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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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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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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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Can vulval dermatitis cause serum globulin to decrease?

Can vulval dermatitis cause serum globulin to decrease?

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

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My total bilurubin 0.88 direct bilurubin 0.37 indirect bilurubin is 0.51, serum globulin is 3.27 Are these levels normal?

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

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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

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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

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Could severe seasonal allergies cause a chance in serum globulin? Globulin went up to 34 from 29 back in November.

Could severe seasonal allergies cause a chance in serum globulin? Globulin went up to 34 from 29 back in November.

No: Agree with Dr Chiu. And the increase in serum globulin is marginal. But why are you checking serum globulin that often? Not really a routine test, unless there is another problem being followed, and that was back in November, 8 months ago. If no other health problem, and just seasonal allergies, disregard those figures, best wishes ...Read more

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Total protein 8.3, serum albumin 4.2 , serum globulin 3.8, albumin globulin ratio 1.2.. Is this abnormal?

Total protein 8.3, serum albumin 4.2 , serum globulin 3.8, albumin globulin ratio 1.2.. Is this abnormal?

Abnormal labs: It would be helpful that for the labs mentioned above. If you. Can find the normal range or reference range and list it than our answer can be more educated and helpful. The reference range does vary from one lab to another. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Serum (Definition)

Serum is the component of blood that does not contain cells or clotting factors. It does contain electrolytes an ...Read more