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I recently had a urine and blood test. Results show egfr @ 53, creatinine @ 1.35 and protein urine @ 123.7. Does this mean renal failure?

I recently had a urine and blood test. Results show egfr @ 53, creatinine @ 1.35 and protein urine @ 123.7. Does this mean renal failure?

Renal failure?: You do not have renal failure. What you have is chronic kidney disease. To find what what your actual GFR is, you need to have a 24 hour urine for creatinine clearance and protein, as well as another lab test to get the creatinine at the time of your urine collection. You will also need a renal ultrasound. See a nephrologist for the best treatment of your chronic kidney disease and proteinuria. ...Read more

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Creatinine (Definition)

Creatinine is a byproduct of creatine phosphate, which is present in muscles. Creatinine levels increase if the ...Read more


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What is the meaning of the following blood test results creatinine from 1.67 down to 0.83. Ast (sgot) 50, bun creat ratio 22.00, est GFR less than 60?

What is the meaning of the following blood test results creatinine from 1.67 down to 0.83. Ast (sgot) 50, bun creat ratio 22.00, est GFR less than 60?

Kidney and Liver T: Egfr (normal >60), creatinine, bun/cr ratio are all lab values to suggest how the kidney function is, ast is an enzyme secreted by the liver, if its elevated there is something wrong with the liver (it varies from mild to severe). Check with your doctor or mentor about the normal values and the abnormal ones. ...Read more

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Can you advise me understand these blood test results?

Can you advise me understand these blood test results?

May be: 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, if you provide the results, it may be feasible to render an opinion. ...Read more

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I need someone to carefully read my blood test results.

I need someone to carefully read my blood test results.

Try HealthTap PRIME: HealthTap PRIME began in 2014 and is Primary Care online consultations. A patient is connected with the first available doctor, and different doctors are online at various times. Patients don't select a particular doctor. A patient using PRIME has a one-on-one visit with the doctor via smartphone, a tablet, or a computer, and she can show the doctor pictures or lab test results. There is a fee. ...Read more

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What to do if blood test results. Should I be concerned?

What to do if blood test results. Should I be concerned?

Which blood test?: Your question was truncated. We'd love to answer. Let us know? ...Read more

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Blood test results showing low mchc?

Low iron: If the MCHC level is below 28%, this is considered too low. The MCHC level can be too low because of blood loss over time, or too little iron in the body. ...Read more

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What does blood test results of 510 PLT mean?

Clotting Factors: This is your platelet count which is the part of the blood that is responsible for clotting and healing wounds. I would probably have it rechecked in a few weeks to make sure it wasn't a lab error and if not you many need additional testing. ...Read more

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Will blood test results come back all at once?

Not necessarily: Different tests take different amount of time for completion and the results may come back piecemeal. ...Read more

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What the word absent means in blood test results?

What the word absent means in blood test results?

Same as anywhere: The thing in question is not there. Not present. Ask the provider who ordered the tests for an explanation of the results. It's part of the services from providers to complete the stage of diagnostic evaluation. Ask - if you do't understand - say so and they might make it simpler. Best! ...Read more

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What does "rdw" mean when reading blood test results?

What does "rdw" mean when reading blood test results?

RDW: RDW=red cell distribution width. This is a statistical measure or the degree of variation in sizes of the red cells. It is a useful parameter ini classifying anemias that may otherwise be similar, for example iron deficiency and some thalassemias. But other parameters are more generally useful. ...Read more

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My blood test results show low zinc is this dangerous?

Supplement: It is important to keep all of your nutrient and vitamin / mineral levels within the rda for intake and to supplement as needed if blood work shows a deficiency. Zinc is involved in metabolism, skin health, eye sight, etc. So this is something you need to address. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high blood test results, any ideas?

What to do if I have high blood test results, any ideas?

Need to know test: It depends on the test. Some high need fixed, others low. Please re-ask with more information. ...Read more

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Blood test results -what would tell that I have leukemia?

