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What does it mean if you have low platelet count, high monocyte level, low creatinine, low albumin, high AST and high ALT levels?

What does it mean if you have low platelet count, high monocyte level, low creatinine, low albumin, high AST and high ALT levels?

You need doctor to g: Your doctor needs to guide you further as you have too many things wrong with your tests. Are you under the care of a good doctor? If you do not have a good doctor, see a hematologist who is blood specialist, because low platelets are often caused by some serious disorders. ...Read more

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Creatinine (Definition)

Creatinine is a byproduct of creatine phosphate, which is present in muscles. Creatinine levels increase if the ...Read more


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Bun glucose and pH are low t protein dldl are high with elevated sed rate. What could this mean?

Bun glucose and pH are low t protein dldl are high with elevated sed rate. What could this mean?

Can't answer: Labs mean nothing apart from the history and physical exam. How high? How low? Reference ranges are set so that at least 5% of healthy folks fall outside. You need a good relationship with a competent physician who communicates, and you need to stop trying to match yourself with things you read on the internet. We can handle specific questions but can substitute for your personal physician. ...Read more

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I have low creatinine, high liver enzymes, low transferrin, high ferritin, low neutrophils and high lymphocytes. what could cause this combination?

I have low creatinine, high liver enzymes, low transferrin, high ferritin, low neutrophils and high lymphocytes. what could cause this combination?

Labs: Please forgive my frankness. Labs mean little in isolation. You're already carrying the diagnosis of adrneal insufficiency and Hashimoto's; I'm concerned you have Schmidt's. The iron picture concerns me for ongoing chronic inflammation somewhere, not your Hsahimoto's; low creatinine's not a worry and just how high / low your WBC's are is the key -- these fluctuate wildly from hour to hour. ...Read more

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What would cause a low T3 (liothyronine) level but normal TSH and T4 levels? Would that be considered hypothyroidism?

What would cause a low T3 (liothyronine) level but normal TSH and T4 levels? Would that be considered hypothyroidism?

No: Low t3 (liothyronine) with nl TSH and T4 is not hypothyroidism. Many things can make t3 (liothyronine) levels decrease such as illness, stress, colds etc. It is nonspecific and could also be lab error so low t3 (liothyronine) in the face of nl TSH and free T4 levels does not mean very much. ...Read more

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Could there be a correlation that would explain elevated ptt, high ALDO/PRA RATIO, low pregnenolone and elevated AFP?

Could there be a correlation that would explain elevated ptt,  high ALDO/PRA RATIO, low pregnenolone and elevated AFP?

Need to know more: You have not given enough info to give an accurate answer. Are you peregnant? Do you have any other acute or chronic problem, or cancer going on? ...Read more

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What would cause low triglycerides yet high ALT liver level?

What would cause low triglycerides yet high ALT liver level?

Abetalipoprotinemia: A rare genetic condition causing low ldl, and triglyceride levels, due to a deficiency in an enzyme called "mtp" . Usually presents early in life with bad fatty diarrhea (steatorrhea) and fat accumulation in the liver . Fat in the liver ( fatty liver) can raise the liver function tests. Danger here is malabsorption of fat soluble vitamins a, d, e and k. Vit e def. Can cause neurologic symptoms. ...Read more

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What would having low complement levels indicate?

What would having low complement levels indicate?

Low complement: Low levels of complement are seen in persons with complement deficiency who are prone to recurrent infections as well as in certain autoimmune conditions, inherited angioedema conditions, and hives associated with vasculitis (inflammed blood vessels). These can all be serious. Collection of blood to measure complement is tricky and needs to be done right or low level could occur. ...Read more

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Does a low phoshorus level and low complement C3 but normal bun and creatin level mean kidney failure?

Does a low phoshorus level and low complement C3 but normal bun and creatin level mean kidney failure?

No: Kidney failure is defined by changes in bun/cr and more correctly GFR (glomerular filtration rate) over time. A normal BUN and cr is reassuring. Usually the phosphorus is high with kidney failure. A low complement (c3) level relates to the immune system and a possible deficiency there. ...Read more

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What causes glucose, bun and creatine numbers to be high?

Different things: Glucose high mean high blood sugar depend on if it was fasting or not or how high it could mean you might be diabetic bun and creatinine are the kidney blood test if they are abnormal either you are dehydrated or you could be having kidney problem the combination of all together if you are diabetic and you are having kidney problem could be a red flag for something serious check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Do you know a reason alkaline phosphate, RBC, Hemocrit, and Hemoglobin levels would all be low, but total iron would be in the normal-high range?

