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What is the normal range of alpha 2 macroglobulin and if elevated what does it mean?

Many causes for : Increase. 100-280mg per 100 ml of serum is the normal level of Alpha 2. It is elevated in inflammation and nephrotic syndrome. However, all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical test and the doctor who ordered the test is in the best position to do that. See this more info. http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/clinical+and+interpretive/9270. ...Read more

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What is the normal range of alpha 2 macroglobulin and if elevated what does it mean?

Many causes for : Increase. 100-280mg per 100 ml of serum is the normal level of Alpha 2. It is elevated in inflammation and nephrotic syndrome. However, all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical test and the doctor who ordered the test is in the best position to do that. See this more info. http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/clinical+and+interpretive/9270. ...Read more

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Is alpha2 and alpha 2 macroglobulin the same blood test?

Is alpha2 and alpha 2 macroglobulin the same blood test?

Blood Tests: There are. Few more Alpha 2's in the blood that can be tested. One of those is Alpha2 macro globulin. You doctor should specify what he/she wants done, depending on the diagnosis, so the lab can do the proper tests. ...Read more

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M spike in.Urinie protine alpha 2?

M spike in.Urinie protine alpha 2?

An M spike in either: The urine or the serum reflects the production of a single (monoclonal) globulin. It is found in multiple myeloma, a malignancy of the plasma cells that make antibody, and also can be found in so-called monoclonal gammopathy of unclear significance (mgus) which is generally benign. ...Read more

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What is alpha 2%(epr) ? My value was 13.9 on a range of 9.0-13.0%. What does this mean?

What is alpha 2%(epr) ?  My value was 13.9 on a range of 9.0-13.0%.  What does this  mean?

EPR: Is it what you mean http://lifescience-market.Com/human-beta-endorphin-receptor-b-epr-elisa-kit-p-659.Html then it says has no clinical value, just for research. ...Read more

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What does a high alpha 2 protein electrophoresis indicate?

What does a high alpha 2 protein electrophoresis indicate?

Nothing Particular: It is one of those changes which has no clear cut medical implications. You can ignore it and you would not have to think about it or anything serious that I can medically relate it to. Good like ...Read more

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Should I be worried with about my recent globulin levels? They are Albumin 59.9 Alpha 1 5.8 Alpha 2 10.7 B1 6.7 B2 5.9 Gamma 11.0 and No M Spike

Should I be worried with about my recent globulin levels? They are Albumin 59.9  Alpha 1 5.8  Alpha 2 10.7   B1 6.7   B2 5.9 Gamma 11.0 and No M Spike

Stop worrying: This doesn't say "disease". Nobody has every lab absolutely textbook-perfect. Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall slightly outside. ...Read more

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Mcv 81, LD 112, IgM 28, haptoglibin 365, e albumin 33, a2 glob 1.2, hgb 11.8, creat 0.5, hypoalbuminemiabi increased alpha 2 globulins.

Mcv 81, LD 112, IgM 28,  haptoglibin 365,  e albumin 33, a2 glob 1.2, hgb 11.8, creat 0.5, hypoalbuminemiabi increased alpha 2 globulins.

Please ask question: Haptoglobin appears to be normal which means no free hemoglobin and no hemolytic anemia. Hemoglobin of 11.8 is lowish for 48 year old with an MCV of 81 which may be associated with a degree of iron deficiency. Any evidence of nosebleeds or blood in bowel movements or urine? Please be more specific as to your question. Best wishes. ...Read more

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GFR 76 from 85 /creatinine .80 from .73 1yr; PEL/IFserum - for mm alpha 2 1.1; beta 1.3, rf 29, la/ssb 1.3 ana-; nocturi/RLS worsening. Any Ideas?

GFR  76 from 85 /creatinine  .80 from .73 1yr; PEL/IFserum - for mm alpha 2 1.1; beta 1.3, rf  29, la/ssb 1.3 ana-; nocturi/RLS  worsening. Any Ideas?

