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Dear all, I have these lab results: ck 152u/l, normal<190, ckmb 23 u/l, normal<24 troponin t <50, normal<50. Should I be worried? Thanks from brazil

Dear all, I have these lab results: ck 152u/l, normal<190, ckmb 23 u/l, normal<24 troponin t <50, normal<50. Should I be worried? Thanks from brazil

What's the worry?: If your ekg is okay, the troponin t is not rising and is not beyond the reference range, and you have 'a little' chest pain that's not taking your breath away, you are not having a heart attack. That does not mean that you are not sick. A physical exam will let you know whether this is just chest wall pain as from overexertion, or whether to look farther. ...Read more

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Hi, I've these lab result: ck 121 u/l, normal <190 ckmb 22 u/l, normal <24 troponin t <50, normal <50 should I be worried? Coz ckmb near its max limit.

Hi, I've these lab result: ck 121 u/l, normal <190 ckmb 22 u/l, normal <24 troponin t <50, normal <50 should I be worried? Coz ckmb near its max limit.

No: Enzymes rise and fall at the time of a heart attack. Only enzymes in the abnormal range are diagnostic. All your values are normal so there is no reason to be concerned. High normal values are normal values. ...Read more

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Yesterday at ER, EKG normal, troponin normal, CPK high, CKMB normal, they send me home. Today made lab test by myself, Trop normal, CPK and CPKM elevated?

Yesterday at ER, EKG normal, troponin normal, CPK high, CKMB normal, they send me home. Today made lab test by myself, Trop normal, CPK and CPKM elevated?

Unclear question: Total CK may be elevated due to muscular activity and so may be CKMB. You did not provide any values. With normal troponin and evaluation at ER being normal, it is not likely that you have acute heart disease. What did your cardiac cath show? ...Read more

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How does a person injure the muscle around the heart? What CKMB or MB mean in lab work?

How does a person injure the muscle around the heart? What CKMB or MB mean in lab work?

Many ways: Dear Deannj519, actually, the heart itself is made out of a very powerful muscle. It gets injured by infections, trauma to the chest but most commonly but blockages in the arteries that bring blood to it. The CKMB/MB (the same thing) is a substance that is inside the heart muscle cells. When the heart muscle breaks (by injury), the MB gets out and becomes high. The more injury, the higher the MB ...Read more

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Help! Hubby dying, anxiety/worry killing me! ER for rapid Heart, labs good. Ckmb little high. Increase klonopin (clonazepam).have MG nowfeels worse justwana cry/sleep?

Help! Hubby dying, anxiety/worry killing me! ER for rapid Heart, labs good. Ckmb little high. Increase klonopin (clonazepam).have MG nowfeels worse justwana cry/sleep?

Difficult situation: Sorry to hear about husband. With the situation, increased symptoms described are normal. If you haven't, turn to family and support to lean on. Try to have good self care - good nutrition when possible and sleep when you can. Be proactive as possible for dealing with husbands health and situation. Be sure to coordinate klonopin (clonazepam) use with provider. Short-term consult with a psychologist may help. ...Read more

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Today was at ER because several chest pain. EKG normal, Troponin not elevated, CK high at 260U/L, CKMB 13.7 U/L. Drs send me home. Why CK elevated? Txs

Today was at ER because several chest pain. EKG normal, Troponin not elevated, CK high at 260U/L, CKMB 13.7 U/L. Drs send me home. Why CK elevated? Txs

Well...: CK's can be mildly elevated for many reasons, often non-cardiac.
Anormal troponin means you did not have tissues damage and a normal EKG does not always rule-out coronary disease.
I recommend you see a cardiologist and further explore the reason for the chest pain, especially if you have any risk factors, like family history, smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure.... ...Read more

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Today I was at the ER cause chest pain. EKG normal, Troponine negative, CKMB normal but CK total was high (260U/L).They send me home. What means CK high?

It's hard to know: CK is an enzyme that is commonly found in different types of muscle cells. It can be found in skeletal muscle cells - think your biceps - but also your heart muscle cells. The CK-MB allows doctors to better determine if muscle damage is heart in origin -reassuring that was normal for you. You may naturally have high serum levels of CK or some minor damage to the some skeletal muscle (s). ...Read more

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Can you tell me how and what are the factors in decreasing the ckmb level?

Can you tell me how and what are the factors in decreasing the ckmb level?

I'm not sure: What you mean by this question.
This is an ENZYME released upon the DEATH of CARDIAC muscle! A decreasing CKBM may be the RECOVERY phase of ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION (Heart attack)
Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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What to do if I have high CPK and ckmb level?