Do you know a reason alkaline phosphate, RBC, Hemocrit, and Hemoglobin levels would all be low, but total iron would be in the normal-high range?

See below: 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, it might have helped to have the actual values rather than your interpretation of high and low. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have normal serum potassium levels but low intracellular levels?

Is it possible to have normal serum potassium levels  but low intracellular levels?

Unlikely: No way to test, however the cell wall pumps work against the external gradient, so unlikely they would be able to work extra hard against the range where they should maintain homeostasis. ...Read more

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What does it mean low creatinine levels and high bun creatinine ratio?

What does it mean low creatinine levels and high bun creatinine ratio?

Muscle mass: Serum levels of creatinine depend on renal function, muscle mass and intake of muscles foods. A low creatinine level is of no consequence as long as you are not emaciated. Paralyzed, or have extensive amputations. High ratio just reflects low creatinine. ...Read more

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What amylase level is too high for female? What can be problems if also high BUN/Creatinine ratio, high anion gap, and high direct bilirubin?

What amylase level is too high for female? What can be problems if also high BUN/Creatinine ratio, high anion gap, and high direct bilirubin?

Why do you ask?: Amylase kay be very high without being a problem because of a harmless variant called macroamylasemia. The ratio is useful only to explain other abnormals is obvious disease. Same is basically true if the gap. If you feel well, slightly high direct bilirubin may be meds or a minir metabolic glitch. Your physician is your best guide. ...Read more

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What is considered to be a high alkaline phosphatase level?

What is considered to be a high alkaline phosphatase level?

20-100IU/L: Normal levels in adult are between 20 to 140iu/l.In children and pregnant women levels can be higher up to 350iu?L.Anything above 200iu/l should be investigated. ...Read more

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What would high lymphocytes and low granulocytes indicate?

What would high lymphocytes and low granulocytes indicate?

Probably nothing: Are you talking percents or absolute numbers? Is the total WBC count normal? It is not uncommon or significant to have a high lymph percent and low neut percent. ...Read more

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Low vitamin D level (19), High phosphorus level (4.5), High PTH level (70). What could be the cause of this? Serum Calcium level is normal.

Low vitamin D level (19), High phosphorus level (4.5), High PTH level (70). What could be the cause of this? Serum Calcium level is normal.

Treat low vit D: I would get the low vitamin D treated and then recheck the labs. The 25OH vit D should be above 30. This will likely correct any of the other mild reported lab abnormalities. ...Read more

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Blood test: low vit d levels, very high creatinine and cholesterol.. what could that mean? Thanks in advance.

See a doctor: High creatinine levels can be a sign of damaged kidneys. That needs more evaluation. You need to see a doctor for that. Low vitamin D is common and it would be a good idea to take a supplement. Learn more here - https://www.vitamindcouncil.org. There is a lot of controversy about cholesterol. As long as your HDL is 50 or higher and your triglycerides are less than 100 don't need to be concerned. ...Read more

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Creatinine level is 1.27.. Gfr 57, A1c 5.7... Md said drink more liquids...I think the numbers suggest greater problems. Thoughts?

Creatinine level is 1.27.. Gfr 57, A1c 5.7... Md said drink more liquids...I think the numbers suggest greater problems.  Thoughts?

No, drink liquids: If the creatinine is high just recently, this is usually dehydration and you need liquids. Your hgba1c is a measure of your diabetes and shows excellent control. The GFR is calculated from the creatinine so it's the same thing. Increase you water intake first. If the creatinine remains high, then you need further investigation. The doctor probably got a urinalysis as well. ...Read more

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Is 1.21 creatinine level low?

No: It is in the normal range and there is no pathologic low level of creatinine. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/creatinine/my00144/dsection=results. ...Read more

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What can cause a low creatinine level?

Low muscle mass: Serum creatinine is a waste product of muscle metabolism. Large muscle mass people have larger creatinine, small muscle mass (women, the elderly) folks have lower creatinine. ...Read more

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What else leads to low creatinine levels in the urine?

Factors: Low creatinine levels in the urine can be seen in states like reduced kidney function (low gfr), advanced age, malnourished states, low muscle mass, liver failure, etc. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of low creatinine levels in the blood?

There are none: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either side. Low creatinine is never a problem. It's common for a petite lady to be low. ...Read more

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I m 45 yrs old my creatinine level is low in 40s what should I do is it dangerous?

High: Are you sure that your serum creatinine is 40? Levels over 10 are considered very indicative of advanced kidney disease requiring dialysis. Unless you're under treatment for chronic kidney disease, have the lab check your serum creatinine again and discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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I have a high bun/ creatinine level (28) and a low creatinine level (0.5) . Should I be concerned or do something?

