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What sort of tests will I need to test me for itp?

What sort of tests will I need to test me for itp?

ITP testing: A complete blood count (CBC) is usually ordered as the screening test for platelet destruction problems such as occurs in itp. Other testing is needed to confirm this diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Itp (Definition)

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) = bleeding disorder in ...Read more


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What kind of tests do I need to take to test to check for stomach cancer?

What kind of tests do I need to take to test to check for stomach cancer?

Endoscopy: There are no blood tests etc, that can be used to check for stomach cancer. In the us, the only test that can check for stomach cancer is an upper endoscopy. In this procedure, a thin scope is placed down the mouth and into the stomach. A gastroenterologist then closely examines the entire stomach and biopsies any suspicious areas. ...Read more

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How do you test for anemia? My doctor told me my RBC count is a bit low. What tests need to be done to identify the various types of anemias?

How do you test for anemia? My doctor told me my RBC count is a bit low. What tests need to be done to identify the various types of anemias?

Hard to: Answer in 400 characters. First question is was your doc talking rbcs count or hemoglobin ( hgb) or hematocrit ( hct). The evaluation of anemia includes indices of blood production, iron studies, vitamin levels and evidence for blood loss or destruction just to get started. ...Read more

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What are the tests for diagnosing MCAD? And what kind of doctor do I need to go to?

What are the tests for diagnosing MCAD? And what kind of doctor do I need to go to?

Acylcarnitine profil: this condition typically presents with hypoketotic hypoglycemia i.e low blood sugar with no evidence of ketone formation in the blood. initial tests should include glucose, ketone levels, acyl carnitine profile and urine organic acids/serum amino acids. If highly suspected, then the specialist to see will be a metabolic geneticist. There is a genetic test available for MCAD ...Read more

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How do I get repeated tests done to check for diabetes if the walkin doctor will only send me to the lab once?

How do I get repeated tests done to check for diabetes if the walkin doctor will only send me to the lab once?

Choose a Doctor: You need a partner in your health if you have health problems. You do not need a walk in doctor. You need a physician you can work with. Choose a competent, compassionate family physician. ...Read more

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I want to test myself for HGH deficiency, can u tell me what exactly to test with a blood test.Can i pay a doctor here to tell me everything regardingh?

I want to test myself for HGH deficiency, can u tell me what exactly to test with a blood test.Can i pay a doctor here to tell me everything regardingh?

Human Growth Hormone: I honestly do not believe there is such a test that you can just order and get a definitive result. Especially now that you are an adult and past the growing years. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 18 I had some symptoms of a UTI I went to the doctor and he sent me to do a blood and urine test what exactly is he looking for ?

What to do if I am 18 I had some symptoms of a UTI I went to the doctor and he sent me to do a blood and urine test what exactly is he looking for ?

Infection: He's looking for any evidence of infection- whether in your urine or in your blood. This way, he will be able to tailor a treatment to your specifications. This may be seen as white blood cells in your urine, bacteria grown out of your urine, leukocyte esterase or nitrites in your urine, or an elevated white blood count in your blood. ...Read more

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What types of test will my doctor administer to determine if I have pulmonary fibrosis?

What types of test will my doctor administer to determine if I have pulmonary fibrosis?

Tests...: Testing for pulmonary fibrosis typically includes pulmonary function testing as well as a chest ct scan. Other possible tests may include arterial blood has analysis and pulse ox. Further testing, including blood work, depends on what your doctor thinks the pulmonary fibrosis is due to. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor do I need to go to if I want to get tested for chlamydia? What kind of test will they do?

What kind of doctor do I need to go to if I want to get tested for chlamydia? What kind of test will they do?

Vaginal swab: Any doctor's office or clinic can easily test for chlamydia; see your primary care provider. The best test in women is a simple vaginal swab, which often is collected by the patient herself. It's quick, simple, and painless. If you think you're at risk, do it ASAP: every day's delay risks compications like fallopian tube infection and future infertility. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the tests for diagnosing Mast Cell Activation Syndrome? And what kind of doctor do I need to go to?

What are the tests for diagnosing Mast Cell Activation Syndrome? And what kind of doctor do I need to go to?

Multiple..: There are multiple tests that range from blood tests to tissue biopsy, however great part of the diagnosis relies on symptoms which are allergic type, systemic and gastrointestinal symptoms. You would need to see an Allergist/Immunologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me general symptoms of pots and what tests are undergone in order to diagnose it?

POTS: Read this wiki for lots of information about pots: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/postural_orthostatic_tachycardia_syndrome. ...Read more

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I have suspected hyperthyroidism due to general routine blood tests. What further tests will my doctor carry out to confirm this?

Hyperthyroidism: Blood test are accurate to identify the height level of thyroid hormone level but we need to find the etiology of this. You can request for an ultrasound and nuclear scan of thyroid next. ...Read more

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What causes reactive hypoglycema so i know what blood tests to ask my doctor to do?

What causes reactive hypoglycema so i know what blood tests to ask my doctor to do?

Big picture: "reactive hypoglycemia" is a pop term for the familiar uncomfortable feeling that many people get a few afters after a high-carb meal especially when they're under emotional stress or on coffee. It's actually caused by hormones keeping blood sugar up & labs are worthless. Diagnose and manage it on the history. If fasting hypoglycemia (confusion) is an issue, labs are more important. ...Read more

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How can they test you for lupus, what kind of tests do they need to run?

How can they test you for lupus, what kind of tests do they need to run?

See details: The ANA is the key test. Current recommendations state that if the ANA is negative, no further testing needs to be done. ...Read more

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I am being sent to a urine specialist can you tell me what sort of test they will do I am prone to kidney infections?

I am being sent to a urine specialist can you tell me what sort of test they will do I am prone to kidney infections?

First : They will probably check to see that your anatomy is normal. Your kidneys are normal, your bladder and ureters. Of they find something it might be correctable . ...Read more

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Hi my gyne specialist asked me to do some blood tests and there is one i don't know what it's for can you please tell me its a tps1 blood test thanks?

Hi my gyne specialist asked me to do some blood tests and there is one i don't know what it's for can you please tell me its a tps1 blood test thanks?

Not an easy question: I am wondering what other tests were ordered and why you saw doc? The test measures for presence & degree of "tumor surface antigens" , much like the screening blood "psa" level which screens males for prostate cancer. The tsa less useful but helpful postoperatively in colon cancer or breast cancer survivors. It is sometimes helpful in screening for new cancers. I hope ths is helpful 2 you. ...Read more

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What to do if I am going in for a blood glucose test tomorrow. I don't know how they will test this. can you tell me what will happen?

What to do if I am going in for a blood glucose test tomorrow. I don't know how they will test this. can you tell me what will happen?

Go in fasting: They're either doing a fasting serum glucose or a glucose tolerance test...either way, you have to go in fasting. They should have TOLD you this! Water or black coffee are OK, but no sugar, fat, or protein. Good luck! ...Read more

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I don't know the fact for low hemoglobin , how to find out and what test I have to take?

Blood Tests: Fortunately the patient does not decide what tests are needed in medicine. The doctor decides this. Your physician will know exactly what to test for to address your concerns. ...Read more