Lab Test Results: Units of Measurement 05/06/2011
Lab Test Results: Units of Measurement Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information Credits Lab Test Results: Units of Measurement Topic Overview Lab test results usually contain some type of unit of measurement. The units provide a way to report results so that they can be compared. Usually, but not always, the same test is reported in the same units no matter which lab did the test. Units of measurement that may be used for lab test results include: Femtoliters . Grams (g) .
Lab Tests for Fibromyalgia 10/20/2011
Lab Tests for Fibromyalgia Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information Credits Lab Tests for Fibromyalgia Topic Overview Doctors do not use lab tests to diagnose fibromyalgia . The results of lab tests done on people with fibromyalgia should be normal unless another condition is present. You may have lab tests to rule out other diseases or to find out whether you have another disease in addition to fibromyalgia.
Labor and Delivery 11/02/2011
Labor and Delivery Topic Contents Topic Overview Health Tools Planning for Birth Signs of Labor Managing Pain Types of Delivery Stages of Labor Labor Positions Medical Procedures Right After the Birth Other Places To Get Help Related Information References Credits Labor and Delivery Topic Overview Is this topic for you? This topic provides basic information about normal labor and delivery.
Labor Induction and Augmentation 11/02/2011
Labor Induction and Augmentation Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information References Credits Labor Induction and Augmentation Topic Overview Labor induction As the end of pregnancy nears, the cervix normally becomes soft (ripe) and begins to open (dilate) and thin (efface), preparing for labor and delivery. When labor does not naturally start on its own and vaginal delivery needs to happen soon, labor may be started artificially (induced).
Labyrinthitis and Vestibular Neuritis 10/03/2011
Labyrinthitis and Vestibular Neuritis Topic Contents Topic Overview Health Tools FAQs Other Places To Get Help Related Information References Credits Labyrinthitis and Vestibular Neuritis Topic Overview What is labyrinthitis? Labyrinthitis (say "lab-uh-rin-THY-tus") is a problem deep inside the inner ear. It happens when the labyrinth, a part of the inner ear that helps control your balance, gets swollen and inflamed . The inflammation may cause sudden vertigo .
Lactic Acid 08/06/2012
Lactic Acid Topic Contents Test Overview Why It Is Done How To Prepare How It Is Done How It Feels Risks Results What Affects the Test What To Think About References Credits Lactic Acid Test Overview A lactic acid test is a blood test that measures the level of lactic acid made in the body. Most of it is made by muscle tissue and red blood cells . When the oxygen level in the body is normal, carbohydrate breaks down into water and carbon dioxide.
Lactic Acid Dehydrogenase (LDH) 03/29/2012
Lactic Acid Dehydrogenase (LDH) Topic Contents Exam Overview Why It Is Done Results What To Think About Lactic Acid Dehydrogenase (LDH) Exam Overview Lactic acid dehydrogenase (LDH) is an enzyme that helps produce energy. It is present in almost all of the tissues in the body and its levels rise in response to cell damage. LDH levels are measured from a sample of blood taken from a vein. Why It Is Done LDH levels help diagnose lung disease, lymphoma , anemia , and liver disease.