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Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Lab testing: We need to know what test you are referring to. Please ask your doctor for an interpretation. Additionally you can ask here but include the test nam ... Read More

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends upon lab.: Lab will usually print normals on the results sheet. Generally in adults a direct bili is 0-0.3 mg/dl with total bili less than 2 mg/dl.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Calcium from what?: Please check this site. You can plug in your age for range. See: http://www.parathyroid.com/Normal-Blood-Calcium-Levels.htm
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Calcium test: Always send normal ranges for you lab as they differ around the world.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
C-Reactive Protein: Ask for a C-Reactive Protein. It could be fluctuating as an acute phase reactant.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lama
Specializes in Urology
Yes,: There are 3 forms of Hepatitis virus, A,B,C. For instance, if the surface antigen is positive( HBSag) it means you have active hepatitis, but if the ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Maybe nothing: About 1 person in 1000 has an autosomal dominant gene that produces a high GGT without anything else being abnormal. These folks get accused of being ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Units of measurement: Units are not the same-look at units again,mL is a liquid measurement ng/ml is a solid measurement. Why are you doing this test in the first place. Ex ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Glueck
57 years experience Clinical Lipidology
Estrogen levels: are you taking exogenous estrogens. If your ovaries were removed, you should not be producing any estrogen.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
37 years experience Family Medicine
Consider: You can get a on line consult though Health Taps consult program. Check it out

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