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Creatinine Blood Test Results
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
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
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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My blood test results showed the mononcytes at 14.1% (973/cmm). Is that too high and what could it mean?
Not a problem: You should ignore monocytes. I always do. ...Read more
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
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
Need to know test: It depends on the test. Some high need fixed, others low. Please re-ask with more information. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Depends on site: Most meps stations, the wait is 7-10 days. Good luck! And thanks for serving our country! ...Read more
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
Blood test results: low tibc= 233 ug/dl (range 250-450) normal iron=63 (range 35-155) what does this mean?
Not much: Iron is normal and TIBC is just off. No answers here. ...Read more
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 for herpies type 2 came back postive. Could I have had herpies 3 years ago and tested negative than????
I have to have a B12 blood test review. I just had a B12 injection. What will happen if the blood test results show my levels as normal?
It's working: If your B12 level has improved to normal it means the treatment works. ...Read more