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What does high bands in blood test mean and how to correct this?

What does high bands in blood test mean and how to correct this?

Could be infection.: A high band count usually refers to how many white blood cells are actively maturing. When the band count is high, it usually refers to an escalating infection, or due to some other major stress. Talk to your doctor to find out why. Uncontrolled infections can be life-threatening. ...Read more

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Any other diseases that o bands show up in CSF not blood , besides MS?

Any other diseases that o bands show up in CSF not blood , besides MS?

Yes: Examples of other diseases that can cause oligoclonal bands in the CSF include infections (eg, nervous system Lyme disease), autoimmune diseases, brain tumors, and lymphoproliferative diseases. Given how many diseases can result in oligoclonal bands in the CSF, the diagnostic utility of this finding is limited. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What does high bands in blood tests and spinal fluid mean ?

What does high bands in blood tests and spinal fluid mean ?

Possible infection: Bands are immature forms of neutrophils and are produced by bone marrow in higher numbers most frequently as a response to infection. Remember this is just one isolated point of information and needs to be correlated with the overall clinical scenario. ...Read more

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What do bands on white blood cell count mean?

What do bands on white blood cell count mean?

Immature cells: Bands are the immature white blood cells, their presence can mean many things, but we typically find them elevated in acute infection, in the sense that in an acute infection your bone marrow is pumping out so many white blood cells to fight infection that it start pumping out immature ones "bands". ...Read more

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I did a spinal tap protien is 66 and serum is 37 she did blood test and is comparing it to the oclinolonic bands what are the test she did and what are the looking for if the bands are fine?

I did a spinal tap protien is 66 and serum is 37 she did blood test and is comparing it to the oclinolonic bands what are the test she did and what are the looking for if the bands are fine?

Complicated: Your doctor is checking your central nervous system.There are many possible reasons which I will not spell out for you. I think you better have a face to face with your doctor show she can explain what it all means or does not mean. for oligoclonal bands ...Read more

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Blood work shows gam globulin low at 0.7 and M-spike,SPE, g/fl abnormal at 0.3. Two para protein bands in gam. Region. How serious is this?

Blood work shows gam globulin low at 0.7 and M-spike,SPE, g/fl abnormal at 0.3.  Two para protein bands in gam. Region. How serious is this?

Need more info: I am assuming that you had a serum electrophoresis performed for one reason or another. The "normal" and "abnormal" in this case can only be judged in context rather than in absolutes, so more information is necessary. Did you have a urine electrophoresis? Any other results? Free light chains? Did your doctor state that you have protein in the urine? ...Read more

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Had spinal tap. O bands were found in CSF and not blood sample. IgG Index, CSF was 1.20. Does this tell how many bands? Says MS or another disease?

Had spinal tap. O bands were found in CSF and not blood sample. IgG Index, CSF was 1.20. Does this tell how many bands? Says MS or another disease?

Get diagnosed: The spinal fluid may well be consistent with an immune mediated disorder, but MS is a clinical diagnosis based on history, exam, and MRI patterns. Your neurologist should readily be able to sort out these findings. And no, you do not list the number of oligoclonal bands. ...Read more

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White blood cell bands increased for the last 3 months. It was 8, then 10, now 12. I haven't had fever or infection. Could this mean cancer is back?

Not helpful: Don't draw any conclusions from this. Bands vary, mostly with how well the lab looks for them. Your papillary thyroid cancer will either not recur, or recur as itself -- another tiny lump -- or much less likely, in an unmistakable form as a rapidly-growing mass. ...Read more

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