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Doctor insights on: Slightly Elevated Globulin

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What is the implication of elevated Beta Globulin?

What is the implication of elevated Beta Globulin?

Nothing by itself: Trivial elevations seen on serum protein electrophoresis reflect normal human variability. Very high transferrin in iron deficiency can raise beta globulin into a spike. Rare IgA monoclonal gammopathies can make a spike here. Otherwise, ignore it. ...Read more

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I have elevated serum globulin. What ate the risk?

I have elevated serum globulin. What ate the risk?

You should find out: The cause. High globulin can be due to many conditions including chronic illness, infection, inflammation, auto immune condition, liver / kidney disease etc ask your dr for reassurance. Take care! ...Read more

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Is beta-2-micro globulin typically elevated in lymphoma patients?

Is beta-2-micro globulin typically elevated in lymphoma patients?

A prognositic factor: Levels are incorporated into staging system for multiple myeloma. Higher levels in 75% cases can correlated with higher tumor burden. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have elevated gamma globulin levels following obstruction?

What do you recommend if I have elevated gamma globulin levels following obstruction?

Underlying disease: Elevated gamma globulin is not a disorder by itself but a manifestation of some underlying disease and that cause needs to be treated. ...Read more

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What does a elevated igg and gamma globulin mean? Years ago I had an elevated epv igg also.

Depends: On how high it is and whether it is "monoclonal* or not. A value even up to 20-30% higher than predicted usually means nothing in the absence of disease. ...Read more

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Can fasting cause an elevated (4.2) globulin level? What about fasting followed by a high protein meal before the test?

Can fasting cause an elevated (4.2) globulin level? What about fasting followed by a high protein meal before the test?

No it will not: Fastin (phentermine) will not effect the globulin level and fasting followed by high protein meal will not effect the level. Globulin in the body is produced by the liver. ...Read more

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Recently I had lab work done. My globulin level was 5.8. My dr did further testing and total globulin was 4.9. My gamma globulin was a little elevated?

Recently I had lab work done. My globulin level was 5.8. My dr did further testing and total globulin was 4.9. My gamma globulin was a little elevated?

Need more info: 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 helped to have the actual results. Elevated gamma globulins may indicate the presence of inflammation. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause globulin and protein levels to be elevated on a blood work test?

Can dehydration cause globulin and protein levels to be elevated on a blood work test?

Yes: Yes.
Wish you 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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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.
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In blood work, does elevated gamma globulin (m-spike) often cause the total serum globulin to be elevated as well?

In blood work, does elevated gamma globulin (m-spike) often cause the total serum globulin to be elevated as well?

Tt could: Since, total globulin level usually includes all kinds of globulins (alpha, m spike etc). An immunoelectrophoresis can further characterize the m spike. ...Read more

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What does elevated Igg-2364 and gamma globulin 2.2 mean with polyclonal gammopathy and Kappa and lambda typing increased?

What does elevated Igg-2364 and gamma globulin 2.2 mean with polyclonal gammopathy and Kappa and lambda typing increased?

Nothing serious: Polyclonal gammopathy does not have the seriousness of monoclonal gammpathy. Firstly your IgG and total globulin levels are only mildly elevated, so It may not mean any disease. One cause is chronic inflammation (infections) such as Chronic arthritis or chronic liver disease, conditions which can be checked out or ruled out easily if you ask your doctor and seek his/her advice about it. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a low calcium level of 8.2? Albumin 4.6, Globulin 1.8, BUN 16, Vit D 38. Sodium slightly elevated but all else in range

What could be the cause of a low calcium level of 8.2? Albumin 4.6, Globulin 1.8, BUN 16, Vit D 38. Sodium slightly elevated but all else in range

Calcium: What is your ionized calcium level? Why skin biopsy? And what other medications are you taking ie for depression and anxiety? Answer to all these can help us find answer to your query. ...Read more

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Why would pcp refer me to hematologist due to elevated protein in blood (elevated gamma globulin)? Is this something to be concerned about?

Why would pcp refer me to hematologist due to elevated protein in blood (elevated gamma globulin)? Is this something to be concerned about?

Further evaluation: There are many reasons for elevation of the serum protein. The hematologist is the best person to guide the work-up to determine if you have something like myeloma or other plasma cell dyscrasia or a non-malignant cause of the elevated protein level. ...Read more

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Had high alk phos and absolute eosphils. 10. .. also elavated bun/crea and globulin. Low vit d and calcium. Is it my kidneys? Could it be lymphoma?

Had high alk phos and absolute eosphils. 10. .. also elavated bun/crea and globulin. Low vit d and calcium. Is it my kidneys? Could it be lymphoma?

Need for evaluation: You have mentioned enough abnormal results to warrant a thorough evaluation of your health. Elevated BUN/Creat are the most serious. Please see your doctor and follow her/his advice for further evaluation and treatment. This issue is not suitable for this forum or self treatment. ...Read more

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I went 2 days 1/2 without water cause my doc appt was at 11. Had blood work done & protein and globulin levels were elevated. Is dehydration the cause?

Maybe/not: You ingest water value in the foods you eat or any fluid you drink. If you were making pee every 8 hours in the day before and of the tests were run, the effect of any water deprivation would be minimal. If you didn't pee during the 12 hrs prior to testing you might be dry enough to have a minimal elevation in some blood tests. ...Read more

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My globulin levels are elevated to a 4.2. All other things tested on my blood test were all normal. Can a high protein diet or stress cause it?

