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What it says: "inconclusive" means that the test, whatever it was for, didn't show a definite positive result for a particular abnormality but didn't definitely rule it out either. A better answer depends on knowing what the test was for; for example, an HIV test can be clearly positive (you have been exposed to the virus), clearly negative (no evidence of exposure) or be equivocal and need more tests. ...Read more
Nothing specific: The monocytes are a form of white cell, cousin to the lymphocyte, that often increases their relative number in a variety of infectious conditions. Mononucleosis is a lay term for the elevation when it occurs with an EB virus infection. Other viruses and some bacteria can trigger the same relative increase in monocytes. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on why the test was ordered in the first place. The test must be evaluated in the context of the clinical symptoms. ...Read more
Could be infection.: A high band count usually refers to how many white blood cells are actively maturing. When the band count is high, it usually refers to an escalating infection, or due to some other major stress. Talk to your doctor to find out why. Uncontrolled infections can be life-threatening. ...Read more
You're healthy: I wish that labs would not even report the percentages of granulocytes. These fluctuate wildly with the minor stresses of life, and if the absolute counts of granulocytes and lymphocytes are fairly close to the reference ranges, you should simply not worry. ...Read more
Context: You are pregnant. However the level has to be out into context. Hgg level should correlate with how far you are along. It can even be used to see if your having a miscarriage, this is because early on the number should always be rising. If its going down, you probably having a miscarriage. * I hope this helps. ...Read more
Not Medical: That term is not one used in medicine nor is it in any way explanatory. Perhaps you should ask this specific question of the professional who used it. ...Read more
? hemachromatosis: It might be either primary or secondary hemochromatosis. Depending on how high the number, it will either require further testing for hemochromatosis now or monitoring over time. Hemochromatosis is a disease of iron overload easily managed by drawing off blood (kind of like blood donation) to deplete the excess iron. Be sure you aren't taking any iron supplements and follow up with your provider. ...Read more
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, If the result of your test was 6.9mg/L, it suggests the presence of inflammation and risk of heart disease. Consult this site for more info.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003356.htm ...Read more
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 helped to have the actual result and the reason the test was done.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Biomarker: High sensitivity CRP first of all not just CRP is a surrogate risk factor for developing heart disease. Age, cholesterol, fam hx, and tobacco use are the main risk factors for heart disease. Having said that, there was a study that looked at heart events in patients supposed to be at low risk based on chol and traditional risk factors, and found high CRP. That is when this whole thing started. ...Read more
No: You should draw no conclusions about tendency to develop clots from ANY of the ordinary hematologic parameters. ...Read more
Depends on symptoms: ANA is a screen for lupus. The pattern was used in the past to assist in diagnosing lupus and related conditions, but we have better tests (i.e. Ena panel) that has made patterns less useful. But you cannot over interpret this test: ANA positivity, regardless of pattern, is not helpful without knowing your symptoms. Everything boils down to symptoms;; rheum md would be very helpful. ...Read more
Yes, conclusive: The HIV blood tests are among the most accurate tests ever developed for any medical condition. If at least 3 months have passed since the last possible exposure (4 weeks for some tests), a negative result is 100% proof you don't have HIV. Once positive, the tests stay positive for life; there are no exceptions. All the standard tests in the US detect HIV2 as well as HIV1. ...Read more
A few things...: "abnormal" on a blood test usually means the result is higher or lower than what is found in 95% of the normal people in the community. For vitamin a, one can ask his doctor why the test was done (it is not a routine test that everyone gets). A very high result means a patient is eating too much vitamin a (from foods or supplements), and low means he is not eating or absorbing enough vitamin a. ...Read more
What does the blood test mean when it says cytoplasmic vacuolation, toxic granulation, micro 2+? The segs are46 lymph37 mono10 abs mono1.1 child is 2
Lab tests: These results can occur when the white blood cells are eating foreign material, which they are meant to do. Unfortunately these have little if any significance divorced from the clinical issues which prompted their being ordered. This should be discussed with the doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
What can I do if my bf has swollen groin lymph nodes so does a perfect blood test mean he is infection free?
Monitoring System: The lymphatic system absorbs and carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. The lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. ...Read more
Does a normal EKG and normal blood test mean my heart is okay? I'm a sixteen year old female, over weight. Bad anxiety I always think something is wrong with my health. I now think I have a heart problem, but the ER and the doctor says it's just my anx
Normal for age: These tests exclude any significant heart problem, which are rare at your age anyway. Common things are by definition common. Anxiety triggers indigestion & that pain is often centered just beneath your heart. It is also aggravated by poor sleep, caffeine or nicotine, chocolate, carbonated beverages, etc. You may feel better if you avoid any caffeinated products, don't lay down for 1 hr after meal ...Read more