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Centrifugation Of Blood Samples
Dangerously high: I have never seen this high a number of WBC count...I certainly hope that this is an error. Otherwise, urgent hospital care is needed if this is truly so. Also, if this were true, someone will likely be in contact with you, if not already done so by this time of my note. Please consult doc ASAP. Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the functions of the different parts of blood (red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, plasma)?
Lab data: Without a full medical history and physical exam cannot possibly theorize about what this may be. It certainly indicates a need for further investigation and should not be ignored. Good luck. ...Read more
Kidney failure labs: In addition to elevated BUN and creatinine levels in the blood, patients with kidney failure have low hemoglobin, carbon dioxide and calcium blood levels. They also have high parathyroid hormone, potassium and phosphorus levels. Pt's with chronic kidney disease (ckd) can have some of these abnormal levels, but with lesser deviation from normal depending on the class of their ckd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Apheresis: Abc (aka apheresis) uses a highly sophisticated separation/filtration process to allow specific blood components to be collected (like platelets, plasma, red blood cells) from a donor while returning the un-needed components. Whole blood donation, as its name suggests, collects all blood component parts, which will be later separated and used to care for up to 4 patients from 1 donation. ...Read more
Infection: A lot of white cells in the urine usually means an infection. The infection could be in the urine - a bladder infection - or the cells could be coming from the vagina - which would mean a cervical or vaginal infection. With a bladder infection there is pain with voiding and voiding frequently. With a vaginal infection - itch, irritation, discharge or odor, and often pain. Check and treat this. ...Read more
Vaginal walls lubricate due to transudation of plasma. Is it whole blood plasma or fractions of blood plasma (ie: albumin, immune globulins, etc)?
Huh? : I'm sorry but that question makes no sense. Please restate and try to clarify what it is you want to know. ...Read more
Electrolytes: Levels of electrolytes are measures most commonly in serum, however, they are also measured in urine. Looking for a basis metabolic panel to see how you are doing overall, blood is drawn. Looking to see if you are metabolizing well and utilizing or wasting nutrients, urine can be used. With your history of renal disease they would check your electrolytes in your urine to eval your disease process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Epithelial cells and mucus present in urine, normal red blood cells and white blood cells in urine .No symptoms , possible causes ?
Need more info: How many red cells and how many white cells? Who asked for the test and why? Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more
Yes: There is a mixture of proteins, phospholipids, and cholesterol in the cellular membrane of red blood cells. This allows the red cells to maintain their flexibility so they can squeeze through small blood vessels. ...Read more
Urine test showed white blood cells in urine but no infection. Blood test showed low white blood cell count. Any correlation?
No: They do not correlate.Get a more detailed answer ›
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