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Albumin (Definition)

Albumins are proteins which dissolve in water and are not covered with chains of sugars. The most common is serum albumin. These molecules transport other molecules which don't dissolve in water very well. But its main function is to regulate the amount of water in the blood. Another type of Albumin is the ...Read more


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Total protein 8.3, serum albumin 4.2 , serum globulin 3.8, albumin globulin ratio 1.2.. Is this abnormal?

Total protein 8.3, serum albumin 4.2 , serum globulin 3.8, albumin globulin ratio 1.2.. Is this abnormal?

Abnormal labs: It would be helpful that for the labs mentioned above. If you. Can find the normal range or reference range and list it than our answer can be more educated and helpful. The reference range does vary from one lab to another. ...Read more

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Protein Total Serum 8.7 Globulin Serum 4.20 Albumin/ Globulin Ratio 1.07 ALP 132 Urea/ CreatinineRatio 18.54 rest normal . Any worries here ?

Need more 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, there is no immediate concern, however, your globulin level may be higher than normal and you should discuss it with the doctor who ordered the tests. 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. ...Read more

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Inorgan.Phosphate0.77, serum total protein63, serum globulin14, all slightly low. Norm. Calcium &albumin.Tsh9.25, known hypothyroidism. Further tests?

Inorgan.Phosphate0.77, serum total protein63, serum globulin14, all slightly low. Norm. Calcium &albumin.Tsh9.25, known hypothyroidism. Further tests?

TSH is WAY high!: Must get on a higher dose of synthroid (thyroxine). This can be life threatening, get treated asap, ! other thyroid tests need to be done to know what needs to be done, and to come to a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Adnorm. Blood & cfs results: high: CSF protein-47, high cfs albumin-30.9; low total protein-5.7, low gamma globulin-.5, low IgG quantitative -621 worry?

Adnorm. Blood & cfs results: high: CSF protein-47, high cfs albumin-30.9; low total protein-5.7, low gamma globulin-.5, low IgG quantitative -621 worry?

CSF: Some experts consider CSF protein levels to be normal if the value is equal to or below your age in years. I don't think in your case there is a reason to worry. Other CSF components are important as well. Check with your physician to see if there is any reasons to worry. Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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Random sample: urine protein 31mg/l urine albumin 5.00mg/l urine creatinine 3.894mmol/l urine albumin creatinine:ratio 1.3mg/mmol is this normal?

Is this a test?: Slight variation in the reports from different laboratories does exist. So, please refer to the attached normal range for interpretation. I'm sure there is such information for you to reconcile. If any doubt, talk and confirm with the attending doctor. Best ... ...Read more

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What causes high globulin, but low globulin albumin ratio?

What causes high globulin, but low globulin albumin ratio?

Liver blood tests: The liver is an amazing organ- it does many things including making proteins your body needs. Albumin is a major protein product of the liver. Chronic illness can cause that to decline- esp. if you're not eating. Globulins are other proteins usually made to fight diseases like infections- perhaps you've been fighting an illness for a few weeks/months that explain this pattern. ...Read more

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Urine protein to creatinin ratio formula. ? And urine albumin to creatinin ratio formula ? What is difference between uPCR and uACR.

Urine protein to creatinin ratio formula. ? And urine albumin to creatinin ratio formula ?  What is difference between uPCR and uACR.

See below: For formula see the website listed below. PCR is ratio of total protein to creatinine and ACR is ratio of albumin to creatinine. Albumin is one of the proteins in blood and it is usually the first to leak into urine. http://www.fpnotebook.com/urology/lab/urnprtntcrtnrt.htm ...Read more

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High bun and bun/creatinine ratio results? Dangerous?

High bun and bun/creatinine ratio results? Dangerous?

See below: An elevated BUN with normal creatinine and a ratio of [generally more than 18-20] occurs most commonly in dehydrated individuals and is not a sign of kidney damage.It may also occur in in certain other conditions like bleeding in the intestines, artificial nutrition intravenously of Amino Acids and use of steroids.Your doctor determines its significance. ...Read more

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What causes high glucose serum, calcium serum, albumin serum, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol calc, vitamin b12, but low sed rate westergren?

Means nothing alone: As a pathologist who's devoted a lifetime to lab medicine, my teammates and i are always reminding people that lab results mean nothing whatever in the absence of a history & physical exam. Please don't take this the wrong way, and i appreciate your proactive approach to health. But no one can do anything with this. Ask instead, "could high Albumin out-of-range be from dehydration?" etc. ...Read more

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What is IgA kappa monoclonal protein?

