Doctor Terushkin: tests for insulin and iron are useless, therapist Andreeva told about 4 more uninformative tests

Doctor Terushkin: tests for insulin and iron are useless, therapist Andreeva spoke about 4 more uninformative tests

According to endocrinologist Roman Terushkin, if you have diabetes, testing for insulin becomes useless. This is because insulin is present in the blood for a very short time, so its level can fluctuate significantly.

Moreover, the insulin indicatordoes not influence the choice of treatment tactics, so taking this test simply does not make sense, Terushkin emphasizes.

He also notes that tests for serumiron and B vitamins b> also don't make much sense. Serum iron levels may vary throughout the day, and B vitamins, being water-soluble, are easily excreted from the body.

MagnesiumAlthough it is an important microelement, it does not require constant monitoring, since the body independently maintains its amount. Therefore, taking tests for magnesium also does not make sense, the specialist notes.

Tracking the level of iodine in tests also does not bring much benefit due to the many factors influencing this indicator. Also, tumor markers can increase even with common colds, so they should be taken only if indicated.

And finally, according to the doctor, monitoring the level of serotoninalso not useful for diagnosing depression. This indicator is not a diagnostic criterion for this disease.

“In addition to the tests discussed, it is important to note that there are a number of other tests whose results may be less informative in certain situations,” says therapist Irina Andreeva specially for MedicForum.

Total protein in the blood

The level of total protein in the blood can be changed under the influence of various factors, including dehydration, and is not always a sufficiently informative indicator for the diagnosis of specific diseases.

Urea level

“Urea level in blood levels may be elevated under a variety of conditions, including fasting, intense exercise, and certain foods. Therefore, this test requires interpretation based on the clinical picture.”

Uric acid level

Elevated uric acid levels may be associated with gout, but this test is not diagnostic of the disease. It requires a comprehensive approach and additional research.

Creatinine level

The creatinine level may be elevated in cases of impaired renal function, but creatinine analysis alone is not sufficient to make a diagnosis. Additional assessment of renal function using other methods and tests is required.

“These tests, although they can provide information about the condition of the body, must be considered in the context of the clinical picture and additional examinations to accurately diagnose and determine treatment tactics,” – speak Andreeva.

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