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Doctor insights on: Elevated Protein C Activity

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Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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Tested for anti cardiolipin IgM is negative (0.7) but IgG is positive (54.8) normal range of lupus anticoagulant, protein S and protein C activity help?

Tested for anti cardiolipin IgM is negative (0.7) but IgG is positive (54.8) normal range of lupus anticoagulant, protein S and protein C activity help?

Not sure: I am not sure I understand the question. I suspect you are being evaluated for a blood clotting disorder and you have an elevated anticardiolipin IgG. One test however does not make the diagnosis of anti-phospholipid syndrome. ...Read more

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I got test back that said my fibringen activity antithrobin III protein c protein c antigen were high watch would that mean thank u?

I got test back that said my fibringen activity antithrobin III protein c protein c antigen were high watch would that mean thank u?

Need more info: None of these labs being higher than normal value are clinically problematic. You did not say why the labs were done; I assume you must have an abnormal clot. Low at-iii and low protein c can be related to abnormal clotting. ...Read more

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What does it mean when elevated levels of protein c and protein s?

What does it mean when elevated levels of protein c and protein s?

See below: These are blood tests that we usually do to screen people who we think have a predisposition to have blood clots. By themselves they don't mean anything as normal people can have elevated levels. If you have a strong family history of blood clots or if u have had a blood clot yourself then this test could have significance. The best thing to do would be to discuss with a hematologist. ...Read more

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Does having an elevated protein c lab indicative of cancer?

Does having an elevated protein c lab indicative of cancer?

No: Minimal elevations mean nothing. Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. ...Read more

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Hi I recently had testing do to a miscarriage. My protein c level was elevated at a value of 202. Also my anti thrombin 3 was elevated value 126. What if any underlying conditions will cause elevation. I have been told to follow up with a rheumatologist.

Hi I recently had testing do to a miscarriage. My protein c level was elevated at a value of 202. Also my anti thrombin 3 was elevated value 126. What if any underlying conditions will cause elevation. I have been told to follow up with a rheumatologist.

Autoimmune disorders: There are numerous autoimmune disorders that can contribute to increased risk of miscarriage. In addition there may be abnormal clotting disorders related to protein C & thrombin. A thorough evaluation with a specialist in autoimmune disorders is recommended to avoid a recurrence. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Whay does it mean if my protein c functional is high?

Whay does it mean if my protein c functional is high?

Practically none: From a "coagulation" stand point, a low protein c is clinically significant i.e. Increased risk of clots and possibly risk of miscarriage. Protein c deficiency is rare. High protein c does not directly cause medical problems/ not medically significant. ...Read more

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What are protein c and protein s tests?

What are protein c and protein s tests?

Tests for clotting: People whose blood tends to clot excessively can have deep vein thrombosis (clots in veins in the legs or abdomen) or pulmonary emboli (clots that travel to the lungs). A deficiency of protein c or protein s, among other things, can cause excess clotting. Tests for protein c or s are used to diagnose levels of these proteins in the blood. ...Read more

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Dear sir, what is protein c and protein s I need your info about it?

Dear sir, what is protein c and protein s I need your info about it?

Blood coagulation: Protein C and S work together in regulating the clotting of blood. These proteins are important in controlling the amount of blood clot formation inside blood vessels. Deficiency of either can lead to venous blood clot formation. Deficiencies of both are not that common. ...Read more

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Protein S 107% (60-130) Protein C 67%. (70-140) should I be concerned with low protein C results?

No: 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, the results you provided are not a cause for concern.
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. ...Read more

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Can a person have both a protein c and protein s deficiency?

Can a person have both a protein c and protein s deficiency?

Yes: Combined protein c and protein s deficiencies can occur in one individual who is unlucky enough to inherit both autosomal dominant traits. This is very rare. Care should be taken as to when to check levels of these two proteins since both of them would be low in patients taking warfarin since both are also vitamin k-dependent in their production in the liver. ...Read more

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Is there any time gap before coagulation tests like protein c and s to be done after a young stroke?