What is IgA kappa monoclonal protein?

IgA paraprotein: An IgA kappa monoclonal protein represents a single clone of bone marrow cells that have reproduced in an aberrant fashion. If this is what is found on immunofixation then a hematologist should be consulted for further workup. ...Read more

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Low creatinine and elevated bun/creatinine ratioplease interpret?

Low creatinine and elevated bun/creatinine ratioplease interpret?

Stop worrying: Low creatinine is never a health concern. Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. The ratio can be up if you're a little thirsty or ate a protein-rich meal lately. ...Read more

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Low creatinine and elevated bun/creatinine ratio. Please explain?

Decrease in flow.: Bun=blood urea nitrogen, byproduct of proteins ingested, if rise to high levels due to kidney problem, can cause toxic affects on the body. Creatinine= measurement of renal function. Normal bun/cr ratio about 10. The higher that ratio, the more likely it is not intrinsic kidney disease per se, but reduction in blood flow or volume to kidney, like when on strong diuretic-prerenal-reversible. ...Read more

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What is difference of creatinine serum VERSUS creatine kinas total serum?

What is difference of creatinine serum VERSUS creatine kinas total serum?

Different tests: Creatinine is a waste product of (mainly muscle) metabolism, & builds up when the body (kidney) cannot get rid of it. Creatine Phosphokinase, AKA Total CPK, is an enzyme produced by certain cells in the body that produces creatine byproducts (muscle, bone, brain, heart have CPK). An elevated CPK means one of these organs is/was damaged in some way. So the 2 tests measure different things. ...Read more

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I want a hematologist opinion please why Wud there be a m spike when proteins albumin globulins ag ratio are in good ranges pls kindly let me knw?plsl

I want a hematologist opinion please why Wud there be a m spike when proteins albumin globulins ag ratio are in good ranges pls kindly let me knw?plsl

SPEP: A monoclonal (M) protein "spike" can occur with a normal albumin and normal immunoglobulin (Ig, eg IgA, IgG, IgM) levels. A monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) can be further evaluated for smoldering multiple myeloma (SMM) or symptomatic MM with additional tests. MM patients may have CRAB findings - hyperCalcemia, Renal (kidney) insufficiency, Anemia, and Bone problems. ...Read more

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I want a hematologist opinion pls tel me why n how is there a m spike when protein albumin globulin ag ratio all are in good range?

See explanation: An M spike describes a monoclone (single type) of immunoglobulin. (Ig) If the rest of the normal globulins are low, but there is an excess of one type of Ig, then the ratio of albumin to (total) globuline can still be normal despite presence of an M spike. ...Read more

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Urine protein to creatinin ratio formula. ? And urine albumin to creatinin ratio formula ? What is difference between uPCR and uACR.

See below: For formula see the website listed below. PCR is ratio of total protein to creatinine and ACR is ratio of albumin to creatinine. Albumin is one of the proteins in blood and it is usually the first to leak into urine. http://www.fpnotebook.com/urology/lab/urnprtntcrtnrt.htm ...Read more

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Total protein 7.9 albumin 3.7 globulin 4.2. And albumin/globulin ratio is 0.9. Is this concerning?

Total protein 7.9 albumin 3.7 globulin 4.2. And albumin/globulin ratio is 0.9.  Is this concerning?

Generically not prob: Overall this is not a problem. Typically you want your Albumin a little higher so it would be helpful to know if you are dieting or have a good amount of protein in your meals. Ratio should be about 1. ...Read more

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Total protein is 8.0, Albumin is 4.0. Does this make the gamma gap 4.0? A/G ratio too low? Doc is concerned, awaiting appointment. thnks

Lab tests: Usually they measure the total protein in your blood. The major protein in human blood is albumin. Most of the rest consists of gamma globulins (antibodies). The numbers are reported as albumin (A), total protein (TP), and A/G ratio. They usually report normal ranges to the right of your measured values. Yours seem OK. ...Read more

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Dr.said my blood work was fine but globulin was high at4.4(norm 2.0-4.0)A/G ratio was low at .9(norm 1.0-2.4)Total protein and albumin normal.This ok?

Repeat the test.: Your albumin/globulin ratio will be low with a normal albumin and high globulin, since it is simple a ratio of tests. Higher globulin may mean a chronic inflammatory or infectious disease or condition, leukemia or other bone marrow disease, an autoimmune disease such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, liver or kidney disease. In your case, the globulin may be elevated due to a past cold or virus. ...Read more

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My physical bloodwork came back with a 2.4 albumin/globulin ratio. My total protein was 6.4. Is this something I should have checked into further?

