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I am told my Glomerular filtration Rate is 57.6. Does this indicate Kidney disease? Creatinine is 1.0 BUN is 20 total Protein is 7.0 I am 55 w/f

I am told my Glomerular filtration Rate is 57.6. Does this indicate Kidney disease? Creatinine is 1.0 BUN is 20 total Protein is 7.0 I am 55 w/f

GFR: Your Estimated filtration rate is borderline. This is not a problem itself. The important concern is whether disease exists that might be progressive. Serum creatinine of 1.0 is "normal". So is serum creatinine 1.1. However, creatinine relates to muscle mass. If you are small muscled as a. 55 yo woman, then creatinine of 1.1 or 1.0 may indicate some minor impairment in its excretion. ...Read more

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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Female: protein total serum is 8.3, and range is 6.1 - 8.1. Globulin is 3.8, and range is 1.9 - 3.7. Should I be worried?

Female: protein total serum is 8.3, and range is 6.1 - 8.1. Globulin is 3.8, and range is 1.9 - 3.7. Should I be worried?

Probably not.: This small variation from normal is probably non-specific and not pathologic. Your doctor may want to repeat those tests in 2-3 months, and if the abnormality is more prominent, get a protein electrophoresis. ...Read more

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My Protein total serum was extremely low at. 3 all other blood work was normal. What could be the cause?

My Protein total serum was extremely low at. 3 all other blood work was normal. What could be the cause?

Does not add up: 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 total serum protein could not be 0.3. In any case you need to discuss it with the doctor who ordered the tests.
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I like to know what albumin serum 4.4 calcium serum 9.8 creatinine serum and posassium serum 3.8 protein total serum 6.9 and sodium serum 142?

I like to know what albumin serum 4.4 calcium serum 9.8 creatinine serum and posassium serum 3.8 protein total serum 6.9 and sodium serum 142?

Blood tests: There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests. Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own. These results fall into the second group, not very specific. They do not sound alarming. ...Read more

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Latest Blood Lab Result: (Low) Protein, Total, Serum: 5.7 G/DL Albumin, Serum: 4.1 G/DL Globulin, Total: 1.6 G/DL (High) A/g RATIO 2.6 -concerns?

Latest Blood Lab Result: (Low) Protein, Total, Serum: 5.7 G/DL Albumin, Serum: 4.1 G/DL Globulin, Total: 1.6 G/DL (High) A/g RATIO 2.6 -concerns?

No: 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 lab results do not point to any cause for concern. ...Read more

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Protein Total Serum 8.7 Globulin Serum 4.20 Albumin/ Globulin Ratio 1.07 ALP 132 Urea/ CreatinineRatio 18.54 rest normal. Any worries here?

Protein Total Serum 8.7 Globulin Serum 4.20 Albumin/ Globulin Ratio 1.07 ALP 132 Urea/ CreatinineRatio 18.54 rest normal. Any worries here?

Need more info.: 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, there is no immediate concern, however, your globulin level may be higher than normal and you should discuss it with the doctor who ordered the tests.
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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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.
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Total protein serum was 8.3 in recent labs. 9 months ago it was 7.7. Is recent increase cause for concern?

Total protein serum was 8.3 in recent labs. 9 months ago it was 7.7. Is recent increase cause for concern?

Need more info: 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, the change in protein level per se is not of concern, however it needs to be determined why did the total level go up, especially if the gamma globulins have increased. You may discuss with your doctor if getting a
serum protein electrophoresis is warranted. ...Read more

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On blood test result, my total protein serum is 77G/L, is this too high? Albumin serum is 47g/L and estimated GFRis 86mL/min, is this All normal?, if not what are the possible diagnosis please? Thanks

Normal values: Normal total protein is 66-83 g/L. Normal albumin is 35-55 g/L. Normal GFR is greater than 90. A person with a mildly low GFR may have very mild kidney disease or may be still within normal variation. A consultation with a physician is warranted for further advice. ...Read more

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What condition (s) causes someone to have high total serum protein, high albumin, normal globulin and high total calcium levels?

What condition (s) causes someone to have high total serum protein, high albumin, normal globulin and high total calcium levels?

Dehydration.: There are no diseases that specifically increase albumin. Therefore in order to get an elevated concentration there must be a decrease in the amount of water in the system. This would also account for the normal globulin. Calcium is bound to Albumin so that elevated Albumin will elevate your calcium levels as well. ...Read more

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Labs show serum albumin 3.9 (ref. Range 3.5-5.5)and globulin at 1.9 range (1.5-4.5) but says total serum protein low at 5.8 range (6.0-8.5) what gives?

Probably nothing.: Total protein consists of the sum of the globulin proteins and albumin. Since the individual values for globulin and Albumin are normal, it is questionable that there is anything wrong. This may just be normal for you. ...Read more

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Total protein 8.3, serum albumin 4.2, serum globulin 3.8, albumin globulin ratio 1.2. Is this abnormal?

Abnormal labs: It would be helpful that for the labs mentioned above. If you. Can find the normal range or reference range and list it than our answer can be more educated and helpful. The reference range does vary from one lab to another. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed? Ulcerative colitis, recent results show, (total)protein 8.7, serum albumin, 3.9, serum globulin 4.8. Should I be worried?

I was diagnosed? Ulcerative colitis, recent results show, (total)protein 8.7, serum albumin, 3.9, serum globulin 4.8. Should I be worried?