BUN/Creat Ratio: I personally would not worry about it since the high ratio is due to a slightly elevated BUN. This might be due to a diet high in non-essential amino acids (nothing to truly be concerned about) or a mild lack of water intake. If you are still concerned, please see your primary doctor and go over all of that with her/him. ...Read more

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What does it mean low creatinine levels and high bun creatinine ratio?

Muscle mass: Serum levels of creatinine depend on renal function, muscle mass and intake of muscles foods. A low creatinine level is of no consequence as long as you are not emaciated. Paralyzed, or have extensive amputations. High ratio just reflects low creatinine. ...Read more

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My albumin/creatinine level is low 3.5 what i wanted to do to increase the level ?

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You don't!: A low albumin/creatinine ratio is a good thing! as the level rises, that means the amount of Albumin you are spilling into your urine is abnormal, and could need treatment. This is called "microalbuminuria". ...Read more

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What does it mean if your creatinine level is too high 1.16 and your bun/creatinine ratio is very low at a 5?

Why do you ask?: Labs mean nothing in the absence of a clinical history. You might be a vegan bodybuilder. When I was lifting weights every day, my creatinine ran 1.6-1.8. The fellow-pathologists with whom I've discussed it think that reports generated by labs are causing overdiagnosis of renal disease (it's subscience -- "there's an adjustment for race because black people are more muscular.") ...Read more

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Is a cannabis/creatinine ratio of 14.8 a low /med/high positive? I am wondering what this number means in more detail. Thank you!

Is a cannabis/creatinine ratio of 14.8 a low /med/high positive? I am wondering what this number means in more detail. Thank you!

THC:Cr: This ratio, and the two numbers that go into it, show if a use of cannabis is significant and if an attempt has been made to hide it by methods that dilute the urine (even if these methods claim not to do so). ...Read more

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My blood test report showed egfr as 72ml and creatinine level as 1.38mg.Worried that my egfr is low for my age.How to increase egfr or is it normal?

My blood test report showed egfr as 72ml and creatinine level as 1.38mg.Worried that my egfr is low for my age.How to increase egfr or is it normal?

Kidney insufficiency: On the surface, these blood test results suggest a significant degree of impairment of the function of your kidneys. This needs to be our first presumption, unfortunately. You need to follow up with your doctor for blood testing, urine testing and ultrasound to start. ...Read more

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I am having serious problems passing urine drug screens. My creatinine levels are constantly too low and the test is considered diluted. The highest level I have ever had is 86. All passing tests have normally and consistently been between 20 & 30. But I

See answer: The following links will provide you with some further insights regarding drug testing and "over-diluted" urine specimens: http://www.norchemlab.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Creatinine.pdf http://www.verificationsinc.com/newsletter/04272007/negativedilute.html I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have a high blood Bun level of 23 w/range 10-20 and a low blood Creatinine level of 0.65 w/range of 0.70-1.20. I'm a little confused as to meaning?

I have a high blood Bun level of 23 w/range 10-20 and a low blood Creatinine level of 0.65 w/range of 0.70-1.20. I'm a little confused as to   meaning?

Dehydration: Were you dehydrated when the blood was drawn. If you were asked to come fasting, you may not have taken enough water. Dehydration affects BUN more than it affects creatinine. Since creatinine is normal, I would not worry about BUN. At your next test, make sure you drink water in the morning before the blood is drawn. ...Read more

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I took a drug screen and it came back diluted. I did not tamper with the test by drinking a lot of water and wondered if my creatinine levels are low and if so what can I do to increase the levels in my urine.?

See your pcp: Verifying that a urine sample is "human urine" includes checking the temperature, ph, specific gravity and concentration of creatinine. Disease states can cause an exceptionally low creatinine level so having your pcp do further tests is of value. The creatinine concentration tested for is rather wide and permits a quite low level as normal. So if you are lower it is worth looking into. ...Read more

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Is there no cure to low ionized calcium and high intact pth? My creatinine level is within the normal level. What's the cure to this?

Is there no cure to low ionized calcium and high intact pth? My creatinine level is within the normal level. What's the cure to this?

Things to check: Hi. I would recommend checking 25-hydroxyvitamin D, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D, and 24-hour urine for calcium and creatinine. If indicated, get worked up for intestinal malabsorption. Your secondary hyperparathyroidism is a physiologic response of the parathyroids to a threat of low blood calcium. ...Read more

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