Is there any time gap before coagulation tests like protein c and s to be done after a young stroke?

Wait: For most work up, this can be done during the same presentation. However, for protein c and s it is best to wait 2 weeks after the clot / stroke event... ...Read more

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Are there any emergency contraception options for people that have protein c deficiency?

Are there any emergency contraception options for people that have protein c deficiency?

Yes: "morning after" or emergency contraceptive pills that contain no estrogen do not increase risks of clotting. Plan b one-step, for example, is available without prescription. Some women with clotting disorders opt to use iud's for contraception. A copper iud can be inserted for emergency contraception in women who wish to continue this method. ...Read more

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I recently got my blood report. I have c-reactive protein (c.R.P.) positive with 4.8 mg/dl & erythrocyte sedimentation rate 24 and packed cell volume 33?

Inflammation: You are anemic and have inflammation. Check 25-oh vit d level. Anemia could be due to iron deficiency if having heavy periods. That can make you more toxic to cadmium a pollutant that is activated by stress and increases cr-protein. Improve health with healthy food, supplements to prevent deficiency, a good night sleep, mild exercise through the day, and de-stress. See kelly mcgonigal's book. ...Read more

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I just received some test results back that said my protein c is high, protein s is low my pai-1 is high, my chloride is high and my co2 is low?

I just received some test results back that said my protein c is high, protein s is low my pai-1 is high, my chloride is high and my co2 is low?

Clot risk.: A high protein c has no significance, only low. A low protein s, like protein c, is a risk for having abnormal blood clots or pregancy complications. Protein c and s cooperate to dissolve blood clots. Pai-1 blocks the clot dissolving pathway, so a high level also is a risk for abnormal clots. A high chloride and low co2 are part of the salts in the blood that are regulated by the kidneys. ...Read more

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Protein c defiency venal ulsur. How do take care of this please. It's been two years of open foot sore.

Check veins: Protein c deficiency makes one more vulnerable to getting blood clots, and it sounds like you have a venous ulcer, which may have resulted from previous deep venous thrombophlebitis. Check with a phlebologist in your area by going to www. Phlebology. Org. Ultrasound of the leg veins will be helpful in evaluating incompetence of superficial leg veins, and fixing this will help you. ...Read more

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Heterozygous for MTHFR, have high Protein C & Fact, VIII. Taking 3mg methylfolate for 3 mo, homocysteine normal. Reason to follow up w. hematologist?

Heterozygous for MTHFR, have high Protein C & Fact, VIII. Taking 3mg methylfolate for 3 mo, homocysteine normal. Reason to follow up w. hematologist?

No: Forgive my frankness. Most of us pathologists do not believe in this MTHFR screening being promoted by a lab to physicians worried about liability. A majority of folks test "abnormal" and are then offered questionable vitamin supplements. Reference ranges arbitrarily put several percent of healthies outside; high protein C and factor VIII are not worrisome especially if you feel well. ...Read more

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What are good protein/vitamin/nutrient rich things to eat before strenuous activity at high altitude?

Wish it was clearer!: Being well hydrated is most important & in a positive calorie state so your body has ready fuel is also critical. Studies examined high protein, high fat, and high carb diets &- while answers vary at very high altitude-a balanced diet is wisest in general. Tiny support perhaps for a 2001 study of daily vitamin c 1000 mg, vitamin e 400 mg, and 600 mg lipoic acid but I opt for Diamox to climb hard. ...Read more

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Does a high level of daily physical activity require carbohydrate intake? What about just eating protein?

Does a high level of daily physical activity require carbohydrate intake? What about just eating protein?

Must have carbs: Carbohydrates are essential for energy. There are arguments over how many and exactly what type, but generally speaking, a moderate amount of complex carbohydrates should be a part of at least a couple of your meals each day. Those that try to exercise without carbs in their diet often have shortened or poor workouts. ...Read more

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Is it okay to go on a low-carb and high protein diet, with 1 hour of physical activity, to lose weight and be healthy?

