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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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What does high gra# and high gra% mean on a blood test?

What does high gra# and high gra% mean on a blood test?

Granulocytes: Granulocytes are mostly neutrophils, the cells that are most lethal most quickly to bacteria. Ignore the percentages. Look to see if the absolute numbers # are high or low. I can raise my granulocyte # to four times normal by spending twenty minutes in an icy-cold shower (i tried it); labs mean nothing apart from the clinical context. Good luck. ...Read more

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High rcdw in a blood test. Is it bad?

High rcdw in a blood test. Is it bad?

Big picture: Red cell size distribution width can be high simply from donating blood, or from early iron deficiency before anemia or any of several non-problems. And reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside. Your history, physical exam and other labs are what matter; ignore a lone high rdw. ...Read more

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What does "above high normal" mean on a blood test?

What does "above high normal" mean on a blood test?

Numbers are numbers: Numbers are just numbers, so the significance of them must be looked at in the context of a patient's real-life situation. From a purely numbers point of view, "above high normal" usually means that only ~3% of the NORMAL people in the community get that test result, and the other 97% of the NORMAL people in the community would get a lower result. So, most people with such a result are not normal. ...Read more

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Hello i want to ask about my blood test, everything was okay just one it was high ly 53.1 from 51.1 h is there any trouble or not ?

Hello i want to ask about my blood test, everything was okay just one it was high

ly     53.1  from   51.1    h

is there any trouble or not ?

Not based on the: Counts. A change from 51.1 to 53.1 is not clinically meaningful. It would help to know more. 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. ...Read more

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What does high bands in blood test mean and how to correct this?

What does high bands in blood test mean and how to correct this?

Could be infection.: A high band count usually refers to how many white blood cells are actively maturing. When the band count is high, it usually refers to an escalating infection, or due to some other major stress. Talk to your doctor to find out why. Uncontrolled infections can be life-threatening. ...Read more

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Please explain what a high level of GFR is in a blood test. ?

Please explain what a high level of GFR is in a blood test.  ?

Ignore it: The "gfr" given on lab sheets these days is a subscientific estimate of the rate at which water passes from blood into the the filtrate that will become urine. For a healthy person, the "gfr estimate" is not helpful. It ignores variability in body musculature, how much protein you have eaten recently, and other factors. ...Read more

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