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What does anion gap blood test results show?

What does anion gap blood test results show?

Unmeasured anions: High anion gap reveals the presence of an unusual anion in high concentration. This may be something as simple as lactate ion from exercise or underperfusion of the body, or a substance such as aspirin, a ketoacid, oxalate in ethylene glycol poisoning, or sulfate / phosphate in kidney failure. ...Read more

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I'm 52 years old my blood test for anion gap was 8.6 what is it should I be concerned?

I'm 52 years old my blood test for anion gap was 8.6 what is it should I be concerned?

Not at all.: This is just a measurement of cation and anions in the blood. Basically electrolytes and acid base equilibrium. Normal anion gap is 12 or less. No worries. ...Read more

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I recently had some blood test done. Creatinine came back as 1.6, BUN is 19, glucose on the high side.....all other measurements are witin the range except for anion gap. Anion gap is 13, slightly above range. What does this all mean?

I recently had some blood test done. Creatinine came back as 1.6, BUN is 19, glucose on the high side.....all other measurements are witin the range except for anion gap. Anion gap is 13, slightly above range. What does this all mean?

Hard to say: Without knowing your past medical history and past testing. But from what you mention your testing suggest some element of kidney dysfunction. It's not clear if it's chronic or acute. But you should reach out to your doctor if you have questions too. He/she will know you vest to be able to give you the most accurate description of what's going on. ...Read more

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Chloride 111, Anion Gap 4, ALT 44, ferritin 225 - what does all this mean? They are all anomalies that showed up on a blood test. 

Chloride 111, Anion Gap 4, ALT 44, ferritin 225 - what does all this mean? They are all anomalies that showed up on a blood test. 

Labs: None of your labs point to a issue. Your chloride is high but that can be seen. Your AG is 4 that is based in your labs and is normal. You should talk to the MD who ordered it and then see if they can correlated with your medical history. ...Read more

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What can happen when the blood test show low bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) level and high anion gap?

What can happen when the blood test show low bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) level and high anion gap?

Seek the cause: This can be due to any thing from exercising hard and not being fully recovered, to being in shock, to having some unmeasured anion (aspirin, drank antifreeze, diabetic ketoacidosis), to a variety of other things. Your physician is hopefully competent and can find the cause -- it's one of the most basic workups in medicine. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What could cause a neg anion gap on blood test w low albumin and low tot protein? Seen it on blood work over the past year. Have ruq pain no diagnosis

What could cause a neg anion gap on blood test w low albumin and low tot protein? Seen it on blood work over the past year. Have ruq pain no diagnosis

Reason for concern: You have low Albumin and protein, this is not a matter that should go unexplained. You are either not producing enough Albumin or you are loosing proteins too fast. You should have a diagnosis, you doctor should figure it out. ...Read more

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Blood test: low alk phos & vit d, c-react protein 7.35, na 146, creat up from 60 - 80 & crcl down frm 101 to 76 in 2 mo, anion gap high, GFR 60 why?

Blood test: low alk phos & vit d, c-react protein 7.35, na 146, creat up from 60 - 80 & crcl down frm 101 to 76 in 2 mo, anion gap high, GFR 60 why?

More than one issue: The lab values you provided suggest more than one issue, one being kidney disease and the other being inflammation and may be more. Lab tests need to interpreted in the clinical context and you should discuss these results with your doctor at your earliest to prevent further damage. ...Read more

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I have had fatigue for over a year and some muscle loss. A recent blood test showed Sodium 141, Bicarb 22, Chloride 99. These were reported as within range. I calculate the Anion Gap to be 20, lab range 8-16. This indicates Acidosis. Is it possible t

I have had fatigue for over a year and some muscle loss. A recent blood test showed Sodium 141, Bicarb 22, Chloride 99. These were reported as within range. I calculate the Anion Gap to be 20, lab range 8-16. This indicates Acidosis. Is it possible t

Blood tests: There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests. Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own. These results fall into the second group, not very specific. Acid balance in particular can change in minutes to hours. ...Read more

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Blood test shows sodium 139, potassium 3.3 L, and chloride 109 H. What does this mean and should I be concerned? WBC/RBC is normal. Anion gap 5.0

Blood test shows sodium 139, potassium 3.3 L, and chloride 109 H. What does this mean and should I be concerned? WBC/RBC is normal. Anion gap 5.0

Electrolytes: Your electrolyte balance is not perfectly normal. The chloride is high, as you note, and the anion gap is low. Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) level is the other component of the anion gap - what is that value. Your potassium is low. Is this spontaneous or is it related to diet, diarrhea, vomiting, or a medication you did not report? Normal WBC and RBC is reassuring. ...Read more

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My blood test report shows ESR 3 what is its meaning?

My blood test report shows ESR 3 what is its meaning?

ESR: Or the erythrocyte sedimentation rate is a test used to determine the presence of inflammation. The test is non specific. An ESR of 3 is normal. ...Read more

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I just received my blood test results. Everything normal except % granulocyte is 42 (normal range 43-77) % basophils 2 (normal range 0-1%). Meaning?

Means nothing: You are safe to ignore percentages of white cells altogether. Be concerned only with absolute counts. I often wish the percentages were not even reported. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my dopamine went down upon standing? Last time it went up 12 to 18 this time 12 and down to 10? Any meaning behind this? It was accatacholomine blood test at, mayo clinic.

What does it mean if my dopamine went down upon standing? Last time it went up 12 to 18 this time 12 and down to 10? Any meaning behind this? It was accatacholomine blood test at, mayo clinic.