Blood test results -what would tell that I have leukemia?

See below...: As general rule, your blood test results should be interpreted by your physician. But to answer your question, a common abnormal finding in the blood of a patient with leukemia is a significantly increased WBC (white blood cell) count with or without abnormal circulating cells. Anemia (low rbc and hemoglobin) and thrombocytopenia (low platelets) are also common. Not all leukemias show high wbc. ...Read more

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How long might it take to get MMR blood test results back?

How long might it take to get MMR blood test results back?

Mmr igg antibody/igm: It depends on what MMR test you are interested in
there is a test for acute diseases with mesles, mumps and rubella, for igmantibodies
and there is other test for igg antibodies to check for immunity to mmr
both tests are done by major labs are results are available in 2 days at most. ...Read more

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Sn blood test results of 479 mg/dl fibrinogen a high level?

Sn blood test results of 479 mg/dl fibrinogen a high level?

Yes: The normal levels of fibrinogen range from about 150-400mg/dl. There are normal circumstances in which the level may be higher, e.g., pregnancy. Any lab value needs to be interpreted in the context of other health issues and this value may not be associated with a disease. Do consult the doctor who ordered the blood test. ...Read more

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Could you please look at my blood test results and give me a verdict?

Could you please look at my blood test results and give me a verdict?

Yes, with PRIME: HealthTap PRIME began in August 2014, and is a Primary Care service. A patient is connected with the first available doctor, and different doctors are online at various times. Patients don't select a particular doctor. A patient using PRIME has a one-on-one visit with the doctor via smartphone, a tablet, or a computer, and he can show the doctor pictures or lab test results. There is a fee. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for blood test results to come back?

Depends on the type: Of test. Most routine tests can be completed in an hour or so or at best four hours. However, some specialized tests may take a few weeks. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get meps blood test results back?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get meps blood test results back?

Depends on site: Most meps stations, the wait is 7-10 days. Good luck! And thanks for serving our country! ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to get blood test results for diabetes?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get blood test results for diabetes?

By the next day: A fingerstick glucose level is immediate. Results from tests such as a HGB a1c return overnight. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to get blood test results if leukemia is suspected?

How much time does it take to get blood test results if leukemia is suspected?

Depends: Sometimes very quickly because you can see the abnormal cells on a slide under the microscope from a simple blood draw. Sometimes it requires a bone marrow biopsy. But even if that is done, once the slide a stained, the pathologist can look right away. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What do blood test results show? What diseases are doctors looking for during a general blood test?

What do blood test results show? What diseases are doctors looking for during a general blood test?

Too broad: Drug/hormone/electrolyte levels can be tested for. In general, a CMP (comprehensive metabolic panel) looks at key electrolytes, kidney function and liver function. It gives a general idea of how things are doing, but there are thousands of blood tests that could be ordered, if the Dr needed to know something specific about your health. ...Read more

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My blood test results showed my MPV @ 7.4 but all other results are within normal range. Should I be concerned?

My blood test results showed my MPV @ 7.4 but all other results are within normal range. Should I be concerned?

Not likely: Your mean platelet volume is slightly low but as long as it hasn't been dropping or your platelet count has not been dropping even if it is still in the normal range there should be nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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My blood test results for herpies type 2 came back postive. Could I have had herpies 3 years ago and tested negative than????

My blood test results for herpies type 2 came back postive. Could I have had herpies 3 years ago and tested negative than????

Not lokely: It could be negative then and you may have contacted Herpes Infection since then. It is unlikely that the test was negative when you were infected with Herpes or in past ...Read more

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I have an exahustion problem, I get tired so quickly and im almost tired all the time. But my blood test results were normal. What it may be?

Are you active?: What is your bmi. If your bmi is above 30. Is your tiredness associated with hunger. My suspicion are deconditioning due inactivity or obesity with Insulin resistance or comsuption of large hyperglcemic or fatty food or depression. Suggest increasing activity level and eating right ...Read more