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Abnormal Lab Values And What They Mean
Humoral immune-: deficiency 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, low levels of IgG and IgA indicate deficiency of antibodies and susceptibility to infections and auto-immune disorders. ...Read more
Depends: A physician will need to know more about your immune history (particularly with regard to infection severity and frequency, family history, vaccination history, context of laboratory testing when IgG/A found to be low and whether there is GI/liver/kidney/skin disease. You could begin by requesting a virtual consult. Good health! ...Read more
Red cell morphology: Ovalocytes are red blood cells which have lost their normal biconcave shape. Anisocytosis means that the red cells are of different non-uniform shapes and sizes. These findings are used in conjunction with other elements of your blood count to classify anemia and identify possible causes. Those can include a variety of things that damage rbcs or interfere with their proper maturation. ...Read more
Dr called said blood tests were normal Rcvd lab results MCH is low & total Bilirubin @1.9. All other results are in normal range. What does this mean?
Maybe Gilbert's?: It is a familial (autosomal dominant), common (2-5% of people), unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia (blood bilirubin measures 1-5mg/dl), not due to breakdown of blood. It is associated with reduced enzyme levels of udp glycuronyl transferase, that results in jaundice when patients fast or suffer an infection. It does not shorten life or raise insurance rates, but may predispose to tylenol (acetaminophen) toxicity. ...Read more
What does it mean when you have a low MCH range in your blood results. All other blood results are in normal range.
How low?: 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 would have been useful to have the actual values of your results. If MCH is the only abnormal finding, I would not worry at all, especially if your hemoglobin level is normal. ...Read more
Transferrin is a…: …blood plasma protein that delivers 2 iron ions from absorption centers to all tissues, especially for the production of hemoglobin. Low tf may be a liver defect (where it's made) or a kidney problem allowing excessive loss. A patient with decreased plasma transferrin can suffer from iron overload diseases such as hemosiderosis. Discuss lab results with your doc. ...Read more
Suggests low iron: Mean corpuscular hemoglobin (mch) relates to how much hemoglobin on your red blood cell (see mchc - adds concentration to mch). Forget exact acronym, but RDW measures (via flow cytometry) size of many red cells--normal to have all about one size. If becoming anemic, see wide variation which raises RDW #. Both of these can be due to low iron, but also folate (folic acid) or B12--ask your Dr for context & pl ...Read more
Suggests low iron: Mean corpuscular hemoglobin (mch) relates to how much hemoglobin on your red blood cell (see mchc - adds concentration to mch). Forget exact acronym, but RDW measures (via flow cytometry) size of many red cells--normal to have all about one size. If becoming anemic, see wide variation which raises RDW #. Both of these can be due to low iron, but also folate (folic acid) or B12--ask your Dr for context & plan ...Read more
CBC test results: Elevated MCHC, elevated MCH, bottom of range for Haematocrit, everything else within normal ranges. What do these results mean?
Nothing: Your physician may want to repeat them. I trust you do not have spherocytosis or if you do, that you've been worked up. At most, a reticulocye count may be in order. Sometimes the machines can be a bit mis-calibrated. High MCHC is quite uncommon and if you feel well I wouldn't be troubled. Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. ...Read more
See below: Usually when biotinidase deficiency is suspected, an inborn error of metabolism is suspected and multiple labs are drawn as the general symptoms are similar to may other inborn errors of metabolism. Labs including, serum ammonia, urine organic acids, plasma amino acids urine ketones, blood gas, serum chemistries, biotinidase, carnitine, and acylcarnitine profiles are drawn. Results will vary. ...Read more
What does it mean when lab states that my blood smear wbc correlates with automated differential.Doesn't smear look at appearence of wbc cells ?
If the correlation: is there then your diagnosis would be on the right track which is good. ...Read more
Complicated.: Low MCV usually is due to iron deficiency anemia, but not in your case since your hemoglobin is normal. Most likely is an inherited condition called thalassemia, likely alpha thal given the relatively high Hgb level. There are number of other conditions, but if the rest of the CBC is normal and you feel well, thal is likely. If in the past your MCV was normal, it's something else and needs eval ...Read more
Serum protein: Albumen is a protein in the blood. It is an indicator of your nutritional status. The albumen in the blood does many things. It binds to many chemicals and certain medications and is a transport mechanism for many body chemicals and functions. It can be low with nutritional states and with certain illnesses like kidney disease. It is manufactured in the liver. Liver disease will alter levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High in pregnancy: and other rarer conditions. Do not worry ...Read more
Cpk: CPK is a muscle enzyme, it can also be seen elevated with brain problems and other situations. Talk to your Dr. about your questions and the Dr. can evaluate your situation to seek an explanation for your cpk levels. ...Read more
Please explain what it means when you have a blood test and the results say there are ovalocytes and anisocytosis present , and abnormal?
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