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Serum Thyroxine Binding Globulin
Raised Liver ALT&GGT,no history of being raised before - don't drink. Only new med is thyroxine.Bilrub,ALP,protein,albumin,globulin normal.why raised?
How raised?: 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, it would have been helpful to have the actual values. As a rule of thumb, it the values are more three times the normal limit, it is not an emergency and you may see your doctor at your convenience. ...Read more
Exercise & fat loss: Sex hormone binding globulin (shbg) is related to estrogen levels which are related to body fat. So the non-drug way to get around this is via exercise & nutrition in order to get rid of excess body fat, esp around your gut. If you can't lower your estrogen levels enough, some physicians (myself included) will attempt an off-label trial of an aromatase inhibitor to stop your body's conversion of t. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
What do you suggest if my total bilurubin 0.88 direct bilurubin 0.37 indirect bilurubin is 0.51, serum globulin is 3.27 is it normal?
May be: 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, while your numbers are within normal limits, these numbers do not convey the full picture. It is better to discuss the entire lab report with your doctor. ...Read more
What can cause low serum globulin, 1.5 (reference cutoff 1.6)? Can slightly low globulin have an affect on the accuracy of other labs?
May not be anything.: It's not clear if such a small reduction means anything. Globulin on a chemistry panel measures a group of blood proteins that include antibodies. A low globulin can mean lowered immunity, but not always. Additional testing (quantitative immunoglobulins) should be done to verify normal immune function. ...Read more
No: Vulval dermatitis is a local issue and usually has no systemic manifestations including changes in the level of globulin. I wonder if you do have changes in the globulin level and vulval lesions, the latter being a manifestation of another systemic disease and not vulval dermatitis per se. ...Read more
My Globulin (serum) result was 3.69 g/dL and the Albumin (serum) result was 4.11 g/dL. Lab amounts were 2.50-3.50 for Globulin should I be worried?
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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