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Basic Metaolic Panle Results Mean
My hep test was hbs ag negative, I did the anti hbs test, basic normal range for that test was <10, my result was <5, what does that mean? Why its not 0.00
Precision: Many tests have less than perfect precision, especially at low levels. Less than 5 could be zero. In any case the result is negative. ...Read more
My labs always say "result status:final." But on my last it says "result status: EDITED results." What does this mean? Why would dr edit the #s?
Don't let paranoia: Get the better of you! Lab results are usually edited when the lab personnel have some reason to believe there was an error on the initial analysis. Perhaps they discovered they needed to replace reagents (chemicals needed for processing), etc. They rerun the specimen to make sure they reported the accurate result and sometimes they have to correct it. The ordering doctor doesn't change your result ...Read more
Echo Result PV Vmax 1.31 m/s (Normal 0.6 - 0.9) IVSd 0.9 cm IVSs 1.2 (Normal (-)) what normal mean? LVPWd 1.0 cm LVPWs 1.4 cm should I be concerned?
Echo: Ask the physician who ordered the test to explain the results to you. Good luck ...Read more
CP test results reading this means what many phenotypic patterns have been described, including deficiency states with F, S, Z or other alles.
Unclear question: 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, F, S and Z are types of alpha 1 antitrypsin. If the total level of the protein is normal, you do not need to worry about these types. ...Read more
Need units: Normal ranges for thyroid labs are determined by the lab that runs them and depend on the units of measure (e.g. Mg/dl) used. ...Read more
Exercise results: It could mean sevearl things. First, it could mean that you aren't doing the right exercise for the results you are looking for. This might mean a discussion with a trainer at your gym, or your physician. Second, that you aren't being patient enough...building muscle won't happen overnight. Results are gradual, over a month or more. Third, it could be your nutrition. Wrong fuel, wrong results ...Read more
Invalid results suggests that the person taking the test gave inconsistent answers or appears to be answering questions dishonestly to either hide their shortcomings or appear worse off than they really are.
See http://psychology. About. Com/od/psychologicaltesting/a/mmpi_3.htm
for details. ...Read more
It means that: No antibody (protein) that binds to the acetylcholine receptor could be detected in your blood. This is one of the myasthenia tests, so it is somewhat reassuring against myasthenia if this tests is undetectable or that treatment is working if they were (+) and now undetectable. There are other acetylcholine receptor antibodies like blocking and modulating antibodies (AB) and MuSK antibodies. ...Read more
Normal Kidneys: The estimated glomelular filtration rate is based upon the kidney tests done. It represents how much the kidney can clear of fluids flushing through them at any given time. Your result represent ideal or normal renal function. ...Read more
What is the result?: All lab results need to be evaluated in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more
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 more