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Blood Screening

A Blood screening helps to know the body's general condition. It helps to diagnose certain diseases and conditions such as diabetes, thyroid, and other disorders. It also helps in diagnosing any bleeding or clotting disorder in the body. A blood screening will also help detect infection markers to avoid the release of infected blood and blood components for clinical use.

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Will the blood grouping test require 10 ml to 20 ml blood?

Query: Hello doctor, Recently, I went to a nearby hospital for blood grouping. I am concerned if blood grouping needs a whole syringe of blood as the technician did, or was he collecting my plasma for any other purpose without my consent. I am not sure if it was a 10 ml or a 20 ml syringe. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A technician collects more blood than required because sometimes the test for blood grouping gets errors and needs more blood. If he had taken only a tiny amount and an error occurred, you would have to give the sample again. So to avoid that, he took more than re...  Read Full »

I need hematology clearance for abdominoplasty. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I need hematology clearance for abdominoplasty. The anesthesiologist insists on hematology clearance because I take Pradaxa 150 mg twice daily, Bupropion 450 mg once daily, and Aspirin 81 mg once daily. I take these medications for stroke, and heart attack, and also I had blood clots. How...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I suggest you to follow the instructions mentioned below: 1. The anticoagulant medicines that you mentioned should be stopped three days before the surgery. 2. You can investigate for PT (prothrombin time), PT...  Read Full »

I am worried as I severely get bruised while getting blood drawn and I also suffer from an unexplained compression fracture. Is this due to cancer?

Query: Hello doctor,I bruise easily and severely when getting blood drawn and I also have an unexplained compression fracture. I need your advice. The following are my blood test results:Abs immature gran present in the blood.High WBC (white blood corpuscles) count.High platelets.Low BUN ratio.Low Ag ratio...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Based on these findings leukemia or cancer cannot be ruled out. I need to know your full CBC (complete blood count) report before giving any comment. Immature granulocytes are released in blood in infection as well and fro...  Read Full »

My globulin level is 4.3 and A/G ratio is 0.08 for the last two years. Is it normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a bloodwork question. I had a wellness exam and was fasting for the bloodwork. I did a complete metabolic panel. My globulin level was high at 4.3, and the range was from 2.4 to 4.0. My A/G (albumin and globulin) ratio was low at 0.08, and the range is 1.0 to 1.8. The results were ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am a hematologist with 20 years of experience. I hope you are doing well in the pandemic. Globulins are a group of proteins. It also includes antibodies which are part of an immune response. Globulins are raised during chronic inflammation, chronic bacterial infection...  Read Full »

My vitamin B12 is high. How can I lower it?

Query: Hi doctor, As I took master health blood test and in the result, my vitamin B12 is high. How can I lower it? I am afraid of this. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Kindly provide me any other clinical complaint if you have. Kindly mention whether you have taken any vitamin B12 supplement or tablet or injection? Attach your all reports to give more comment. Usually, liver disease, kidney disease, B12 intake, myeloproliferative n...  Read Full »

Can infections be transmitted through cryoprecipitate transfusion?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is a factor XIII deficiency patient and every month she takes seven packets of cryoprecipitate. I am a bit worried about the side effects of this transfusion. I just read some articles on the internet, which shares the information about the side effects of transfusion. From that I...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash. H. M.

Answer: Hi,Welcome to on your query, my opinion is as follows:Infection risk is similar to any other blood product; however, other immune risks are not present.Many people receive more than this and are free from infection. The risk of infection is pretty low and I can say it as billion to...  Read Full »

My recent blood film report revealed occasional elliptocytes. Is it normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 39-year-old male, and I recently had a blood film investigation done which showed occasional elliptocytes. However, the CBC was unremarkable. My previous blood film report showed atypical lymphocytes and vacuolated neutrophils; hence I did a follow-up test. I am currently taking Cr...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. The attached report is of hepatitis A, liver function test, and cholesterol (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). 1. Your liver function test reports are within the normal range, so we can con...  Read Full »

Please give your feedback regarding my preventive health screening reports.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32 year old male. I recently went for a preventive health screening. I need your valuable feedback regarding my reports.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The only discrepancy seen is that the platelet count is borderline, although not totally abnormal. Rest of your reports are normal including chloride which is given in bold letters. Now...  Read Full »

If heroin-positive menses blood is mixed with urine, will drug test be negative?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is currently in recovery from heroin and my husband and I believe she is using it again. We check her UA's at home and mail the findings to a lab. We suspect that she is giving us her friend’s urine. However, I know that today she began her menses and the urine she gav...  Read Full »

Dr. Patil Pratik Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Ideally, both the urine and blood screens come positive. For more information consult an internal medicine physician online -->  Read Full »

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