Is it okay to go on a low-carb and high protein diet, with 1 hour of physical activity, to lose weight and be healthy?

Won't harm: Low carb, high protein diets are the basis of several diets such as atkin's diet. It is important to note that the key to weight is not losing weight but maintaining as close to ideal weight as possible over time. Significant changes in diet that can not be sustained over the years is likely to lead to a weight loss/weight gain roller coaster that is not conducive to good health. ...Read more

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Having protein in urine due to lupus. Does drinking protein shakes (to gain muscle for exercise) affect the protein activity?

Having protein in urine due to lupus. Does drinking protein shakes (to gain muscle for exercise) affect the protein activity?

Doubtful: It is related to your disease activity. However if there is impairment in kidney function, you should limit the protein intake. ...Read more

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C-reative protein really elevated at 67.1. Now what do I do?

C-reative protein really elevated at 67.1. Now what do I do?

Non specific test: Do you have symptoms or complaint?
It can increase in cases of inflammation, causes of that are many. Infection, tumour, collagen disease, and more.
Why did you have it done? Symptoms might the clue of the cause of high CRP.
Follow it up with your doctor please. ...Read more

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Is C-reactive protein always elevated in auto immune conditions?

Is C-reactive protein always elevated in auto immune conditions?

No: Myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, Isaac's, and a host of others will usually not feature elevation. Normal C-reactive protein really rules out nothing. It's an adjunct for a field in which history and physical are still primary. ...Read more

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C reative protein elevated, what could cause this?

C reative protein elevated, what could cause this?

Usually inflammation: Usually inflammation is the cause, but not only from inflammatory arthritis. Severe diabetics can have this, as can smokers. Have your doctor sort it out. A chronically elevated CRP is a marker for accelerated vascular disease. It needs to be lowered if elevated! ...Read more

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Should I be worried about elevated protein in my urine?

Yes: Presence of protein in the urine is usually suggestive of underlying kidney disease. When the kidney filters get damaged the protein from blood tends to leak into the urine and causes further damage.
most common causes are diabetes and high blood pressure.
Please make appointment to see a kidney specialist. ...Read more

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How elevated is 30mg/dl of protein in a urine test?

ANY LEVEL OF: Protein in the urine raises concerns. The more the worse of course. See your doctor please. ...Read more

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Will protein too be high if serum cretanine is elevated.

High creatinine: We use creatinine as a marker of kidney function and if it is elevated we think maybe that the kidneys are not filtering well. The protein in the serum may be up either because you had a heavy protein meal or the kidneys did not excrete it. ...Read more

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What does an M spike mean with an abnormal protein band 1? I also have an elevated CK

Need more info: 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, An M spike may be a benign monoclonal gammopathy or a marker for a bone cancer. You ought to consult the doctor who ordered the test as more information is needed to assess this finding. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have elevated alpha feto protein question?

Go for it!: Please submit a clear & specific question about alpha feto proteins. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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Can fasting cause an elevated (4.2) globulin level? What about fasting followed by a high protein meal before the test?

Can fasting cause an elevated (4.2) globulin level? What about fasting followed by a high protein meal before the test?

No it will not: Fastin (phentermine) will not effect the globulin level and fasting followed by high protein meal will not effect the level. Globulin in the body is produced by the liver. ...Read more

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I realise that these markers aren't specific but wouldn't most advanced cancers cause elevated Sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein?

I realise that these markers aren't specific but wouldn't most advanced cancers cause elevated Sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein?

No: Nice to be able to help once again, Matt. The sed rate and especially the C-reactive protein result from the liver pumping out extra large amounts of a couple of particular proteins that are stimulated by very particular things that are often produced in inflammation and seldom in pure neoplasia. Forget most (not all) of what you've read about "immune response to cancer" as myth. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does having an elevated CSF protein level mean?

What does having an elevated CSF protein level mean?

CSF protein: Any inflammation or infection can do this to some degree and the protein tends to increase with age and in diabetics. ...Read more