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Hs Crp Lab Test
Lupus panel negative. Sed rate 30 should b under 20. Ana positive w/ spec pattern. Serum protein electrophoresis test normal. Cbc ok. Metabolic ok.?
ANA 1:80 speckled, SM, RNP, SCL-70 detected.Leukocyte, urate, alkaline phosphate,creatinine low. Albumin, triglycerides high. Pos HAV, HBV. Rhem. Neg?
Not enough info: Lab tests need to be evaluated in the context of the clinical symptoms. You need this issue evaluated by a rheumatologist ...Read more
What tests did they do?
-rpr, rfx qn rpr/confirm tp-pa
value (normal range
non reactive (non reactive
Autoantibodies: Your body is making antibodies to some of your own constituents. Lab results need to be evaluated in the clinical context and you should consult a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Causes to results ? hsCRP=9.4; ANA Positive (speckled); Low ESR; ENA Negative; dsDNA Negative; ssDNA Ab IgG - PENDING. Big Toes &, wrists pain
Ebv capsid ab IgG 1:580. Positive ccp antibody igg, sed rate, high RDW and mpv on cbc.Liiver alt, AST elevated. Any ideas?
What does this mean ?
SSB(La)IGG Positive 85
SSA(Ro)AB IGG Neg.
SED RATE Neg.
Depends: 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. Having said that antibodies to SSA suggest auto-immune disorder, however, if that is the only abnormal test and you do not have any symptoms, I would leave it alone and re-evaluate in six months. ...Read more
Ana direct positive ANA , ifa neg , rnp 2.3, CRP 5.4 ss-b2.7.Diag with lupus connective tissue and sjorgen all at once? Why 2 ANA tests different answ
They can change!: Appears you have mctd with sjogren's like features based on the labs and titers. No lupus marker present! ...Read more
Normal C-RP, Sed Rate, CBC, CMP, Rheumatoid fac., C3/C4 Complement and Cyclic Citrul peptide. ANA was negative. Does this rule out any auto-immune?
Not necessarily: 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, Lab test do not equate to disease or the lack of it. It is good that all the test results are negative. It reduces your risk of an auto-immune disease to very very low, but does not exclude it 100%. ...Read more
See below: RA is not diagnosed by tests alone. Normal people can have positive tests and people with RA can have confusing tests. Diagnosis and treatment is based on a careful history and physical, x_rays and laboratory tests. All are necessary. ...Read more
Enlarged carotid rhs w/ elevate psv
ana speckld pattern (1:40) low titre +ive
ena panel -tive
elevated liver enzymes
Autoimmune Disorder : The ANA speckled pattern, combined with the anti dna (was it double stranded?), the negative ena, and the elevated lfts, point to a connective tissue disorder (it may be mixed) such as lupus, sjigrens syndrome, scleroderma or poly myosotis. Other more specific tests can rule these in or out. Thyroid disease and chronic viral infections can also be at play. Your doctor will continue the search. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My february blood tests showed ANA 1:80, rnp positive, CRP 5.1, TSH 1.83 also sed rate 25, mpv 12.1 what does this mean?
Just a screening: An "ana" is a blood test used to screen a person for the possibility of several autoimmune diseases. It is important to remember that this is a screening test and a positive result only indicates more testing may be warranted. No blood test is perfect, and getting to a diagnosis is usually much more complex than drawing blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dsdna=15, ANA pos, elevated seg neutrophils, ebv:igg > 8.0, IgM > 1.9, mono neg, normal sed rate. Only symptom fatigue. Ideas?
Probably not: Likely false positive test. There must be at least 4 major criteria. ...Read more
4/5 results- test neg scl70, double stranded dna, ssa, ssb, smith rmp sederate, esr&crp norm, electrolyte/white/red blood norm.Again + ANA 1:160 centromer. What additional test to exclude scleroderma/crest?
See below: Both of these are low values and should not be used for a specific diagnosis. However, the most important feature is why were these labs drawn. For example what symptoms you were having to have the labs drawn and in that case they may mean slightly more, but just looking at the labs they are low values and dont point to one specific disease. ...Read more
Av test positive .Ra factor positive .Joint pain .Ccp antibody test negative.Raised esr.Plz diagnose my disease.
Cannot diagnose: Although these lab values are interesting, taken out of the context of your symptoms and findings on physical examination, plus further testing there is no way in which to diagnose over the internet. See a rheumatologist and get appropriately assessed. ...Read more
CRP (non-hs kind) was 6.5mg/L. Sed rate 7. Last test 3 months ago CRP was 0.3 mg/L. Rise alarming? Same lab, range 0-10 mg/L. Headache and petechiae.
Maybe: Obviously are working with a physician you need to call and contact them to discuss specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
My Apo B results are 109 and my hs-CRP is 7.3. My lab tests indicate that I am at risk. My doctor glanced over this but should I be concerned?
Possibly: You did not mention your age, but if you are older or have cardiovascular risk factors no matter what your age, these labs should be taken seriously. The CRP elevation may mean you at a higher risk for cardiovascular issues. The CRP can be elevated in infection or autoimmune conditions which could better explain the CRP elevation. Talk further with a medical person. Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been unable to lose weight even though I have increased my activity and eating healthier. I had labs with high hs-CRP, Fibrinogen, insulin. And a few other symptoms. What should I do next?
