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Monocytes Lab Results
I just went to dr and my lab results got emailed and both my eosinophils and monocytes are high. 6% for eosinophils and 10% for monocytes.
Lab results WBC 15.6 mchc29.6, 649platlets 4.3lymthocytes 1.6 monocytes 9.7anc what does this mean. history of undiff mixed connective disease. ?
Not much-: An important thing to remember is that lab results are not useful unless there is a clinical context. Advice is based on focusing on the patient, not the numbers. Though you mention a history of undiff mixed connective tissue disease, where there symptoms when labs were drawn? Why were they drawn in the first place? Otherwise , it is best to ask your doctor what the results mean. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lab results-can anyone help me determine what my lab results might mean? Wbc 13.7 rbc394 neutrophil 7.91 lymphoccyte 4.57 and my monocyte 1.07
I got lab results back that show my monocytes were low (3.5), my neutrophils are 7.5 and my white blood cell count was 11. What could this mean?
Likely normal: Without any context as to why the labs were drawn, can only comment that there is some variability in the relative levels of specific white blood cells from lab draw to lab draw. In the context of certain symptoms, the lab could be meaningful/helpful, but I would expect the monocytes to be stable or within the "normal range" the next time this is checked. ...Read more
? my high level lab results, before I hear from Dr. Any cause for concern?
WBC Count 12.4, Hematocrit 50.8, Abs. Lymphocytes 4749, Abs. Monocytes 1166
There is, but...: ...without understanding whether these abnormalities are new or chronic its hard to peg their clinical significance at this moment. Never however ignore abnormal lab results. See what your doctor has to say, since he/she understands the context in which the tests were ordered, and best appreciates your overall health picture. ...Read more
Dr. who can read lab results and Help Me. VA Dr.'s won't help or follow up. Major medical issues, need DR. Who Cares! Please. US Disabled Veteran.
I care.: I would be happy to interpret your lab results for you, but I need to know why you went to see your doctor. Lab results by themselves will not allow me to successfully diagnose you. I need to ask you questions and take a history regarding your chief complaint first. I would also like to know if you have any chronic medical problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slight differences: When labs use different methods for testing, the results are slightly different. Each lab provides its normal ranges and that should be used as a guide. Quest is accredited by the american college of pathologists and that requires maintaining good testing practices. ...Read more
Yes,: There are 3 forms of Hepatitis virus, A,B,C. For instance, if the surface antigen is positive( HBSag) it means you have active hepatitis, but if the hepatitis antibody is positive it means that you were exposed either recently or remotely to a hepatitis virus. If they are both negative it means you do not have the infection and you never exposed to it either. ...Read more
Transferrin is a…: …blood plasma protein that delivers 2 iron ions from absorption centers to all tissues, especially for the production of hemoglobin. Low tf may be a liver defect (where it's made) or a kidney problem allowing excessive loss. A patient with decreased plasma transferrin can suffer from iron overload diseases such as hemosiderosis. Discuss lab results with your doc. ...Read more
More information: Rephrase your question.Hnigh lab results of what category. ...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
Anemia: Your hemoglobin is low and therefore you have anemia. Other important things to know : MCV. MCV tells us the size of your red cells. Anemia can be due to a lack of certain things in our diet such as B12 , folate (folic acid) or iron. Your level of anemia may cause symptoms. Other common causes include bleeding. People sometimes have blood loss via the GI or urinary tract and don't know it. See your Dr. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on what tests were done. It also depends on how the blood was stored during the 7 day period. Some components are very labile, blood ammonia being among the more labile. If serum or plasma was separated and stored frozen, most chemicals and enzymes will be okay. You may wish to consult your doctor and through her/him the pathologist at the testing lab. ...Read more
What markers?: The liver's health is measured by labs, x-ray, and biopsy. Simplistically, transaminases (ast, alt) measure liver cells, alkaline phosphatase and bilirubin measure the biliary tree, Albumin and coagulation panel measures liver synthetic function, alpha-feto protein is a cancer marker of the liver. Viral, inflammatory, autoimmune, familial liver diseases have their own specific tests. ...Read more
By itself, nothing: The ANA is only useful in the setting of suspected connective tissue disease such as lupus erythematosus. By itself, it means nothing as a significant percent of the normal population have positive anas. It should never be used as a screening test for fatigue, muscle aches, etc. On the other hand, if the physician truly suspects lupus, an intermediate level as above means more tests are needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Lab results for u arsenic, 24hr was 46 range 0-35, u arsenic conc 39 range 0-35. What does this mean?
Not much: Those values are not impressive and are likely due to eating fish or shellfish. Abstain from eating these foods for a week and repeat the tests. If the arsenic level is significantly elevated, have the doctor run organic vs inorganic arsenic levels. ...Read more