Cases from the Consumer Information Website. Cheryl Caskey Omega Diagnostics, L.L.C. Susan Leclair University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth Mary Ann McLane University of Delaware Mary Beth Miele University of Delaware Bernadette Rodak Indiana University, Indianapolis.
Cheryl Caskey Omega Diagnostics, L.L.C.
Susan Leclair University of Massachusettsat Dartmouth
Mary Ann McLane University of Delaware
Mary Beth Miele University of Delaware
Bernadette Rodak Indiana University, Indianapolis
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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.Scary, but with a happy ending…
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?Some questions are fairly easy- and some more complicated
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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.
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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 detectedQuestions from physicians
What do you think?
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???HIV serology
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 ead 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
Can you get pregnant from oral sex?
Original question sometimes requires help:
(cont.)…. Our mother attracted anti-bodies after she gave birth to my sister 30 years ago and at that time there were only 3 people out of a population of 35,000 with these anti-bodies diagnosed. Any advice you can give us to help my sister would be appreciated as I worry about her driving in case she takes an attack on a busy road and harms herself. The only factors we can identify as common are the change in body temperature (i.e. gym then walking into cold air), cheese, vodka, white wine and bread and she has tried eliminating and also combining but cannot make an obvious connection to her attacks. I look forward to your reply in the hope you can shed some light on what she could be going through.
…then there’s always back to square one…