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What is the difference in the utility of these 2 tests: IgG subclass (1-4) serum blood test.......And......Serum protein electrophoresis?

What is the difference in the utility of these 2 tests:  IgG subclass (1-4) serum blood test.......And......Serum protein electrophoresis?

Proteins: Igg is an immunoglobulin produced in the body to defends us from infection and inflammation, it is subdivided in 4 subclasses which all have different fucntions, the serum protein electrophoresis is going to measure the distribution of proteins in the blood to determine if there is an abnormal protein production. ...Read more

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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My complement C3 was very high. I also had high blood serum protein , what could this possibly indicate?

My complement C3 was very high. I also had high blood serum protein , what could this possibly indicate?

It depends: Unfortunately, you don'[t provide enough information. Why was c3 measured in the first place? Also, what other protein is high? C3 is also an "acute phase reactant", meaning that it is increased with any form of infection or inflammation. If the high protein you mention is serum globulin or c-reactive protein (crp), that would be due to the same causes. ...Read more

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I had a bunch of blood work done now my doctor wants me to get serum protein electrophesis and a urine protien electrophesis done! what does this mean?

I had a bunch of blood work done now my doctor wants me to get serum protein electrophesis and a urine protien electrophesis done! what does this mean?

Proteins: Simple blood & urine tests only reveal if protein is present. Electrophoresis uses electrical current to separate the different proteins into individual components to see if there are specific ones that r high or low. Some diseases r marked by spikes of a particular protein; others by a lack of a protein. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous that when I do the reactivate protein serum blood test , the result always high. The last time , it was 8mg/l and before was 14mg/l?

Is it dangerous that when I do the reactivate protein serum blood test , the result always high. The last time , it was 8mg/l and before was 14mg/l?

C-reactive protein: I've watched this formerly-arcane old test gain new popularity. While it's probably a marker for many things, including sometimes an open atherosclerotic plaque somewhere, nobody's claiming that a level somewhat higher than other folks', esepcially if you seem young and healthy, is a sign of a life likely to be cut short or any need for treatment. Eager to hear from others. ...Read more

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What is serum serotonin level reactive protein? My blood test indicates 15.3 and the normal range is 0-5

What is serum serotonin level reactive protein? My blood test indicates 15.3 and the normal range is 0-5

Say again?: I'm betting you had a serum serotonin level and a serum C-reactive protein level both run. These are meaningless apart from a knowledge of your clinical picture. You need to discuss this with your personal physician. I'm glad you're proactive about your health. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My 2 years baby had IgE serum blood test for skin problem its proteins IgE serum level is 91 4 how i conclude allergic sub?

My 2 years baby had IgE serum blood test for skin problem its proteins IgE serum level is 91 4 how i conclude allergic sub?

Specific testing: While an ige of 914 is extremely high, it does not give specific information as to what substances the baby may be allergic to. If the skin problem is eczema, then one would want to know what specific foods the baby is allergic to. Once that info is obtained the food or foods can be eliminated from the diet to see if the skin rash clears up. Once the skin is better the foods can be added back. ...Read more

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Best time to make visit to the doctor, er or insta care when Calcium/serum 8.6 Protein/serum 5.8 (blood test/low) what signs you watch for.

Best time to make visit to the doctor, er or insta care when Calcium/serum 8.6 Protein/serum 5.8 (blood test/low) what signs you watch for.

See the Dr.: who ordered these tests. The need to be interpreted with the complete clinical picture. In my experiance many of these reported ratios are useless. ...Read more

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I did a spinal tap protien is 66 and serum is 37 she did blood test and is comparing it to the oclinolonic bands what are the test she did and what are the looking for if the bands are fine?

I did a spinal tap protien is 66 and serum is 37 she did blood test and is comparing it to the oclinolonic bands what are the test she did and what are the looking for if the bands are fine?

Complicated: Your doctor is checking your central nervous system.There are many possible reasons which I will not spell out for you. I think you better have a face to face with your doctor show she can explain what it all means or does not mean. for oligoclonal bands ...Read more

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Will the serum protein electrophoresis test tell me anything that the immunofixation test would not tell me?

Will the serum protein electrophoresis test tell me anything that the immunofixation test would not tell me?

Yes.: The ife is very sensitive at finding an abnormal antibody (monoclonal antibody) in blood, but it does not measure the quantity. The spep is less sensitive at finding the monocloprotein protein, but it is a quantitative test, so it answers "how much" monoclonal protein is present. The spep is used to monitor therapy for that reason. ...Read more

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Serum (Definition)

Serum is the component of blood that does not contain cells or clotting factors. It does contain electrolytes an ...Read more