Doesn't make sense: I don't think you dopine level would drop with change of position. There should be another explanation. Should discuss more with the doctor. I don't have your history ...Read more

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For a blood test for HSV II IgG type specific 0.00-0.90, what is the meaning of a result <0.91 instead of <0.90? Please explain the extra 1 hundredth

For a blood test for HSV II IgG type specific 0.00-0.90, what is the meaning of a result <0.91 instead of <0.90? Please explain the extra 1 hundredth

Not Infected: Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Those 'standardized' results are "labspeak" and do not have any significance. All this test result tells you is that you do not have a remote exposure or infection with genital herpes. But, that does not rule out an acute infection since only the igg and not the igm results are shown here. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of the following blood test results creatinine from 1.67 down to 0.83. Ast (sgot) 50, bun creat ratio 22.00, est GFR less than 60?

What is the meaning of the following blood test results creatinine from 1.67 down to 0.83. Ast (sgot) 50, bun creat ratio 22.00, est GFR less than 60?

Kidney and Liver T: Egfr (normal >60), creatinine, bun/cr ratio are all lab values to suggest how the kidney function is, ast is an enzyme secreted by the liver, if its elevated there is something wrong with the liver (it varies from mild to severe). Check with your doctor or mentor about the normal values and the abnormal ones. ...Read more

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Been diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy blood test showed high immunoglobulin m w/polyclonal gammopathy. Kappa/lambda increase. Possible meaning?

PlasmaCellDIsorder: May have plasma cell disorder/multiple myeloma. Plasma cells are a type of white blood cells that produces immunoglobulin (antibodies). Multiple myeloma is a cancerous or excessive proliferation of these plasma cells which may lead to excessive high levels of calcium/bone pain/renal failure/anemia (low blood counts). Need to see hematologist (blood doctor specialist). ...Read more

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I recently had a blood test that showed I have an AGAP level of 7.6 mEq/L. It's flagged as "LOW" on my report. What could this mean?

I recently had a blood test that showed I have an AGAP level of 7.6 mEq/L. It's flagged as "LOW" on my report. What could this mean?

Anion gap: The anion gap is the difference between the positive ions (sodium, potassium) and negatively charged (Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) chloride). There are a number of other negatively charged ions that care not measured routinely (proteins). A low anion gap can occur if the serum albumin is low or if there is a time lag between the time that blood was drawn and time that the test was done. A high AG means acidosis. ...Read more

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What is a sma7 blood test?

Basic kidney fncns: It is the same as a basic metabolic profile (bmp). It includes serum levels of sodium, potassium, chloride, bicarbonate, (sodium bicarbonate) blood urea nitrogen (bun), creatinine, and glucose. It gives a basic picture of your metabolic and renal health. ...Read more

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Could I refuse a blood test?

Yes: But you must accept the responsibility that if something is not able to be diagnosed or missed by not getting the test the consequences are your responsibility. Also when you are on some medications you need to have blood work to asses treatment and may hinder your treatment. ...Read more

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How to cheat on a blood test?

Cheating: I don't think any honest, licensed physician would agree to answer this question. It's a bad idea. ...Read more

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What does an ipep blood test detect?

Please spell it out: It would help if you could describe the test you have in mind. If your doctor ordered the test, it would be prudent to ask her/him. ...Read more

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High rcdw in a blood test. Is it bad?

Big picture: Red cell size distribution width can be high simply from donating blood, or from early iron deficiency before anemia or any of several non-problems. And reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside. Your history, physical exam and other labs are what matter; ignore a lone high rdw. ...Read more

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How often should you have a blood test?

Several times daily: In theory, one can have small amounts of blood taken several times a day as required for good medical care. It is in fact unusual to need such repetitive testing in short intervals. ...Read more

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Why might I need to retake a blood test?

Why might I need to retake a blood test?

Many reasons: Some blood tests require that you do them several times to get an idea of how your body is responding to certain internal or external cues (disease, exercise, medication, etc), and this is done over time. Sometimes a blood test gives an unexpected result, and a repeat test is performed to assure accuracy of the test or require additional studies. ...Read more

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What is a high osmo calc 282 blood test?

What is a high osmo calc 282 blood test?

Unclear question: Laboratories report calculate osmolarity based on electrolyte levels, BUN and Glucose. 282 is a normal level. If your doctor has any concern, s/he can ask for a measured value of osmolarity. In some instances the gap between the calucated and measured values provides additional information. ...Read more

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How to interpret my blood test dc report?

How to interpret my blood test dc report?

Your own doctor: You have an absolute right to a full explanation from your care provider. Nobody here can do more than help with some minor detail. Be assertive and you will get the answers you need from someone who knows you. ...Read more

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Can a blood test be substituted for a tst?

Can a blood test be substituted for a tst?

Sort of: Quantiferon gold or t-spot test may be used in lieu of tuberculin skin test. ...Read more

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Could I have a blood test done for everything?

Could I have a blood test done for everything?

No: Because many illnesses are not diagnosable by bloodwork, and there are a host of genetic illnesses for which the labs are very expensive and are a waste of money if there's no reason to suspect the illness is present. ...Read more

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What to do if I may have to have a blood test?

What to do if I may have to have a blood test?

Follow directions: If you need a test you will be given a lab slip. The doctor or office will send you for a blood test slip. Take it to the lab along with your health insurance and go to the lab. If you get weak when someone takes blood ask them to have you lie down when it is donel ...Read more