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What Testing Do I Need To Have In Order To Get Gleevec
C-kit analysis: Whether patients with gist are candidates for Gleevec (imatinib) depends on the status of a particular gene called c-kit, or cd117. This is a test that must be run on the tumor biopsy tissue and is generally coordinated with the help of the pathology laboratory. In select cases, some patients are candidates for Gleevec (imatinib) regardless of their c-kit results, but this is highly individualized. ...Read more
I'm not sure if you: Are asking how to perform an at home termination of pregnancy or not? See an obstetrician. This is not something you should try without medical supervision. It's also against the law, for good reason. Many women have died attempting to terminate their pregnancies without the guidance of a physician. If there is a planned parenthood or women's clinic near you, they can help. No need to go it alone. ...Read more
Gastroenterologist: Gastroenterologists do colonoscopies as do some surgeons. Check yellow pages, local medical society or american college of gastroenterology, american gastroenterological association or american society of gastrointestinal endoscopists for someone qualified in your area. ...Read more
A psychologist or: Psychiatrist. There are also screening tests for patients available online. ...Read more
Please read below: Prenatal screening is offered to all pregnant women. Prenatal screening may include ultrasound and blood testing in order to determine if the pregnancy is at a higher risk for a particular birth defect. If a screening test is positive, then the patient may elect to pursue diagnostic testing. ...Read more
What kind of doctor can treat and test for diabetes insipidus? Do i need to go to a urologist...Or do I need to go to an endocrinologist?
Family medicine: Please start with your family physician. There is no need to start with specialty care for this common problem. ...Read more
What to do if I have to take an acth hormone test tomorrow, and I need to know what to do to prepare. do What to do if I have to fast?
ACTH-stim test?: Hi. Are you having an ACTH stimulation test, where they inject ACTH (1-24) aka Cosyntropin and measure cortisol in response? Assuming so, no, you do NOT have to be fasting for it. You have to do nothing special to prepare for it. If they're just testing your own ACTH (& cortisol) level, that should be drawn at 8 AM. I'm not sure exactly what's being tested in you. ...Read more
Depends on risk: Prenatal care involves regular OB visits, but prenatal testing ranges from general screening (level i ultrasound, triple/quad/integrated screen, amniocentesis chromosomes) to gene tests when a prior child was affected--usually at 10-18 weeks . Realize that triple/quad/integrated screen looking for down syndrome markers is inaccurate, sometimes leading to amnio and termination. Caveat emptor. ...Read more
Endoscopy and/or: Upper GI series with barium. Stomach cancer can be detected by visualization of the stomach through and endoscope and biopsy of suspicious lesions for examination by a pathologist. X-rays may detect an abnormality but endoscopy will be needed for biopsy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not really: You can major in anything, but the key is to take the prerequisite courses for the MCAT. You need to score well on the MCAT, maintain a good GPA and keep up your grades, and participate in something you enjoy (arts, sports, music, etc.) Consider shadowing a doctor, especially if you have an interest in a particular speciality and talk to them about their path to medicine. Everyone's different. ...Read more
No set age: Too many factors are involved in the development of arthritis: no real set age...Can occur after injury to the joint- post-traumatic arthritis, after vascular insult (avascular necrosis or osteonecrosis), or just from generalized wear and tear from activities and aging. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Refraction: Best care for this is an ophthalmologist who will measure your need for eyeglasses and take into consideration the history of eye problems, general health and your visual needs. The process for the power of the glasses is termed 'refraction' and you will be given an eyeglass or contact lens prescription. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Much education: A college degree, 4 yrs of medical school, 3 years of internal medicine residency and 2 or more years of infectious diseases fellowship. You might find a local id expert and ask if you could shadow them and ask them about what they do. Best of luck, i love your ambition and desire to help others. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Various types: Most "veneers" dentists refer to are typically porcelain veneers. They are best after the gum height becomes stable around age 20 ; up. You could get them at a younger age, but the edge ("margin") may become more visible if the gum moved up higher with age--more common among age 6-20. In-chair composite veneers are good for any age group, but the result depends on the dentist's skills. ...Read more
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