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A 51-year-old female asked:

I have ms. i had a metabolic profile done. sodium and protein levels were below normal levels. what does this mean?

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Dr. Richard Williams
Pharmacy 19 years experience
Not an easy question: If this was one reading it may not mean much. Lab tests like those described often fluctuate. If you are concerned, ask for the tests to be repeated and ask your physician to interpret the findings as compared to the original tests.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
How low?: 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. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, it would have helped had you provided the actual results. Wish you good health!

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