What to do if I have high CPK and ckmb level?

Relative index?: It depends on your relative index. If you perform strenuous muscular work and draw a CPK and CPK-MB, both will be elevated, but the relative index will be normal indicating a benign source. If the RI is elevated, you should have a troponin done. If it's elevated, you may have had a recent heart attack, myocarditis, or trauma. ...Read more

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My CBK was 811 U/L and my CKMB was 14.1 NG/ML. I work out regularly with heavy weight. Could this cause these numbers to be elevated like this?

My CBK was 811 U/L and my CKMB was 14.1 NG/ML. I work out regularly with heavy weight. Could this cause these numbers to be elevated like this?

Likely so: Heavy weight training causes muscle damage as much as it does to build muscle volume. Any time you strain or have pain in the muscles, you will spill enzymes like CPK and CKMB. Most commonly though CKMM is higher due to it being skeletal muscle as opposed to heart (CKMB fraction). Even so, CKMB will raise after working out. ...Read more

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Dear all, labresults after chest pain: troponin negative, ck total153 with cutoff 190, ckmb 23 cutoff 25.Doctors say all ok. Was ckmb not too high? Txs

Lab test question: All laboratory data should be interpreted in conjunction with the clinical history and physical examination. Often the same sample run through the same machine will produce a result 10% different. That can create an abnormality when none actually exists. ...Read more

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HELP! Hubby dying. Ihave MG now-feels worse wana cry/sleep/left alone/scared etc. ER increased klono. 5 2xday. Scared! Ckmb little high. &kids need me?

HELP! Hubby dying. Ihave MG now-feels worse wana cry/sleep/left alone/scared etc. ER increased klono. 5 2xday. Scared! Ckmb little high. &kids need me?

Sorry: Am truly sorry for what you are going thru. Suggest you speak to a grief counsellor and or a psychiatrist. ER rarely help with what you are going thru. What u are facing is expected. If you believe in religion seek solace there. Family and friends if around can help. Meditation can help but hard to do. Finally a psychiatrist may offer medications to help cope. My best for you and your family. ...Read more

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Why would troponin and myoglobin show up at high levels in my blood work? What does CKMB or MB stand for in blood work? _

Why would troponin and myoglobin show up at high levels in my blood work? What does CKMB or MB stand for in blood work? _

Talk to your doctor: Troponin and CKMB are both cardiac enzymes released into the bloodstream when there has been damage to heart muscle and are generally used as markers for heart attacks. Myoglobin comes from regular skeletal muscle when it is damaged and appears in your urine. If your total CK is in the 1000s then it might artificially raise the cardiac markers but can damage kidneys, either way see a doctor now! ...Read more

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If troponin is blood gold standard for diagnosis of miocardial infarction at the ER, why is still used ck and ckmb?

If troponin is blood gold standard for diagnosis of miocardial infarction at the ER, why is still used ck and ckmb?

Good question: Troponin is a good test in the right situation but in many situations more data makes a diagnosis more probable. No test is perfect ...Read more

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Ck-mb elevated 18; ck normal 144, trop t negative. Diagnosis?

Ck-mb elevated 18; ck normal 144, trop t negative. Diagnosis?

Stop worrying: Ck-mb is an obsolete screen for heart attack. Conditioned athletes tend to run a high level and without other evidence of heart attack, i'd send you home. ...Read more

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What are normal lab values post hemithyroidectomy?

What are normal lab values post hemithyroidectomy?

Normal: If the remaining half-thyroid is normal, your thyroid blood levels should be normal. ...Read more

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Lab variation issue - If I have normal lipase values at one lab, but elevated values at a different lab, how do I know which lab is "correct"?

Lab variation issue - If I have normal lipase values at one lab, but elevated values at a different lab, how do I know which lab is "correct"?

Any symptoms?: Why were the tests done? Do you have any symptoms? Both results may be correct as different methods of testing can provide different results. What is the amylase? If the pancreatitis is you concern, a normal amylase would rule that out.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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My pro bnp is 227. Lab values are 0 -138 are normal. How serious is this still elevated number? It has been steadily falling from 8000 on 3/13/13.

My pro bnp is 227. Lab values are 0 -138 are normal. How serious is this still elevated number? It has been steadily falling from 8000 on 3/13/13.

