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Basic Metaolic Panle Results Mean
Enzyme deficiency: This test aids in the diagnosis of disaccharidase deficiency. Disaccharidase deficiency is the absence or diminished activity of the disaccharidase enzymes in the intestines which are responsible for digesting the sugars sucrose, lactose, maltose, palatinose, etc. Labs interpreting such results usually give the activity of each of these enzymes. Activity below a certain percentile would be +. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Labs results normal? Had a comp metabolic panel w/egfr egfr non-afr american 89 ml/min/1.73m2. What is this lab test? And is this result normal?
EGFR: An egfr is an "estimated glomerular filtration rate". It is not exact. To get the exact figure go to a nephrologist (n) to have a 24 hour urine collection for creatinine clearance. That will give you an actual gfr. As a young woman, your results, estimated, a bit abnormal. If you are an african-american, your egfr is normal, if not, see a n. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More sensitive than: Second generation. Third generation TSH assays can detect both hyper and hypo-function of thyroid gland. Second generation can only detect hypo-function. ...Read more
Serum protein: Albumen is a protein in the blood. It is an indicator of your nutritional status. The albumen in the blood does many things. It binds to many chemicals and certain medications and is a transport mechanism for many body chemicals and functions. It can be low with nutritional states and with certain illnesses like kidney disease. It is manufactured in the liver. Liver disease will alter levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
From the blood count: Mean corpuscular volume. Below about 75 femtoliters, they're small, above about 95 femtolitera they're biggish. ...Read more
CBC test results: Elevated MCHC, elevated MCH, bottom of range for Haematocrit, everything else within normal ranges. What do these results mean?
Nothing: Your physician may want to repeat them. I trust you do not have spherocytosis or if you do, that you've been worked up. At most, a reticulocye count may be in order. Sometimes the machines can be a bit mis-calibrated. High MCHC is quite uncommon and if you feel well I wouldn't be troubled. Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. ...Read more
LOW PROTEIN: Hello ~ at age 89y it most likely means that there is not enough protein in your diet. If you increase FISH and MEAT and poultry in your diet this will correct. You can also increase protein by drinking BOOST or ENSURE protein drinks as well. Don't overdo them because if you do they give you diarrea! But 1 twice a day would be great ! thanks ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe, kidney diseas: In prior answers, explained bun, creatinine, normal ratio, and high ratio. Low ratio means that the BUN is likely low or normal with relation to the creatinine, indicating that there is adequate blood or volume flowing to the kidneys, but the kidneys are impaired or disease in some way. Need a nephrologist - kidney specialist. ...Read more
Lab data: The mcv, MCH and MCHC are measurements of the size and hemoglobin content of red blood cells. The erythrocyte sedimentation rate is a very non-specific measure of the presence of inflammation. None of these values has any meaning absent their being taken in context of the medical condition of the patient. ...Read more
Diagnostic overall result for complete blood exam is normal; urine exam is normal. But urinalysis says 'trace' under sugar content. What does it mean?
Repeat the test: Trace sugar in the urine is not worrisome by itself. It may represent the onset of diabetes. You should have it repeated along with glucose measurements performed while fasting to rule out diabetes. As with any subtle abnormal lab test, it should always be repeated to make sure it is not a false positive. ...Read more
Monocytes 15%; bun/creatinine ratio 24; esterase (abnormal); microalbumin 77.9; vitamin d 24.8. What does this mean with remaining results all normal?
Nothing alone: Percentages of white cells are totally uninformative in the absence of absolute counts. Your bun/creatinine ratio may be nothing more than your having just eaten a steak dinner. A trace of Albumin in a non-diabetic's urine usually means nothing. I need the units for the vitamin d -- what did your physician say? Lab ranges are set so that almost everybody has a few flags. What did your doctor say? ...Read more
A patient 21-hydroxylase deficiency displays virilization and a high lab value of 17-oh-progesterone, what does that mean?
Non-classical CAH: Hi. That's the most common cause of non-classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia, non-classical CAH). Because of the sluggish enzymatic step mediated by 21-hydroxylase, adrenal androgens are made via side pathways. In women, these can cause virilization. The treatment is low dose dexamethasone to suppress the pituitary drive of the adrenals. Good luck! ...Read more
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
Dr called said blood tests were normal Rcvd lab results MCH is low & total Bilirubin @1.9. All other results are in normal range. What does this mean?
Maybe Gilbert's?: It is a familial (autosomal dominant), common (2-5% of people), unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia (blood bilirubin measures 1-5mg/dl), not due to breakdown of blood. It is associated with reduced enzyme levels of udp glycuronyl transferase, that results in jaundice when patients fast or suffer an infection. It does not shorten life or raise insurance rates, but may predispose to tylenol (acetaminophen) toxicity. ...Read more
I assume you are....: Referring to basophils, a subtype of granulocytes (a kind of white blood cell) that has a distinct appearance in a blood smear. They are basophilic, which means they stain dark purple with hematoxylin. They are rich in histamine, Heparin and chondroitin sulfate). They are often difficult to detect because they are rare. When elevated, this is usually associated with eosinophilia & atopic response. ...Read more
Test result for Alk Phosphatase below standard range. Others (total bilirubin, bun, albumin, total protein) also low. What could this mean? Next step?
See your clinician: There may be nothing "wrong" with you. Note that no test is perfectly accurate. Also, if you're at very low risk for a disease, an abnormal result is less likely to be true. You need to sit down with a clinician to review your tests in light of your overall personal & family medical history, physical findings, & health goals. Next steps include further tests, & watch & wait. Hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lab results WBC 15.6 mchc29.6, 649platlets 4.3lymthocytes 1.6 monocytes 9.7anc what does this mean. history of undiff mixed connective disease. ?
Not much-: An important thing to remember is that lab results are not useful unless there is a clinical context. Advice is based on focusing on the patient, not the numbers. Though you mention a history of undiff mixed connective tissue disease, where there symptoms when labs were drawn? Why were they drawn in the first place? Otherwise , it is best to ask your doctor what the results mean. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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, It may due to low sodium or high serum proteins. You should discuss it with the doctor who ordered the test. You may consult this site for info. http://www.medfriendly.com/anion-gap.html ...Read more
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