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Special Tests

  • DENGUE- NS1
  • ANTI CCP
  • FSH
  • LH
  • PROLACTIN
  • G6PD
  • BETA HCG
  • AFP
  • IGE
  • ESTRADIOL
  • TESTOSTERONE
  • INSULIN
  • FERRITIN
  • VITAMIN B12
  • VITAMIN D TOTAL
  • PROGESTERONE
  • CORTISOL
  • CEA
  • AMYLASE
  • LIPASE
  • MAGNESIUM
  • LDH
  • CPK NAC
  • CPK MB
  • MICRO ALBUMIN
  • MICRO PROTEIN
  • ASO
  • CRP
  • RF
  • IRON
  • TIBC

Case studies


History

A seven day old female newborn baby was seen by her physician with complaints of persistent symptoms of sleeping for unusually long periods or more often than is common and weak muscle tone. The child also had a swelling around the eyes even three to four days after birth, which had been increasing in severity every day. The primary care physician ordered the following parameters to be tested: Complete Blood Count (CBC), serum bilirubin and Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH).


Lab Investigation

The Venous sample was collected from the individual as per standard protocol. Complete Blood Count showed features of Microcytosis of RBCs (Low MCV) with Erythrocytosis (Increased RBC count). Other CBC findings were found to be normal. Urine routine and Basic Metabolic tests were found to be normal.The findings were noted in the report with a suggestion to undergo Hemoglobin Electrophoresis to rule out Hemoglobinopathy.


Diagnosis

A seven day old female newborn baby was seen by her physician with complaints of persistent symptoms of sleeping for unusually long periods or more often than is common and weak muscle tone. The child also had a swelling around the eyes even three to four days after birth, which had been increasing in severity every day. The primary care physician ordered the following parameters to be tested: Complete Blood Count (CBC), serum bilirubin and Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH).


Treatment

Venous sample was collected from the newborn baby as per standard protocol. Complete blood count showed results within normal reference ranges. Serum bilirubin values were slightly elevated. the Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) concentration was critically high (28µIU/mL). Critical TSH value was shared with the clinician with a request for further investigations to confirm congenital hypothyroidism.

Disorder information- Congenital hypothyroidism (CH)

Individuals with CH are unable to make enough of the thyroid hormone, so a low level of thyroid hormone in the blood may indicate that the person has CH. When the thyroid is not functioning properly, the body produces more of a chemical called thyroid stimulating hormone in an attempt to get the body to produce more thyroid hormone. A high amount of thyroid stimulating hormone can be a sign of CH.


History

A 21 year old male was sent to the lab for his pre-employment health checkup. On physical examination, he seemed healthy. As a part of his health checkup CBC, urine routine, basic metabolic tests were ordered.


Lab Investigation

Venous sample was collected from the individual as per standard protocol. Complete Blood Count showed features of Microcytosis of RBCs (Low MCV) with Erythrocytois (Increased RBC count). Other CBC findings were found to be normal. Urine routine and Basic Metabolic tests were found to be normal.The findings were noted in the report with a suggestion to undergo Hemoglobin Electrophoresis to rule out Hemoglobinopathy.


Diagnosis

Hemoglobin electrophoresis showed features of Beta Thalassemia trait.


Treatment

The individual was made aware of his health disorder. He was advised to have a premarital counseling to avoid major disabilities with respect to any children he might have.

Disorder information- Congenitalhypothyroidism (CH)

Beta Thalassemia is a blood disorder that reduces the production of hemoglobin. In people with beta thalassemia, low levels of hemoglobin lead to a lack of oxygen in many parts of the body. Affected individuals also have a shortage of red blood cells (anemia), which can cause pale skin, weakness, fatigue, and more serious complications. People with beta thalassemia are at an increased risk of developing abnormal blood clots. Individuals with Beta Thalassemia trait may be totally asymptomatic.

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