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Cmp Vs Bmp
Possibly: The fingerstick is considered by the public as the "sugar level" & as such the cmp and bmp have the blood glucose level as part of its information.In practice, physicians may get the cbc, bmp, cmp, and many other tests using a fingerstick technique.The direct draw from a vein often produces more accurate results for some of the tests, done correctly a fingerstick can be accurate for glucose.(sugar). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The comprehensive metabolic panel (cmp) is a panel of blood tests that serves as an initial broad medical screening tool. The cmp provides a rough check of kidney function, liver function, and electrolyte and fluid balance. The cmp is an expanded version of the basic metabolic panel (bmp), which does not include liver tests. A cmp (or bmp) is usually ordered as part of ...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
Normal C-RP, Sed Rate, CBC, CMP, Rheumatoid fac., C3/C4 Complement and Cyclic Citrul peptide. ANA was negative. Does this rule out any auto-immune?
Not necessarily: 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. Having said that, Lab test do not equate to disease or the lack of it. It is good that all the test results are negative. It reduces your risk of an auto-immune disease to very very low, but does not exclude it 100%. ...Read more
Labs results normal? Had a comp metabolic panel w/egfr egfr non-afr american 89 ml/min/1.73m2. What is this lab test? And is this result normal?
EGFR: An egfr is an "estimated glomerular filtration rate". It is not exact. To get the exact figure go to a nephrologist (n) to have a 24 hour urine collection for creatinine clearance. That will give you an actual gfr. As a young woman, your results, estimated, a bit abnormal. If you are an african-american, your egfr is normal, if not, see a n. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
34 yr old female..Healthy weight...Recent echo showed ejection fraction of 50 percent...Recent blood work cardio CRP 9.8, sed rate 38, CRP 15.1, next?
What are your : Symptoms? Ef is low normal but inflammatory markers are elevated ...Recommend you discuss with ordering physician. ...Read more
Total ck, sed rate, ana, ip ace, serum protein panel normal but gamma globulin (.6) cortisol am (30.8)
Hx of low vit d and K.
What could this mean?
Not much-: An important thing to remember is that lab results are not useful unless there is a clinical context. Advice is based on focusing on the patient, not the numbers. Though you mention a history of low vit D and K, did symptoms exist when the labs were drawn? Why were they drawn in the first place? Otherwise, it is best to ask your ordering doctor what the results mean. ...Read more
Lupus panel negative. Sed rate 30 should b under 20. Ana positive w/ spec pattern. Serum protein electrophoresis test normal. Cbc ok. Metabolic ok.?
Low WBC, low abs neurophils, and low anion gap w/o K. All other results of CMP and CBC w/diff. normal. Cause for concern?
Why tested?: 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. Having said that, it would have helped to have the actual values rather than your interpretation of low and high. It would be better to discuss it with the doctor who ordered the tests as s/he knows more about your health. 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Stress test&echo result norm.HR hit 198BPM.NoFam hist,Non-Smoker.Only risk fac is chol 220(LDL 165).Any need for further tests like nuclear ST?Age 28M
BestAvoidStressTests: they totally miss arterial disease. Why? Though disease typically begins in childhood, disease is in walls, artery lumens do not narrow & stress tests only detect complications of very advanced disease. Study image & http://goo.gl/aRhOU2. Best optimize Ds drivers: NMR lipoprofile (not cholesterol), HbA1c <5.0%, usual SBP < 120 mmHg. Have answered many related questions on HeathTap. Rec: Study them ...Read more
Is there a link between a high ANA and cancer ? Cbc ok metabolic ok. Thyroid ok. And lupus panel neg?
Is nicotine tested in both CBC with automated complete diff and comprehensive metabolic panel 12 test?
Finally went to dr, acute hep bas metabolic pan, CBC w auto diff h pylori hepatic fun lipid sed rate T4 thyroid all normal, vitd low should I worry?
Igg was 1570 norm 717-1411, igm, IgA normal- sed rate, CRP norm. Cbc norm. Cmp norm cept co2 was 22 norm is 23-32. Ana was 1:160speckled, hands feet tingly at times. No raynaud why hi IgG and low co2?
Lab data: These data can only be interpreted in the context of clinical issues. You need to go back and ask the doctor who ordered these tests what they mean. Without knowing why they were ordered the results are meaningless. By the way, they are so close to normal that would not worry about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had triage sob, hepatic panel, complete blood count, hepatic profile, basic metabolic profile, liver 1, lipid profile, hemo a1c, serum-serum all done?
Maybe: It seems as though you've had quite a few tests ordered. Whether or not you're done will likely depend on the reason why they were ordered along with the test results that you'll discuss with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Healthy young female. Two blood tests(normal check-up). Liver test showed elevated total protein and globulin. Other parameters absolutely normal.Why?
44y/o TSH 4.7 hgb12.4 hct36.6 neutrphl48.2 mono9.6 eosinophil5.1 tibc412 iron36 tibc% 9 nitro7 chloride108 co2 20 calci8.1 gamma10 othr labs r ok. Why r other labs off? Besides low iron. Infection?
Ask your Deco to hel: You need help and guidance from your doctor. These labs are pretty tricky for you to be able to interpret by yourself . It takes an experienced physician to know what tests to order, what tests results are real and important and how to guide a patient to follow a rational path. That is what we call art of medicine... It is not found in the books or on the internet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer