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Diabetes101:LAB TESTS- Hemoglobin A1c by Tiffany Patient Expert Posted Fri 05 Jun 2009 5:06pm    Whether you're newly diagnosed or have had Diabetes for years, one test that you should be familiar with and will receive on a regular basis is the Hemoglobin A1c.    The Canadian Diabetes Association recommends that all Diabetics take an A1c test every three (3) months, and strive for an acceptable A1c of less than 7.0% (less than 6.0% i ... Read on »
Laboratory Tests and Blood Levels for Dialysis Patients by julius Patient Expert Posted Mon 16 Nov 2009 10:02pm Dialysis patients are required to take monthly laboratory tests. This is to ensure proper monitoring of our body’s blood and chemistry levels. These tests are also used by doctors as reference on how patient’s respond to dialysis, if they are eating right, their responsiveness to EPO shots via their hemoglobin levels, and so on. I have been ... Read on »
Blood Draws: Hemoglobin A1c by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Wed 27 Aug 2008 8:33am One of the blood tests that helps determine the concentration of glucose (blood sugar) in the body is the hemoglobin a1c. This test goes by a variety of names including HbA1c, glycated hemoglobin, or glycosylated hemoglobin. It is usually part of the annually scheduled lab tests for patients with cystic fibrosis or cystic fibrosis related diab ... Read on »
Lab Tests by John M. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 9:33pm Dialysis went without a problem last night. Susan was able to draw blood both before and after the run and we will be taking the samples to the lab later today. Of interest this time will be my hemoglobin. During my last test, it came in at 106. That's not real low (I've had it down in the low 70s before I started dialysis and never want ... Read on »
Dialysis Update – June Laboratory Test Results by julius Patient Expert Posted Sat 10 Jul 2010 7:32am I had my monthly laboratory test for the month of June taken last week and only just now did I find the time to post it here. The past week had been quite busy for me, redesigning Dialysis Postings and my other blogs – Private Corner and Itlog de Arina , and my grandfather being rushed to the hospital due to uncontrolled Diabetes. But that’ ... Read on »
Meaningful Use Criteria by Rich Elmore Patient Expert Posted Sat 02 Jan 2010 9:10pm The Hitech Act provided for incentives to eligible professionals (EP) and hospitals that have adopted Certified EHR Technology and can demonstrate that they are meaningful users of the technology. HHS has published the proposed rule governing the criteria for me aningful use . The criteria for meaningful use will be finalized in 2010, foll ... Read on »
New NIH fact sheet explains test for diabetes, prediabetes by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Fri 27 Jan 2012 10:03pm National Institutes of Health News Release The A1C blood test provides information about average blood glucose levels, also called blood sugar, over the past three months. The test is sometimes referred to as the hemoglobin A1c, HbA1c, or glycohemoglobin test. The test result is reported as a percentage. The high ... Read on »
More Medical Testing! No, Less! You Decide by Paul Sax Posted Sat 21 Jan 2012 7:26am Fascinating Yin-Yang this week on the issue of medical testing. Want more? Want less? First, this remarkable piece on retail medical labs, including a description of a company called ANY LAB TEST NOW: Labs where folks can just walk in and order tests on themselves are popping up in retail centers across the country… At Any Lab Test No ... Read on »
Affordable Lab Tests by outofpocket Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 04 May 2009 5:16pm Millions of people every day struggle to contain their health care costs. The National Center for Health Care Statistics reports 43 million people under the age of 65 do not have health insurance. Consumer driven health care has arrived on the scene to try and generate competition within the health care market. Consumers need to be more aware of ... Read on »
Assessing the "True Cost" of Clinical Lab Testing by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Fri 05 Mar 2010 12:00am Dr. Brian Jackson has raised a very interesting discussion topic, the "true cost" of clinical lab testing (see: A RUP Laboratories Launches Three Tools to Promote Cost-Effective Laboratory Testing ). This goes to the very heart of the cost-effectiveness of lab testing. Below is an excerpt from the article which is self-explanatory: ... Read on »