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Recent Blood Test
Depends: This depends on so many factors hard to answer breifly. Typically? No. Sometimes, of great concern. Usuall method if in doubt is to repeat in a month or sooner if you for example, have some sort of symptoms you or your doc are concerned about. Everything from minor vial infections and colds to serious cancers can be associated with this. Fortunately, usually the former. ...Read more
You are infecitous: Having the "e" antigen on board in your blood is a marker that your blood is especially dangerous to others. This is true of some other body fluids as well. Make your decisions accordingly, be responsible, take medicines if your physician suggests it, and perhaps someday we will have a way to cure this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have been diagnosed reactive to hepa b but my recent blood test shows my chemical are all mormal..
Hep B reactive: Could mean immunity natural or due to vaccination or active or chronic hep B. All can have normal liver enzymes except active Hep B. Need what hep B is reactive ...Read more
Recent blood test showed my bun at 18 and my creative at 1.02 both on high end of range, should I be worried ?
No: If you are a muscular male, these results would be right in the normal range. As it is the results are within normal limits. However, all lab 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. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/creatinine/my00144. ...Read more
A recent blood test indicated iron at 176 mcg/dl (where normal is 45-170). I am having a followup test, but I'm wondering if this level is dangerous?
Not "dangerous": Advice: doctors treat patients and not numbers. A slightly elevated iron level without the clinical context, is like a fish out of water. More info is needed for context-Why was the test done in the first place? Were you on iron supplementation? The iron level mentioned can be concerning in the context of iron overload, but being 6 pt over the upper limit of normal is not considered dangerous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I haven't gotten a test result back from a recent blood test. I have gotten 3 other results from the same batch from the same day. Is something wrong?
SEND OFF: Some tests take longer because they are not done "in house" and have to be done at a reference lab. I would not be at all concerned. ...Read more
Probably nothing: Elevated IgM can be a sign if hyper IgM syndrome an immunodeficient disease. Howerver most elevations are inconsequential. ...Read more
On a recent blood test my protein came back low what are ways that I can raise it? And what does this affect?
In my recent blood test my monocyte is 10% (ref on the paper is 3-8) could this mean some problem?Basofil is also "+" it is 2%. Thank you!
Minor issues: 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 counts you described are not a cause for concern. ...Read more
Blood test result - on a recent blood test result the component result for ALT (sgpt) was 66, which was listed as abnormal. What might this be?
Maybe "hepatitis": Hepatitis is defined as inflammation of liver cells, as is indicated by elevation in serum transaminases (ast and/or alt). Hepatitis can be caused by a variety of issues (infectious, ischemic, metabolic, toxic, infiltrative, alcohol-related, drugs, etc.). Alt is not however specific to just the liver--so, what tests have been done ; what has been ruled out? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My iron levels from a recent blood test register 42 ug/dl and 11.3 % saturation. Is this abnormally low or is this serious for someone my age (28)?
Consult your doctor: Normal IgM levels are about 50-250 mg/dl. A level of 492 does not necessarily mean a disease, but you should consult the doctor who ordered the test so that it may interpreted in the context of your history and other findings. ...Read more
Recent blood test showed fasting glucose reading of 102 mg/dl. I'm not overweight and exercise regularly.?
Ideal: Ideal is 100 or less. A more adequate test is the hemoglobin a1 c test; it represents your average blood sugar over the past 2-3 months. An ideal a1c is 5.5 or lower. Above 6.0, one should consider a diabetic medication if diet is not helping to lower the blood sugar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a 90 that i got from my recent blood test. My doctor didn't go over it. I'm wondering if it's normal. Can anyone help?
Not enough info: What specific blood test had a result of 90? ...Read more
Estrogen 296 pg/ml recent blood test results. What are the possible reasons for the elevation? (i'm a 25 year old male, healthy)
See endocrinologist: That is a very high estrogen level. The first thing is to have it repeated in a reliable lab (an endo reference lab). Some possible causes for high estrogen are obesity, liver disease, excess alcohol, taking testosterone or other anabolic steroids. A hormone producing tumor is an uncommon cause, but possible. ...Read more