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Doctor insights on: Response Of Serum 17 Hydroxypregnenolone Response Serum

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What is plasma acth cortisol response?

What is plasma acth cortisol response?

Test adrenal fxn.: This test is to check on whether or not your adrenal glands are working right. The acth action is to increase production and release of corticosteroids. In the test, a small amount of synthetic acth is injected and the amount of cortisol the adrenals produce in response is measured. This is used to check for things like primary and secondary adrenal insufficiency, and addison's disease. ...Read more

Serum (Definition)

Serum is the component of blood that does not contain cells or clotting factors. It does contain electrolytes an ...Read more


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Globulin level: 4.5, Albumin level: 3.9, Total Protein: 8.4, Albumin/Globulin Ratio: 0.9, AST: 68, ALT: 105. What do these levels mean?

Globulin level: 4.5, Albumin level: 3.9, Total Protein: 8.4, Albumin/Globulin Ratio: 0.9, AST: 68, ALT: 105. What do these levels mean?

Need med history: You need to tell us why was this test done. Did you have some complaints? Once we know your symtoms, if any, it is easier to interpret your lab results. Your liver enzymes are slightly high and so is the globulin level which can occur due to liver problems like Hepatitis. Your doctor needs to recheck these labs in another one or two months and find the cause?hepatitis? ...Read more

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Total ck, sed rate, ana, ip ace, serum protein panel normal but gamma globulin (.6) cortisol am (30.8) Hx of low vit d and K. What could this mean?

Total ck, sed rate, ana, ip ace, serum protein panel normal but gamma globulin (.6) cortisol am (30.8)
Hx of low vit d and K. 
What could this mean?

Not much-: An important thing to remember is that lab results are not useful unless there is a clinical context. Advice is based on focusing on the patient, not the numbers. Though you mention a history of low vit D and K, did symptoms exist when the labs were drawn? Why were they drawn in the first place? Otherwise, it is best to ask your ordering doctor what the results mean. ...Read more

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Sodium serum 144, potassium serum 4.7, chloride serum 102, carbon dioxide 23, calcium serum 10.3 RBC 6.36, and hematocrit 52.6% what could this be?

Sodium serum 144, potassium serum 4.7, chloride serum 102, carbon dioxide 23, calcium serum 10.3 RBC 6.36, and hematocrit 52.6% what could this be?

Probably dehydration: 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. Having said that, since all of these values are elevated, you were likely dehydrated when blood was drawn, however, you should discuss the findings with your doctor. ...Read more

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Increased aldolase, complement c3/c4 serum, sed rate, c-react. Protein, beta globulin, monocytes, bun/creatin low mcv-mch, vit d-possible causes?

Increased aldolase,  complement c3/c4 serum, sed rate, c-react. Protein, beta globulin, monocytes, bun/creatin low mcv-mch, vit d-possible causes?

Complicated: When i was doing clinical medicine, these were collectively sort of the flags for sarcoid disease but I am not saying that's the case here. This is because sarcoid is a diagnosis of exclusion so the advice is to rule out other diseases with additional diagnostic tests which can be done by a primary care physician or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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FSH=4.5, LH=5.3, Progesteron=1.5, Testosterone=0.5, SHB Glob=46, Test/SHBG ratio=1.1, Prolactin=110, 17 bet OST=145. Test taken after menses, Normal?

FSH=4.5, LH=5.3, Progesteron=1.5, Testosterone=0.5, SHB Glob=46, Test/SHBG ratio=1.1, Prolactin=110, 17 bet OST=145. Test taken after menses, Normal?

Need units: on your prolactin level. The usual units are ng/mL, if yours is 110 ng/mL it is very significantly elevated. Please check those units! ...Read more

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What might expln: tsh:2.475, t3:3, t4:1.1, testo.F:1.8, test.T:38 similarly fsh, lh, 17hydrox all normal -but sex hormone binding globulin elevated at 184?

What might expln: tsh:2.475, t3:3, t4:1.1, testo.F:1.8, test.T:38 similarly fsh, lh, 17hydrox all normal -but sex hormone binding globulin elevated at 184?

Need reverse T3 (liothyronine): Just commenting on the thyroid labs: i think you may have a slight hypothyroid problem, but hard to tell without complete labs. Is the T3 (liothyronine) a total or free? Also reverse T3 (liothyronine) needs to be done to know for sure. ...Read more

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Labs show serum albumin 3.9 (ref. Range 3.5-5.5)and globulin at 1.9 range (1.5-4.5) but says total serum protein low at 5.8 range(6.0-8.5) what gives?

Labs show serum albumin 3.9 (ref. Range 3.5-5.5)and globulin at 1.9 range (1.5-4.5) but says total serum protein low at 5.8 range(6.0-8.5) what gives?

