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Abnormalities In Blood Labs
Yes.: Auto diff is used to flag abnormalities and it can detect, abnormal cells. However, a thorough examination requires microscopic analysis by a technologist or a pathologist. ...Read more
What can cause increased WBC, CRP,and Chloride levels in blood tests when all other lab work is normal?
Risk: That may mean you are at higher risk to develop an autoimmune disorders in the future. Since you are suffering from back pain already at your young age, perhaps you should see a rheumatologist to find out if there is any autoimmune disorder affecting your back unless the cause for the back pain is already known. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pancreatitis: Typical tests done include amylase and lipase. Amylase can be elevated due to other problems, so lipase is more specific. Any elevation indicates a problem. Lab values are specific to the lab used. Severe pancreatitis can elevate the lipase into the 1000's. Even a small elevation above normal can cause severe pain. ...Read more
Several blood tests came back abnormal. High wbc-12, 000, low platelet-110, but RBC normal-15. Thyroid and several other tests abnormal. What is wrong?
Unanswerable: There is not enough data here to give you any real or valid answer. You are not well. You may have several conditions at once. I would be staying real close to your physician and following all advice and treatment plans. ...Read more
No: Your consent is required to test for either of these. ...Read more
Unclear...: Anemia means a decrease in your rbc (red blood cell) count, hemoglobin content, and hematocrit level. All these parameters are part of a blood test named CBC (complete blood count) and will be abnormal if there is anemia. If the blood test is normal then anemia is unlikely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is my psychiatrist in the position to demand a blood panel 9? And would the drug appear in urine test or blood test she wrote CBC deff/tsh cmp uds 9
Lab work: The doctor ordered CBC with differential (which is blood cells count with count of different cell classes) TSH (which is thyroid stimulating hormone) cmp (which is comprehensive metabolic panel) uds 9 (which is urine drug screen 9-drug panel). All those are routine orders and any psychiatrist would need to know the results to properly assess a patient. There is no reason to suspect of your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lipase and Ferritin: These may be related. Ferritin usually reflects total iron stores in the body, but may be depressed by inflammatory conditions. Lipase is most commonly elevated with damage to the pancreas. Some further evaluation and examination, possibly with some radiographs to investigate seem wise, depending of course on the magnitude of the abnormalities and your symptoms. ...Read more
Urine and blood test, blood normal, urine showing white blood cells and doc referred for ultrasound why?
In some pain side/Lowe adm
Imagining study: Ultrasound is a safe, non-invasive and inexpensive way to look at the structure of internal organs and is a good first imaging study to investigate WBC in urine. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Various: It would be very rare that they are related but it depends on whether there has been regular pap smear screening up until now and whether there has been a previous significant cervical precancer or cancer. If a woman has been getting regular screening and no previous serious history, they're probably not related. ...Read more
Kidney failure labs: In addition to elevated BUN and creatinine levels in the blood, patients with kidney failure have low hemoglobin, carbon dioxide and calcium blood levels. They also have high parathyroid hormone, potassium and phosphorus levels. Pt's with chronic kidney disease (ckd) can have some of these abnormal levels, but with lesser deviation from normal depending on the class of their ckd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a Potassium Blood test result of 5.3 mmol/L and a BUN result of 19mg/dL indicate anything, if all other CBC and CMP results are in range?
High monocyte %, manual count in toddler. All other results on CBC normal, mono CT 16. Cause for concern?
Not necessarily: The monocytes are often up some in a variety of viral illnesses but less commonly than the lymphocytes. Infectious mononucleosis does occur in a muted ( less intense) form in toddlers & the usual mono blood test can be negative until months after the illness has passed. If the kid is cruising around enjoying life i would ignore the test & get back to living. ...Read more
Can dehydration cause a buildup of potassium in electrolyte blood tests without any other signs of kidney damage in tests?
Dehydration: If you become dehydrated enough the blood flow to the kidneys can decrease and kidney failure can occur. If the kidney failure is bad enough and if one is on certain medications such as potassium, ACE inhibitors, ARBs, spironolactone high potassium can occur. With dehydration the kidneys are not damaged and will recover with hydration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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