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Metabolic panel total protein 8.3. albumin 4.7 and globulins 3.6 with all other values mid range and negative hepatitis panel and 4th gen hiv test negative 6 months from sex do those results sound high? dr said no cause for concern but im concerned?

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Dr. Donald Colantino answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

I agree with your physician that these borderline high values are no cause for concern. If you still have concerns you can have a serum electrophoresis performed to look for abnormal serum proteins such as seen in multiple myeloma or other serum protein disorders.

Answered 3/2/2022

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Dr. Hiep Le answered

Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis

I answered your question previously. With that breakdown, you do not have inflammation as the cause of mildly high serum protein (globulin is not high, albumin/globulin = 1.3 is appropriate) so you are fine. By the way, what was the sodium (Na) in that blood test, was it 142 or higher?

Answered 3/2/2022

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