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High Segs Blood Test
Nothing specific: The monocytes are a form of white cell, cousin to the lymphocyte, that often increases their relative number in a variety of infectious conditions. Mononucleosis is a lay term for the elevation when it occurs with an EB virus infection.Other viruses and some bacteria can trigger the same relative increase in monocytes. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on why the test was ordered in the first place. The test must be evaluated in the context of the clinical symptoms. ...Read more
Prolactin: High prolactin can be from a number of drugs, especially anti-psychotics, anti-depressants and opioids. A prolactinoma (pituitary tumor) can do this. And of course pregnancy and lactation. A high prolactin can interfere with pituitary lh/fsh, and cause periods to stop, infertility, or decreased testosterone in men. You should talk to your doctor who performed the test. ...Read more
May just be you: Some people run a GGT that's several times normal, through their lives. Occasionally I have to write letters on behalf of these people, who are accused of being secret alcohol abusers. If the high GGT is brand-new, there may be another explanation. Your physician knows how to follow up. ...Read more
Blood clotting : Defective. Prolonged prothrombin time can be due to deficiency of a number of coagulation factors. A common cause it treatment with warfarin/coumdain. Liver disease is an other common reason for prolonged pt. Depending on the prolongation, the person may be at risk of bleeding. ...Read more
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
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
Nothing much: Repeat the tests every 3 months and follow up. ...Read more
There is no: Consequence of an elevated B12 level. It is a water soluble vitamin. ...Read more
The easiest way to reduce high cholesterol is by stopping high carb foods (grains, lentils, potato based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes insulin resistance.
Low carb food items such as flesh foods, eggs, non starchy vegetables, avocados, saturated fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. For more, go to: https://kaushikmd.com/2016/11/03/get-started ...Read more
Can mean Vit K low.: If prothrombin time blood test is high, without other high levels, it can mean a vitamin k deficiency or warfarin use. Vitamin k helps in the function and viability of factors ii, vii, ix, and x and these affect prothrombin time. If there are other levels altered, it could be a factor v, or x deficiency, disseminated intravascular coagulation (dic), or liver failure. See your doctor to be sure. ...Read more
High mcv: Abnormal blood tests must be investigated but this one is high normal. Mcv is the volume of the average cellular volume in billions of your tiny red blood cells. High MCV means plump and enlarged rbcs which don't carry oxygen well hence the label anemia. Folate, (folic acid) B12 deficiency, and alcohol can cause. Test might be repeated, if still high look further. ...Read more
My monocyte level on last blood test had a value of 1.0 and was flagged as high. Should i be worried?
What to do if i recently had blood test done and the result showed that my prolactin level is very high?
>100 of implies a:
see endocrinologist for tests!!
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
Recent blood test showed my bun at 18 and my creative at 1.02 both on high end of range, should I be worried ?
If you are a muscular male, these results would be right in the normal range. As it is the results are within normal limits. However, all lab 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. See this site for more info.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/creatinine/my00144. ...Read more
I recently had blood test done and the result showed that my prolactin level is very high. Should i be worried?
I had cortisol blood test at 8:20 in the morning my level is 19.9 what it means is it considered high.
Don't know: why you would have had a morning cortisol done, but your value is normal. If you're concerned about cortisol excess, the afternoon (4pm) value or a suppression test may help. Talk w/your doctor. ...Read more
Hi! i just got the result of my sgpt blood test it was 163.95. Its quite high from a 44 normal lever. How do I lower my sgpt?
This is serious: Don't treat a lab value; this is a warning of likely serious illness. You'll be rechecked off alcohol ; medications; if still high, you'll be checked for hepatitis b and c, wilson's, hemochromatosis, autoimmune hepatitis and maybe a few others. If still up, you may be ultrasounded or biopsied. This would be a great time to get into serious physical fitness activities. Best wishes. ...Read more
For 20 yrs my alp is very high in every blood test. Latest is 716 u/l. What other symptoms should I look for to narrow down the cause?
Alk Phos: High alp levels may suggest bile ducts are obstructed, there could be active bone formation occurring from osteoblast activity (paget's disease). Levels may be elevated in untreated coeliac disease. If you have had this for 20+ years, imagine that this has been assessed by several physicians. If not, find a good internist and investigate. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have symptoms of hashimotos disease but blood test showed normal levels. I've hade high levels before. What other test should be done?
Thyroid antibodie: Check thyroid antibodies (especially thyroid peroxidase antibodies). If this is positive, then you have autoimmune thyroid disease and should be treated adequately. If it is negative, then i would open up the work up and look at other causes for your complaints. ...Read more
I have UC. My blood test was good,everything within the range,except high eosonophils 1500 (20%),should I be worried?I have no symptomps.
Eosinophils: Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell that typically increase with allergy or inflammation. The fact that you have ulcerative colitis tells me you have an inflammatory condition going on in your body. The elevated eosinophils could indicate that your disorder may not be in full remission or may be in an early flare-up stage. Talk over with GI doc. ...Read more
If I have high pct in blood test (1.700) this is some problem for my health or not that imortant ? All other things are k only pct is high.
Procalcitonin: Ignore it. I think it's worthless to assay in healthy people. If it's rising and you're obviously sick, it's a marker for sepsis requiring more intense medical therapy. Some folks run high levels of these markers in health, and the reference ranges are set so that maybe 5% of healthy folks fall just above the top anyway. ...Read more
I am 71 years young. I recently had a blood test and all came back normal except the automono and it was at 12.8% and was high. What is this?
My baby 7 days old is diagnosed with high level of biliburin 15mg/dl, this is the first time baby had his blood test after week, is it kernicterus?
Unlikely: This is a moderate level for the bili level. Numbers over 25 or 30 would be suggestive but a single level in this range is relatively common in infants who do well . ...Read more