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Blood test results showed elevated liver enzymes and elevated kidney function. What does this mean?

Blood test results showed elevated liver enzymes and elevated kidney function. What does this mean?

Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking a history, physical examination, looking at the actual lab results and may be additional studies. Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is in the best position to do that. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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What do blood tests check for? I have a friend who has to get regular blood work done to check his kidneys and liver. I'm worried that they're going to fin pot in his system. Can that kind of blood test show pot?

What do blood tests check for? I have a friend who has to get regular blood work done to check his kidneys and liver. I'm worried that they're going to fin pot in his system. Can that kind of blood test show pot?

Drug: Drug testing is very expensive. It's not routinely done because of the expense. (in fact, they way laboratories do drug testing for employment screenings is to take a small amount of blood from all the people they're testing and mix them all together and just do one test on the mixed sample. If the mixed sample is clean, they know everyone is clean and don't test individuals.)

furthermore, no one can test you or your friend's blood for drugs without permission. It's considered an illegal search. Unless your friend has given specific authorization to be tested for drugs, the doctor or lab cannot perform the test. If they do, the avvo legal forum is thataway =====>. ...Read more

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I smoked weed about a week ago and now I have to get blood work done, called "monster labs", to donate a kidney. Will THC show up in this blood test?

I smoked weed about a week ago and now I have to get blood work done, called "monster labs", to donate a kidney. Will THC show up in this blood test?

Quite possible: Thc is fat soluble, so it is detectable much longer than other drugs, most of which are water soluble. If they do a drug screen as part of the tests, it may show up. ...Read more

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Possible reasons for abnormal blood test results in 2 year old, 1st hematologist appt?

Possible reasons for abnormal blood test results in 2 year old, 1st hematologist appt?

Abnormal "tests": There are literally hundreds of blood tests that can be run on a child, maybe thousands. We need a bit more of a clue to help you, and any history as to why lab tests were done in the first place would also be needed.......Send these with a new question and I'll keep my eye open for it to try and help you with questions to ask hematologist or regular doctor. ...Read more

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My 13 year old daughter got her results of her blood test and the doctor said it was abnormal and I ask what came abnormal and he said her kidneys?

My 13 year old daughter got her results of her blood test and the doctor said it was abnormal and I ask what came abnormal and he said her kidneys?

Abnormal Labs: I would love to help. However, without more specific information it is irresponsible of me to comment. That said I would be happy to help if you can get the results or provide some history and symptoms. ...Read more

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How can my blood test results look?

How can my blood test results look?

Depends: It depends on the particular blood test and the illness you may have. Your question is too vague for a meaningful answer. ...Read more

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How can I get my blood test results?

How can I get my blood test results?

Call your doctor: The doctor that ordered the test will have a report. You can request a copy of your results from them. ...Read more

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How can I read these blood test results?

How can I read these blood test results?

Well: Us medical folks go to school to learn how to interpret test results. Don't know how much of a crash course can be provided in 400 characters or less. Consider reviewing the results with your medical provider. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you help me understand my blood test results please?

Can you help me understand my blood test results please?

Incomplete info: 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, it may be possible to provide an opinion if you were to list the results. ...Read more

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What to do if I have blood test results, really need help.?

What to do if I have blood test results, really need help.?

We'd love to help: First though we need to know what results you got, what your general health status is, and -- especially -- what your personal physician has told you. Please get back to us. ...Read more

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Blood test results showing low mchc?

Low iron: If the MCHC level is below 28%, this is considered too low. The MCHC level can be too low because of blood loss over time, or too little iron in the body. ...Read more

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What does blood test results of 510 PLT mean?

Clotting Factors: This is your platelet count which is the part of the blood that is responsible for clotting and healing wounds. I would probably have it rechecked in a few weeks to make sure it wasn't a lab error and if not you many need additional testing. ...Read more

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Will blood test results come back all at once?

Not necessarily: Different tests take different amount of time for completion and the results may come back piecemeal. ...Read more

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What the word absent means in blood test results?

What the word absent means in blood test results?

Same as anywhere: The thing in question is not there. Not present. Ask the provider who ordered the tests for an explanation of the results. It's part of the services from providers to complete the stage of diagnostic evaluation. Ask - if you do't understand - say so and they might make it simpler. Best! ...Read more

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What does "rdw" mean when reading blood test results?

What does "rdw" mean when reading blood test results?

RDW: RDW=red cell distribution width. This is a statistical measure or the degree of variation in sizes of the red cells. It is a useful parameter ini classifying anemias that may otherwise be similar, for example iron deficiency and some thalassemias. But other parameters are more generally useful. ...Read more

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My blood test results show low zinc is this dangerous?

Supplement: It is important to keep all of your nutrient and vitamin / mineral levels within the rda for intake and to supplement as needed if blood work shows a deficiency. Zinc is involved in metabolism, skin health, eye sight, etc. So this is something you need to address. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high blood test results, any ideas?

What to do if I have high blood test results, any ideas?

Need to know test: It depends on the test. Some high need fixed, others low. Please re-ask with more information. ...Read more

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Blood test results -what would tell that I have leukemia?

See below...: As general rule, your blood test results should be interpreted by your physician. But to answer your question, a common abnormal finding in the blood of a patient with leukemia is a significantly increased WBC (white blood cell) count with or without abnormal circulating cells. Anemia (low rbc and hemoglobin) and thrombocytopenia (low platelets) are also common. Not all leukemias show high wbc. ...Read more

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How long might it take to get MMR blood test results back?

How long might it take to get MMR blood test results back?

Mmr igg antibody/igm: It depends on what MMR test you are interested in
there is a test for acute diseases with mesles, mumps and rubella, for igmantibodies
and there is other test for igg antibodies to check for immunity to mmr
both tests are done by major labs are results are available in 2 days at most. ...Read more

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Sn blood test results of 479 mg/dl fibrinogen a high level?

Sn blood test results of 479 mg/dl fibrinogen a high level?

Yes: The normal levels of fibrinogen range from about 150-400mg/dl. There are normal circumstances in which the level may be higher, e.g., pregnancy. Any lab value needs to be interpreted in the context of other health issues and this value may not be associated with a disease. Do consult the doctor who ordered the blood test. ...Read more