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Why is the bta stat test important for bladder cancer?

Why is the bta stat test important for bladder cancer?

May suggest cancer: Bladder tumor antigen test is only a semi-reliable test for bladder cancer. Urinary cytology and cystoscopy with or without biopsy are much more reliable. ...Read more

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Is the blood test called ca 125 to check the uterus for cancer, a good test?

Is the blood test called ca 125 to check the uterus for cancer, a good test?

No: It is not. It is often used as such but: a hint of oca requires careful investigation, often surgery. Ca-125 gives many "false positives" so some surgeries would have been unnecessary . This would be ok with those who had oca, but perhaps not with those who did not. Ca-125 also gives "false negatives". This is worse, as the reassurance was misleading! pelvic sonography is a better tool. ...Read more

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How reliable is a 5 hiaa 24h urine test. Is it diagnostic. What are the main symptoms for this kind of test, if positive what are follow up test. Ta?

How reliable is a 5 hiaa 24h urine test. Is it diagnostic. What are the main symptoms for this kind of test, if positive what are follow up test. Ta?

Screening: A 24 hour urine collection for 5hiaa is a screening test for carcinoid syndrome. There are certain foods and meds that need to be avoided for several days prior to the test as they can lead to false positives. Carcinoid syndrome often presents with episodes of flushing, diarrhea and wheezing. ...Read more

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How important is it to test for aldosterone for a patient with resistant hypertension? If *, then what is the exact test name called?

How important is it to test for aldosterone for a patient with resistant hypertension? If *, then what is the exact test name called?

Test Aldo bad HTN: Testing renin and aldosterone may reveal that your BP is being driven by either your kidneys or your adrenals. And will suggest the best treatment. There may also be a surgical cure for either cause and some other causes that may turn up with proper testing. You want what is called an aldo/renin ratio with a simultaneous 24 hr urine for Na, K, Creat, aldosterone, cortisol and catecholamines. ...Read more

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What are the necessary blood tests after treatment of breast cancer to detect if your ok . Is ca 125 important?

What are the necessary blood tests after  treatment of breast cancer to detect if your ok . Is ca 125 important?

No: Ca-125 not important for breast cancer. Good test for ovarian cancer. The most important things are routine physical exam. Most recurrences are found by the patient or the physician. Hope this helps. No routine blood tests have been shown to be of benefit. However, if someone received chemotherapy, i typically check blood because they received chemo. ...Read more

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What is the most accurate blood test to check for B-12 deficiency?

What is the most accurate blood test to check for B-12 deficiency?

Serum B12 level: Blood levels of vitamin B 12 are routinely tested by most hospital labs and it is a good test. See this site for more info on the topic. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003705.htm ...Read more

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Please explain why is it important for an ob-gyn to know the blood type of the father?

Please explain why is it important for an ob-gyn to know the blood type of the father?

Blood Types Matter: Depending on the blood type of the mother and father, the child may be at risk of blood group incompatibility. Knowing this in advance allows the doctors to prevent this potentially life threatening condition by giving certain medications at different stages of pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the diagnostic test for ureterolithiasis?

What is the diagnostic test for ureterolithiasis?

Ureterolithiasis: The best test to identify a kidney or ureteral stone is a CT stone protocol. No oral or IV contrast is used ...Read more

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What is the procedure to test for kleinfelter's?

What is the procedure to test for kleinfelter's?

Chromosomal analysis: Kleinfelter syndrome is caused by an extra x chromosome in males (47, xxy). It can be suspected on physical exam because of several somatic features including small testis in post pubertal males. Definitive diagnosis requires chromosomal analysis. ...Read more

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What is the best and definitive way to test for chlamydiophylia pneumoniae?

What is the best and definitive way to test for chlamydiophylia pneumoniae?

PCR: Polymerase chain reaction and direct antigen testing are quite good, but not generally available. It is not usually necessary to definitively diagnose this infection. Community acquired pneumonia is usually treated quite succesfully with empiric antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is the most accurate blood test to check B-12 levels?

What is the most accurate blood test to check  B-12 levels?

Blood level: If the blood level does not match the clinical scenario.....check Methinine and Homocystine level. ...Read more

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What is the best lab test to check adrenals?

What is the best lab test to check adrenals?

No single test: The adrenals make quite a few different hormones, so no single test can tell if everything is just right. And it gets even more complicated. One key adrenal hormone, cortisol, can vary a lot between normal people, and within the same person depending upon time of day, and whether or not they're feeling well or not, so that different tests are needed for suspected high or low cortisol levels. ...Read more

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What HIV test is given to pregnant women an how effective are the test. Is additional testing needed after the first test is done an negative ?

What HIV test is given to pregnant women an how effective are the test. Is additional testing needed after the first test is done an negative ?

HIV testing: I am not sure what your worries are. The tests are extremely effective. The doctors providing you or any women in this country know when to retest and what to do in almost every single possible scenarios. From an experts perspective there is nothing to be worrying about. ...Read more

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What is the best test to see if my heart arteries are clear besides the heart cath? Whatever is the most accurate.

What is the best test to see if my heart arteries are clear besides the heart cath? Whatever is the most accurate.

Exercise stress test: The EST tests the functionality of the heart as you are asking it to do more and more work in a gradually increasing fashion and you watch to see how it responds to that stress. Various norms have been set up over many years and it is used all around the world. ...Read more

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What is the reason for a serum pregnancy test?

What is the reason for a serum pregnancy test?

Diagnosis : It diagnoses pregnancy and helps to determine the due date. It can also be used to monitor the well-being of the pregnancy and can be used to montor some cancers. ...Read more