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What Do Bands Signify In Blood
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have 2 MRI that show white spots , I have inflammation in my blood test , a spinal tap 5 olblglobin bands , postive lupus doctors say I?
I had blood work done and my bands came back as 15. And WBC was 2.0 and RBC was 3.57 and platelets was 92.Should I see a doctor soon or is this norma?
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