Lab Tests Online-UK
Lab Tests Online-UK is written by practising laboratory doctors and scientists to help you understand the many clinical laboratory tests that are used in diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of disease. The about this site page describes how the site can help you. Search under conditions and diseases and find information on laboratory tests used for particular diagnosis and/or management or alternatively, if you know the test name, just search under tests.
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A recent study found that women with the highest blood levels of anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) are more likely to have a successful birth following in vitro fertilisation (IVF) than women of a similar age with lower levels of this hormone. The researchers concluded that a higher AMH result might be a useful predictive tool for determining the chances of successful pregnancy and live birth following IVF.
Asthmatic children who have a specific genetic make-up (Arg16 genotype) determined by testing saliva, are predisposed to exacerbations when salmeterol, a medicine effective in most children, is used as an additional treatment to inhaled steroids. Researchers from Brighton and Dundee reported in Clinical Science on 8 January 2013 the results of a small randomised trial in which half of 62 asthmatic Scottish children with the Arg16 genotype took salmeterol and the other half took a different add-on treatment, montelukast. Over the next year those taking montelukast had fewer school absences for asthma and fewer exacerbations, showing that genetic testing can provide a personalised medicine approach to clinical management.