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Yes. At least 12 hrs fasting is required for this test. While fasting the person can have only plain water.
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Anti Mullerian Hormone test can be done on any day of the menstrual cycle.
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Urine sample should always be collected in the sterileclean container. Before collecting the sample, the patient has to clean the surrounding area (genitals). While passing the urine patient should discard the first part of the urine and collect the ensuing part. This sample is also called as Mid-stream urine sample. The container should be labeled properly and the cap tightly screwed to avoid leakage of the sample.
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  • Empty your bladder when you first get up in the morning. DISCARD this Urine. Record the time on the container.
  • From that time, save all urine up to and including the first morning specimen at the end of the 24 hours ( or other designated time period). During collection and until the specimen is brought to the laboratory, the urine container should be refrigerated or kept on ice(in a bucket).
  • Record on the urine container, the time the last part of the specimen was collected.
  • Be careful not to deposit toilet tissue in the specimen or allow it to become contaminated with fecal material.
  • If the container has a preservative, (orange sticker or written), handle the container with caution. Specific instructions are available on the yellow label, and/or by calling the laboratory.
  • Bring the container with the urine to the laboratory as soon as possible. As a part of some tests, a blood sample must also be collected. Check with the laboratory to verify that a sample is not needed.
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  • The mouth should be free of any foreign matter. If available, the mouth may be rinsed with filtered or sterile water prior to collection.
  • Sputum should be coughed from deep in the chest and coughed into the plastic collection bottle. To reduce the likelihood of transmission to others, patients are encouraged to collect their sputum specimens outdoors whenever possible.
  • Sputum specimens will be collected in the early morning if possible.
  • A hot drink or breathing deeply over a steam vessel (i.e. pan of boiling water) may help raise sputum.
  • A specimen of 1-2 teaspoons in volume is adequate. The container should not be more than ½ full. Following collection, the top will be placed securely on the plastic bottle.
  • Unless instructed otherwise, collect 3 sputum specimens on 3 consecutive days.
  • The specimen bottle must be labeled with the patientís name, date of birth and the date the specimen was collected.
  • The laboratory slip must be completed with the patientís name, date of birth and the date the specimen was collected.
  • The plastic bottle and the lab slip will then be placed in the mailing tube with the screw top securely closed.
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Patient must give his/her blood sample (for post lunch sugar test) 2hrs after finishing the lunch. The lunch should consist of routine meal which the patient has regularly.
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For all practical and routine purposes, it is ideal to transfuse to the patient the same group of blood which he/she belongs to. It is only under very dire emergencies that we take O group as universal donor and AB groups as universal recipient. Under no circumstances O group can get any other blood except O. Similarly A group patient cannot be given B group blood and vice versa.
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Complete Blood Count will tell us Hemoglobin, Red Blood Cell count, Red cell indices, Total White Blood Cell count, and Differential count of White blood cells, Platelet count and findings of Peripheral smear.
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No need to come fasting. Patient can give a blood sample at any time.

But patient should give us the following information:

  • Exact Date of Birth
  • Weight in Kg
  • Height in cms
  • Exact Date of Last Menstrual Period
  • Xerox of Latest USG Report
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Before submitting, keep the following in mind:

  • Abstinence should be ensured for 4-5 days.
  • The total number of days since last ejaculation should be no longer than 4-5 days.
  • Prolonged abstinence (greater than 5 days) may increase the numbers of dead or poorly motile sperm cells.
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Fasting is not required for HbA1c test. Patient can give sample at any time.
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Patient has to give blood sample only once in the day.
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Patient should do his/her HbA1c test once in Three months.
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T3, T4, Free T3, Free T4 and TSH are main tests related to Thyroid functions.
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Cerebrospinal Fluid is the fluid which protects and surrounds the brain and spinal cord.
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A PAP smear is a test in which doctor collects a small tissue sample from the cervix (External and Internal parts) and examines the same under the microscope to detect any cancerous cells or any infection.

The procedure is painless and similar to routine gynaecologic (per vaginal) examination. Sometimes, the patient might feel some discomfort. The doctor inserts an instrument called a speculum (it looks like a duck's bill) into the vagina to see the cervix. Then, using a tiny spatula or brush, the doc takes a sample of cells from the cervix. The cells are sent to a lab for examination.

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Low hemoglobin could be one of the causes of Anemia. Due to anemia patient might feel weak and may experience headache and fatigue.
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Yes, it is necessary to consult the physician and get investigated for bleeding disorders as well as for liver diseases.
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As we all know that PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE. Regular health check up will help us to detect the disease in its early stage even before the onset of symptoms. This gives the patient a better chance for treatment and cure.
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Tests available for HIV detection in the blood are as follows:

  • HIV p24 antigen
  • HIV antibodies
  • Western Blot test and PCR test