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A 24-year-old female asked:

I had a full medical and found out that i have high albumin, hematocrit, mpv and alkaline phosphatase. is this something to worry about?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
No: If you feel well, i would not give this a moment's thought. In fact, i'm surprised -- a high Albumin usually means dehydration; were you just in from a run? This can explain the high hematocrit as well. Many folks have high alk phos if nonfasting. If your physician is not concerned, i'm not either. "treat the patient, not the number.".
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