Losing weight: Losing weight and getting in shape is not as easy as it might seem. For example, one pound of body fat contains about 3500 calories- so alot of exercise is needed to make a dent in that one pound. Muscle mass might actually increase because of the exercise, so the scale may be unkind. A better gauge is how u feel. Those labs need to be interpreted in the right clinical context, so u should ask MD ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I know it varies from lab to lab but what is the "normal" range for C-Reactive Protein? I have 0.9mg/L. The lab report does not state it was hs-CRP.
Less than 1mg: is considered normal. FYI it is a very non specific test that measures inflammation in the body that could occur in vascular diseases as well in arthritis, infections and carries increased risk of CAD. CDC Recommends to use average of 2 test 2 weeks apart to access the risk of vascular disease. Control other CAD factors like DM and Exercise may reduce CRP ...Read more
What type of specialist do I need to see? Lab results from annual physical and it shows several areas of high risk: hs-CRP, Fibrinogen, and insulin.
Your own physician: As a pathologist, I'm skeptical of these new labs that are being ordered supposedly to identify people at increased coronary risk. Nobody really knows what to do with the numbers, or with the fear that they generate. I'd suggest you continue to pursue a healthy, fitness-focused lifestyle, consider any Rx's your own doctor recommends, and remember you're a person, not a bunch of numbers and "risks" ...Read more
Inflammation: 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 the result of your test was 6.9mg/L, it suggests the presence of inflammation and risk of heart disease. Consult this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003356.htm ...Read more
My CRP is 6.0 mg normal test not HS CRP had all tests done for illnesses but every ok apart from this can it be rasied for no reason?
Stop worrying: As a pathologist / lab specialist, I'm sorry that you were even screened. C-reactive protein is often high for no reason whatever, and for many folks this is just how your genes make you. The modern fad / cover-your-butt practice to do expensive workups in asymptomatic people with high CRP is just health-care waste. I'm sorry this happened. Get on with your life and work on physical fitness. ...Read more
Lp-PLA2 Activity = 58.Was told this is optimal/excellent (for women). Do you agree? In this case, how often should this test be done? Would an hs-CRP test be helpful or will it most likely show a low level as well?
Screening test: This test screens for vascular disease and risk for cardiovascular disease and events like heart attacks and strokes. Even though your level is not elevated I still would recommend a hsCrP to look for inflammatory status in your body.These tests are not diagnostic but if elevated would be more incentive to institute life style changes and consider prescribing a statin and daily aspirin. ...Read more
No: Desirable level is less than one mg/L. ...Read more
I had a CRP lab test done. One of my medications I take is an anti inflammatory (Meloxicam). My question is, will the Meloxicam affect the results?
None of the above: None of these blood tests would be able to replace a thorough history and physical exam to evaluate cardiovascular health. In the setting of disease these tests could guide therapy but as a screening or evaluation tool in the absence of disease they will not "check cardiovascular health." ...Read more
MY BLOOD TEST REVEAL A HIGH LEVEL OF HS CRP- 17.4 ; WOULD 100 MG OF UBIQUINOL DAILY HELP TO REDUCE THIS?
Recent blood work lacked HS CRP test. My tot. Cholest.: 164. Hdl 43. Ldl 96.Trygl: 125. I;m 65 yrs. Old. How would HS CRP benefit me?
Not simple: Hs-crp would tell you, inflammatory levels. It is commonly used in detecting whether a patient is at risk of a cardiovascular event. However, it should not be used to change your cholesterol management due to lack of evidence of its significance. Because other disease states may cause an elevation in hs-crp and is unrelated to your cholesterol panel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recent blood work lacked HS CRP test. My tot. Cholest.: 164. Hdl 43. Ldl 96.Trygl: 125. I;m 65 yrs. Old. What benefit, if any, would a?
Benefits of hs-CRP: Your test results are all very decent. It would be helpful to know whether you have cardiovascular risk factors (in addition to your age) such as diabetes, hypertension, smoking, personal or family history of heart attack, etc. When in doubt, checking other risk markers such as hs-crp, apob, lp(a), small, dense LDL can be useful. Taking a statin is standard even with normal LDL w/ high cvd risks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does my having an arthritic lower back, neck & thumbs neutralize the results of the HS CRP test? Since the former involves inflammation?
Probably: CRP isnt a very reliable diagnostic test. ...Read more
How is CRP reported by lab? Mine says <2.9. Does that mean i'm at moderate risk for heart disease or is the test unable to distinguish values under 3?
I approached a cardiologist with left chest pain and had a test which shows I have hs -CRP ( C- reactive protein) at 3.00 mg/L, how can I lower down?
Crp test normals: Hi YBird, Crp levels tell inflammation after an event Low level under 1.0 Average 1-3 High Above 3 It peaks at 2 days, has a half life of 18 hours. Serial measurements over a couple days coupled with left arm pain may indicate where the inflammation is coming from. Heart, sprained muscle? Need more information. Hope this is useful to you Dr Lori Lange ...Read more