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Is the abbreviation“r/o” on a test report used in the declarative or imperative sense?

I read something similar to this on the radiologist's report for a chest/abdominal CT scan with contrast, in a section headed "NARRATIVE" and a sub-section headed "HISTORY." This is the only content ...
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Do medical laboratories determine accuracies for their blood tests?

Do medical laboratories determine accuracies for their blood tests that have numerical results (as opposed to specificities and sensitivities for tests with binary results)? If so, where can I find ...
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Are metamyelocytes typically present on blood tests?

Is it normal to have metamyelocytes present on a blood test result? Basically, does it adhere to the standard morphology of the WBC & platelet or is it indicative of something abnormal?
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How does a typical electromyography result report look like?

How does a typical electromyography result report look like? I'm not asking for usual values: I simply wonder what kind of graphs or tables I should expect that summarizes the results observed during ...
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Getting red spot after 3 days of Tb Skin test

My friend got tb skin test last three day. There is no swell spot or redness and the result of the test is negative. But on day 4, he start to have redness spot on the injection area and a bit itchy. ...
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Which blood test results would most indicate further testing for cancer?

As a member of the healthcare community, I've long been taught (as we have all) that test results are only valid in the context of symptoms and at the discretion of a healthcare professional. That ...
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Are medical units pertaining to blood-tests, etc. standard/universal? Or vary from country to country?

Are medical measurements/units pertaining to blood-tests and urine-tests standardized across the globe? Or are they different? (I thought the metric system was standard in science, but when I was ...
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Possible reason/s for increases in neutrophil, platelet, and WBC levels at the same time?

I took a routine blood test today, and my results came back with three abnormal results that the laboratory flagged. My WBC, platelet count, and neutrophil levels were all elevated: WBC: 11.8 ...
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Positive ANA test suggestive of Lupus/SLE, but is 1:160 still ambiguous?

I was referred to a Rheumatologist earlier this year due to all my symptoms: constant fatigue, getting sick all the time by every little thing, having unexplained fevers, having constant joint pain, ...
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What does it mean if my urine test is positive for ketones, hemoglobin, and leukocytes?

What would be some of the reasons/explanations as to why one's urine test would test positive for ketones, hemoglobin, and leukocytes? I'm not even sure what ketones and leukocytes are. Thanks.
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is 1.319 IU/ML Helicobacter Pylori IGG normal?

Doctor suggested me H-pylori Stool test & now I have the report which indicates: Test Name:Helicobacter Pylori IgG Result:1.319 IU/ML Normal Ranges: < 0.9 --> Negative 0.9-1.0 --> ...
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NIPT test results given results of combined test (in pregnancy screenings)

The NIPT test gives a probability of a baby having Down syndrome. Supposedly, this test is more accurate than the combined test. However, I haven't seen any statistics regarding the accuracy of the ...
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How is the eye score interpreted?

I recently called my Optometrist to get my eye score so that I could buy my own glasses from the chemist. I was expecting to get a "+2" or "+1" or something like that but instead they gave me ...
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Is it possible to not have BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes?

I had DNA analysis from 23andMe, however in the results there was no information about the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Does that mean that I do not have these genes? Does every human have these genes, or ...
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What type of exercise is optimal for reducing proinflammatory cytokines?

What type of exercise (HIIT, weight lifting, aerobic) is optimal for reducing proinflammatory cytokines (like TNF-alpha) and increasing anti-inflammatory cytokines (like IL-10)? CRP levels drop with ...
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TPO (Thyroid Peroxidase) Antibodies - reference range change

A couple years ago (end of 2013) the reference range for TPO antibodies (TPOAb) was <35 IU/ml but now it's <9 IU/ml. That's a huge change (almost 4x). Does anyone know why it changed by so ...