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Blood Test For Kidney Function Levels
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
Blood test results showed elevated liver enzymes and elevated kidney function. What does this mean?
Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking a history, physical examination, looking at the actual lab results and may be additional studies. Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is in the best position to do that. ...Read more
Urine test protein 2+ for the past 2 visits. Blood test creatinine etc kidney function is ok. What causes protein in urine?
Several causes: Your physician would do well to rule out orthostatic protenuria, the most common cause and utterly harmless. It's ruled out, then begin a workup. There are a host of causes. ...Read more
Would regular two month blood donation affect bilirubin, albumin and other liver function bloodwork? wouldnt the blood loss skew the LFT numbers?
Can weak kidney function lead to a D-xylose absorption test with a normal blood value but a below normal urine value?
Pancreatitis: Typical tests done include amylase and lipase. Amylase can be elevated due to other problems, so lipase is more specific. Any elevation indicates a problem. Lab values are specific to the lab used. Severe pancreatitis can elevate the lipase into the 1000's. Even a small elevation above normal can cause severe pain. ...Read more
I was wondering does the comprehensive metabolic panel blood test also test for blood sugar levels?
Amylase & lipase: These check for the enzymes to see if they're being released into the blood when somebody has an upper abdominal emergency. If you're concerned you haven't got enough pancreatic enzymes, a stool assay for pancreatic elastase might be more helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on: what the specific tests were.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not a problem: The reference range for urea is the level for most folks who are not obviously sick. Low serum urea is never a problem. If you're obviously sick with something else, it may provide a clue -- but probably not. I hope you're not restricting dietary protein for some reason. "treat the person, not the numbers" -- but i'm glad you're asking and remaining proactive. ...Read more
Thick blood , high inflammation levels abnormal liver function in all 3 blood tests, test back pos for blood clot on lung after dye test, back neg?
This is serious: I trust the dye test was a pulmonary angiogram that demonstrated a pulmonary thromboembolus, and it has also been determined that you have hypercoagulable blood. This is a major problem that will require work with your primary care physician and probably long-term medical management -- more than healthtap can do. Hope you do not smoke. The "inflammation" & liver labs need to be addressed in time. ...Read more
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