Category: Medical tests

Iron Saturation - Low and High

Iron Saturation – Low and High

Iron saturation has been known to vary from time to time, and one should know when the range is sufficient of not. When you have low iron saturation, you may experience anemic symptoms and you should seek iron tests from your lab. Here you will see some of the tests, and what happens, when you […]

Trigeminy PVC

Trigeminy PVC

Trigeminy is known as premature ventricular contractions Trigeminy is a heart condition which is characterized by an irregular heartbeat. The heart in usually bound to two beats at a time, but when one has trigeminy, there is an occurrence of a third premature beat. It is otherwise known as premature ventricular contractions (PVC), probably due […]

High pH in Urine

High pH in Urine

pH in urine is a measurement of its acidic and alkaline content. pH in urine is considered to be normal/neutral if it is 7. Lower values than 7 indicate acidic urine while higher numbers than 7 indicate alkaline urine. A single unit is equivalent to 10 times the change in acidic or alkaline levels in […]

Normal PSA Levels By Age

Even though it is not entirely reliable, PSA test has the potential to detect abnormalities in the prostate and therefore enable a person to address them before they cause further harm. If you are a male aged 45 years and above, you should probably consider undergoing this test. PSA levels vary in individuals depending on […]

Normal Ammonia Levels in Blood

Ammonia blood mainly comes from dietary protein, which is unabsorbed in intestine. The protein is broken down by bacteria and passes into bloodstream where it is taken to the liver and converted to urea. Urea is excreted from the body in urine by kidneys. Having high blood levels of ammonia may affect brain function. It […]

How long does Marijuana Stay in Your System?

How long does Marijuana Stay in Your System?

Commonly called weed, marijuana can stay in the system for 2 to 90 days or more. This is however dependent on many variable such as the rate at which the body metabolizes marijuana; the percentage of fat tissues in the body; the duration, amount, and frequency of using marijuana; the general health, age, and body […]

How long does THC stay in your System?

How long does THC stay in your System?

THC or tetrahydrocannabinol is the active component or the main chemical ingredient of weed or marijuana which helps users to get ‘high.’ It can stay in the system for 2 to 90 days. The rate of THC metabolism usually determines how long it stays in the system. THC creates not less than 80 different kinds […]

How long does Hydrocodone stay in your System?

How long does Hydrocodone stay in your System?

Hydrocodone is a narcotic analgesic that is prescribed for alleviation, treatment, and control of moderate to serious pain. Quite similar to codeine, hydrocodone can also be used as an anti-tussive drug for treatment of intense coughs. The drug is quite potent, wherein 30 mg of codeine is equivalent to 5 mg of hydrocodone. It can […]

How long does Lortab stay in your system?

How long does Lortab stay in your system?

What is Lortab? Lortab is a composition of acetaminophen and hydrocodone that are pain relievers. However, Hydrocodone is a form of Narcotic as it is an opioid pain medication. Acetaminophen on the other hand is less effective as a pain reliever and enhances the impact of hydrocodone. Lortab is a common pain reliever which helps […]

Slightly Elevated Liver Enzymes

Having elevated liver enzymes could mean you have an inflammation or damage to cells of liver. Whenever there is injury or inflammation occurring in liver, the cells can leak higher amounts of substances like enzymes, which enter the bloodstream resulting to slightly elevated enzymes found in blood tests. The common liver enzymes are alanine transaminase […]