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What could cause a high mchc blood test?

What could cause a high mchc blood test?

Repeat test.: Increased values occur in the presence of congenital or acquired spherocytosis or in other congenital hemolytic anemias in which red cells are abnormally desiccated. ...Read more

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What does high inflamation result from blood test mean?

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

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What might lead to a very high prolactin in a blood test?

What might lead to a very high prolactin in a blood test?

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

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Blood test shows gama GT is high at 150. What does it mean?

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

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What does it mean if my prothrombin time blood test is high?

What does it mean if my prothrombin time blood test is high?

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

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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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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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Slightly high ALT levels on blood test, what does this indicate?

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Nothing much: Repeat the tests every 3 months and follow up. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my blood test came back saying my liver is high?

Liver cell damage: Blood tests for enzymes that are principally made by the liver can show evidence for liver cell damage from infections or toxins. Some of these enzymes have other sources, such as muscle, so one must know about several such enzyme levels to conclude that they are high due to liver damage. Consult your doctor as to why your blood tests are abnormal. ...Read more