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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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Would routine blood work have any indications as to pancreas problems (i.E. Lower blood count, increased white blood cells, etc.) what would those be?

Would routine blood work have any indications as to pancreas problems (i.E. Lower blood count, increased white blood cells, etc.) what would those be?

Lipase, amylase,: This depends on the pathology or the disease type of the pancrease (pancrelipase) itself. In acute pancreatitis (inflammation of pancrease (pancrelipase)) >amylase and lipase enzyme substances are elevated in the blood. >white blood cells can also be elevated . In gallstone pancreatitis ( pancreatitis caused by gallbladder stones) >liver function tests can be elevated. In pancreatic cancer. >ca 19.9 can be elevated in blood. ...Read more

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What can cause increased WBC, CRP,and Chloride levels in blood tests when all other lab work is normal?

What can cause increased  WBC, CRP,and Chloride levels in blood tests when all other lab work is normal?

Non specific.: just about anything can cause these results which are pretty nonspecific. if you are feeling well they may just be normal variation. Is this related to the reason you take Heparin or Zofran (ondansetron)? ...Read more

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What does a low sodium count of 134 indicate (no other abnormalities in blood work)? Should i look into it further?

What does a low sodium count of 134 indicate (no other abnormalities in blood work)? Should i look into it further?

134: Some labs consider that the lower level of normal. It could be just something that is transient. Ask your doctor that did the blood tests and they know you better. ...Read more

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Recent blood test shows I have a low white blood cell count. All other indicators are normal. What causes this and what do I do to fix it. 45yr, 85kg?

Recent blood test shows I have a low white blood cell count. All other indicators are normal. What causes this and what do I do to fix it. 45yr, 85kg?

Recheck WBC NO Fixes: I see this all the time in my practice= low WBC (white blood count). It may be normal if you have no other signs/symptoms. What is important is the trend--is your WBC count dropping over time? So my initial advice is to re-check in 1 month (with a WBC differential). Referral to a hematologist is needed if: WBC continues to drop, 'abnormal cells' on differential, low red cells or platelets. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have low band levels in blood ?

What does it mean to have low band levels in blood ?

Nothing: Bands are only increased in reactive conditions suc as an infection. Few or no bands is normal. ...Read more

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What does high mpv% of blood work indicate?

What does high mpv% of blood work indicate?

Meaning of high MPV: Mpv stands for mean platelet volume. A high mpv is usually indicative of a destructive process to platelets (such as immune thrombocytopenic purpura, inflammatory bowel disease, myeloproliferative diseases, bernard-soulier syndrome, pre-eclampsia...Etc). The bone marrow responses by producing and releasing an increased number of larger, younger platelets to the peripheral circulation. ...Read more

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What does a high potassium in my blood work indicate?

What does a high potassium in my blood work indicate?

Depends: It may have been artefactully high if you repeated clenched your fist during blood draw, or if the blood got hemolyzed. Other causes are kidney disease, metabolic disorders and some drugs. ...Read more

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Do bubbles in urine have any relation to high red blood cell count?

Do bubbles in urine have any relation to high red blood cell count?

See below: Bubbles in urine or very frothy urine may be due to protein in urine, and possible kidney disease.Generally speaking there is no connection to a high red blood cell count in the blood. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have all blood work normal except the immature granulocyte number and percent was low ?

What does it mean to have all blood work normal except the immature granulocyte number and percent was low ?

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, a few immature granulocytes, with no blasts, is not a cause for concern. ...Read more

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What does a high band mean in blood work?

What does a high band mean in blood work?

Fighting infection: "Bands" are immature white blood cells. When the body is under significant attack by an invader (bacterial, viral, or otherwise), it calls out the Marines (white blood cells as key portion of your immune system) and cells released a little early into circulation can be identified as such and are called "bands." ...Read more

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What to do if I have high levels of bilirubin in the blood stream result in?

What to do if I have high levels of bilirubin in the blood stream result in?

Find cause: Don't treat a lab value. If there's other abnormal liver labs, get a proper workup. Gilbert's non-disease features elevated indirect bilriubin for life. Drugs can cause cholestasis, and hemolysis (even from running a lot) can cause elevated indirect bilirubin. Your physician can do the workup. ...Read more

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What do elevated eosinophils in the blood mean?

What do elevated eosinophils in the blood mean?

May be a warning: An absolute eosinophil count above 500, especially in the morning, deserves some attention. Despite "pop" wisdom, it's seldom a warning about allergy, and if your allergies are acting up, you'd know anyway. Anything from worms to hodgkin's to the eosinophil family of diseases to nothing-at-all can do this. Again, the history & physical exam is your key. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Blood work came back as monocytes are high at 1.1 level, what does that mean?

Blood work came back as monocytes are high at 1.1 level, what does that mean?

Nothing: Reference ranges are set up so that several percent of healthy folks have values outside at either end. If you are obviously sick, this high absolute monocyte count might steer your physician toward one of the granulomatous diseases, or they may be activated lymphocytes from a mild viral illness that were miscounted as monocytes. Don't fret over minor lab anomalies. ...Read more

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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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Why would troponin and myoglobin show up at high levels in my blood work? What does CKMB or MB stand for in blood work?_

Why would troponin and myoglobin show up at high levels in my blood work? What does CKMB or MB stand for in blood work?_

Talk to your doctor: Troponin and CKMB are both cardiac enzymes released into the bloodstream when there has been damage to heart muscle and are generally used as markers for heart attacks. Myoglobin comes from regular skeletal muscle when it is damaged and appears in your urine. If your total CK is in the 1000s then it might artificially raise the cardiac markers but can damage kidneys, either way see a doctor now! ...Read more

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Low ferritin in blood work indicate what exactly?

Low ferritin in blood work indicate what exactly?

See below: Ferritin carries iron and is present in several organs including the liver when ferritin is low you are at increased risk for iron deficient anemai and you should see what your physician says about your blood count. ...Read more

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Blood work showed anemia with elevated platelets what could this indicate I feel fine?

Blood work showed anemia with elevated platelets what could this indicate I feel fine?

Iron deficiency: The combination of findings is commonly seen in iron deficiency. If you are an adult male, a hidden cause of bleeding, e.g., colon cancer must be excluded. If you are a female with regular heavy periods, you may just need iron supplementation. In either case it would be good idea to see your doctor, even though you feel fine. ...Read more

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