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Why Pns Test For Nose Is Done
Full name: Would you please provide the full name of the test. There is no standard test called "igs" For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Test adrenal fxn.: This test is to check on whether or not your adrenal glands are working right. It is produced and secreted by the anterior pituitary gland. It is often produced in response to biological stress. Its action is to increase production and release of corticosteroids. A deficiency of acth results in secondary adrenal insufficiency and an excess of it results in cushing’s syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why is a blood test done before surgery? I am having cervical surgery done and it is covered by workers comp.I have to have a blood test before surgery.I currently take injesctable steroids.Will it be found in my blood test or do they even check for that?
Routine : Routine pre-operative blood tests are done to be sure that you won't run into bleeding problems. They check your platelet count, your red blood cell count, and for abnormalities in the chemical components that help your blood to clot normally. Steroids would not be picked up on these tests. I'm not sure what you mean by injectable steroids. Anti-inflammatory prescription corticosteroids will increase blood sugar levels and might show up for that reason. They can also slow healing and increase the risk of infection. Anabolic steroids, which are often used illegally to build muscle mass, can lead to other problems, not the least of which is that, because they are acquired and used illegally, they may have impurities and are of unknown dosage. You should discuss this with your doctor. He or she needs to know about any medications you're taking--legal or not--and is not going to report you to the police if you're using something illegal. ...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
I had a upep test done and all the result says is protein quantitive 22.1 mg/dl What does this mean?
Proteinuria: My interpretation of that result would to consider that amount of proteinuria as very mild and doesn't suggest significant kidney damage. However we don't see the breakdown of the types of protein(qualitative) in your report. Your ordering physician,who knows all your findings, is best qualified to answer your question. ...Read more
Not a standard term: This isn't the name of a standard blood test in common use. Can you clarify for us? Thanks. ...Read more
This question is for a cardiologist. I had a regular stress test done and it was normal. How accurate is the test.
They are good: What type of stress test? Nuclear, ECG only, or stress echo? Nuclear and stress echo are the best. Remember, they do not show plaque in the arteries, they show if the walls don't work well under stress. They are the best tests we have. If your stress echo or nuclear test was negative, there is over a 95% chance you have no significant heart disease that will cause a heart attack.That's pretty good ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had the InformaSeq test done. It came back negative for all 3 syndromes. What does that actually means? How accurate and sensitive is this test?
Negative predictive: Value of all 3 tests is 99.9%. This means only 1 of 1000 or fewer will actually have the syndromes if the test is negative. As accurate as medical testing gets. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Better test avail.: It is not used these days because the APTT (activated partial thromboplatiin time) is more accurate to measure coagulation problems in the intrinsic pathway. ...Read more
I had a stress test the doctor told that the results are on boderline n recommended to have a angiography test. Is angiograpy test necessary ?
Difficult to say: Without further information, it is hard to give you a reasonable answer. This depends on your risk factors, the symptoms which lead to you undergoing the stress test, and what makes the stress test borderline. In the end if you are concerned about undergoing an catheterization/angiogram, you should feel comfortable seeking a second opinion from another cardiologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Recurring iritis in the past. What is testing for vitamin d an indicator of if rheumatologist wants to test it? Had other tests done also.
I've had a blood test called cold agglutinins. Doctor is querying raynauds. What else could the doctor be looking for when asking for this test?
Several: Glad you asked. Cold agglutinins damage red cells in the cold and may be elevated for unknown reasons in mycoplasma pneumonia, and also define the uncommon cold agglutinin hemolytic anemias. Cryoglobulins are antibodies that precipitate themselves in the cold; you may also be checked for these; the underlying disease associates are different. Be proactive and read up if the results are positive. ...Read more
What is the best Lyme disease test? I've had the basic blood test done, came back negative, but is there a more thorough test to rule it out?
Thorough WesternBlot: The screen many doctors use, the elisa, only detects about half of those with lyme. A much more sensitive and specific test is the western blot, but i strongly advise doing this through ignenex in palo alto, a specialty lab, as the test offered by most other labs does not include tests for antibodies to the 31 & 34 kda antigens, which are the most specific antigens for lyme! please see my comment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why does my doc pee test me for methadone, but the test only tests for opiates so methadone wont show cause it needs a specific test right?
Why would urine be used to test for HIV and not blood? How accurate is urine for testing for hiv?
Blood is optimal: Blood tests are more sensitive, but antibodies are also present in the urine and collecting urine specimen is easier than collecting blood. Oral fluid can also be tested for HIV antibody. A positive urine screening test, like a blood screening test would need confirmatory testing, generally by testing blood. Urine can be used for confirmatory testing but a negative result may not be reliable. ...Read more
Im going for blood test for pregnancy tomorrow, is it a 12 hr fasting test? Are there any instructions ?
No: You do not need to fast.Get a more detailed answer ›