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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
Depends: 46 is low but could be normal. If you were drinking a lot of fluids at the time of the test this could cause it. Another possible cause is if you have a low muscle mass. It is nothing to be concerned about however. ...Read more
Lens correction: It is most likely the power of the lens correction you require. Either + 3.50 (farsighted, hyperopic) or -3.50 (nearsighted or myopic). ...Read more
No inflammation: ESR, or erythrocyte sedimentation rate, is a measure of inflammation and is commonly ordered with a C-Reactive protein. A normal ESR is usually less than 15-20, but can depend on the lab which performed the test. If you have a normal ESR, you are not likely to have an inflammatory process. The ESR is not a test for a specific problem, so it would be best to know why the test was ordered. ...Read more
Nothing: Electromyogram and nerve conduction studies identify where nerves have been damaged and/or are undergoing repair. unfortunately, these studies cannot detect sites of chronic pinching (impingement), which is painful but does not alter neural tissue nor cause positive study data. these tests cannot rule out chronic impingement, which is common. See my board on quora. Com about this medical issue. ...Read more
Complicated.: Low MCV usually is due to iron deficiency anemia, but not in your case since your hemoglobin is normal. Most likely is an inherited condition called thalassemia, likely alpha thal given the relatively high Hgb level. There are number of other conditions, but if the rest of the CBC is normal and you feel well, thal is likely. If in the past your MCV was normal, it's something else and needs eval ...Read more
Macro: Comes from Greek and translates as large. Macrocytosis means large cells, it refers mostly to red blood cells. 1+ is mild. It helps us direct work up in case there is a need for work up. ...Read more
Find the cause: You'll get a workup. You're not taking any meds that would be likely to do this. If you drank a lot of alcohol before you were tested, that may be the explanation. Or you may have hepatitis B or C, hemochromatosis, Wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis, or just need more exercise. Your physician will be your guide. Best wishes. ...Read more