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“Every Monday and Thursday morning we do biopsies for our post-heart transplant patients,” says Dr. Ali Nsair, director of the Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at UCLA. “We do this to confirm that they have no rejection. We’re one of the first programs to adopt a blood test [...]

By uclahealth • April 17, 2019

Dr. Kim from UCLA noticed that my wife’s calcium levels were a little high. She was found to have parathyroidism through a blood test and the target was visually located through Ultrasound. We had an appointment with Dr. Yeh and decided to proceed with surgery. From the patient’s perspective, it [...]

By Red • January 8, 2019

I found out my Calcium levels were very high through a blood test, but I really didn't feel anything different. I figured that since everything felt normal, the long list of procedures following this diagnosis wasn't necessary at that time. Though, following a second blood test revealing high Calcium levels [...]

By MissM • February 26, 2018

During a routine physical in 2007, my doctor noticed something around my thyroid region and recommended that I begin monitoring it with an endocrinologist. At my endocrinologist, I received an Ultrasound where by chance, he discovered that I had an enlarged parathyroid gland. Through a blood test, I found out [...]

By Jules • January 5, 2018

I've been having a problem with hyperthyroidism for 35 years, but I always put it off because I felt well and never felt a need for treatment. When I visited Dr. Yeh 3 years ago due to high Calcium levels in my blood test, I was advised to do something [...]

By Sonja • December 6, 2017

Initially it was quite a shock that I had any kind of thyroid cancer, however the journey has been a challenge, not an ordeal. Along the way I’ve been nurtured, doctored by some wonderful people. I would say to any, if you feel a lump, don’t put it off, address [...]

By G1951 • November 29, 2017

I was diagnosed to have parathyroidism (with higher than normal Calcium levels) through a routine blood test 5 years ago and put off treatment for a while. However, after being notified that further delay in treatment could potentially worsen symptoms of osteoporosis, I decided to go in for the surgery. [...]

By fefe • September 21, 2017

For a regular physical exam I had a routine blood test. It showed a high calcium level. A PTH hormone test was done, then rechecked twice over the next two months. I saw an endocrinologist. I had researched that the calcium was not being self regulated when a tumor [...]

By heikeat • June 26, 2017

My primary physician is with UCLA and the diagnosis came about because my blood pressure was uncontrollably high. My GP ordered a blood test that showed low potassium levels which was a red flag for high aldersterone. This red flag caused further investigation on the adrenal gland where the aldosterone [...]

By Peter_LA • October 26, 2016

Thanks to a friend who said, "Hey what's the matter with your neck?" I saw my PCP and then started going through the battery of tests-, blood test, ultrasound, mri and from the mri they thought it was a lipoma. I did some research online, the internet is a wealth [...]

By e.cross74 • September 13, 2016