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My blood test for liver Says ASL And ACL Are High, Does This Mean I Have liver Disease? I Have Symptom Of Cirrhosis

A: Please ask for a complete liver profile function test. One of the areas that is tested is called ANA. This will tell you if you have one of  the liver diseases. There are quite a few, Primary Biliary Cirrhosis, Autoimmune hepatitis that may be treated. These diseases are slow in progression but you have to be tested to see if you have them first. Hope this helps....

How accurate are blood tests for detecting cancer, can it be trusted or can it miss some forms of cancer?

A: Not very accurate if used solely on their own. Usually an analysis of other symptoms along with a range of blood tests may confirm that there is something not quite right, which may require further detailed tests and evaluations. for instance a Full blood Count test gives a lot of information, which in conjunction with other symptoms may establish the need for more specific tests that could identify the particular ailment more precisely. FBC measures include; - the amount of haemoglobin in the blood; - the number of red


if i take creatie will it show up on a blood test for accutane

A: 1. Creatine does not increase testosterone. 2. Creatine on Accutane is not a good idea. They both tax your liver. 3. Eat everything you can get your hands on and you will have no need for creatine That is all. I had the same situation, so I could give you an advice. I can tell you that Creatine itself does not put any stress on the liver. Just make sure that you drink more water then you would while using either one by itself. Problem is that Creatine takes water and stores it in your muscles to aid in their growth. This leaves less overall water available to the rest of the body, which is why you need excess amounts. I have used it while on Accutane with no problems, so just get your...


Can a blood test detect liver cancer?

A: I was reading about a liver cancer blood test on the ACS website. They say that an alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) blood test is recommended every 6 months for people who are at risk for liver cancer. If AFP, which is a protein, is found in the blood, it suggests that the person may have one of a certain type of cancers (liver, ovarian, testicular). It`s not recommended as a routine screening test, though. for one thing, AFP levels can be raised by


Is there a standard set of blood tests for people who complain of being ''tired all the time''? what is the evidence behind their use?

A: We found no recommended standard set of blood tests.  In 2002 the BMJ published an ABC for fatigue [1] which can be read via the URL below.  The document includes a table of screening tests for fatigue, which includes the following:    - Full blood count  - Erythrocyte sedimentation rate or C reactive protein  - liver function tests  - Urea and electrolytes  - Thyroid stimulating hormone and thyroid function tests  - Creatine kinase  - Urine and blood tests

How can i get tested for liver diseases?

A: The best way to start is to see a primary care medical provider- a Physician, Physician Assistant or a Nurse Practitioner, who can order appropriate laboratory tests, take a medical history and perform a physical exam. Laboratory is generally ordered, usually a chemistry panel known as an SMA-22 or Comprehensive Metabolic panel, which includes liver enzymes. Then, if the liver enzymes show abnormalities, and/or you have a history of risk factors for various types of hepatitis, and/or abnormal findings on exam, a hepatitis screening panel is ordered. There are a number of different types of liver diseases, and depending on lab, physical exam...


blood tests for sjogren''s diagnosis

A: I wanted to add to my post above the question of whether what I am now left with is getting the lip biopsy? Is that where you would go next? Who did the blood work and did you go to an immunologist? No one could help me until I seen this one good immunologist, he repeated the blood work not trusting my pc''s blood work. He wanted his own for whatever reasons, I didn''t care and to his surprise it all came back positive for sjogren''s and another surprise, autoimmune hepatitis....since then I have had a liver biopsy and they found cirrhosis. I am not a drinker at all.....this was my 5th doctor. for 3 years...


How Do You test for liver Enzyme Count?

A: liver enzyme, or enzymes period are done through the blood, took a friend to the hospital and that is what they told me as I wanted to know what was going on and when she would be ready to leave and they said soon as they got the enzyme test back to be able to see what was going on and it was over night stay for her and was told she had a mild heart attack,,,so a lot is found out by way of enzymes.....the best to you.......
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