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Which blood tests can check for gastroparesis?

Which blood tests can check for gastroparesis?

Mechanical problem: Gastroparesis is a mechanical or electrical problem with the motility of the gut. As such, there is not a change in blood chemistry or hormone levels to be tested for. It is diagnosed by the absence of gut movement, typically using various imaging studies such as a barium swallow or a gastric emptying study. You need to check for diabetes as the most common cause for gastroparesis --. ...Read more

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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Gastroparesis (Definition)

A condition where the stomach is not able to empty its contents as effectively, but there is ...Read more


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Can blood tests check for celiac disease?

Can blood tests check for celiac disease?

Yes: Blood tests can be done as well as if an egd is done, a biopsy can be done that is more specific to test for celiac. ...Read more

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Which blood tests are available to check for hepatitis c?

Which blood tests are available to check for hepatitis c?

HCV antibody: The most common first line test would be an hcv antibody. Other tests include: hcv rna, which measures the "amount" of virus in your blood. Hcv genotype, which determines the "type" of hepatitis c you have. And riba, which is used on rare occasions when your doctor is concerned that a positive hcv antibody test may be incorrect (as seen with a condition known as hypergammaglobulinemia). ...Read more

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What blood tests can be used to determine dehydration? can dehydration throw off the results of a fibrotest or similar liver blood tests?

What blood tests can be used to determine dehydration? can dehydration throw off the results of a fibrotest or similar liver blood tests?

Hemoconcentration: Usually, the blood counts are the ones mainly affected by dehydration due to hemoconcentration resulting from dehydration. Your hydration status can easily be determined by the color of your urine and your urine specific gravity. Drinking 8 glasses of water a day would normally be sufficient but when you are under the sun and imbibing alcohol, you'll be doubly dehydrated. Alcohol is a dehydrant. ...Read more

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Blood tests for cancer? If so which tests?

Blood tests for cancer? If so which tests?

None: Unless specifically requested by your doctor. Each test is for a specific kind of cancer, but cannot be used for screening or used alone for diagnosis. Psa is a long discussion, does not apply to you. ...Read more

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Can a doctor at a clinic run blood tests for thyroid issues/anemia etc?

Can a doctor at a clinic run blood tests for thyroid issues/anemia etc?

Yes: These tests may be run on-site in larger clinics with a lab. Small labs may do some of the tests for anemia. When not done at the clinic, necessary tests will be sent out to a lab. ...Read more

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What can they check for in a full blood test?

Many things: Blood hemoglobin, white cell count and different types of cells and platelet count are the are the major things checked in a complete blood count (cbc). Please see this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/complete-blood-count-cbc. ...Read more

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What blood tests would be done to check for a B12 deficiency?

What blood tests would be done to check for a B12 deficiency?

Can be as simple: As just testing a serum/blood level of vitamin B12. There are other tests, like a serum homocysteine or methylmalonic acid level that can better deteremine deficiency when serum levels of vit B12 are borderline. ...Read more

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What blood tests are done to check for a weak immune system?

What blood tests are done to check for a weak immune system?

Weak immune system: Being immune-compromised can be primary, born this way, usually present early in life, and still rare, some types present late but not as severe. Or secondary, usually due to drugs or infection, e.g. HIV. History and physical examination direct which studies to pursue, usually CBCD and blood levels of immunoglobulins can be enough to tell us an immune status in the context of a clinical picture , ...Read more

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Are there blood tests to check for bladder cancer?

Are there blood tests to check for bladder cancer?

No: Unfortunately, there are no blood tests to determine if one has bladder cancer. The only way to diagnose bladder cancer is by clinical history, various urine tests, and with a cystoscopy. This is a test where a telescope is placed into the bladder and the bladder is visually examined in its entirety to determine if there any masses or lesions on the bladder lining. ...Read more

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Can fasting for a blood test cause low potassium?

Can fasting for a blood test cause low potassium?

No: Potassium levels are tightly regulated in the body. Fasting should not cause significant change in levels. ...Read more

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What type of blood work can be ordered to check for fibromyalgia?

What type of blood work can be ordered to check for fibromyalgia?

None: Currently, there is not an available blood test for fibromyalgia. There are tests that can evaluate for a variety of different musculoskeletal conditions and eliminate these conditions as causes of widespread pain. A trained medical provider can also examine you thoroughly and determine whether you have the characteristic trigger points of pain common in fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Which blood test would I need to test for diabetes? Metabolic panel?

Which blood test would I need to test  for diabetes? Metabolic panel?

Diabetes testing: The current testing guidelines for type 2 diabetes are hemogloblobin A1c (over 6.5%), fasting blood glucose (>126) and 2 hr blood glucose (>200). Symptoms that suggest you need to be tested include symptoms of hyperglycemia (such as frequent urination, increased thirst, blurred vision) or hyperglycemic crisis with random plasma glucose ? 200 mg/dl. If this is you, see your doc right away. ...Read more

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What is the common blood test to check for liver function?

What is the common blood test to check for liver function?

Liver function tests: Ast, alt and alkaline phosphatase are enzymes from the liver an they are commonly tested. The serum bilirubin is also a tested as a marker of liver function. ...Read more

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Can any internal medicine doctor interpret most blood tests or is it better to see a specialist such as for blood tests for lupus or blood disorders?

Can any internal medicine doctor interpret most blood tests or is it better to see a specialist such as for blood tests for lupus or blood disorders?

Start with PCP: Yes, any general internist can interpret routine blood work including for auto immune issues like lupus, but there may be a benefit of having a specialist like a rheumatologist (arthritis doctor) help if further testing and detailed management of such disorders if needed. Best regards. ...Read more

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Anemia and thyroid test which i understand but also added a liver and kidney blood test. Why would doc order these tests?

Anemia and thyroid test which i understand but also added a liver and kidney blood test. Why would doc order these tests?

Ask your doc: This question needs to be asked of the doctor who ordered the tests. Without specific clinical information, the question is impossible for me to answer. ...Read more

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