CHF: Having the bnp number go down, is the most important thing! Compared to 8000, 227 is pretty darn good! Control factors like blood pressure, wear compression socks for swelling, and take diuretics as directed by doc. Call doc asap with any sudden onset of swelling with wt gain or shortness of breath--could mean another CHF exacerbation. Watch fluid intake and salt intake as directed. ...Read more

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Why do normal values vary so much between lab sites?

Normal values: Normal values may vary due to the difference in the test brand name used and different values assigned for that test. I've noticed that too and it does look confusing but different companies use different technology designing their tests, so there is not much that can be done. ...Read more

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What does ABNORMAL PROTEIN BAND 1, SER/PLAS, BAND 2 and BAND 3 mean on labs. It doesn't give values. All other labs are normal.

What does ABNORMAL PROTEIN BAND 1, SER/PLAS, BAND 2 and BAND 3 mean on labs. It doesn't give values. All other labs are normal.

Protein band: If this is a serum electrophoresis or immunoelectrophoresis it suggests presence of an abnormal protein such as seen in gammopathy or multiple myeloma. A hematologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you and further testing, such as bone marrow biopsy, may be advised depending upon that assessment. ...Read more

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I have had some lab work to find out my troponin levels and they were. 13 and the other one is. 18 is this normal or are these values high?

I have had some lab work to find out my troponin levels and they were. 13 and the other one is. 18 is this normal or are these values high?

That depends: On the type of troponin level tested: trop-i or trop-t. Generally anything 0-0.1micrograms/l is within normal range for trop-t, trop I is <10 micrograms/l. It also depends highly on the labs "normal ranges" as these differ from lab to lab. Always good to stick with the same lab and methodology to follow trends in labs. If at the er for chest pain to rule out mi, they would look at ekg's too. ...Read more

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My free T4 test test reads 0.61 ng/dl with the normal value for the lab being 0.8-1.7. Shouldn't I be treated?

My free T4 test test reads 0.61 ng/dl with the normal value for the lab being 0.8-1.7. Shouldn't I be treated?

Not Necessarily: Your ft4 needs to be assessed when taken into consideration with TSH and other tests. Also, the lab assay for ft4 may be unreliable as in many facilities. Or you might be on other medication interfering in the testing process of ft4. Other tests may be more reliable in assessing thyroid hormone levels if ft4 is persistently low. The direct dialysis method may be helpful. ...Read more

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Why LDH normal range changes dramatically with Vitros test? (Normal Range: 313-618 U/L); my result was OK: 442. Is Vitros test using a different methodology and acceptance values? Lab and Doc showed me the Vitros instructions and confirmed its all OK

See below: Different methods for the same chemical do give different results. International standardization is not an easy issue. 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. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What are the normal thyroid lab test values status post total thyroidectomy? W/o any meds

What are the normal thyroid lab test values status post total thyroidectomy? W/o any meds

TSH 0.5-3: Thyroid level recommendations are the same with or without a thyroidectomy and regardless of medications. The TSH should ideally be between 0.5-3. ...Read more

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My husbands monocytes are consistently elevated to 15 with lab normal values at 0 to 12%. He has a family history of auto immune disorders. Concerns?

My husbands monocytes are consistently elevated to 15 with lab normal values at 0 to 12%. He has a family history of auto immune disorders. Concerns?

Forget it: The percentage of monocytes is meaningless at all times unless multipled by the total white count. I'd raise an eyebrow if it's above 1000 but again, this is most useful as a tipoff that we're might have missed TB or a deep fungus or one of the rare ones. And 15% with a usual-range of 12%? No worries at all. Those ranges just say what most inactive adults have. "look at people, not numbers.". ...Read more

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Recent blood work I had shows a lymphocyte percentage of 16% (with a normal lab range of 20-45%). Should I be concerned? It's only slightly low, and all other blood values were well within range. I'm a 43-year-old female. What kinds of things can cause

Recent blood work I had shows a lymphocyte percentage of 16% (with a normal lab range of 20-45%). Should I be concerned? It's only slightly low, and all other blood values were well within range. I'm a 43-year-old female. What kinds of things can cause

No concern.: There are five types of white cells. If one of the other cell types is slightly elevated, the lymphs will decrease as a percentage of the whole. This minor change is of no consequence. ...Read more

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My serum lipase level was 70, normal lab value is 0-60. All other values within normal range. No symptoms. W/F, 51 yoa. Cause for concern?

My serum lipase level was 70, normal lab value is 0-60. All other values within normal range. No symptoms. W/F, 51 yoa. Cause for concern?

No: It is within normal variation but the question is why did you have it checked anyway are you concern about pancreas or other organ in human body
when you answer that we might be able to provide even a better answer
good luck
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