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A 43-year-old female asked:

My total protein serum is high 81g/l, and kidney function is 88ml/min, does this indicate any possible causes for concern? ie, kidney disease or something eles? also ve high hdl and non epileptic seizures[cause unknown]

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Probably nothing: You're too young for plasma cell myeloma to be a significant risk and it's most likely that you were just a little dehydrated / thirsty. The GFR estimates on these new chemical profiles are subscientific and all well-muscled athletes test as kidney patients. I'd be thankful for good health, and next time your blood is drawn, drink a glass or two of water first.
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