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What is dialyzed serum and is it useful?

What is dialyzed serum and is it useful?

I am not aware: Of any clinical use of dialyzed serum. Such products are available from animal sources and are utilized in culture systems for study of blood stem cells and progenitors. I would be suspect of a claim for human therapeutic use. ...Read more

Serum (Definition)

Serum is the component of blood that does not contain cells or clotting factors. It does contain electrolytes an ...Read more


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What is IgE serum?

What is IgE serum?

IgE: In serum measures the level of IgE circulating in the blood stream, it is the immunoglobulin that binds to the surface of certain cells, mast cells and basophills, and responsible for acute type I allergic reactions. IgE measures the amount of circulating IgE not the bound IgE, it is elevated in certain diseases ...Read more

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Whats serum sickness?

Whats serum sickness?

Systemic allergic : Systemic allergic response in which antibody-antigen reaction in the blood stream causes systemic problems. ...Read more

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What is magnesium serum?

What is magnesium serum?

Magnesium: I'm not sure what you mean. Assuming this means you were told by your doctor you had a abnormally high serum magnesium level, it can be caused by a number of things, some a simple as use of certain magnesium-containing antacids. It is also associated with kidney disease and if pathologic often associated with abnormal calcium and/or potassium levels. It definitely deserves further evaluation. ...Read more

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What is serum albumin?

What is serum albumin?

Protein: It is a measurement of the amount of albumin in the blood. Albumin is the most abundant plasma protein and functions to prevent fluid from leaking out of vessels (maintain osmotic balance) and to carry certain small molecules and medications. Levels can give doctors clues regarding the patients nutritional state as well as help support certain diagnoses. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Does bulimia lower serum bilirubin?

Does bulimia lower serum bilirubin?

If anything: The opposite is true as taxing the liver with major nutritional shifts would slow down its clearance of bilirubin. ...Read more

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How often should I use a hair serum?

Unanswerable: I am sorry but you failed to tell us what product or kind of hair serum you are using. Second, did a physician recommend this? What are your symptoms. This is what we can help with, your symptoms. ...Read more

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Why are my serum glucose levels high?

Why are my serum glucose levels high?

Hard to say: Most often, this suggests one of the several types of diabetes. ...Read more

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Serum insulin 2hrs after lunch is 2.7?

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Serum insulin 2hrs after lunch is 2.7?

What's your question: Why was your serum Insulin checked in first place? What's the reference range given for insulin? How did your ordering physician interpret test for you? Why was blood drawn after a meal b/c you need to be fasting in order to calculate your homa-ir? What was your glucose at same time? As you can see, too many questions need to be addressed before we even get to your question, whatever it is! ...Read more

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How does serum sickness relate to mono?

How does serum sickness relate to mono?

Like an allergy: Serum sickness is a reaction that is similar to an allergy. The immune system reacts to medications that contain injected proteins used to treat immune conditions. Or it can react to antiserum, the liquid part of blood that contains antibodies given to a person to help protect them against germs or poisonous substances. Mononucleosis is caused by ebv or CMV virus. ...Read more

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What is a regular serum creatinine level?

What is a regular serum creatinine level?

0.6 to 1.4 mg/dL: Creatinine is a product of muscle metabolism. Because women generally have less muscle mass than men, their values are lower. Because of increased volume during pregnancy, lower limits of normal may be 0.4 -0.5 mg/dl. As an individual ages, the muscle mass may decline therefore the serum creatinine values may not adequately reflect the underlying renal function. ...Read more

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My serum creatinine is 4.0 what it means?

High creatinine : Before i can answer your question, i need to know your height and weight. If you are a tall person with a large amount of muscle mass, it is less serious than if you have less muscle mass. See a nephrologist to take a history to see if you have high BP or diabetes. You also need a renal ultrasound and a 24 hour urine collection to assess your renal function and to see if you have proteinuria. ...Read more

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Does serum ferritin have iron bound to it?

Does serum ferritin have iron bound to it?

Yes: Ferritin is the iron storage of the cells , elevated level of ferritin may mean iron over load, but an infection may elevate the ferritin level also even when the iron level is normal. ...Read more

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Does cortisol cause serum calcium to go up?

Does cortisol cause serum calcium to go up?

No: Calcium is regulated by PTH not by cortisol. It may be that along with elevated cortisol, PTH is abnormal as well, but this needs to be clarified. ...Read more

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Elevated creatinine serum what is critical?

Elevated creatinine serum what is critical?

Diagnosis needed: Serum creatinine is affected by protein intake, gender, age, race, muscular build, and renal function. A rising creatinine is always of concern. "normal" on lab tests is generally less than 1.2 mg/dl. Renal function can be estimated with a more complex formula or measured with a 24 h urine collection. See your internist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What's the normal level of serum creatinine?

What's the normal level of serum creatinine?

S. Creatinine: 0.6-1.3 mg./DL in adult males, and 0.5-1.1 in adult females. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of a serum cotinine test?

Detect tobacco use: Cotinine is a metabolite of nicotine and a positive test in blood, oral fluid or urine is indicative of tobacco use. ...Read more