Probably nothing.: Total protein consists of the sum of the globulin proteins and albumin. Since the individual values for globulin and Albumin are normal, it is questionable that there is anything wrong. This may just be normal for you. ...Read more

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Urine chemistry. MA RANDOM URINE 4.7H ref rng<1.9 mg/dl Comments. =1= results is expressed in ug microalbumim/mg creatine help interpret this.

Urine chemistry. MA RANDOM URINE 4.7H ref rng<1.9 mg/dl  Comments. =1= results is expressed in ug microalbumim/mg creatine help interpret this.

Kidney function: Microalbumin is a test used to measure the progression of kidney damage in patients who are at risk. Ex. Patients with diabetes, high blood pressure. In patients with normal kidneys, albumin is kept inside the body. If its found in the urine, it means the kidney is damaged and can't hold the albumin in. Taking meds like advil and ibuprofen hurt your kidneys as well. Keep your pressure controlled ...Read more

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My son-14 5/12, 5'3",pubertal changes,bone age-13.5y, GH stim test peak-7.6, IGFI-332, IGF-BP3.LC-3916, NL-T4free,Testost,TSH VitD-27.5 Treat w/GH?

My son-14 5/12, 5'3",pubertal changes,bone age-13.5y, GH stim test peak-7.6, IGFI-332, IGF-BP3.LC-3916, NL-T4free,Testost,TSH
VitD-27.5
Treat w/GH?

Check with: his pediatritian, but I don't think he's a candidate for GH with the current criteria.He still has lots of potential growth left. Look at his genetics and their adult heights. ...Read more

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Is 1772 high hCG level for 17 dpo?

Is 1772 high hCG level for 17 dpo?

Well.... : It is hard to make a judgment based on one isolated hormone level. BHCG levels vary widely from person to person. It's better to follow a trend by checking a second level a few days later. That gives you more information. ...Read more

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Immunofixation, Serum FAH = Monoclonal IgG kappa immunoglobulin. Beta FAH = 10.5% Abnormal band, immunofixation to follow. I'm IgA deficient too. ??

Immunofixation, Serum FAH = Monoclonal IgG kappa immunoglobulin.   Beta FAH = 10.5% Abnormal band, immunofixation to follow. I'm IgA deficient too. ??

Possibly: If I am understaning this right you have a monoclonal protien band? The most important next steps here would be to identify the band (immunofixation) and then perfrom quantitvaive immunoglobulin levels. IF there is a monoclonal band, you may very well have reciprocal depriciation of alternative immunoglobulins and IgA deficiecny with an IgG monoclonal protein is possible. ...Read more

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Plasma Vitamin D <4.2 ng/mL Serum Vitamin B12 -197 Serum TSH-2.805 Serun Alkaline Phosphatase-356 WBC-3300 MCV-103 MCH-34 Platelet-141k?

Plasma Vitamin D  <4.2 ng/mL
Serum Vitamin B12  -197
Serum TSH-2.805
Serun Alkaline Phosphatase-356
WBC-3300
MCV-103
MCH-34
Platelet-141k?

Need Vits D3 and B12: You are severely deficient in Vitamins D3 and B12. I recommend 10,000 IU of Vit D3 per day, and 1,000 mcg methylcobalamin each day. Your D3 levels should be 60-70 ng/dl. ...Read more

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Vitamin D,1, 25-Dihydroxy 90 pg/mL. Calcium 9.7 mg/dL. PTH 49 pg/mL. hsCRP 0.2 mg/L. Feeling well. No D Hydroxy was done. What would cause the High D?

Vitamin D,1, 25-Dihydroxy 90 pg/mL. Calcium 9.7 mg/dL. PTH 49 pg/mL. hsCRP 0.2 mg/L. Feeling well. No D Hydroxy was done. What would cause the High D?

Vitamin D: 90 pg/ml for 1-25 D is a bit high but not too bad when seen with the other numbers. I don't know why 1-25 but not 25 hydroxy vitamin d was not done. Have your doctor set that up for you. ...Read more

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Can taking bovine colostrum increase plasma immunoglobulin levels, thereby masking an underlying immunoglobulin deficiency by altering blood tests?

Can taking bovine colostrum increase plasma immunoglobulin levels, thereby masking an underlying immunoglobulin deficiency by altering blood tests?

Unlikely: Very thoughtful idea. Unfortunately, the bovine immunoglobins are too large to be absorbed from the intestine and would be digested by stomach and intestinal juices and enzymes. With use you would be providing body with raw materials for making your own immunoglobulins, but at a cost. Any "complete" proteins from eggs or milk could provide the same protein precursors and support good health. ...Read more

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Is normal acth plasma level enough to conclude addison's disease?

Is normal acth plasma level enough to conclude addison's disease?

In general, no.: Too difficult to answer in 400 words, but confirmation of addison's requires a sequence of testing which must be performed and collected under standard protocols. Generally low cortisol with very high acth should suggest primary adrenal insufficiency - addison's disease. Anything else will require further testing to help sort out the various causes of low cortisol. ...Read more