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fake pregnancy test results

A: Chemical and biochemical tests only work, that is give correct answers, if they are conducted exactly according to directions. Even if done correctly, home pregnancy tests can at times give the wrong answer. There is no way to tell if your friend did or did not follow the instructions exactly. Even if she did the test can come out negative when she is pregnant. You should have some serious discussion with her about her pregnancy. I suggest going in with an open mind and not putting a burden on her. You were in a relationship and you are equally responsible for what happened and will happen....
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What Is a biochemical Recurrence?

A: A substance known as prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is found at higher than normal levels in the blood of people with prostate cancer. After prostate cancer has been treated, PSA levels would be expected to return to normal. biochemical recurrence means that the amount of PSA in the blood has risen again after cancer treatment. This could mean that the disease is returning. biochemical recurrence is also known as biochemical relapse and PSA failure.. In the US, around a third of those men who have their prostates surgically removed due to prostate cancer will have a biochemical recurrence inside ten years. When the rise in PSA levels is only very small, it is less likely that the cancer has...


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Question for Wanda or anyone else with information on Autoimmune Antibody test

A: As usual for most of us with addisons, you need to see another endo. You can have addisons without the antibodies. Seems most doctors in med school slept through the chapter on addisons. I assume you were not on Cortef when your tests were done. Would be best to see another doc & go over your test results. How long have you been taking 30mg Cortef? Are you gaining weight? 30mg Cortef will shut down your adrenals if they were working at all. from another site............ Diagnostic tools Diagnosis of Addison''s disease may involve: Complete detailed family history, with special attention to any other endocrine disorders. biochemical tests, which measure cortisol levels before and...


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how much does a carrier screening test cost?

A: Depends on where you get the test and for which disease you are testing for. A little search reveals it may cost as little as $25 or over $800. Some you pay while other may be paid by the State & private health agencies. Where to get additional testing Getting additional testing is easy ó and cheap. If you''d like your baby to be tested for more disorders than your state law currently requires, discuss this with your doctor or midwife. See if you can make arrangements with a laboratory for supplemental newborn screening. The cost is quite low: For example, the Institute of Metabolic Disease at Baylor University in Texas will test your...


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What Is a Menopause test?

A: A menopause test is an analysis of a sample of blood or urine to check levels of available follicle-stimulating hormone (FHS) as an indicator of the onset of menopause. Normally, this hormone is secreted by the pituitary gland a few days before menstruation begins. Its function is to stimulate the ovaries to activate a mature follicle and release an egg. Once conception or menstruation takes place, FHS levels return to normal and progesterone levels increase. However, FHS levels increase as estrogen levels decline with age or from the ovaries failing to respond to biochemical triggers to either prepare the uterus for pregnancy or to shed itís lining. While it would be wildly convenient to trust that a simple test...
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Allergy testing? "Scratch" tests scheduled. Please any advice or knowledge?

A: They put 21 needles in my back and 11 in my arm when i was young Lily: You are taking a great first step in controlling your allergies by getting a skin test. It will not be as bad as you remember as a kid. For one, you are an adult now and understand what is going on. As a child, you didn''t. Also, now that you are a Mom, you are a role model for your child. So just don''t freak yourself out. Try to be relaxed. If you learned any relaxing breathing to use during your labor, use that. My kids are grown, but I still use the breathing to help me relax. Its great to show them the tests from 20 years ago, but your body has changed and your allergies have probably changed also, It is not uncommon for women to change sensitivity levels as their...


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HIV test and other blood tests with PCR?

A: How It Works The PCR (polymerase chain reaction) is a major scientific advance which will be an important tool for many kinds of basic research, and for diagnosis of other diseases as well as AIDS. The PCR test works by taking advantage of the fact that DNA can make a copy of itself, as it does during normal cell division. The sample being tested is treated in such a way that each piece of the DNA being tested for will double into two pieces. The treatment is repeated, and the two pieces become four, then eight, then 16, etc. After 20 or more repetitions, the DNA (if any) will have multiplied more than a million times, and then it can be detected by ordinary biochemical
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Is there a blood test for magnesium?

A: There is a serum magnesium test, which is a measurement of how much magnesium there is in the blood. This test is done when your doctor suspects you may have abnormal levels of magnesium in your blood. About half of the body''s magnesium is found in bone. The other half is found inside cells of body tissues and organs. Magnesium is necessary for nearly all biochemical processes in the body. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps the bones strong, controls the heart beat, and helps regulate blood pressure. Magnesium also controls blood sugar levels and helps support the body''s defense (immune) system. If you have any kidney problems, diabetes, or intestinal issues then...


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Does Aussie test on animals?

A: Yes, unfortunately Aussie is made by Procter & Gamble, a company notorious for animal testing. Luckily, there are plenty of awesome hair products made by companies that don''t conduct useless, cruel animal experiments. I too started looking into cruelty free cosmetics recently, and I found Caring Consumer (the site linked below) to be a big help. They list which companies do and don''t animal test. Ingredients used in this brand can cause developmental/reproductive toxicity, allergies/immunotoxicity, neurotoxicity, endocrine disruption, organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), and biochemical or cellular level changes, among other things. Environmental Working Group''s Skin Deep...


 
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