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  • hCG levels

    hCG levels

    Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone normally produced by the placenta. If you are pregnant, you can detect it in your urine. Blood tests measuring hCG levels can also be used to check how well your pregnancy is progressing. Confirming pregnancy After you conceive (when the sperm fer...
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    Hypoglycemia is the main limiting factor in the glycemic management of type 1 diabetes. Hypoglycemia is classified into three levels: • Level 1 corresponds to a glucose value below 3.9 mmol/L (70 mg/dL) and greater than or equal to 3.0 mmol/L (54 mg/dL) and is named as an alert value. • Level 2...
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  • Type 1 diabetes

    Type 1 diabetes

    Type 1 diabetes is a condition caused by autoimmune damage of the insulin-producing b-cells of the pancreatic islets, usually leading to severe endogenous insulin deficiency. Type 1 diabetes accounts for approximately 5–10% of all cases of diabetes. Although the incidence peaks in puberty and ear...
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  • Monitoring Your Blood glucose

    Monitoring Your Blood glucose

    Regular blood glucose monitoring is the most important thing you can do to manage type 1 or type 2 diabetes. You’ll be able to see what makes your numbers go up or down, such as eating different foods, taking your medicine, or being physically active. With this information, you can work with your...
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  • Cholesterol test

    Cholesterol test

    Overview A complete cholesterol test — also called a lipid panel or lipid profile — is a blood test that can measure the amount of cholesterol and triglycerides in your blood. A cholesterol test can help determine your risk of the buildup of fatty deposits (plaques) in your arteries that can lead...
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  • A Device to Monitor Lipid Profile

    A Device to Monitor Lipid Profile

    According to the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP), the American Diabetes Association (ADA), and the CDC, the importance of understanding lipid and glucose levels is paramount in reducing healthcare costs and deaths from preventable conditions.[1-3] Dyslipidemia Dyslipidemia is define...
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  • Menopause tests

    Menopause tests

    What does this test do? This is a home-use test kit to measure Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) in your urine. This may help indicate if you are in menopause or perimenopause. What is menopause? Menopause is the stage in your life when menstruation stops for at least 12 months. The time befo...
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  • Ovulation home test

    Ovulation home test

    An ovulation home test is used by women. It helps determine the time in the menstrual cycle when getting pregnant is most likely. The test detects a rise in luteinizing hormone (LH) in the urine. A rise in this hormone signals the ovary to release the egg. This at-home test is often used by wome...
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  • What to know about HCG pregnancy tests

    What to know about HCG pregnancy tests

    Typically, HCG levels increase steadily during the first trimester, peak, then decline in the second and third trimesters as the pregnancy progresses. Doctors may order several HCG blood tests over several days to monitor how a person’s HCG levels change. This HCG trend can help doctors determin...
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  • Drugs of Abuse Screening (DOAS)

    Drugs of Abuse Screening (DOAS)

    Drugs of Abuse screening (DOAS) may be ordered in a number of situations including: • To monitor adherance to substitute drugs (e.g. methadone) in patients known to be users of illict substances Testing for drugs of abuse usually involves testing a urine specimen for a number of drugs. It should ...
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  • Purposes and uses of urine drug screens

    Purposes and uses of urine drug screens

    A urine drug test can detect drugs in a person’s system. Doctors, sports officials, and many employers require these tests regularly. Urine tests are a common method of screening for drugs. They are painless, easy, quick, and cost-effective. Signs of drug use can remain in a person’s system long ...
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