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low globulin blood test results

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Insufficient info: There are many components in the fraction called globulin and you need serum protein electrophoresis and may be immunofixation to resolve the identity ... Read More

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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Inconclusive: Means that either your globulin is below normal or Albumin is high. Also look at the total protein value. Do a urinalysis for proteinuria.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Not the right test: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Any symptoms?: The difference between 3.7 and 3.5 is not clinically meaningful and if this is the only "abnormality" then you need not worry.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
32 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Low iron: If the MCHC level is below 28%, this is considered too low. The MCHC level can be too low because of blood loss over time, or too little iron in the b ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
No: Tsh or thyroid stimulating hormone is only good for assessing thyroid function (either good, overactive or underactive). With that said, during that s ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Gaya
28 years experience in Neurology
CSF: Some experts consider CSF protein levels to be normal if the value is equal to or below your age in years. I don't think in your case there is a reaso ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Big picture please: As a lab doctor, this means nothing in isolation. I appreciate your caring & this is no familiar pattern. Is the person clinically healthy? How off ar ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
38 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
IgG subclasses: There are several classes of immunoglobulins like IgA, IgM, and IgE. IgG also has subclasses that we test for. A subclass deficiency can be an explan ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Not enough info.: A low WBC can be from many causes including viral infection, drug side effect, autoimmune disease, congenital problem, nutritional deficiency, or one ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
I'm puzzled: Please forgive my confusion. Have you had an acth stimulation test? With your history, you are right to be concerned about autoimmune addisonism. If y ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Seems OK.: As long as you feel fine or are getting better these lab tests don't indicate much. Depending upon where you grew up and live in India these symptoms ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Repeat / start worup: High sgot/liver enyzme levels are quite common but do need a workup. Causes range from having gotten drunk a few days previous to taking iboprofen to ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
53 years experience in Internal Medicine
They do not: All blood tests are usually normal in patients with Essential Hypertension. They can be abnormal in patients with hypertension secondary to renal dise ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Need a little more: Here. Are you saying neut percent and lymph percent slightly off? If that is all no biggie.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Don't know: Need to know why the tests were ordered in the first place. If you suffer from recurrent or chronic sinus or lung infections, then even a normal total ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Liver or muscle: Alt is a liver enzyme that is also present in muscle tissue. High levels could mean some inflammation of either of those areas but you need other, mor ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
HIgh protein level: High blood protein (hbp) level can be caused by dehydration causing bengin elevation of proteins. Other more serious causes of hbp are chronic inflamm ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Only if testing for : It. It will only show up in the testing if they're looking for it.
A female asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Uncertain.: The WBC is definitely high, but the HCT and MCV are borderline, and thus of uncertain significance. If truly elevated, the HCT could point to a prima ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Iron deficiency?: I'm a lab specialist. Labs mean nothing apart from a history and physical exam, and labs aren't simply "low" or "high" -- HOW low / high is key. You o ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Probably nothing: Generally nothing. It usually has no clinical significance although it can be low in severe liver disease such as cirrhosis.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Adrenal or Pituitary: Excessive production of cortisol may result from a tumor in pituitary producing a hormone that stimulates the adrenal gland. Lesions in the adrenal g ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Yes: The normal levels of fibrinogen range from about 150-400mg/dl. There are normal circumstances in which the level may be higher, e.g., pregnancy. Any ... Read More

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