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Alb Creat Ratio
My bun/creat, (21), total protein (8.3), globulin (4.4) levels were high and alb/glob (0.9) ratio. Low how can these affect me?
Do these lab results mean I have a bleeding issue/thin blood? Mpv 9.0 fl l, bun 7mg/dl l, bun/creat ratio 8 l, alb/glob 0.9 l. L=low. Can u translate?
Inconclusive: For the most part, the tests that you list are important in the context of what other numbers are. Mpv is a measure of the plumpness of your platelets, and platelets are important for blood clotting. But, the actual number of platelets (should be >150) is usually more important for bleeding issues. If that number is fine, then this slightly low mpv level could just represent a mild viral infection. ...Read more
51yof. Lost 63lb in 5 mo. Got kenalog (triamcinolone) cerv. Block 7 days before lab. Bun 26h, creat.1.1ok, bun/creat ratio 23.6h, alb 4.6, GFR 56-l. Got kidney prob?
Probably not: We would need to take a history to assess other medications in use as well as perform a physical exam to assess the state of hydration. The high bun/creat ratio and the slightly high Albumin suggest volume depletion. A urinalysis would be helpful in screening this patient for renal disease. The patient's current weight would also be needed. Cystatin c testing and a GFR nuclear scan could help. ...Read more
My ALB/GLOB Ratio has been at 0.9 on my last 3 blood tests. I take Arimidex (anastrozole). Could this medication be the cause of a low number?
Not low number: Hi. Most commonly, the low albumin:globulin ratio is NOT due to low albumin, but rather due to elevated globulin (so being the denominator, brings the ratio DOWN). Yours is reproducible. It should be evaluated, but I don't think it has anything to do with the Arimidex (anastrozole). I hope your breast CA is going well. Your doc may decide to get a serum and urine protein electrophoresis/immunofixation. Good luc ...Read more
Please help interpret LFT results: Alb 4.9, Glo 2.5, Ratio 2.0, ALT 29, AST 24, IBill. 5 Dbill. 1 Tbill. 6. 27 year old male 5'11 135 lbs & a drinker?
Normal results.: The liver function tests (LFT's) that you listed are all normal. It can take years for alcohol-induced liver damage to show up as abnormal liver tests. Therefore, the best thing to do to prevent alcohol-induced liver damage is to greatly minimize alcohol use (1 unit of alcohol per day) or even to abstain completely from alcohol. Use of opioids and excessive Tylenol (acetaminophen) use can exacerbate damage. ...Read more
Would Waldenstrom macroglob/mult myeloma definitely show abnormal total protein or abnormal a/g ratio? Protein 7.7, alb 4.7, alb 3.0, a/g ratio 1.5
About 20% of Multiple myelomas only produce light chains and may not alter serum proteins measurably. There are specific tests for myeloma and Waldenstrom.
See this site for more info:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/multiple-myeloma/basics/definition/con-20026607? mc_id=google&campaign=294429041&geo=9011165&kw=%2Bmyeloma%20%2Bmultiple&ad=90615336761&network=s&sitetarget=&adgroup=21734771441&extension=&target=kwd-30051974370&matchtype=b&device=c&account=1733789621&placementsite=enterprise&gclid=CLec4sjU5swCFYIlgQodY8QHAQ ...Read more
My AST level is 41 and my alb/glob ratio is 1.8. I'm only 20 and just had weight loss surgery. These were never elevated before. WORRIED!! Dangerous??
Had panel due to fatigue and aches. All is well except Total Protein 8.4 (H) ALB 4.7 (H) Globulin 3.7 (H) A/G ratio - 1.27. Possible Myeloma? Normal?
My sgpt is 72, sgot is 51, alkaline phosphate is 80, total protein is 6.1, albumin is 4, alb/glb ratio is 1.9, bilirubin total is 0.7?
Abnormal: You have slightly elevated liver enzymes. Need more information about your medical issues to get to the correct diagnosis. ...Read more
WBC Count 10200, RBC distribution width 13.9%, Lymphocytes 3060, cholesterol 40, Alkaline phosphatase 204, globulin 4.01, alb/cret ratio 529.any problems?
Wacky: Those results are wacky - try to list them again without transcription errors. ...Read more
Moms blood protein high@ 8.5g/dl (8.3 upper limit). Alb ok. Glob@ upper limit of normal. A/G ratio low@. 8 (1.1-2.2). Low iron, high ferritin. Hgb low@ 12g/dl (12.5-16). eGFR 59. Can biopsy-proven chronic gastritis explain? Push for electrophoresis?
Repeat labs: All of the abnormal labs there are borderline. None of them seem to stand out as a major problem. I think if she has a diagnosis of gastritis, and it is being treated, it would be OK to wait a few weeks and redraw her blood work to see if it is still abnormal. Good luck to both of you. ...Read more
What can cause to have bun/creatinin ratio elevated. My test resul bun 18 norma 6-20, creatinin 0.63 norma0.57-1 and bun/creat ratio 29 norm 35-155?
Question: Please send the question so your concern can be appropriately addressed ...Read more
What means an elevated BUN to creatinine ratio of 24 if both BUN and Creatinine are individually normal? BUN: 17.7, Creat: 0, 75. Take many fluids. Txs
Elevated ratio: Hi Oskcar. You lab levels are normal and your ratio is high due to your low creatinine level. If you had a high BUN-creatinine ratio that was abnormal due to dehydration, your serum sodium and chloride would be high. You did not mention those values in your test results. Were they elevated? If not, you need not worry, if they were, ingest more fluids to reduce them and lower your ratio. ...Read more
A/G ratio: Normal range is 1.5 for adults. If this ratio is less than 1.0 then there's a concern for cirrhosis, Ulcerative colitis, Kidney disease, multiple myeloma, and burns. There's a lot of factors that can affect this test. For example dehydration may cause your albumin levels to be lower than normal and that can affect this ratio. I would follow up with your PCP regarding this result. ...Read more
Multiple Myeloma: Kappa and lamda are classifications of light chains of immunoglobulins in humans. They are part of the "y" shaped arms of your antibodies. This ratio is used to distinguish MGUS or monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance from multiple myeloma. High ratio favors Multiple Myeloma ...Read more
Patient care: I would compare this to a teacher:student ratio in classrooms for simplicity sake. It just allows for more attention and care to details - whether it's a smile or setting the forks on the dinner tray (on top of the clinical responsibilities that most patients will remain oblivious to). ...Read more