Category: Medical Tests

High Leukocytes in Urine

The presence of leukocytes in urine may not be a cause for alarm, especially if in little amounts, but a heavy presence of these cells should signal that one could be having an infection or failure of an essential organ. It is advisable that one is tested to determine the cause of the high leukocytes […]

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What is the Normal Troponin Range?

Troponin is a term used to describe a complex of 3 specific proteins called troponin I (TnI), troponin C (TnC) and troponin T (TnT). The protein complex plays a vital role in allowing contraction of the cardiac and skeletal muscle. This is the reason why high levels of troponin, found via a troponin blood test, […]

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High platelet count – causes

A high platelet count is a condition referred to as thrombocythemia or thrombocytosis. Also known as thrombocytes, platelets are tiny parts of cells which prevent bleeding from wounds and injuries by sticking to one another and to the wall of the damaged blood vessels. This forms a clot which then prevents further bleeding. There are […]

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Hemoccult Test

Hemoccult test checks the presence of blood in stool of a patient. While some blood may be clearly visible in tool, at times, it might not be seen with the naked eye. This test can be helpful in detecting hidden blood in stool. One only needs to send a small sample using a special card […]

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How long does THC stay in your urine?

THC stands for tetrahydrocannabinol. It is a chemical and an active ingredient in marijuana. People who smoke or ingest marijuana will experience THC in urine. There is rapid entry of THC into the bloodstream after smoking marijuana. If marijuana is ingestedinstead of being smoked, then the absorption of THC into the blood occurs after a […]

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Albumin Creatinine Ratio (ACR)

Albumin is a protein that circulates in the bloodstream and has many functions like maintaining the blood inside the vessels and preventing blood from leaking out of the vessels. Albumin also helps in carrying substances like medicines in the blood. It is essential for tissue growth and healing of tissue. During the process of filtering […]

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Serum Protein Test

Serum protein is the amount of proteins present in blood plasma. In the blood plasma, protein is found in two forms namely albumin and globulin. Proteins in blood plasma have many functions such as transport of lipids, vitamins, hormones, and metals in body. They also help in regulating acellular activity. Moreover, proteins in blood plasma […]

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Hematocrit levels in Blood – Normal, Low, High

Hematocrit is a measure that gives the proportion in volume of the blood made of red blood cells. The reading is expressed in form of percentage. Hematocrit test measures the percentage of blood volume, which is made of red blood cells. The measurement is based on the amount or number of red cells in blood […]

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Kidney – Function Test, Pain Location

Kidneys are organs that are extremely crucial for our survival. The pair of organs serves various significant regulatory functions in our body. They play a significant role in urinary system and also perform homeostatic functions like electrolyte regulation, acid-base balance and blood pressure regulation. They act as natural filter in the body purifying blood and […]

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Bilirubin Total Levels

Bilirubin total levels are determined by both conjugated and unconjugated bilirubin in bloodstream. Bilirubin circulates in blood in mainly two forms, which include the indirect or unconjugated and the direct or conjugated bilirubin. The indirect form does not readily dissolve in water and being insoluble, it needs to be made water-soluble so that it is […]

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