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Sma 18 Blood Test
In my sons blood test (he is 18 months) what does ly 60.2 and gr 35.3 mean. He has been diag with thalassemia.
THALASSEMIA: Thalassemia is genetic disease involving red blood cells, more fetal hb-f that are sensitive to oxidative destruction causes shorter red cell life, resulting anemia. Other abnormal hb in thalassemia are barts, e, a2 etc. Cells you mentioned are from family of white blood cells. High lympho% usually seen in viral illnesses, and high granulocyte% in bacterial, not directly related to thalassemia.See 1 more doctor answer
Recent blood test showed my bun at 18 and my creative at 1.02 both on high end of range, should I be worried?
No: If you are a muscular male, these results would be right in the normal range. As it is the results are within normal limits. However, all lab 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. See this site for more info. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/creatinine/my00144.
My last LMP was the 8th october n lasted 5 days now 18 days late 4 negative home tests and a negative blood test what ele could it be?
Anovulation: You could be having an anovulatory cycle. These are cycles in which the ovary fails to release the egg. This alters hormonal levels and disrupts the cycle. Call your doctor.
My DHEA level is high. A blood test taken 18 mos ago showed a level of 406, and a more recent test shows 380. 55 yr, active, healthy male. Concern?
No concern: DHEA levels vary widely in individuals, as well as throughout the day. Levels are normally higher in men compared to women. It is a precursor hormone made by the adrenal glands. Unless there was a particular concern related to your adrenal glands, it should not have been measured, and certainly should not be a part of a "routine" lab screen.
Cholesterol: Your cholesterol results are great. You have a high HDL that helps protect against atherosclerotic heart disease. Your LDL level is good. Continue to eat healthy and exercise. If you take cholesterol lowering medicine - discuss with your doctor about the results. Your diabetes status is important to analyze these results.
No: If your beta HCG is.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: But you must accept the responsibility that if something is not able to be diagnosed or missed by not getting the test the consequences are your responsibility. Also when you are on some medications you need to have blood work to asses treatment and may hinder your treatment.
Big picture: Red cell size distribution width can be high simply from donating blood, or from early iron deficiency before anemia or any of several non-problems. And reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthies fall outside. Your history, physical exam and other labs are what matter; ignore a lone high rdw.
Many reasons: Some blood tests require that you do them several times to get an idea of how your body is responding to certain internal or external cues (disease, exercise, medication, etc), and this is done over time. Sometimes a blood test gives an unexpected result, and a repeat test is performed to assure accuracy of the test or require additional studies.
Unclear question: Laboratories report calculate osmolarity based on electrolyte levels, BUN and Glucose. 282 is a normal level. If your doctor has any concern, s/he can ask for a measured value of osmolarity. In some instances the gap between the calucated and measured values provides additional information.
Your own doctor: You have an absolute right to a full explanation from your care provider. Nobody here can do more than help with some minor detail. Be assertive and you will get the answers you need from someone who knows you.See 1 more doctor answer
No: Because many illnesses are not diagnosable by bloodwork, and there are a host of genetic illnesses for which the labs are very expensive and are a waste of money if there's no reason to suspect the illness is present.See 1 more doctor answer
Follow directions: If you need a test you will be given a lab slip. The doctor or office will send you for a blood test slip. Take it to the lab along with your health insurance and go to the lab. If you get weak when someone takes blood ask them to have you lie down when it is donel
Not a big issue: You must be kidding, right? You have never had blood drawn? It is not a big issue.See 1 more doctor answer