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Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
RepeatDiscussWithMD: Low or trace urine protein can be normal in some young people.But it can also be indicator of early stage kidney disease in patients with type2 diabet ... Read More

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
36 years experience Internal Medicine
SPEP: SPEP stands for serum protein electrophoresis. It is commonly used to separate out and identify abnormal protein in the blood called M-protein. Increa ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Mcadams
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Why was it checked?: I'm interested to know why it was checked. Every lab has small variants in their "normal ranges" depending on what assays they use. The general norm ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abdus Khan
30 years experience Urgent Care
No worries.: Blood contains proteins in it and they serve very important purpose. There is an upper limit for the proteins to be in the blood and it is usually fro ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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See a nephrologist: Hi. The trace ketones don't mean much, but protein in the urine is a finding in a variety of kidney diseases (from diabetes, high blood pressure, and ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
37 years experience Family Medicine
Multiple: Check your MTHFR genetic test. it is a detox pathway that can rise your homocysteine level if impaired. also sounds as if further testing needed for ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Dehydrated: Or you are one of a few percent of healthy folks who just happen to run a slightly high albumin. The reference range is set so that a few percent of h ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need more info: Diffuse fatty infiltration can have many causes, common ones being fatty liver due to alcohol and fatty liver associated with obesity, metabolic syndr ... Read More
A 14-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
58 years experience Pathology
Liver disease: There is something active going on in the liver. This means should have a liver biopsy to determine the nature and the seveirty of it.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need values: 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

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