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Will Inflammatory Diseases Show Up In A Blood Test
If you had pelvic inflammatory disease would the erp blood test be elevated and white blood cell count be higher than normal?
Get full diagnosis: Under the general laws of humankind and medicine, your physician has a duty to inform you of exactly what kind of tumor is present in your liver, what the likely outcome is, and what treatment options are available with what to expect from each. We cannot do that here but we are concerned for you. Exercise your rights as a person and get the truth from the physician who told you this. ...Read more
What do blood test results show? What diseases are doctors looking for during a general blood test?
Too broad: Drug/hormone/electrolyte levels can be tested for. In general, a CMP (comprehensive metabolic panel) looks at key electrolytes, kidney function and liver function. It gives a general idea of how things are doing, but there are thousands of blood tests that could be ordered, if the Dr needed to know something specific about your health. ...Read more
Will a blood test for Syphillis show positive even if the disease is in its dormant stage, I.e. showing no symptoms?
Does blood test from a regular checkup show viral diseases, cancers besides what is in the blood content such as cholesterol?
Specific tests: Each test for a specific chemical, antibody, or other constituent needs to be ordered specifically. There is no one test for cancer and each virus has its own specific test. Cholesterol and lipids should be tested on a fasting specimen. You may consult this site for info in lab tests: http://labtestsonline.org/ ...Read more
Can an ANA test or any blood test used to diagnose auto-immune diseases show all the types of lupus?
Not necessarily: Patients with systemic le will almost always have a positive ana. However, patients with lupus confined to the skin, i.e. Discoid le or scle (subacute cutaneous le)may not have a positive ana. A positive ANA by itself does not necessarily indicate sle and is seen in a number of medical conditions. The diagnosis of sle is made on the basis of historical, clinical and laboratory criteria. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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