Labs, no; U.C., yes: The lab results you mentioned are not worrisome. However, the diagnosis of ulcerative colitis (uc) is significant & will impact your health for the long-term. To address uc, maintain excellent rapport with your GI doctor & report flares, take the medications he gives you, follow his advice regarding tobacco, diet, & to avoid Aspirin & nsaid's, &get regular colonoscopies for dysplasia surveillance. ...Read more

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Protein-6, 5.Albumin total, serum-4, 8.Globulin total-1, 7.A/G 2, 8. Have hypothyroidism. Breastfeeding. Is 2, 8 A/G ratio alerting? Doc is busy. Please tell

Protein-6, 5.Albumin total, serum-4, 8.Globulin total-1, 7.A/G 2, 8. Have hypothyroidism. Breastfeeding. Is 2, 8 A/G ratio alerting? Doc is busy. Please tell

Bit high: Due to bit low globulin level, not sure why your doctor orderd those tests, your hypothyroid state might be a contributing factor, but we cannot draw conclusions based on limited info. Kindly try to confer with the treating physician, s/he is the only person who can explain in context of your clinical picture, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Will protein too be high if serum cretanine is elevated.

Will protein too be high if serum cretanine is elevated.

High creatinine: We use creatinine as a marker of kidney function and if it is elevated we think maybe that the kidneys are not filtering well. The protein in the serum may be up either because you had a heavy protein meal or the kidneys did not excrete it. ...Read more

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My labs came back today and my serum protein is 8.3. Is this normal or should I be worried? I have to go back in a month to get it tested.

My labs came back today and my serum protein is 8.3. Is this normal or should I be worried? I have to go back in a month to get it tested.

Elevated protein: The first question I would ask is, what is your albumin? If your serum Albumin is less than 50% of your total protein, you may have a paraproteinemia. Then, you would need to go to a hematologist and have a serum protein electrophoresis (ep) as well as an immunoglobulin ep of your blood. If you have any serious blood condition, these tests will diagnose it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can serum cretanine be lowered by reducing proteins, By controlling sugar levels & high BP. Thanks.

Can serum cretanine be lowered by reducing proteins, By controlling sugar levels & high BP. Thanks.

Serum creatinine: It should. It could. All of the mentioned will, in theory, improve kidney function: better BP control, less protein load, better diabetes control. .. Best to be under the care of a nephrologist. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous that when I do the reactivate protein serum blood test, the result always high. The last time, it was 8mg/l and before was 14mg/l?

C-reactive protein: I've watched this formerly-arcane old test gain new popularity. While it's probably a marker for many things, including sometimes an open atherosclerotic plaque somewhere, nobody's claiming that a level somewhat higher than other folks', esepcially if you seem young and healthy, is a sign of a life likely to be cut short or any need for treatment. Eager to hear from others. ...Read more

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My albumin level is 4.4, is this a normal range? Also my serum protein was 8.3 is this a normal range? In researching both levels they seem to be fine

Albumin and Tot Prot: The Albumin level is normal. The total prot may be considered slightly high. In the absence of symptoms or other concerning lab findings, it is considered normal. Certain conditions can cause a rise in total prot, but just the number by itself at this level is not helpful. ...Read more

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Does protein electrophoresis serum help to rule out lymphoma?

Does protein electrophoresis serum help to rule out lymphoma?

No: Basically worthless. You're way too young for myeloma. Matt, you've been concerned about lymphoma for months. You're a smart guy at your mental and physical peak. There must be some bold, decisive actions you can take, with good guidance, to make your life better and more fulfilled, so that these concerns won't torment you. You deserve better. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the causes for low serum protein and globulin? Last urinalysis was normal

Depends on profile: Serum protein levels are made up of a variety of proteins, albumin, as well as alpha, beta and gamma globulins. If you get a serum protein electrophoresis, the relative quantities of these proteins can be assessed. Most commonly, the Albumin level can go up or down depending on fasting levels. The other levels can go up or down depending on disease conditions or medications. See your internist. ...Read more

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My complement C3 was very high. I also had high blood serum protein, what could this possibly indicate?

My complement C3 was very high. I also had high blood serum protein, what could this possibly indicate?

It depends: Unfortunately, you don'[t provide enough information. Why was C3 measured in the first place? Also, what other protein is high? C3 is also an "acute phase reactant", meaning that it is increased with any form of infection or inflammation. If the high protein you mention is serum globulin or c-reactive protein (crp), that would be due to the same causes. ...Read more

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Can an increase in IgG + IgA proteins in the blood (serum) cause an overflow and therefore protein in the urine?

Can an increase in IgG + IgA proteins in the blood (serum) cause an overflow and therefore protein in the urine?

If kidney diseased..: Kidneys can leak protein if the kidneys are diseased. Proteinuria is a very sensitive predictor of development of progressive renal insufficiency, particularly when looking at high molecular weight proteins such as immunoglobulin g (igg), as predictors of chronic kidney disease progression. In some cases, mild proteinuria can occur without kidney disease. ...Read more

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Antistreptolysin o ab of 1266.7 what is wrong with me? Uric acid7.2 (serum), c-reactive protein, quant 12.3 I feel awful!

Antistreptolysin o ab of 1266.7 what is wrong with me? Uric acid7.2 (serum), c-reactive protein, quant 12.3 I feel awful!

Need a history: As a pathologist whose life focus has been lab medicine, I'm always reminding people that labs by themselves mean nothing. Plenty of people have an aso titer as high as yours, whether or not they've had strep throat recently; it's one piece of a puzzle. Whatever prompted ordering an aso (kidney? Joints?) is the key to specialist referral if your pcp can't answer. ...Read more

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Serum protein electrophoresis - hight beta fraction, what does this mean?

Unimportant: Tell us your values of all proteins. The only two that matter are Albumin and Gamma Globulin. A M spike (monoclonal peak) can be abnormal...so look for this, otherwise you are ok and can ignore the beta fraction. ...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