Creating a culture of consumer advocacy for our students. Mary Ann McLane, PhD, CLS(NCA) Associate Professor Department of Medical Technology University of Delaware firstname.lastname@example.org , 302-831-8737. CLEC 2006. Objectives. Compare and contrast “diagnosis” and “assessment”
Creating a culture of consumer advocacy for our students
Mary Ann McLane, PhD, CLS(NCA)
Department of Medical Technology
University of Delaware
“..culture of consumer advocacy..”
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15 - 20%
60 – 65%
20 - 30%
0 – 5%
What is your assessment?
I had been on coumadin for a month without any monitoring. I wanted to get off, so the doctor ordered an INR. It came back 11.1 and he called me at work to come right to his office for a shot of vitamin K.
The doctor apologized. Three days after the vitamin K shot, my INR is 1.6. No one told me that I could not take fish oil or that there were any diet restrictions while taking coumadin. Thanks for all your information.
What is thrombosis?
Why would my physician suggest that I take a baby aspirin every day??
NOT SO EASY
My daughter has been diagnosed with Klippel Trenaunay Syndrome. Her doctor wants to start her on Coumadin. How does that relate to KTS?
My baby has been diagnosed with Kawasaki Syndrome. Is it usual for the platelet count to approach 1 million?
O presente texto está na lingua portuguesa (Brasil) e os exames são de minha filha Raquel que apresenta icterícia, cefalopatia, colecistopatia acalculosa e tem 21 anos de idade e gozava de perfeita saúde. Não consome alcool ou outra droga qualquer, exceto um remedio recomendado pela dermatologista de nome Flutamida. Eu ficaria muito grato com suas explicações para os resultados dos exames que transcrevi abaixo:
Bilirrubina direta 7,10 mg/dl; Bilirrubina indireta 4,90 mg/dl; Bilirrubina total 12,99 mg/dl
Material: sangu; Método: Jendrassik mod.
We are exploring this test in our ED. I am interested in getting information on the technique used to perform the test (I know the sample is placed in a cartridge which is placed in a portable meter—what I don’t know is whether the reading is by mass spectrometry, electrophoresis, or some other technique). Do you have any information? Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide.
Question: Patient was screened for HepB as part of pregnancy blood testing. No known risk factors.
Wife Results Oct/04
HepB-HBeAg non reactive
Given results below were the husband and wife ever exposed to HepB, are they currently infectious (acute/carrier), is further testing required?
Wife Retest Results Nov/04
HepB core IgM AB Negative
HepBs Antibody <10 Nonimmune
Wife Second Retest Nov/04
HepBs Antibody <10 Nonimmune
Husbands results Nov/04
Surface Antibody (Anti-HBs) <2.0
Liver Markers Normal
Antibody (Anti-HAV) Not detected
What do you think?
Hi - I would just like to know what the numbers mean on my negative HIV test results. My print out is as follows for 4 tests since May 2004.
May 2004 AxSym HIV 0.30 HIVNG
Jul 2004 AxSym HIV 0.29 HIVNG
Oct 2004 AxSym HIV 0.40 HIVNG
April 2005 AxSym HIV 0.30 HIVNG
Test - AxSYM HIV 1/2 Ag/Ab MEIA
What are these numbers (ie. 0.30 etc) and why do they change?
If I am HIV Neg why is there a reading at all?
This is very confusing and I asked the nurse at the clinic where I got the results who said “the number is just something to do with the type of test” but to me it seems to be some kind of measurement???
but why are there still so many eggs
& when will they be gone?
My ANA came back positive. the Titer was 1:320 and speckled what does this mean?
I had been tested for RA 6 years ago. I have my medical records and I don't know how to read it. What test would hev been ordered and how is it abbreviated? Also what would the test results look like? Lab test ordered under what heading would I find the info? thanks very much
complement component C3.......mg/dl........130.03complement component C4.......mg/dl..........10.71are these within the normal range
And My Personal Favorite Question
Can you get pregnant from oral sex?
…then there’s always back to square one…