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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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Are there different tests for Vitamin D & Vitamin D3? Specifically: Vitamin D3 (25 OH D) and 25 (OH) Vitamin D?

Are there different tests for Vitamin D & Vitamin D3? Specifically: Vitamin D3 (25 OH D) and 25 (OH) Vitamin D?

Yes: When there is a reason to test, testing for 25-OH-VitD2 level and for 25-OH-VitD3 level, plus adding the results to get the total vitamin D level, can help the doctor check the source of the vitamin deficiency and the treatment progress. There is debate over when it would be needed to do these tests. Some doctors feel that giving people more vitamin D would avoid deficiencies and avoid lab tests. ...Read more

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I have anemia, vitamin d deficient, positive ANA test, high sed rate, body aches, complement component c3c is 220, c4c is 51, c-reactive is .97explain?

I have anemia, vitamin d deficient, positive ANA test, high sed rate, body aches, complement component c3c is 220, c4c is 51, c-reactive is .97explain?

More than one issue: You did not state your age or gender and it is difficult to tie all the findings together without a physical examination. Vitamin d is the easiest to deal with, about 1/3 of the population has low vit d levels, and you can correct that with an over the counter supplement. Rest of the finding suggest and autoimmune process, but you need to consult a physician for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Are my test results in range? Vitamin B-12 558 FOLATE,SERUM 17.8

Are my test results in range? 
Vitamin B-12 558 	
FOLATE,SERUM 17.8

Yes: Both results are in the normal range. Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. ...Read more

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Can I take the followings/d Hpv and low grade vitamin A 8000 iu vitamin b13 1000ug vitamin c 1500 mg vitamin D 25 ug vitamin e 400 iu folic acid 800ug?

Can I take the followings/d
Hpv and low grade
vitamin A 8000 iu
vitamin b13 1000ug
vitamin c 1500 mg
vitamin D 25 ug
vitamin e 400 iu
folic acid 800ug?

Vitamins and HPV: Vitamins as supplements will have absolutely no effect on HPV. You can however take the supplements you indicated, although a single multivitamin a day would be just as effective. ...Read more

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Vitamin d deficient, 25hydroxy test result 5.8. What brand supplement and dosage is recommended?

Vitamin d deficient, 25hydroxy test result 5.8. What brand supplement and dosage is recommended?

Vitamin D3: Any brand will do. If you have access to Costco, buy pills of 5000 units and take one every day for three months. After that reduce the dose to about 2000 units/day. it may be beneficial to add a multivitamin to your daily routine. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Could low vitamin d levels cause constant hunger? Blood test has <27 for 25-hydroxy vitamin d.

Could low vitamin d levels cause constant hunger? Blood test has <27 for 25-hydroxy vitamin d.

No: Normal level is 30-100. Your level is below normal in which it canaffect bones, can cause osteoporosis, affect autoimmune function, and cardiovascular risks., but not cause hunger. ...Read more

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Serum iron 4umol/L Transferrin IBC 64umol/L Transferrin saturation 6% Serum ferritin assay 62ug/L Am I iron deficient? levels on 2 iron tablets /day

Serum iron 4umol/L
Transferrin IBC 64umol/L
Transferrin saturation 6%
Serum ferritin assay 62ug/L

Am I iron deficient? levels on 2 iron tablets /day

Need to evaluate: 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 results are consistent with iron deficiency. Do you have heavy periods? Do you eat a normal diet? Have you been evaluated for celiac disease? If you are not able to absorb oral iron, it may be given intravenously. 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. 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. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Can vitamin D3 with glucose syrup elevate your glucose blood test level?

Can vitamin D3 with glucose syrup elevate your glucose blood test level?

Not by much.: In glucose tolerance test, 50 gms of glucose is given, and a normal rise of blood glucose from that is about 30. I can't see a couple of grams raising it significantly. ...Read more

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Lupus panel negative. Sed rate 30 should b under 20. Ana positive w/ spec pattern. Serum protein electrophoresis test normal. Cbc ok. Metabolic ok.?

