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Neuron Specific Enolase Nse
Depends on the : Purpose of the test. Nse is one of the tumor markers. Such tests are not very useful for diagnosing tumors but are useful for monitoring the course of the disease. See this site for more info. http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/clinical+and+interpretive/80913. ...Read more
Fatigue studies (CFS?): Merit of mitochondrial tests e.g. ATP-ATP, ANT/AAC, Mg-ATP, mito. O2 util., Zn/Cu-SOD, Mn-SOD, GSHPx? Any viable treatments?
No proven Rx: CFS remains a puzzling problem and there is no specific test to pinpoint the cause. I have a feeling that your tests were ordered by someone not in traditional medicine . There are many ways people with CFS may obtain relief but supplements (if that doctor wants to sell you some ) are not likely to offer proven benefits. . ...Read more
Why is ATP the preferred energy currency , not GTP (guanosine triphosphate), CTP or TTP? Please answer me
Do not know: There are many quirks of life on earth that cannot be explained. Why are amino acids of L form and sugars of D form only? Why are neural circuits crossed so that left side of the brain controls the right side of the body? Why don't we live longer? Why don't we have eyes on the back of the head to be able to have 360 degree vision. Ask your God! ...Read more
What are these tests done for?
Hb, tc, ast, alt, bilurubin total, direct. Creatinine, quantitative CRP assay and rbs.
4/5 results- test neg scl70, double stranded dna, ssa, ssb, smith rmp sederate, esr&crp norm, electrolyte/white/red blood norm.Again + ANA 1:160 centromer. What additional test to exclude scleroderma/crest?
What is my dr testing for with these tests? Gastrin, tryptase, calcitonin, chromogranin a. Histamine, 5-hiaa, cortisol, free, 24hr urine
Neuroendocrine tumor: Don't know for sure, but it looks like your doc is checking for a neuroendocrine tumor - one that secretes hormones that might be the cause of your diarrhea. He/she's also checking for a rare type of thyroid cancer, which is also hormonally active (you've had prior thyroid cancer) and can be seen in patients with other neuroendocrine tumors. Discuss with your doc for more exact explanation. ...Read more
Proteins: That are formed and released in the brain as a result of inflammation of brain tissue. The underlying cause is what is known as oxidative stress. That essentially means that the brain is using oxygen inefficiently. Surprisingly it is due to relative vitamin deficiency from consumption of empty calories for years. ...Read more
Is there a "cerebellar peptide autoantibody test"? My test results do not specify which autoantibodies..Just says "cerebellar autoantibodies".
Depends on center: What this panel includes may differ from one center to another but cerebellar autoantibodies include anti-yo, anti-gliadin, anti-trk and anti-mglutr. Some centers also include anti-q1b. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Serum free light chain test shows normal kappa (8.7mg/dl), low lambda (3.80), high kap/lam ratio (2.31). Serum $ urine electrophoresis show no monoclonal protein, nor does serum immunofixation. Likely MGUS, myeloma, or admyloidosis? CBC/met panel ok.
False positive rate: There is 30% or so false positive rate of kappa/lambda ratio in people without MGUS, myeloma or other disorders. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would cause a high positive ANA (1:640) speckled, nucleolar with a low positive smooth muscle antibody (1:40) but negative SS-A, SS-B, anti-Smith, RNP, SCL-70, Anti Jo antibodies? Liver disease?
Probably normal: Many people have a positive ANA without being sick. If you also have elevated liver enzymes, a workup for autoimmune hepatitis may be continued, but if there's nothing to suggest a liver problem biochemically, I'd not be in a hurry to diagnose despite anti-smooth-muscle. ANA means nothing apart from the clinical picture. Best wishes. ...Read more
Had bloodwork and urine test don't know what immunofix electrophoresis gel ( IFE) no Monoclonal proteins&IFE paraprotein urine not detected( MGU) HELP?
Is there a blood test for glutamine synthetase or glutamate dehydrogenase? Would the tests help diagnose glutamate &/or nitrogen metabolism disorder?
MGUS iggLambda .19 for 1yr. FLC lambda8.04 stable. Kappa drop<1 from 4.2 no ratio calculable.IGM 27 SPEPGammaGlob .63 Doc not avail SLE tooThoughts?
MGUS: There are multiple issues regarding your health. MGUS is actually the simplest. With spike at a concentration of 0.19 and stable, you are at no immediate risk. The risk of myeloma is about 1%/year, but it does require regular follow-up. See this site for info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mgus/basics/definition/CON-20026422 ...Read more
Adrenal insufficienc: If an individual's adrenals may not be making enough cortisone to live (symptoms include fatigue, abdominal pain, dizziness, nausia), this is tested. If someone has needed to be on repeated or prolonged Prednisone or quite high inhaled corticosteroids for a prolonged period, adrenal insufficiency is a possibility. Adrenal insufficiency may also be related to autoimmune causes. ...Read more
Slightly elevated beta fraction from serum protein electrophoresis. Beta 1.07 (high) (0.52-0.98) increased beta fraction, no monoclonal or polyclonal gammopathy seen. Immunofixation normal.
High Chromograinin, vip, pancreatic polypeptides & somatostatin. HypoK, warm sensation, nausea, weakness. What would you suggest? Awaiting diagnosis
Can high gad-65 autoantibodies cause glutamate metabolism disorder (gmd)? What tests confirm gmd? My plasma ammonia is normal & anti-gad ab's high
Can cause diabetes.: It seems these autoabs can cause stiff man's syndrome, a neurological disorder with impaired motor function and muscle stiffness and spasm. There is also a great deal of glutamic acid decarboxylase in the pancreas and so these antibodies act here and produce diabetes mellitus in the patient. This is likely the metabolic disorder involved. So titers of this ab, glucose, and neural tests help. ...Read more
Atrial fibrillation, hashimotos, gluten sensitivity and autoantibodies for parietal cells + ATPase and Asialoganglioside autoantibodies. What is prob?
Can you interpret, squam epi cells few a, alpha 2 protein 1.01 h, possible faint IgM lambda monoclonal protein present, ACE serum 75 h?
No: Can't interpret random blood test results without context. Talk to the doctor that ordered the tests. Most medical tests (x-rays, blood tests, etc., ) are better at telling us what you don't have rather than diagnosing what (if anything) you do have wrong with you. ...Read more