood calcium level is called "serum calcium level", or "calcium level". It is usually done as part of a group of blood chemistry tests called a "chem panel" or a "metabolic panel". ...Read more

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What blood test checks for pancreatic enzymes?

What blood test checks for pancreatic enzymes?

Amylase & lipase: These check for the enzymes to see if they're being released into the blood when somebody has an upper abdominal emergency. If you're concerned you haven't got enough pancreatic enzymes, a stool assay for pancreatic elastase might be more helpful. ...Read more

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How accurate is the normal diabetic blood test?

How accurate is the normal diabetic blood test?

Unclear question: Fasting plasma glucose, done at two differnt times, glucose tolerance test, and A1c results can all be used to diagnose diabetes and if done properly, are accurate. ...Read more

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In blood tests what is gran?

In blood tests what is gran?

Granulocyte: A granulocyte is a type of white blood cell that has granules in the cytoplasm. Usual granulocytes encountered are neutrophils and eosinophils. ...Read more

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What is MCV in blood test and is it bad?

What is MCV in blood test and is it bad?

Red blood cell size.: Mcv, or "mean cell volume" is the average size of a red cell. It is used in determining the cause of anemia, if present. Smaller cells are seen with iron deficiency and some inhereted anemias. High MCV can mean B12 or Folic Acid deficiency, alcohol abuse, and many other causes. ...Read more

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What is the ANA profile blood test?

What is the ANA profile blood test?

Autoimmune: ANA test detects antinuclear antibodies in your blood. Your immune system normally makes antibodies to help you fight infection.Antinuclear antibodies often attack your body's own tissues, each cell's nucleus. Positive ANA test indicates that your immune system is misdirected attacking your own cells. Some people have positive ANA tests even when they're healthy. Ordered if lupus ra, scleroderma. ...Read more

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Took a blood test and it shows my blood glucose is 109. Is that normal?

Took a blood test and it shows my blood glucose is 109. Is that normal?

Glucose: Your blood glucose is slightly elevated. We like to see it below 100. You can have it repeated. Did you fast ...Read more

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What enzymes does a general blood test check?

What enzymes does a general blood test check?

See below: What do you mean by a general blood test? Of the commonly used tests, only liver enzymes, ALT and AST are generally included in a panel. ...Read more

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What is a blood glucose monitor?

What is a blood glucose monitor?

Checks blood sugar: A blood glucose monitor is used to check the concentration of blood sugar (glucose). This is helpful for people with diabetes, a disease in which high blood glucose causes damage to the body over time or, if the glucose is severely high or has risen very quickly, can be fatal rapidly if left untreated. A normal blood glucose before eating is under 100, diabetic is over 125. ...Read more

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What is the cryoglobulin blood test?

What is the cryoglobulin blood test?

Seeks odd proteins: This is a simple test for certain abnormal proteins in the bloodstream. Often they are rheumatoid facators, hepatitis C antigen-antibody complexes, or hepatitis B complexes. Plasma / serum is drawn and spun in the warm, then cooled and a white precipitate is a cryoglobulin. These can make you quite sick and should be sought especially if vasculitis or glomerulonephritis are sought. ...Read more

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What is blood tests check for?

What is blood tests check for?

Thousands of things: Blood tests literally can test for thousands of issues. The nomal routine tests check for anemia, high or low white blood cell and platelet counts, electrolytes, calcium, liver and kidney function and possible cholesterol and other lipids. ...Read more

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What does a low AST blood test indicate?

What does a low AST blood test indicate?

Probably nothing: Generally nothing. It usually has no clinical significance although it can be low in severe liver disease such as cirrhosis. ...Read more

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What is the PTT blood test?

What is the PTT blood test?

Clotting factors: This is a screen for several clotting factors, and substances that can interfere with them. ...Read more

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What pregnacy test is better blood or urine?

Urine cheaper : Urine test is cheaper, easy and late compared to blood test. Blood test is early, accurate but usually can be done in a lab and may need doctor's order. ...Read more

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What do the results of a fasting blood test indicate?

Depends on test: Ask you doctor what they are specifically testing because there are different tests that are done fasting. Most common are fasting blood sugar and cholesterol. ...Read more