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Why Is The Bta Stat Test Important
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
For the penile swab test to check for STDs is it important to get admitted in the hospital for a day ?
No....: It is a 5 second out patient procedure/test... ...Read more
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
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
What is the best test to see if my heart arteries are clear besides the heart cath? Whatever is the most accurate.
Unknown: Sounds like a hospital specific nomenclature specific to facility you were treated. ...Read more
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