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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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How can I have a bta stat test run?

How can I have a bta stat test run?

Ask: Ask your doctor to write a prescription for it, or you can call 1-800-431-2123. ...Read more

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I was asked to do a bubble test.. What is this and is it important?

I was asked to do a bubble test.. What is this and is it important?

Images of the heart: An echocardiogram is a test that uses ultrasound to get images of the heart. A bubble test is an echocardiogram plus an injection of a saline (sterile salt water) bubble into a vein in your arm. This water bubble helps to determine whether you have a defect (hole) in the wall between the chambers of your heart. It is a safe test. You should get the test based on the discretion of your physician. ...Read more

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How important is it to have regular blood tests?

How important is it to have regular blood tests?

Depends: If you are healthy and on no medication and no real family history of anything serious or genetic, a fasting glucose and cholesterol panel should be done about three to five years at your age and blood pressure check once a year. Most insurances now, by law, are required to allow you to get a physical and blood work yearly. ...Read more

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When is it appropriate to test hormone levels for 52 yr old female? Is it important to establish baseline?

When is it appropriate to test hormone levels for 52 yr old female? Is it important to establish baseline?

Rarely needed: There are a few very specific situations in which testing hormone levels could be helpful. But most often we want to make sure of helping the woman feel better regardless of what the numbers show. Baseline levels aren't needed. http://www.cascadewomenshealth.org/download/pdfs/healtheducation/menopausal%20management/paced-breathing.pdf. ...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?

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