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Lab Results What Does Occ Mean
Lab : Nothing to worry. The specimen was either collected with difficulty or was tested with delay. ...Read more
Depends: A physician will need to know more about your immune history (particularly with regard to infection severity and frequency, family history, vaccination history, context of laboratory testing when IgG/A found to be low and whether there is GI/liver/kidney/skin disease. You could begin by requesting a virtual consult. Good health! ...Read more
LOW PROTEIN: Hello ~ at age 89y it most likely means that there is not enough protein in your diet. If you increase FISH and MEAT and poultry in your diet this will correct. You can also increase protein by drinking BOOST or ENSURE protein drinks as well. Don't overdo them because if you do they give you diarrea! But 1 twice a day would be great ! thanks ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ammonia: To me this represents a very sick liver. ...Read more
Humoral immune-: deficiency 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, low levels of IgG and IgA indicate deficiency of antibodies and susceptibility to infections and auto-immune disorders. ...Read more
RDW: RDW=red cell distribution width. This is a statistical measure or the degree of variation in sizes of the red cells. It is a useful parameter ini classifying anemias that may otherwise be similar, for example iron deficiency and some thalassemias. But other parameters are more generally useful. ...Read more
I assume you are....: Referring to basophils, a subtype of granulocytes (a kind of white blood cell) that has a distinct appearance in a blood smear. They are basophilic, which means they stain dark purple with hematoxylin. They are rich in histamine, Heparin and chondroitin sulfate). They are often difficult to detect because they are rare. When elevated, this is usually associated with eosinophilia & atopic response. ...Read more
What did you do?: To do this by hand requires old instruments that are not very accurate. You will probably want to ask the manufacturer for a reference range for each component of the exam. Don't be too upset if they fall outside as it's difficult to be precise if you're doing it as a science project. ...Read more
Complicated.: Low MCV usually is due to iron deficiency anemia, but not in your case since your hemoglobin is normal. Most likely is an inherited condition called thalassemia, likely alpha thal given the relatively high Hgb level. There are number of other conditions, but if the rest of the CBC is normal and you feel well, thal is likely. If in the past your MCV was normal, it's something else and needs eval ...Read more
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