Blood Tests

Regular blood testing is an important way to know about our physical well-being. Blood tests can be done routinely once a year. Complete blood count, thyroid panel, lipid panel, complete metabolic panel, basic metabolic panel, and enzyme markers are commonly tested.

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I underwent routine blood tests, but the laboratory assistant reused the vacutainer holder. Can I get infected with blood-borne diseases?

Query: Hello doctor, I had gone through an annual health check-up and got my routine blood tests done. The laboratory assistant who took my blood sample reused the vacutainer holder. However, the needle used was new and fresh. I am worried that some nonvisible blood particles might be left over on the vacu...  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. In your case, it is nearly impossible to transmit any blood-borne diseases. The needle did not come in contact with the holder, and a very small puncture site was there. Also, the phlebotomist used fresh gloves....  Read Full »

Kindly interpret the blood reports taken for fever, sleeplessness and body pain.

Query: Hello doctor, I am writing this letter for my mother-in-law. She is 65 years old and seems to be healthy. Recently she was suffering ill (fever, sleepless at night, body pain, etc.) thus visited a doctor (physician). After a physical examination and studying certain blood tests (that he was suggest...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your electrophoresis report shows increased gamma globulin level (attachment removed to protect patient identity). So your doctor might suspect plasma cell dyscrasia, especially multiple myeloma like condition. So referred you to a hematologist. But in electrophoresis ...  Read Full »

Can you give me any advise based on my lab reports?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 68-year-old male. I am currently on tablet Gluformin G2 Forte for diabetes, tablet Cinod-N 10/2.5 for blood pressure and tablet Olmezest 20. The below is my laboratory report is from last week. HbA1c - 6.8. Uric acid - 7.41 mg/dL. Fructosamine - 299.7 mmol/L. eGFR - 83. APO B /...  Read Full »

Dr. Sudeb Mukherjee

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your HbA1c is in good control and the other parameters are within the normal range. ACR (albumin creatinine ratio) is slightly high. You need to recheck the albumin-creatinine ratio after three months. Please repeat your uric acid levels after two weeks. If it is sti...  Read Full »

Kindly evaluate my blood test report and advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I did a blood test. Kindly evaluate it and give advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Ana Karen Pulido Ayala

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your laboratory test is fine (attachment removed to protect patient identity) but you have your liver enzymes a bit over the limit of normality. The most common cause for this alteration is fatty liver. The less expensive way to know this for sure is doing a liver ultraso...  Read Full »

My M2-PK level is 150. Does it mean that I have cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, My M2-PK is 150. Does it mean that I have cancer? There was no pain, just a regular checkup. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to No, it does not imply cancer alone. Many healthy people, as well as patients with other non-cancerous diseases like rheumatic diseases, diabetic nephropathy, chronic heart diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis, sepsis, may have elevated levels. So there ...  Read Full »

Can you please check my blood report for any abnormalities?

Query: Hello doctor, I have weight loss, cholesterol problem, and low vitamin D level. Please do check my attached blood reports and let me know if I have any other problem.  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash H. Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Body Mass Index (BMI) above 18 is acceptable. Protein-rich nutrition with weight training will be beneficial for gaining weight. Avoid fa...  Read Full »

I had sexual intercourse two weeks after my period, but I have pregnancy symptoms despite getting a negative test. Should I undergo a blood test?blood test

Query: Hi doctor, I am 31 years old, 83 kgs weight and 5 feet 2 inches in height. I had my last period nearly one month back and had sexual intercourse after two weeks of periods. Although I had pregnancy symptoms, my tests were negative. Please tell me if I can go for a blood test at an early stage or wai...  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your case. As per your descriptions, these symptoms are the hormonal imbalance that can be due to pregnancy also. But the chances can be low. As you have missed your periods, I think it can be an anovulatory cycle due to hormonal changes or pregnancy...  Read Full »

Kindly check the blood report after miscarriage and explain.

Query: Hello doctor,My daughter is 25 years old, had a miscarriage a few months back. She lost a lot of blood for a week or two and continued a little less for up to a month total. Her OBGYN doctor and her PA did not give her Iron supplements at the time. This month she had her physical and they did the bl...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The hematology picture is typical of iron deficiency anemia with typical low serum ferritin stores and high MCV values. She has been rightly prescribed Iron supplement by the gynaecologist and should continue it for a month and then repeat her iron profile. Bone marrow...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for portal vein thrombosis?

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from portal vein thrombosis from the past 20 days. I am going through the treatment and feel almost no problem now, my all blood tests are normal and KFT is also normal. Only ultrasound report shows this disease, may I know what is the level of this disease and how long I...  Read Full »

Dr. Vyas Viral Dineshchandra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query. As you mentioned, your ultrasound suggested portal vein thrombosis. See, there are several reasons for this condition, but at this age, it may be due to prothrombotic condition in your blood that means due to some reasons like genetic, medicat...  Read Full »

What does my blood report suggest about beta-thalassemia?

Query: Hello doctor, I have beta-thalassemia. My doctor ordered some blood tests and the reports are as follows: 1. Iron saturation - 9 micromol/L. 2. Vitamin B12 - 1960 pg/mL. 3. Folate - 14.2 ng/mL. 4. Ferritin - 8 ng/mL. 5. HbA1c - 5.8 %. 6. Hemoglobin - 10.2 g/dL. 7. RDW - 21.8 % I am taking Losartan ...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. As per the attached report (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), iron saturation, ferritin, and hemoglobin with MCV (mean corpuscular volume) are low. So secondary iron deficiency anemia might be prese...  Read Full »

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