Overcall: I'm a pathologist and lab specialist and I think the public is being sold a bill of goods with these "estimated GFR's". They're antiscientific (there's a racial adjustment "because black people are more muscular"), and truth is, I think a creatinine of .80 is fine. If you have nocturia, you need to be tested to see if you can concentrate your urine. The other labs require clinical correlation. ...Read more

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Globulin Test Tot Protein 8.4, albumin 3.5, Alpha 1 0.3, Alpha 2 0.6, Beta 1.6, Gamma 2.3, m spike not observed, Tot Glob 4.9, A/G 0.7. Any concerns?

Globulin Test
Tot Protein 8.4, albumin 3.5, Alpha 1 0.3, Alpha 2 0.6, Beta 1.6, Gamma 2.3, m spike not observed, Tot Glob 4.9, A/G 0.7. Any concerns?

See below: 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, elevated gamma globulins suggest chronic inflammation and it needs to be investigated. You may consult this site and discuss the matter with your doctor. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003544.htm ...Read more

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Can you interpret, squam epi cells few a, alpha 2 protein 1.01 h, possible faint IgM lambda monoclonal protein present, ACE serum 75 h?

Can you interpret, squam epi cells few a, alpha 2 protein 1.01 h, possible faint IgM lambda monoclonal protein present, ACE serum 75 h?

No: Can't interpret random blood test results without context. Talk to the doctor that ordered the tests. Most medical tests (x-rays, blood tests, etc., ) are better at telling us what you don't have rather than diagnosing what (if anything) you do have wrong with you. ...Read more

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Taking 1mg of Tenex (Guanfacine) every night made me somewhat hypersexual. However, taking 2mg several days ago made me impotent. Can someone please explain how alpha-2 agonists cause impotence?

Taking 1mg of Tenex (Guanfacine) every night made me somewhat hypersexual. However, taking 2mg several days ago made me impotent. Can someone please explain how alpha-2 agonists cause impotence?

Alpha 1&2 receptors: Try one and one half. It seems that alpha 2 blockade is used in impotence to increase nitric oxide, but it seems you need both alpha 1 and 2 blockade to block vasoconstriction, since alpha 2 also block the release of norepinephrine and that will increase with alpha blockers. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10845761 ...Read more

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What does all this mean listed down below? Monoclonal protein see below hi test result lo units ------------------------------------------------------------ monoclonal protein study, random, u albumin 51 % alpha 1-globulin 8 % alpha 2-globulin 10 % bet

What : What this means is that the blood protein levels show that there is no evidence of a blood tumor that is producing monoclonal antibodies, such as multiple myeloma, plasmacytoma, and some types of b-cell lymphoma. This does not rule out multiple other lymphomas and some other tumors. You need to follow up with your physician who can interpret this test in light of your clinical findings. ...Read more

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Hi, ive got elevated alpha 2 macro glob, apolipo protein, alt and not immune to hep b reactive to a, chronic hcv and weight loss, muscle loss.. Wrong?

Hi, ive got elevated alpha 2 macro glob, apolipo protein, alt and not immune to hep b reactive to a, chronic hcv and weight loss, muscle loss.. Wrong?

Serious problem: From what you've said you seem to have a serious issue with your liver. Your lucky in that you have hep c. Now we have a cure for that. Unfortunately Gilead charges $1000/day x 90 days. You should see a gastroenterologist right away and discuss your condition. ...Read more

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Undiagnosed, elevated liver enzymes 3 yrs, fever, fatigue, edema, now high alpha 2 glob, low albumin, a/g ratio .94. Extreme episodes of distention ?

Undiagnosed, elevated liver enzymes 3 yrs, fever, fatigue, edema, now high alpha 2 glob, low albumin, a/g ratio .94. Extreme episodes of distention ?

Incomplete info: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking more history, performing a physical examination and like additional tests. You have been under the care of physicians, please discuss it with your doctor at your earliest. ...Read more

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Why is hgb usually 1/3 of hct if there are two alpha and two beta chains per red cell? It seems like the ratio would be higher

Why is hgb usually 1/3 of hct if there are two alpha and two beta chains per red cell? It seems like the ratio would be higher

Nope.: Just works out that way. The HGB is a measure of the quantity of a specific protein, the hematocrit is a measure of the total volume of cells as compared to the total amount of fluid. So we are not really comparing the same things. There are too many other variables that affect the hct to make any fixed ratio "law.". ...Read more