Dell b/w

Anonymous
January 23, 2008 at 1:14 pm

Hi Lori
I am by no means a hemotologist ( I can’t even spell the word). But I kept the list of all the blood tests they made me go through when they were trying to diagnose the cause of my numbness. Here they are:
[U]Biochemistry[/U]
Glucose (fasting)
Creatinine
Uric Acid
Sodium
Potasssium
Chloride
AST (SGOT)
Alk. Phosphatase
Bilirubin (total)
Urinalysis (chemical)
[U]Hematolgy[/U]
Blood film exam
Hemoglobin
W.C.B. count
Hematocrit
VDRL
[U]Other[/U]
ESR
ALT level
Platelet count
Serum immunoelectrophoresis
IgG, IgA, IgM quantitation
Serum CK
Serum folate
RBC folate
Serum Vitmin B12
ANF
RF
Serum protein
Serum albumin
Serum calcium
Serum magnesium
anti-ds DNA
TSH
anti-GM1 ganglioside antibody
C3, C4
ACE level
cANCA
pANCA
2 hr glucose tolerance test

I think that you can get information on the blood tests online to see what they are all for.
In addition, on separate occasions, they took a blood sample and sent it away to a lab (in my case in Ottawa) to determine if it was a genetic problem. They also sent a sample for Anti-MAG testing at University of Washington in Missouri.

I’m sorry I cannot give any advice, per se. Just a list of what they measured for me. I guess if the doctor skips any of the above, you can check them out to see why those particular tests are run and whether it might be appropriate for Dell.
I hope it works out OK
Andrew