This test measures the level of Carbohydrate-deficient Transferrin (CDT) in the blood. Transferrin is a protein which helps carry iron through the blood. There are various types of Transferrin and CDT is a type commonly found in people who consume significant quantities of alcohol. Elevated CDT levels are typically indicative of heavy alcohol consumption during the last 2-4 weeks.
The Aldosterone/Renin Ratio Test is used to aid in diagnosing conditions related to irregular blood pressure or hypertension. Results for this test include measurements for aldosterone, renin activity, and aldosterone/renin ratio.
Alkaline phosphatase is predominantly produced in liver, kidney, and bones. It is an extremely important diagnostic tool for hepatitis, cirrhosis, cholecystitis and many other serious health conditions.
Also Known As: ALP
Aluminum has been found as a cause of encephalopathy in patients undergoing prolonged hemodialysis for renal failure. Patients in renal failure lose the ability to filter and excrete aluminum which consequently accumulates in the blood and eventually in the brain and in bone.
This test measures Ammonia levels in the blood. Ammonia is produced in the body during the digestion of protein. It is normally broken down by the liver and then passed through the kidneys where it is removed from the body in urine. If any of the body's natural processes for removing ammonia do not function properly, ammonia can build up causing health problems.
The Animal and Feather Allergy Test looks for allergic reactions to animals typically found in rural areas. People can develop an allergic reaction to the proteins found in the dander, feathers or urine of various types of animals. Allergies can take years of exposure to develop in some people.
A synthetic circular peptide containing citrulline called CCP IgG (cyclic citrullinated peptide) has been found to be better at discriminating Rheumatoid Arthritis patients from patients with other diseases such as hepatitis C infection.
Also Known As: Cyclic Citrullinated Peptide