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The most commonly asked questions about lab tests - Answered by Doctors
Do you urinate too many times in a day?

Urinating more than 3 Litres in a day may be a sign of a disease called Diabetes Insipidius

Can my ECG tell me if I am having a heart attack?

Yes, an ECG can show enough evidence of a heart attack

How to increase Vitamin D

Vitamin D can be increased by eating eggs or fish, getting enough sunlight or taking vitamin supplements

Why are my feet swollen?

Swelling of the feet, above 50 years of age is most commonly due to deep vein thrombosis, liver or kidney diseases. In pregnancy it may be a normal finding under some circumstances.

Urine test tube name

The tube used for urine test is a conical bottom tube that can collect a minimum of 12 ml of urine. Urinalysis is valid only if minimum of 12 ml of urine is collected

Which is the best test for Iron in Blood?

Ferritin is the most reliable marker for iron in the blood. This is because it reflects the iron stores in the body. If the ferritin is low, there is definitely a requirement for iron.

Urine test glucose positive means

A positive urine glucose test means that sugar was present in your urine. It also means that the blood sugar level is above 180mg/dl

My child appears too tall for his age, which diseases may cause this?

Gigantism is a condition where a child is too tall for his age. The condition is due to an excess of the Growth Hormone.

What is PCOD?

PCOD Is short for Polycystic Ovarian Disease. Women with this disorder often experience obesity, weight gain, infertility , irregular cycles.

My insulin levels are normal, does it mean that I don't have Diabetes?

Insulin levels may be normal or even raised in patients of Type 2 Diabetes (the most common form, seen in adults). Insulin levels are low only in early onset diabetes (appears below 40 years of age).

Which tests should be done in the first 3 months of pregnancy?

Free beta-Hcg(Human chorionic gonadotrophin) and PAPP-A(pregnancy associated plasma protein A), together with USG and testing for diabetes are the recommended tests in the first three months of pregnancy.

Foods For Diabetes

55-60% of daily calories should come from carbohydrates, 10-15% of calories from proteins, and 20-25% from fats.

Is my Joint Pain due to Arthritis?

Joint Pain in Rheumatoid arthritis starts in the joints of fingers, usually of both hands.

Role of testosterone in PCOD. Do I have too much testosterone?

Excess of androgens like testosterone are known to cause PCOD, as well as other signs like facial hair in women.

Urine test lab report

Routine Urine lab report includes 22 parameters.

What to do next if my sperm count is low?

Your next step should be to evaluate levels of hormones like testosterone, LH, and FSH and MRI of brain

Urine Test Report

A routine urine test report gives you information about 22 various parameters. These include presence of blood, sugar, proteins, various infections and chemical analysis

Rapid HIV Screening

HIV test screening is done by checking for the presence of HIV 1/2 antibodies and p24 antigen. Antigen is present in the blood sooner than the antibodies. Antibodies may not be detected till 6 months from the time of exposure.

How to know if I have thyroid problems?

Increased weight, feeling sleepy, anxiety and panic attacks, sweating, dry skin are some of the common signs of a thyroid problem

My blood pressure is abnormally low, what could be the problem?

Fall of blood pressure, below normal may be seen due to a disease of the adrenal glands called Addison's disease.

Dengue Test at home

Blood sample collection for dengue test can be done at home by a trained phlebotomist

Mullein Tea Benefits - Infographic

This is an infographic that we created to depict the benefits of drinking Mullein Leaf Tea

What diet changes should I make to reduce PCOD

Relatively simple diet changes can help reduce the symptoms of PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disorder). These include eating low glycemic index foods, reducing the quantity of simple sugars and carbs, and saturated fats.

What foods should I eat during pregnancy?

Increased consumption of proteins, iron, folates and other micronutrients is essential during pregnancy.

Dengue Symptoms

Common Symptoms of dengue fever include joint pain, fever, malaise, rash, nausea and vomitting