Top
20
Doctor insights on: What Does A Decreased Ptt Level Mean

Share
1

1
What does a high mean platelet volument signify?

What does a high mean platelet volument signify?

Large platelets: The mpv is a measure of how large the platelet is. Large platelets are presumptively young platelets. If the platelets are being used up or destroyed rapidly (dic or itp) then younger platelets are released into the blood and this is reflected in an increase in the mpv. Also some hereditary platelet disorders cause high mpv. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Riker
226 doctors shared insights

Partial Thromboplastin Time (Definition)

The time required for clot formation in blood plasma after activation and addition of platelet particles such as phospholipids. The test called PTT or aptt is used to assess the coagulation pathways or clotting pathways in your blood. A prolonged aptt can indicate a deficiency of a component of the clotting pathways, such as factors xii, xi, ix, viii, x, v, ...Read more


2

2
What does high level of prothromdim mean?

What does high level of prothromdim  mean?

Thin blood: It means that the blood is thinned usually by a medication called warfarin or coumadin. If elevated without taking this medication, it needs investigation. ...Read more

3

3
What does a high IgA level mean?

What does a high IgA level mean?

Nothing bad: Iga is the amount of immunoglobulin a and it can be measured in the blood serum and less commonly in the saliva. While a low amount of serum IgA may predispose some people to recurrent infections, an elevated serum IgA is nothing to worry about. It means the person is making good amounts of antibody. ...Read more

4

4
What does a high immunoglobulin level mean for you?

What does a high immunoglobulin level mean for you?

It depends: There are several types of immunoglobulin, igg, iga, IgM and ige. Having a "high" level of each of them could mean different things. It is also important to know if it is a "high" overall level, or a "high" level of a specific kind of igg, iga, igm, or ige. In general, a high ige means "allergy". High igg/a/m can mean different things depending on their specificity (total or specific). ...Read more

5

5
What does a high IgA blood level mean?

What does a high IgA blood level mean?

If: Slightly elevated probably not much. Of concern will be a low number, suggesting immunosuppression, or a very high one suggesting some proliferative disorder. F/u with your doctor to determine course of action. ...Read more

6

6
What is the normal INR level. And what does coagulation activity percentage mean?

What is the normal INR level. And what does coagulation activity percentage mean?

INR: Normal inr is 1.0 not sure about second part of your question...Are you on blood thinners? Talk to your physician. ...Read more

7

7
What does a high RDW indicate?

What does a high RDW indicate?

High red cell: Turn over. Rdw is the term for variation in red cell size and is elevated in iron deficiency anemia, hemolytic anemia, following blood loss or any other state in which red cells are being lost and generated at an increased rate. ...Read more

8

8
What does it mean if my platelet level is high?

What does it mean if my platelet level is high?

Thrombocytosis: High platelet count is indicative of either a primary bone marrow myeloproliferative disorder or a secondary cause like iron deficiency, stress. Primary disorders include et essential thrombocytosis are driven by jak2 mutation or CML driven by bcrabl mutation. High platelets cause risk of vascular thrombosis, tia, cva, mi. Underlying cause have to be diagnosed and treated to normalize counts. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
What does a low c-peptide level mean for you?

What does a low c-peptide level mean for you?

Loosing pancreas: Low c peptide could mean no reserve of pancreas -type 1 diabetes, high c peptide is a sign of leaking pancreas - inflammation and type 2 diabetes. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
What does it mean to have a high d-dimer level?

What does it mean to have a high d-dimer level?

Suspect PE: A high level may indicate you have had a pe tho not necesarily acute. Sising levels mean you have one now. ...Read more

11

11
What does elevated immunoglobulin a mean?

What does elevated immunoglobulin a mean?

It depends: There are several types of immunoglobulin, igg, iga, IgM and ige. Having a "high" level of each of them could mean different things. It is also important to know if it is a "high" overall level, or a "high" level of a specific kind of igg, iga, igm, or ige. In general, a high ige means "allergy". High igg/a/m can mean different things depending on their specificity (total or specific). ...Read more

12

12
What does a low level of IgA mean?

What does a low level of IgA mean?

IgA deficiency is: the most common of all the "selective antibody deficiencies " occurring in 1:300-1:700 of the population. Levels vary greatly from person to person and in different age groups. Infants have the lowest range of normal and sometimes IgA is either extremely low or may be undetectable in the newborn period. Levels are typically checked if someone has recurring infections of the sinuses, ears or lung ...Read more

13

13
What does it mean to have a low IgM level?

What does it mean to have a low IgM level?

Immune test: The body normally makes immunoglobulins iga, igg, igm, ige and igd. Low or absent IG levels are seen in patients with recurrent infections. A low igm level that is clinically relevant usually occurs in the presence of a low igg and/or IgA level. It is always best to treat a patient, not a number. If a person is otherwise healthy and only has lower igm, usually no worries. ...Read more

14

14
What does a high level of immunoglobulin m mean?

Several causes: Multiple myeloma, early infections, rheumatoid arthritis and some kinds of kidney disease can cause this. The likely causes can vary with the age of the person. You need to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

15

15
What does a high immunoglobulin mean ?

How high?: Minimally elevated probably not worth worrying about. Very or moderately high requires a test - serum immunoelectrophoresis - to rule-out multiple myeloma. Minimally high bears repeating twice a year. ...Read more

16

16
What does a high sgpt level indicate?

What does a high sgpt level indicate?

Liver inflammation: Sgpt is one of the enzymes (the other related one being sgot) produced as part of liver metabolism. If either are high, this indicates some problem with the liver causing inflammation such as alcohol, infection, gallstones, viral hepatitis, or a great many other things. Many times this is temporary but if your doctor discovers this, (s)he will follow up to make sure it normalizes. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
What does low level of troponin I mean?

What does low level of troponin I mean?

Normal finding: Troponin i is elevated due to injury to heart muscle and is used to help diagnose heart attacks as well as stratify risk in patients with chest pain. A low or unmeasurable troponin is a normal finding but does not guarantee a lack of heart issues. ...Read more

19

19
What does a low TSH level mean?

What does a low TSH level mean?

Need to look at T3 (liothyronine): And free t4. Low tsh, depending on the sensitivity of the assay, indicates thyroid hyper-function. However, the suspected hyperthyroidism needs to be confirmed with high levels of T3 (liothyronine) and free t4. All lab tests need to be evaluated in the clinical context and it would be prudent to take up the issue with your doctor. ...Read more

20

20
What does low level of IgM mean?

What does low level of IgM mean?

Maybe nothing?: Igm is a type of antibody you make to help fight infections. Slightly low igm by itself may not mean anything (i.e., your nature level). If it is very low, or other antibodies are also low (or not functioning), it may be a sign of immune deficiency that can lead to more infections. If you have ?S, see a clinical immunologist. They can help determine if your immune system is functioning properly. ...Read more