Lupus panel negative. Sed rate 30 should b under 20. Ana positive w/ spec pattern. Serum protein electrophoresis test normal. Cbc  ok. Metabolic ok.?

Any joint pain?: Positive ANA and elevated sed rate. If you have joint pains it would be advisable to follow up with a rheumatologist. You have some kind of inflammatory process going on. Both test are very nonspecific and further work-up is needed. ...Read more

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How's a poliovirus antibody level test performed?

How's a poliovirus antibody level test performed?

Neutralization assay: Poliovirus antibodies are tested via neutralization assay for polio type 1, polio type 2, and polio type 3 separately. Protection to one type of polio does not protect you from the others. One needs to have protective titers to all three types to be "immune". ...Read more

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5yo kid, Aug 15: Folic acid >20.0 ng, vit B12 of 725.0 pg, ser ferritin 20.20 ng, PTH 70.4 pg; vit D 59.11 in 5/15; folic acid, PTH, fer r they normal?

5yo kid, Aug 15: Folic acid >20.0 ng, vit B12 of 725.0 pg, ser ferritin 20.20 ng, PTH 70.4 pg; vit D 59.11 in 5/15; folic acid, PTH, fer r they normal?

Why tests done ?: What is wrong with the 5 years old boy.Why was all these tests done.his tests . All tests except parathyroid hormone are normal . Parathyroid is slightly elevated as normal is 15 to55 in 5 yrs old.You have to discuss with the doctor who ordered the tests and you know the reason you took 5 years old to doctor. What is doctor looking for. What is the calcium level .Discuss all that with the Pedia ...Read more

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6,000 IU Vit D3 daily = reading of 100 (norm high @ Lab Corp). Serum Calcium is 11.1 w/ 10.3 high norm. Take 200 mg Calcium daily. Age 65 Concern?

6,000 IU Vit D3 daily = reading of 100 (norm high @ Lab Corp).  Serum Calcium is 11.1 w/ 10.3 high norm. Take 200 mg Calcium daily. Age 65 Concern?

I believe you are: taking too much vitamin D3. For general purposes, including osteoporosis prevention, doses of 1000-1500 IU daily are usually recommended. Even though your reading is "high normal", it could still be contributing to your higher serum calcium level. Prefer to get calcium from the diet rather than through supplements. Review with your doctor. Stay well:) ...Read more

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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
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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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Vit D3 injectable frequency if vit D3 below 9 ng/ml?

Vit D3 injectable frequency if vit D3 below 9 ng/ml?

Depends on dose: This depends on the dose of the injection. In some studies people have been given as much as 600, 000 iu in a single dose- in that situation you only need a single dose. While injections are safe ; effective, oral forms work well too. For levels so low i would advise 20, 000 iu of d3/day for a month, then 10, 000 iu/day, and recheck levels in 2-3 months, but an injection could raise levels sooner. ...Read more

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Is there CSF IgG subclass deficiency? I have lowish IgG and IgG subclass deficiencies (1, 3, 4) and CSF IgG of 685 .

Is there CSF IgG subclass deficiency? 
I have lowish IgG and IgG subclass deficiencies (1, 3, 4)  and CSF IgG of 685 .

Csf labs: Lab values for cerebrospinal fluid tests must be interpreted in the context of the symptoms and signs and the time course, as well as imaging information. Your question cannot be answered in isolation. Please consult a neurologist. ...Read more

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Low vitamin D 15, high calcium 10.6, then 10.2, PTH 67, endocrinologist told me to take vit D3 4,000 iu daily, but also added calcium, why?

Low vitamin D 15, high calcium 10.6, then 10.2, PTH 67, endocrinologist told me to take vit D3 4,000 iu daily, but also added calcium, why?

Consider hyperpara : These labs are borderline for hyperparathyroidism. The low vitamin D may be pushing the PTH up, but that doesn’t explain the borderline elevated calcium. You should repeat your vitamin D and be retested in a few months. This might bring clarity to your diagnosis. ...Read more

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