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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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Having continuous vomiting n fever on&off since 12 days, urine test shows serum creatinin :2.7, urea 108. has diabetes. Is it serious any suggestions?

Having continuous vomiting n fever on&off since 12 days, urine test shows serum creatinin :2.7, urea 108. has diabetes. Is it serious any suggestions?

Yes: Any prolonged vomiting in a diabetic is serious, as they can become dehydrated quickly. With the lab tests you listed, the patient is probably quite dehydrated already. See a doctor as soon as possible, as they may need an IV. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi, I had a random microalbumin urine test done. It came back as 54.6 ug/mL. My creatinin, serum at 0.76 mg/dl. Should I worry?

Hi, I had a random microalbumin urine test done. It came back as 54.6 ug/mL.  My creatinin, serum at 0.76 mg/dl. Should I worry?

How's your BP?: Your creatinine is normal. However you have protein in your urine, which may be a sign of early kidney disease. How's your blood pressure? Are you diabetic? If you are, is it well-controlled? Do you smoke? They are many chronic diseases and medications that affect kidney function over time. You should speak with the doctor who ordered the tests to find out how you can prevent long-term disease. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a (starting) renal dysfunction even if creatinin in blood serum is normal? What are symptoms? And how to test for it?

Is it possible to have a (starting) renal dysfunction even if creatinin in blood serum is normal?  What are symptoms? And how to test for it?

Early renal injury: Yes. Serum creatinine does not reveal kidney impairment until 25-35 percent of function is lost. The doc orders a 24 hr urine creatinine clearance to get an accurate percent function. ...Read more

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Why would I need a serum ACE measurement?

Why would I  need a serum ACE measurement?

Rule out pregnancy: I think you mean a HCG test, which is a pregnancy test. I am unaware of any ace test. But maybe someone else nows better than me and can also answer this question. ...Read more

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Is 2.3 serum bilurbin is high?

Is 2.3 serum bilurbin is high?

Hyperbilirubinemia: Yes, it is elevated..and several things can attribute to this. Alcoholic hepatitis, gallstones, cirrhosis, transfusion reactions and pancreatic cancers to name several causes. Gilbert's syndrome is a common, mild liver condition in which the liver doesn't properly process a substance called bilirubin. Bilirubin is produced by the breakdown of red blood cells. ...Read more

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What is the difference between serum and plasma?

What is the difference between serum and plasma?

Clot vs no clot: Serum is the liquid portion of the blood that is obtained after allowing the blood to clot. Plasma is the liquid portion of the blood that is obtained by centrifugation of blood that is not allowed to clot. The difference between the two is that plasma has coagulation factors and other proteins that are not present in serum. ...Read more

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What is dialyzed serum and is it useful?

What is dialyzed serum and is it useful?

I am not aware: Of any clinical use of dialyzed serum. Such products are available from animal sources and are utilized in culture systems for study of blood stem cells and progenitors. I would be suspect of a claim for human therapeutic use. ...Read more