Alan C. Dalkin MD


Home Blood Glucose Test

Discusses test to measure blood sugar (glucose) levels in those who have diabetes. Covers why and how it is done. Looks at what might affect the test. Covers risks.

Home Blood Glucose Test

Discusses test to measure blood sugar (glucose) levels in those who have diabetes. Covers why and how it is done. Looks at what might affect the test. Covers risks.

Serum Osmolality

Discusses serum osmolality test used to check for dehydration, certain poisons, cause of seizures, and other problems. Covers how it is done and how to prepare for it. Also covers what test results may mean.

Phosphorus (Phosphate)

Phosphorus is a mineral the body needs to function and for the cells to work well. Phosphorous is found in all parts of the body and is stored with calcium in the bones. Some of the phosphorus in the body exists as a charged particle (ion) called phosphate. People who do not have enough phosphorus in their bodies may…

Catecholamines

Catecholamines are hormones made chiefly by the adrenal glands, located above the kidneys. The main catecholamines are adrenaline (epinephrine), noradrenaline (norepinephrine), and dopamine. Catecholamines increase heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate, muscle strength, and mental alertness. They also reduce the…