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Low Blood Plasma Levels
Can some 1 please tell me if blood plasma level of 73 ammonia is dangerously high? My doctor told me today it was mild but the e.R said that high....
High: It is an elevated level of ammonia that you are referring to. Whether it is dangerously high or not -- I've seen higher levels, but each level should be taken individually as some lower levels may be high enough in some folks to cause mental changes, whereas chronically elevated levels in other individuals may not produce the same symptoms just because the brain has been adapting to that. ...Read more
Many things: Plasma is generally stored frozen and is good for a year to be given to patients for severe blood loss, and TTP. It may also be processed into components, e.g. gamma globulins and albumin. Some coagulation factors may be extracted in concentrated form to be given to patients with deficiencies. ...Read more
Only if the...: Only if the red blood cells break apart does hemoglobin end up floating freely in the plasma. That's called hemolysis. ...Read more
See nephrologist: 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, plasma creatinine of 4 is indication of kidney damage and you should consult a kidney doctor, nephrologist, at your earliest. ...Read more
Probably not: If you have excess antibodies, they will reject you at the screening. ...Read more
No: There is no medical evidence of blood plasma reducing muscle growth when working out. ...Read more
My 22 year old son was just told he has atypical antibodies in his blood/plasma. Can I have this too, and what causes it?
Would having pcos and taking metformin and spironolactone for it prevent me from donating blood plasma?
Check: With your blood bank, as regulation vary from one place to another. Probably not a candidate. ...Read more
Not really: You have trillions of cells...we were designed to survive the occasional loss of a few (or few million). Your body compensates rapidly and replaces them. ...Read more
How long ago?:
This depends on how long ago you had malaria and whether or not you were adequately treated. If you have traveled to a region known to harbor malaria, you are deferred for 1 year. If you lived there or have been diagnosed with malaria, you are deferred for 3 years adn must remain symptom free.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/malaria/blood_banks. Html. ...Read more
How long after receiving blood plasma (during routine back surgery) could I come down with Lyme if plasma was infected with lyme?
As soon as 2 days: When people are bitten by a lyme-bearing tick they can become ill with flu-like symptoms within 2 days. The same timeline should apply if infected via transfusion. No one knows how common this occurs. Many who have lyme do not know it & some who have it may have negative lab tests. The blood supply is not screened for borrelia bacteria. However, most with lyme probably feel too bad to donate blood. ...Read more
Vaginal walls lubricate due to transudation of plasma. Is it whole blood plasma or fractions of blood plasma (ie: albumin, immune globulins, etc)?
Huh?: I'm sorry but that question makes no sense. Please restate and try to clarify what it is you want to know. ...Read more
No...however...: If you are reasonably concerned you may have an STD, then you should address that prior to donating blood. Conscientious donors are the backbone of a healthy blood supply--we need you & you need to be healthy. They do screen for some bloodborne "STDs" (hepatitis, HIV), but can't test for everything. ...Read more
Can I donate blood plasma while taking Amlodipine 10mg, Losartan 100-12.5mg, and Levothyroxin 75mcg?
Blood has 4 key components: white&red cells, platelets & plasma. Is vaginal transudate made of whole blood plasma? If no, then what is transudate?
Modified plasma: Contrary to what people believe, the vagina doesn't increase secretions with arousal, instead it just decreases its usual resorption of fluid by altering the effectiveness of ion channels. The vessels draining the vagina constrict as well so reabsorption is inhibited. Essentially it is plasma, but many of the ions are absorbed. The cellular components cannot penetrate through capillaries. ...Read more
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Can I transmit hiv if my blood/plasma is on earrings and there's no oxygen between the ear needle and the ear clasp? It wouldn't
Yes: Only if it is fresh blood and someone else pierces themselves with the earring sharp. This hasn't been recorded but would be the same as needle sharing. What's actually happening? ...Read more
Is modified plasma transudate the same as whole blood plasma? Where in the body does it exist? Nose? Mouth? Eyes? Saliva? In breast milk? Semen?
Plasma transudate: It would help to understand what you are trying to figure out so that we can help with an appropriate answer. ...Read more
Constant low blood protein levels (5.8). I am an active 57 yr male with high protein diet- donates plasma twice a week. Now levels too low to donate?
Albumen dominant &: Typically the reason the total protein is low. Healthy albumen concentrations typically 4.0 & up, 1/2 in blood only ~14 hrs. If low, this reflects liver problems, e.g. steatosis from too many carbs (converted to fat in liver) or any of a variety of other possibilities. Study: https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Albumin & https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Liver for starters & seek help worthy of your trust. ...Read more
In blood what is hemocrit and what would make it low I donate plasma and at times I am told my hemocrit is to low.
Hematocrit info: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/hematocrit
hematocrit (hct) and hemoglobin (HGB) are correlated measures of red blood cells (rbcs) in the blood.
Low rbc/hgb/hct is called anemia.
There are many causes of anemia. If you are anemic you should be evaluated by your physician and/or hematologist to see what the cause and potential treatments are. ...Read more
Low pyruvic acid mg/dl, low pyruvic acid blood and low lactate plasma? What does this mean? Any one have any clue?
Yes: It means you do not have an inherited disorder of metabolism such as a mitochondrial disorder. Not quite sure why you had it checked, unless you have trouble with waking or balance, seizures, or loss of sensation. ...Read more
I tried to donate plasma and was turned away because my blood protein level was at 9.5. How do I get it done?
Can taking bovine colostrum increase plasma immunoglobulin levels, thereby masking an underlying immunoglobulin deficiency by altering blood tests?
Unlikely: Very thoughtful idea. Unfortunately, the bovine immunoglobins are too large to be absorbed from the intestine and would be digested by stomach and intestinal juices and enzymes. With use you would be providing body with raw materials for making your own immunoglobulins, but at a cost. Any "complete" proteins from eggs or milk could provide the same protein precursors and support good health. ...Read more
What could cause/explain significantly elevated (4.5x the norm range)plasma norepinephrine in blood test, but normal urinary norepinephrine levels?
Exclude lab error: First: exclude lab error. Second: talk to your physician, who can give you detailed explanation. ...Read more