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Blood Values And What They Mean
My brother is healthy and had a routine blood test. Page said sample was unfit for testing and came back with lots of zero values. What does this mean?
Need to repeat tests: Don't worry, when blood is drown , placed into test tube, some times lacks enough preservatives so the blood clots inside the test tube and test could not be done , that is what happned to your brother's blood , need to send properly preserved blood to the lab. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I just had a blood tests done and my FANA came back as Speckled Pattern and Value 1:160. What does this mean?
The standard range for glucose is 65-99 mg/dl. My value based on my blood test was 98. What does that mean and is it bad?
It depends: A one time blood glc reading means nothing. Is there a fam hx of diabetes, are you overweight, how do you feel, do you have certain symptoms, (increased urination, thirst, fatigue after meals), what are gluc reads at other times, are your periods regular? These and more all have meaning. Was a HbA1c test done, this is a 3 month avg of your gluc and can categ you: nl, inc DM risk, borderline or DM ...Read more
Liver enzymes: This is a liver enzymes and the cut off will generally vary fromlab to lab but this may be nearly twice the normal level. It could be related to fatty liver from obesity, alcohol use or even viral hepatitis infections and many more reasons. The information needs to be put together by your dr to determine the diagnosis and work up. ...Read more
What can a modest increase in plasmocytes mean when the rest of the blood count is normal? The result is 0.07 and the reference value is <0.01
Need more info: This piece of information is not useful in giving you any intelligible answer. Please have a hematologist look at the blood counts with differential. Plasmacytosis in itself associated with many disease processes. ...Read more
Hello, without doing any sport of phisical activity before blood extraction i got a ck value of >4100, what could that mean ?
Repeat study: Significant elevations, if verified on a repeat study reflect muscle damage-find out the cause! ...Read more
Nothing specific: What was the actual value? A slightly high value may be a variation of normal. If rest of the profile is normal, it is not something to be concerned about. ...Read more
What does it mean if a child (5.5 months) has consistently (over 3 months) high lym (2-3x more) and low gra (5-10x less) values in blood tests?
Can be serious: The absolute counts matter much more than the percentages. If the absolute lymphocyte count is high, our first concern is lymphoblastic leukemia and the physician is already addressing this. If the granulocyte counts are well-below reference range, pediatric hematology subspecialist consultation is in order. Be sure to comply, and this may be serious, lasting disease. Hoping for the best. ...Read more
What does a negative sign beside FSH and LH in blood work mean. There is a min and max range provided along with my value so why the - sign?
What is ESR blood test? If the ESR value is low, is that mean im totally healthy and do not have any infections or autoimmune disease?
ESR: Esr is erythrocyte a sedimentation rate. It is an inflammatory marker and indicates degree or level of inflammation and used as a guide for inflammation in diagnosis and follow up for response to treatment . It is a non specific marker and is elevated in inflammatory , infectious, auto immune and other disorders . Esr is always evaluated in conjunction with one's symptoms , signs and disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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