My globulin levels are elevated to a 4.2. All other things tested on my blood test were all normal. Can a high protein diet or stress cause it?

How do you feel?: Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. If you feel okay, I would not give this another thought. ...Read more

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I have history of elevated blood protein (8.3-8.7 since 09). Recently did spep with elevated gamma globulin. Why would pcp refer me to hematologist?

I have history of elevated blood protein (8.3-8.7 since 09). Recently did spep with elevated gamma globulin. Why would pcp refer me to hematologist?

Elevated gamma glob: Do you have an m-spike detected on your serum protein electrophoresis? Do you have an imimmunofixation electrophoresis? If you do have m-spike detected- your pcp refers you to see hematologist to make sure you don't have plasma cell disorder etc. Elevated gamma glob alone without m-spike or abnormal ife- could be caused by inflammation, infection etc. Ask this question to your pcp. ...Read more

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What can cause elevated alkaline phosphatase, beta globulin, TIBC, Compliment 3 +4, C-react. Protein and low ferritin, MCV, MCG and iron saturation?

What can cause elevated alkaline phosphatase, beta globulin, TIBC, Compliment 3 +4, C-react. Protein and low ferritin, MCV, MCG and iron saturation?

Low iron: Elevated alk phos is seen with liver and bone disorder. Iron deficiency is suspected, but chronic inflammation may cause most of the lab abnormalities. A hematologist could shed some light on these varied lab abnormalities. Collaboration with a rheumatologist would also be helpful to identify a chronic inflammatory process. ...Read more

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Labs came back abnormal. My wbc, testosterone, platelets, globulin and uibc were elevated. My creatinine&vitaminD are low. Should I be worried?

Labs came back abnormal. My wbc, testosterone, platelets, globulin and uibc were elevated. My creatinine&vitaminD are low. Should I be worried?

Somewhat: Vit D deficiency can cause serious problems but is easy to correct with 5-8000 iu of D3/day- avoid D2!
Low creatinine not a problem- just indicates you don't have much muscle mass. High WBC, platelets and globulin may indicate a bacterial infection or autoimmune issues. High testosterone may be related to PCOS.
Worry just enough to see your doctor soon for further evaluation and treatment! ...Read more

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Testing for AL amyloid. SPEP shows no M-spike but mildly elevated total protein & A/G ratio (2.7) due to high albumin. Globulins well within normal range. Worrisome? Serum/urine IFE &marrow biopsy ok, but elevated free K/L ratio due to low lambda.

OK: This is a thorough work up, the K/L ratio would not concern me in this instance unless either of the components were high, In that case I would check a bone marrow, which you have already confirmed as normal ...Read more

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If I had strep throat while getting blood work & my protein & globulin levels came back elevated... was strep the cause of it???

If I had strep throat while getting blood work & my protein & globulin levels came back elevated... was strep the cause of it???

How elevated?: 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. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, if you were dehydrated when the blood sample was collected, that may explain the "high" level. It would have helped to have the actual values.
Wish you 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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex.
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Can strept throat cause globulin and protein levels to be elevated or is this from not drinking water for 2 days the cause of dehydration?

Can strept throat cause globulin and protein levels to be elevated or is this from not drinking water for 2 days the cause of dehydration?

Both: Strep throat if left unattended can cause various systemic problems: damage to kidney, glomerulonephritis, and rheumatic heart valve problems. This is caused by immunoglobulins. So that is why your protens are elevated. Dehydration can increase too. ...Read more

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What might expln: tsh:2.475, t3:3, t4:1.1, testo. F:1.8, test. T:38 similarly fsh, lh, 17hydrox all normal -but sex hormone binding globulin elevated at 184?

What might expln: tsh:2.475, t3:3, t4:1.1, testo. F:1.8, test. T:38 similarly fsh, lh, 17hydrox all normal -but sex hormone binding globulin elevated at 184?

Need reverse T3 (liothyronine): Just commenting on the thyroid labs: I think you may have a slight hypothyroid problem, but hard to tell without complete labs. Is the T3 (liothyronine) a total or free? Also reverse T3 (liothyronine) needs to be done to know for sure. ...Read more

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What does globulin do?

Many things: Globulins are a number of different type of proteins in blood and have a multitude of different functions. Gamma globulins fight infections. ...Read more

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How do I lower my globulin?

Lower your globulin: I don't know of any reason why anyone would need to do that. ...Read more

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What is globulin. And is it good or bad?

A protein: Globulin is a type of protein that can be tested for n the blood, and is neither good nor bad. It is simply a way for a provider to determine specific possible conditions based on a patients presentation and levels. ...Read more

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Is a globulin result of 42 considered to be normal?

Is a globulin result of 42 considered to be normal?

Check the lab test: Labs might have slight difference in level
Check the normal level that is written next to the globulin level, as there should be one to indicate the normal level of the globulin as set by that lab ...Read more

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What's globulin? And what cause to have high levels?

What's globulin? And what cause to have high levels?

Blood proteins: It's all of the blood proteins except albumin. Levels may be up in a host of illnesses too numerous to name, or you may simply be a bit high because you're one of the several percent of people who fall outside a range that is set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside. You list yourself as having "colitis" and ulcerative colitis, crohn's and antibiotic colitis can raise it. ...Read more

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How to decrease globulin level?

How to decrease globulin level?

Underlying cause: How much is your globulin level? What symptoms do you have? Who told you that you need to decrease your globulin level? Increased globulin level is usually due to chronic inflammation or tumor of the bone marrow. You need to address the underlying cause.
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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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. ...Read more