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Can fasting before bloodwork cause a lower total serum protein than if you ate just prior to the test?
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
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
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
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
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
No worries: This is of no consequence. I would ignore it. ...Read more
Blood tests: They are two different separate blood tests, spep serum protein electrophoresis test is a screening test for plasma cell disorders like mgus, smoldering or full blown myeloma and quantitative igg is a blood test to quantify the amount of igg in blood. Usually more than 3 grams is significant in blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will the serum protein electrophoresis test tell me anything that the immunofixation test would not tell me?
Yes.: The ife is very sensitive at finding an abnormal antibody (monoclonal antibody) in blood, but it does not measure the quantity. The spep is less sensitive at finding the monocloprotein protein, but it is a quantitative test, so it answers "how much" monoclonal protein is present. The spep is used to monitor therapy for that reason. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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