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What causes low serum bicarbinate and urea?

What causes low serum bicarbinate and urea?

Metabolic panel: Urea could be low without any significance, sometimes seen in liver failure malnourishment. There could be other rare causes. . Low bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) could from a number of causes depending on the context. Discuss this with your doc. ...Read more

Serum (Definition)

Serum is the component of blood that does not contain cells or clotting factors. It does contain electrolytes an ...Read more


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What are normal serum ferritin levels?

What are normal serum ferritin levels?

Level: It varies between labs, but it usually between 30-400 ng/ml for males and 15-200ng/ml for females. ...Read more

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Normal for serum lipase levels to fluctuate from day to day?

Normal for serum lipase levels to fluctuate from day to day?

.?: Can change, but how do you know. This is not a regular test especially for daily checks. Do you have pancreatitis or endocrine issues. ...Read more

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My serum urea level is 2. Is this normal and if not what could it mean?

My serum urea level is 2. Is this normal and if not what could it mean?

Units of measure?: Normal serum level of BUN is 6-20 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl) or 2.1-7.1 millimoles per liter (mmol/l). What unit of measurement was used in your results? If it was mg/dl, the first thing to do would be to repeat the test to exclude an aberrant result. If the results was 2 mmoles/l then it is in the normal range.What is your serum creatinine? Need to evaluate these results in toto. ...Read more

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Is an estrogen total serum level of - 97 pg/ml - normal for a 18 year-old female?

Is an estrogen total serum level of - 97 pg/ml - normal for a 18 year-old female?

Depends: The normal levels are determined by the lab doing the test. They method they use effects the way the test results are reported. Even more important, the timing of the test relative to the menstrual cycle has a large impact on the amount of estrogen she is producing. ...Read more

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What are common causes of normal calcium serum levels with high ionized calcium levels?

What are common causes of normal calcium serum levels with high ionized calcium levels?

Albumin deficiency: Total calcium is attached to albumin, an important protein in the blood. Your serum calcium may be erroneously normal if your ionized calcium is significantly elevated, look at Albumin level and also repeat the calcium tests to make sure no mistake. May need to look at mg, phos, and intact pth. ...Read more

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My total bilurubin 0.88 direct bilurubin 0.37 indirect bilurubin is 0.51, serum globulin is 3.27 Are these levels normal?

My total bilurubin 0.88 direct bilurubin 0.37 indirect bilurubin is 0.51, serum globulin is 3.27 Are these levels normal?

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, your globulin level is higher than normal. It can be due to many causes, e.g., chronic infection, inflammatory disorders, liver disease and myeloma. Please discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more

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Alt (sgpt) 39, iron serum 160, vit D 22.1 - all other levels normal. I'm 49 year old female. What r some possible concerns with my levels?

Alt (sgpt) 39, iron serum 160, vit D 22.1 - all other levels normal. I'm 49 year old female. What r some possible concerns with my levels?

Mild vitamin D def: Your levels are near normal. Only vitamin D is marginally low. You may take over the counter vitamin D3 at a dose of about 2000 units/day. ...Read more

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I am a 37 year old generally healthy male yet my DHEA S serum hormone level is always low at 75 normal (120 to 450) What might this indicate?

I am a 37 year old generally healthy male yet my DHEA S serum hormone level is always low at 75 normal (120 to 450) What might this indicate?

Unneeded testing: If you're healthy then I don't understand why you're getting these hormone tests. Abnormal lab tests in people who are well have a high likelihood of being false positives. There is no good reason to be checking a test like this if you're feeling well, no matter what the result is. ...Read more

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What's the normal level of serum creatinine?

S. Creatinine: 0.6-1.3 mg./DL in adult males, and 0.5-1.1 in adult females. ...Read more

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My serum creatinine level is 1.18 for the range 0.6 - 1.5 is it normal?

My serum creatinine level is 1.18 for the range 0.6 - 1.5 is it normal?

Yes: Serum creatinine varies with muscularity. When i was lifting weights every day, mine ran 1.6-1.7. That's fine given my lifestyle. Stop worrying about individual lab tests especially if your physician isn't concerned. Best wishes. ...Read more

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For last 8 months my serum ALT levels have come back slightly higher than normal. At moment there 67 but should be below 31. Should i be concerned?

For last 8 months my serum ALT levels have come back slightly higher than normal. At moment there 67 but should be below 31. Should i be concerned?

Possibly: Your elevation is very mild (<5x reference), but has persisted longer than 6mos, so some further consideration should be given to hepatocellular causes: chronic viral hepatitis; autoimmune hepatitis; celiac disease; wilson's disease; hemachromatosis. However, other causes: alcohol intake, medications, exercise, muscle disease, or fatty liver (in the obese). It may be time to see the doc. ...Read more

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What is normal serum hCG level 20 days after conception?

What is normal serum hCG level 20 days after conception?

Wide range: There is a wide range of normal. The only thing that really matters is that it roughly doubles every 2-3 days during the first 8-10 weeks and that the fetal us shows normal progression. ...Read more

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Can you have a B12 deficiency and have 'normal' serum B12 levels?

Can you have a B12 deficiency and have 'normal' serum B12 levels?

Yes: Vitamin B 12 is used inside the cell and is the reason why measuring vitamins in the blood does not give you an answer that is practical. ...Read more

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What results in an elevated bun level with a normal serum creatinine?

What results in an elevated bun level with a normal serum creatinine?

See below: An elevated BUN with normal creatinine occurs most commonly in dehydrated individuals and is not a sign of kidney damage.It may also occur in in certain other conditions like bleeding in the intestines, artificial nutrition intravenously of Amino Acids and use of steroids. ...Read more

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What is a normal venous bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) level? Mine was 32

Serum bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate): Bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) in our blood acts as an essentisl acid buffer. Its concentration is tightly governed and regulated between 22 and 28 meq/liter. A value of 32 indicates an excess. Why it is 32 is important. The kidney is responsible, for sure, though the kidney need not act alone. Hormone signals such as aldosterone excess can drive this change. Lung retention of carbon dioxide also can. Ask doc. ...Read more

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Which etiology results in an elevated bun level with a normal serum creatinine level?

Which etiology results in an elevated bun level with a normal serum creatinine level?

Multiple causes: BUN is a breakdown of ingested protein, but becomes elevated compared to creatine, in cases of increased catabolism (breakdown). Such things as a high protein diet, use of some steroids, some infections, or volume depletion may commonly raise BUN levels. In a hospital setting, tube feeding, tpn, GI bleeding, infections, decreased flow to the kidneys, and use of steroids are frequent contributors. ...Read more

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Sodium Bicarbonate (Definition)

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