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Various lab test: Cmp: comprehensive metabolic panel: tests for a variety of different metabolites and studies activity of certain enzymes. The lipid panel is used to test cholesterol, high and low density lipids and lipoproteins. In general, theres are screening tests, and are not necessarily drawn for a specific reason. Without knowing your clinical information, it is tough to give guidance. ...Read more
Frequent gallbladder attacks, normal ultrasound, norm hida, endoscopy/ biopsy show celiac, but bloodwork for celiac is negative. Cbc has high lymps.?
It is likely celiac: About 5 years ago there was a study published in american journal of gastroenterology done in sweden which showed blood antibodies fluctuate in adults even with celiac. Biopsy is still the definitive diagnosis. Try the gluten free diet. You should feel better. Must be 100% gluten free. Even small amounts of gluten will bring on symptoms. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Past fasting bilirubin elevated at 1.5 AP, AST, ALT all normal. Dr ordered non-fasting CMP and GGTP tests. Why did he order the GGTP test?
Can you have lupus with completely normal bloodwork? ANA, ENA neg, Complement levels normal, CBC normal. ESR of 2 and normal CRP
1st urinalysis showed blood, bili, pro. 2nd was clean. CBC and Comp. Metobolic panel were all normal. Should I be concerned?
No: Often, there is a tiny amount of blood in the urine which causes the positive dipstick for blood/bilirubin. Perhaps a little protein also present. Very reassuring that 2nd specimen was normal as were blood tests. At your age, I would probably do nothing more. Most prudent would be to do another urinalysis or two in next few weeks to make sure the 2nd, and not the 1st, was the true result. ...Read more
Thyroid ultrasound results showed hyperthyroidism but blood tests came back saying hypothyroidism TSH 11.4 antibodies teat also came back high?
Size v function: The ultrasound can only tell you the anatomy of the thyroid whereas the blood tests tell you how it functions. In your case, you have low thyroid function and probably an enlarged thyroid. ...Read more
Up back pain for 1 yr. Right flank burning. Elev sed rate. Ana + spec 1:640. Lupus panel neg. Cbc ok. Metabolic panel ok. Serum protein ok. Urine ok?
Get renal studies.: This might be nonspecific back muscle pain due to your being overweight or possible something more serious, like herniated disc with nerve compression or possible kidney issue, although kidney/ureter pain would likely be lower. You do have "burning" right flank which still can be kidney involvement. It might be a good idea to see your doctor to get your labs looked at, and an exam to find out. ...Read more
Had bloodwork 4 ANA came back positive high titers additional bloodwork for lupus came back normal... What else could cause that?
Ana + spec pattern titer 1:640. All labs ok. Lupus panel neg. Elevated sed rate. 2 rheum drs dismissed it. Anything else I should do? Cancer?
It depends: Typically, routine bloodwork includes bmp (checks electrolytes, kidney function, and glucose level) or cmp which includes bmp+ liver function tests. In addition, CBC is also included in "routine bloodwork" which checks for white blood cell count, hemoglobin, and platelets. There is also "routine bloodwork" for various health conditions and if on certain medications, so would check with doctor. ...Read more
I had thyroid CT scan, everything was normal. Had labs today for upcoming app. & doctor ordered lymphoma blood test. Any reason why if scan was normal?
Unrelated diseases: Hi. The lymphoma blood test (flow cytometry, I assume) looks for a monoclonal white cell population. A CT of the thyroid (not a standard or ideal test for thyroid evaluation) looks for anatomical abnormalities of the thyroid. Thyroid anatomical abnormalities and lymphoma are distinct conditions with the very rare exception of thyroid lymphoma. Have you had a needle biopsy of your thyroid? ...Read more
If cortisol blood test came back normal, could salivary cortisol lab show diff? Dr is checking for adrenal fatigue.
It depends: This is serious business. The real question is, "Do you have Addison's disease?" A spot serum cortisol is often normal even in Addison's, making the diagnosis tricky. There are decision levels for the easy screens that your physician is aware of, but if there's any doubt, you'll probably get an ACTH stimulation test. Avoid "pop"/"fad" diagnoses like "HPA axis fatigue". Best wishes. ...Read more
Yes and No: Routine bloodwork is called routine or screening tests because no particular disease is suspected. If some disease is suspected, then the bloodwork is called diagnostic testing. Routine bloodwork is looking to verify the general good health of several systems in the body. On the other hand, many many serious disorders will have abnormal results on routine and on diagnostic bloodwork. ...Read more
What is fast: tachycardia is a fast heart rate and is defined as a resting heart rate greater than 100. If your thyroid level is normal, then it is just the way you are. your doctor will consider if doing anything abot it is indicated or not and that will depend on your needs and values. In some cases a medicaion called a beta blocker is prescribed because it is helpful in some patients. ...Read more
My entire ANA by ENA panel was negative. I still have high IgG with polycolonal gammapathies. Whats wrong cbc, cmp normal, spinal tap norm thyroid norm?
Lab data: These tests have little meaning without a full exploration of your signs and symptoms. Lab data can only be helpful if the clinical context in which it develops is known. Discuss this with the doctor who ordered the tests and ask lots of questions. Best wishes. ...Read more
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