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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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Gastroparesis (Definition)

Gastroparesis is a condition where the stomach is not able to empty its contents as effectively, but there is ...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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When i had my blood tests done they made me fast for 12 hours was this to check do diabetes?

When i had my blood tests done they made me fast for 12 hours was this to check do diabetes?

Fasting blood test: Fasting for 12-16 hours before a blood test is in order to get reliable baseline results for both blood glucose and for lipids, which can otherwise fluctuate depending on what and when you last ate. ...Read more

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If someone chews tobacco, what blood tests can be advised to check the impact of this on immunity?

If someone chews tobacco, what blood tests can be advised to check the impact of this on immunity?

No test will help.: There's really no blood test that will help us to predict the oral cancer one will get if one continues to use chewing tobacco. The first step will be to just stop using it. Next, visit with dentist regularly for a good oral examination. ...Read more

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Just checked my blood tests from the emergency department and it says that the hemolise interfered with the results, what does that mean? Is it bad?

No: Hemolysis means that something went wrong when they collected or stored the blood. The blood cells burst and released their chemicals in the serum causing a high potassium level and apparent anemia. That simply means your test needs to be repeated because the results are not valid. ...Read more

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I have blood tests for my annual check up due. Due to the the holidays I ate a lot of bad stuff....will this affect my results? How long should I wait

I have blood tests for my annual check up due. Due to the the holidays I ate a lot of bad stuff....will this affect my results? How long should I wait

Depends: What test are scheduled? Lipid studies may be affected. If you are back to you your usual routine about a week before the tests, it should be okay. If you are required to fast before the tests, make sure you fast at least 9 hours. You may drink water. If you take any medications, check with your doctor if s/he wishes you to skip medications that morning. ...Read more

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What blood tests are extremely important to check health and disease markers? If your ill all the time what could one do to help themselves?

Depends: Doctors go through years of medical school and training to learn what tests to order in what situation, because there is no standard "these are extremely important to check always" sort of markers. If you are ill, you need to define the symptoms so that an appropriate diagnosis can be identified. ...Read more

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Do blood tests check on HIV also?

Do blood tests check on HIV also?

Only if needed: Blood testing is how HIV is diagnosed. It would only be done if specificaly ordered by your doctor, a 'routine blood test' would not include HIV testing by default. ...Read more

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Can they do routine HIV checks with most blood tests?

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Can they do routine HIV checks with most blood tests?

No: Hiv tests usually require some sort of consent before they are drawn; the consent for treatment in a hospital covers that in some states. If you are concerned, ask your doctor! ...Read more

Blood Tests (Definition)

Blood is usually drawn from your ...Read more