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Should i be concerned with low a/g ratio or low AST level? Everything was normal except borderline low a/g ratio (1.28) and AST level (14 u/l).

Should i be concerned with low a/g ratio or low AST level? Everything was normal except borderline low a/g ratio (1.28) and AST level (14 u/l).

AST okay; need more: Info about actual protein levels. Ag ratio of 1.28 may not be abnormal if the levels of individual proteins are within normal limits. It would be prudent to discuss the results with the doctor who ordered the tests as all lab test results need to be interpreted in the clinical context. ...Read more

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My AST SGOT is low on level 8. Is this dangerous? What can I do to be on normal level.?

You're fine: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either side. Low AST / SGOT is never a problem. ...Read more

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What can cause low ALT, but normal AST levels?

Low ALT, but normal : Normal value for alt and ast differs in various lab centers. As long as your alt value within that range, it is considered normal. However, alt value also depends on age, gender, ethnicity, body weight, timing of blood drawn etc therefore, someone may have lower than others, but within normal range. As long as it is within range set by lab, it is considered normal. ...Read more

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41 year old female and I have low ALT and AST levels. And recent ultrasound shows spots on my liver. What does this mean?

41 year old female and I have low ALT and AST levels.  And recent ultrasound shows spots on my liver.  What does this mean?

Liver "spots" are: Very common, and many times they are benign but without seeing the images I cannot make a diagnosis. Having low ALT and AST levels is generally good however, since they INCREASE with liver disease. Consider HealthTap Concierge for a review of your images and more specific recommendations. ...Read more

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Lupus patient- last round of tests show abnormally high bilirubin levels and abnormally low AST and ALT. What would cause this and what would it mean?

Lupus patient- last round of tests show abnormally high bilirubin levels and abnormally low AST and ALT. What would cause this and what would it mean?

Obstructive jaundice: You may have a "blockage" of your liver ducts due to your Lupus or one of the medication you are taking!
This needs further study ASAP
A Rheumatologist should be consulted

Good Luck

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have low platelet count, high monocyte level, low creatinine, low albumin, high AST and high ALT levels?

What does it mean if you have low platelet count, high monocyte level, low creatinine, low albumin, high AST and high ALT levels?

You need doctor to g: Your doctor needs to guide you further as you have too many things wrong with your tests. Are you under the care of a good doctor? If you do not have a good doctor, see a hematologist who is blood specialist, because low platelets are often caused by some serious disorders. ...Read more

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Slightly raised esr at 14, neutrophil count 8.3 and ast at 107. Hb normal 119 Gastric bleeds, gastrostomy, pain stomach. Only 4yrs old. Low iga level?

Slightly raised esr at 14, neutrophil count 8.3 and ast at 107. Hb normal 119
Gastric bleeds, gastrostomy, pain stomach. Only 4yrs old. Low iga level?

Sketchy picture: Wish your child all wellness, what you provided isn't the full picture, the treating doctor(s) would help you better with a provisional diagnosis and later a final diagnosis and treatment, good luck ...Read more

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I have an enlarged spleen, low ast/sgot, low bun/creatinine, high chlorine level, low lymphocytes, low calcium, and trace of urine leukocyte. Thoughts?

Any symptoms?: If you do not have any symptoms, there is no point in chasing laboratory results.
For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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.
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What does low AST mean?

Low liver enzyme: Ast is one of the liver function tests, and a low level is non-specific and not as problematic as a high level. Have your dr. Follow up with you as they see fit depending on your total "health picture.". ...Read more

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Ast level 32, is this normal?

Thanks for asking!: #2 is probably borderline high for a man but clearly high for a woman. ...Read more

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What does ast levels of 52 mean?

Inflamed Liver: Elevated AST is usually a sign that the liver has become inflamed. Several things can cause this including infection by viruses, alcohol, stones in the gallbladder, fatty diets, genetic problems with metabolism or other more rare conditions. A primary care doctor can usually do a history and physical to determine likely causes and necessary testing. Avoid alcohol. ...Read more

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What can cause a high AST level?

Usually liver injury: Ast is an intracellular enzyme in many cells, e.g., liver cells, red cells, heart muscle etc. Injury to any of these cells causes elevation of blood levels of ast. Liver injury causes the highest elevations. ...Read more

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Ast test what do low numbers mean?

Low is good: Ast is a test measuring an enzyme mostly found in liver cells. When there is inflammation or injury in these liver cells, the enzyme is "leaked" into the blood and the levels become elevated. Low numbers mean no liver injury. ...Read more

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What does it mean when AST level is at 75?

It means your liver: Is inflamed and not happy. Do you drink alcohol? This enzyme is the one that elevated the most from drinking, even binge drinking. The good need is that it is not that bad and if you are drinking it should probably go back to normal fairly quickly. Avoid tylenol (acetaminophen) as well. If you have other questions talk to your doc! ...Read more

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Should i be concerned with a low ast/sgot?

Should i be concerned with a low ast/sgot?

No: Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fallow above and several more percent fall below. ...Read more

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What can be done to lower AST (sgot) levels?

What can be done to lower AST (sgot) levels?

Don't treat labs: If the SGOT / SGPT are up, you need to find out why. If you're injuring your liver with alcohol, they're your wake-up call. If it's a medicine to which you're allergic, you must stop it. If you have chronic hepatitis, hemochromatosis, wilson's, or autoimmune hepatitis, this needs to be addressed. If they're up from extreme fitness, good for you. Metabolic syndrome is the best rx'd by exercise. ...Read more

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What is the significance of a high AST level?

Many possibilities: Ast (aspartate aminotransferase) is an enzyme made by liver & muscle which when damaged can leak AST into the bloodstream more than normally. In addition to liver injury (eg from alcohol, overdoses of meds like acetaminophen, viral hepatitis, med side effects, hemochromatosis, fatty liver), AST can be high occur in thyroid disease, adrenal insufficiency, muscle disease. Sometimes no cause is found. ...Read more