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Does a glucose test on a cbc show diabetes

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Does a glucose test on a cbc show diabetes
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

CBC is a complete blood count which looks for red and white cells and platelets and does not include glucose

a chemistry panel blood test will include glucose

but that should be a fasting AM glucose level test to look for diabetes.

did you get a chemistry blood test yet?

why are you worried about diabetes?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not sure of the test, but it was routine bloodwork and included a glucose test. It was done in the morning before I had eaten (so maybe 6.5-7 hours after I last ate)
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not worried, just curious about it - one of my grandparents had it so just wanted to check.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I've actually had 2 full bloodworks - one a month after the other - both glucose levels were normal. The second I believe I hadn't eaten anything for either
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
They were both in the 80 range
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

fasting blood glucose levels of 80 range is normal and does not show evidence of diabetes.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok, thank you. How long would you have had to have fasted for, and what if there was not fasting?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

you have to fast for them since 12pm at night before the AM glucose level

not fasting and eating a meal before your blood sugar test will cause it to be high like 110-150 range

a 80 range is low and consistent with an AM fasting level not showing diabetes.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
if you had only fasted for about 6-7 hours from the night before and had a level of 80 that is not showing diabetes?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

no, that is not a sign of diabetes.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you. I just have one more question about HLTV testing. If I tested for it and it came back negative, it anymore testing warranted or is the very accurate?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

this is very accurate.

you don't need any more testing.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I can be sure I don't have HLTV after at least 2 years past possible very low risk exposures?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

yes, you can be sure you don't have HTLV.

you keep asking these same questions over and over

you don't have to worry about this.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok thank you
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

you are welcome

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry, just to make sure do those HLTV test have false negatives - or does that not happen if you've tested after that long?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
like would test surely have caught it if you had it?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

you would not have false negatives

you have had the sure tests already. they were negative.

you do not need to continue to to worry about this.

this is your anxiety out of control

you will continue to worry until you get your anxiety into control.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I only had one test done though. When would a false negative occur? Only if you didn't wait long enough?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

false negatives would occur in the first 1-2 months after exposure.

but you are 2 YEARS

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
is there a reason there are false positives that need to be retested, but false negatives should be help as completely reliable?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

you don't get false negatives at 2 years.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok thanks. Can I ask one last question about 2 other things Ive read about - XMRV and HHV8? Is xmrv actually considered a disease now or was it something found from contamination? Also do a lot of people carry HHv8 and is it a concern?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

no, HHV8 is not a concern.

it is super rare.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
is hhv8 only found in homosexual males? And if a healthy person had it, would it even cause problems? What about XMRV?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

hhv8 is super rare in USA, more commonly seen in subsahara africa and south america. it can affect all males, but you don't have to worry about it.

you don't have to worry about XMRV either.

you don't need to be reading about these rare infections. it is only worsening your anxiety symptoms and worry symptoms.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I know, I am trying to combat the anxiety but knowing why I shouldn't worry. Is XMRV even considered a disease? Also - do most people with HHV8 even get symptoms if they have healthy immune systems/
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

we don't know enough about XMRV. it needs more research

yes, patients would have symptoms with HHV8

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I thought HHV8 doesn't cause disease in most heatlhy people?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I thought HHV8 doesn't cause disease in most heatlhy people? Should you be concerned about getting this through kissing?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

no, you don't have to worry about HHV8 virus

your anxiety is out of control with worry with these super rare infections.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok, thank youuuuu
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

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