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My Esr Test Is 28mm
If a lupus panel was negative and awaiting serum electrophise test what would that tell ? My sed rate is elevated and ANA positive w/ speckled pattern
I have done my blood test and the report is differential w.B.C.Count-neutrophils-81%, lymphocytes-11%, eosinophils-8% and ESR -66mm 1st hr .Is it ok?
No: The neutrophils are slightly high, the lymphocytes slightly low, the eosinophil % is high and the sedimentation rate is also significantly elevated. All abnormal. See your physician and discuss with him the reasons for the abnormalities and how the work-up should proceed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My bilirubin level is 29u/l, ALT is 42u/l, albumin level is 50. Ct scan was normal. I have had one positive and one negative ana. What could be wrong ?
My ANA is positive and speckled 1:640 titer. Rheum dr tested me everything negative. Sed rate was a little elevated. Could that mean cancer?
Am having stomach pain lately so i got a test done it says raised FSH &LH values' pregnancy blood test weakly positive what is this weakly positve?
Weak pregnancy test: May be miscarrying or in early pregnancy. ,Repeat in a week, it should go up ,if going down, likely miscarrying. If vaginal bleeding, worsening pain,fever seek medical attention immediately as may be ectopic pregnancy which can be very dangerous. Raised LH/ FSH may be false positive or early preg or reflect low progesterone/ impending miscarriage. Follow up with doctor/urgent care. this week ...Read more
Dengue Fever: can prevent a human body from making new platelets. Platelets usually last about four days & then are replaced by the body. But wi Dengue the platelets aren't replaced & so the Platelet count can drop. A normal platelet count is about 1.5 to 4 lakhs/cu mm. Platelet count below 1 Lakh needs medical intervention. ...Read more
What does high papp-a value indicates? I had my maternal serum screen test done. Got papp-a value 7.7miu/ml nd corr.Mom 6.75.Free beta hCG mom is 0.76
Check results : Since you know and have access to all of the exact numbers included in the calculation you should also have access to the actual results. You should see the word "normal" or "abnormal" written on the results. This represents the mathematical calculation of the test from each of those numbers you mentioned. ...Read more
See below: It depends on the lab where this was performed as they have determined reference values. ...Read more
My february blood tests showed ANA 1:80, rnp positive, CRP 5.1, TSH 1.83 also sed rate 25, mpv 12.1 what does this mean?
Just a screening: An "ana" is a blood test used to screen a person for the possibility of several autoimmune diseases. It is important to remember that this is a screening test and a positive result only indicates more testing may be warranted. No blood test is perfect, and getting to a diagnosis is usually much more complex than drawing blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Confused ANA negitive, ENA test result positive (rnp) what does this mean, my rhuemy hasnt been in touch so assume ok?Test saying indicates mctd?
Adon't trust test: ANA and ena tests are unreliable and not how mctd or other autoimmune diseases are diagnosed. These diseases are diagnosed based on history and physical examination. The lab tests help in the diagnosis but do not provide any definite answers. Trust your rheumatologist to help you find an answer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My entire ANA by ENA panel was negative. I still have high IgG with polycolonal gammapathies. Whats wrong cbc, cmp normal, spinal tap norm thyroid norm?
Lab data: These tests have little meaning without a full exploration of your signs and symptoms. Lab data can only be helpful if the clinical context in which it develops is known. Discuss this with the doctor who ordered the tests and ask lots of questions. Best wishes. ...Read more
My teen had ANA test but now dr is saying we need a "reflex titer" blood test. What is it and does that mean ANA positive?
Suggestive of auto-: Immune disorder. A high concentration of anti-nuclear antibody is one indicator or auto-immune disease. Titer is one expression for concentration of a particular antibody. See this site for info on ana: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003535.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May just be you: Some people run a GGT that's several times normal, through their lives. Occasionally I have to write letters on behalf of these people, who are accused of being secret alcohol abusers. If the high GGT is brand-new, there may be another explanation. Your physician knows how to follow up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My cmp blood test says my albumin level is 5.8 g/dl (says normal range is 3.6-5.1) what does this mean? Should i be concerned and get second opinion?
No inflammation: ESR, or erythrocyte sedimentation rate, is a measure of inflammation and is commonly ordered with a C-Reactive protein. A normal ESR is usually less than 15-20, but can depend on the lab which performed the test. If you have a normal ESR, you are not likely to have an inflammatory process. The ESR is not a test for a specific problem, so it would be best to know why the test was ordered. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my latest ESR test was recorded by westergren method and it turns to be 23 what this leads too?
Near normal: 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, your ESR is nearly normal. However, this is a non-specific test and is usually done to check for inflammation. ...Read more
Not specific: The ESR / sed rate is famously nonspecific. It tends to be very high in some of the systemic inflammatory diseases, but the information it gives is extremely limited. It's one tiny bit of any puzzle. If a person's well except for osteoarthritis, for example, it's likely to be low. If it's polymyalgia rheumatica, it's likely to be quite high. The test is also prone to technical errors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unreliable: As a pathologist, let me reassure you that this test is famously unreliable -- the immune system is a chaotic system, and technical problems with the test can make results turn out wrong. Don't let a "sed rate" that doesn't fit the rest of the picture be a barrier to needed diagnosis / treatment. ...Read more
My mothere has an ESR of 50 . Which is high and she is diabetic and has normal hb . So what are the possible causes of this high value and any test ?
Likely normal: Esr - or erythrocyte sedimentation rate - is a rought determination of overall inflammation (reflected by the number of proteins in the serum). The higher the number, the longer it takes for a rbc to settle, the higher your "inflammation" is. As a rule of thumb, though, an individual's ESR should roughly equal his or her age. Hence, if you are 63, ESR would need to be >63 to be concerning. ...Read more
Esr test value was 41 what does that mean? They said I didn't have autoimmune but lots of inflammation
See details: An ESR of 41 is modestly elevated and by itself means very little. Because it is a test the lab needs to do promptly, must rheumatologists rely much more on the CRP. The ESR can be elevated at that level by numerous different causes and can even be seen in otherwise normal individuals. ...Read more
Newly asthmatic and had another ESR test which show very high again within 4 weeks since the last test which was back to normal levels will this mean I need to be tested every few months to check?
NO: C-reactive protein (CRP) and Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) are non specific markers of inflammation. There are several more specialized tests to check for HIV. Local pharmacies now have an HIV antibody test in the back of the store. I suggest trying this first or seeing your PCP for more information. ...Read more