Ignore it: If your other labs are unremarkable and you feel well, this kind of inquiry is not likely to provide any useful information. Many people do not understand that lab reference ranges are set up so that several percent of healthy people fall outside. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Random sample: urine protein 31mg/l urine albumin 5.00mg/l urine creatinine 3.894mmol/l urine albumin creatinine:ratio 1.3mg/mmol is this normal?

Is this a test?: Slight variation in the reports from different laboratories does exist. So, please refer to the attached normal range for interpretation. I'm sure there is such information for you to reconcile. If any doubt, talk and confirm with the attending doctor. Best ... ...Read more

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Latest Blood Lab Result: (Low) Protein, Total, Serum: 5.7 G/DL Albumin, Serum: 4.1 G/DL Globulin, Total: 1.6 G/DL (High) A/g RATIO 2.6 -concerns?

No: 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, your lab results do not point to any cause for concern. ...Read more

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Total protein 8.3, serum albumin 4.2 , serum globulin 3.8, albumin globulin ratio 1.2.. Is this abnormal?

Abnormal labs: It would be helpful that for the labs mentioned above. If you. Can find the normal range or reference range and list it than our answer can be more educated and helpful. The reference range does vary from one lab to another. ...Read more

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Worried about cancer. Should i be? I had my blood drawn. Protein total 6.9. Albumin 4.9. Globulin 2.0. Albumin/globulin ratio 2.5. Is this normal?

Worried about cancer. Should i be? I had my blood drawn. Protein total 6.9. Albumin 4.9. Globulin 2.0. Albumin/globulin ratio 2.5. Is this normal?

You're fine: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside. If you have no localizing symptoms, your physical exam (including testicular check) is nonrevealing and your complete blood count is normal without bizarre cells, you're almost certainly not sick with cancer. ...Read more

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My protein/creatinine ratio is 1624, protein is 120, bun/creat is 30.0, WBC is elevated, RDW is low and %neut is 81.3. Albumin is 4.4. ?

Not sure about the ?: No protein loss in the urine is normal. Something is inflaming the kidneys. If WBC is elevated, it may be an infection (urinary tract? Other infection?). Albumin is relatively good to think massive chronic protein loss, so likely this is something acute and may resolve if treated. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Protein Total Serum 8.7 Globulin Serum 4.20 Albumin/ Globulin Ratio 1.07 ALP 132 Urea/ CreatinineRatio 18.54 rest normal . Any worries here ?

Need more 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, there is no immediate concern, however, your globulin level may be higher than normal and you should discuss it with the doctor who ordered the tests. 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. ...Read more

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Doc says constant albumin/globulin ratio of 2.2 (4.9/2.2) not rare in some health conditions, so should monitor it. What conditions? Protein is norm.

Doc says constant albumin/globulin ratio of 2.2 (4.9/2.2) not rare in some health conditions, so should monitor it.  What conditions? Protein is norm.

A/G Ratio: Normally there is a little more Albumin than globulins, giving a normal a/g ratio of slightly over 1. Because disease states affect the relative amounts of Albumin and globulin, the a/g ratio may provide a clue as to the cause. A high a/g ratio suggests underproduction of immunoglobulins as may be seen in some genetic deficiencies. More specific tests are needed for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Globulin level: 4.5, Albumin level: 3.9, Total Protein: 8.4, Albumin/Globulin Ratio: 0.9, AST: 68, ALT: 105. What do these levels mean?

Need med history: You need to tell us why was this test done. Did you have some complaints? Once we know your symtoms, if any, it is easier to interpret your lab results. Your liver enzymes are slightly high and so is the globulin level which can occur due to liver problems like Hepatitis. Your doctor needs to recheck these labs in another one or two months and find the cause?hepatitis? ...Read more

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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

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protein-6,5.Albumin total,serum-4,8.Globulin total-1,7.A/G 2,8. Have hypothyroidism.breastfeeding.Is 2,8 A/G ratio alerting?Doc is busy.please tell

protein-6,5.Albumin total,serum-4,8.Globulin total-1,7.A/G 2,8. Have hypothyroidism.breastfeeding.Is 2,8 A/G ratio alerting?Doc is busy.please tell

Bit high: Due to bit low globulin level, not sure why your doctor orderd those tests, your hypothyroid state might be a contributing factor, but we cannot draw conclusions based on limited info. Kindly try to confer with the treating physician, s/he is the only person who can explain in context of your clinical picture, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more