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Myositis Blood Tests
Went to Dr. Was diagnosed with Myositis. Blood work taken some test are high WBC low, sorry unknown high results B12 low, some protein, what may caus?
Myositis: There are many different causes of muscle inflammation. Cholesterol lowering medication class called statins is common cause. Check out http://www.myositis.org/ & http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/myositis-symptoms-treatments-prognosis for starters. Then discuss your results again w/your doc. ...Read more
Blood tests. Urea 7.5 cr-s: 74 chol: 4.95 tg:0.34 urea/crea ratio : 101 what does these results mean please. Thanks alot?
The figures are: Confusing. It does not make sense. Please look at the report and come back again. Will be glad to help you understand. Thank you. ...Read more
It depends: What is your idea of "accurate"? The lab test results need to be interpreted in the context of the clinical condition. Different tests have different sensitivity, specificity and predictive values. These characteristic vary with the population under consideration, e.g., the HIV screening tests have different performance when used on drug addicts vs. Observant nuns. ...Read more
More information: To answer your question it would be helpful to know what blood test and symptoms you are interested in. More information is needed. ...Read more
No: Amyloidosis is diagnosed by tissue biopsy such as a rectal biopsy wherein the amyloid in the tissue is detected by the congo red stain. It is the accumulation of particular misfolded proteins in the space between cells (extracellular matrix) that distinguishes amyloidosis. There are many types of amyloid proteins than can cause amyloidosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could you be more: Specific? The common lab tests are not affected by birth control pills. Total T4 may be increased. If you could name the tests that are of concern to you, it would be easier to answer the question. ...Read more
How high?: It's important to know how high the tests were above the normal range (were they clinically significant?). Cortisol is produced by the adrenal glands which is under control by the pituitary. The problem could be either one. Your doctor who ordered the cortisol should be able to tell you the next step of workup. If the tests were indeed very high, you will need more testings before treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer