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Fecalysis: The Complete Guide from Collection to Testing

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Table of Contents What is FecalysisRoutine FecalysisSpecimen CollectionPreparationCollectionProcedureMacroscopic ExaminationMicroscopic ExaminationResultLCM Diagnostics Home Service What is Fecalysis Fecalysis, or a stool exam, is a series of tests conducted on a stool sample. This procedure detects bacteria and parasites that are causative agents of diseases. Aside from detecting living organisms, a fecalysis test can also detect substances […]

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FBS Test: How Much Sugar Circulates In Your Body?

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Elevated blood sugar level is a lifestyle-related condition whose incidence is increasing at an alarming rate. In events of suspecting this abnormality, physicians immediately order an FBS Test (fasting blood sugar) for confirmation. Increased sugar level in the blood is a result of a defect in our endocrine system, specifically the pancreas. The pancreas is […]

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Dengue: What You Know About it Can Save a Life

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Dengue has been one of the most feared viral diseases in the Philippines. It has caused thousands of hospitalizations and hundreds of deaths every year, especially during the rainy season. This disease spreads fast through mosquito bites. And sometimes, they may be mistaken for flu. In severe cases, this disease might lead to shock and […]

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Goiter and Its Risk Factors

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Goiter can post tremendous complications to health, even death, if left untreated. Untreated goiter can develop into a cancerous mass which in turn can cause death. Goiter or hypothyroidism first appeared in history during the Tang Dynasty. Chinese physicians treated patients by feeding them with iodine-rich thyroid glands of animals, especially sheep and pigs. In […]

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Amoebiasis: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Table of Contents What is Amoebiasis?Cause and Transmission of AmoebiasisWhat causes Amoebiasis?How is Amoebiasis transmitted?What happens when cysts enter the body?Signs and Symptoms of AmoebiasisMild SymptomsProgressive SymptomsSevere CasesComplications of AmoebiasisIntestinalGastrointestinal bleedingAmoebic ColitisCutaneous amoebiasisExtra-intestinalAmoebic Liver AbscessClinical DiagnosisStool AnalysisBlood Test (Antibody detection)ImagingTreatment and MedicationDo I need to see a doctor?How to treat complications?What if I am asymptomatic?Prevention […]