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What Does Abnormal Band 1 Mean On Electrophoresis
Bone marrow disorder: It means that you are making too much of a single antibody or just a part of an antibody because one clone of plasma cells from your bone marrow has developed over the normal population. This can be a benign condition for many years or progress into a condition called multiple myeloma that needs treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I am having trouble finding this question. can all abnormal hemoglobin be diagnosed by electrophoresis?
Inflammation: Serum protein electrophoresis is a test that examines specific proteins in the blood, serum Albumin and alpha-1, alpha-2, beta, and gamma globulins. In the alpha-1 zone, alpha-1 antitrypsin (aat) is the major protein, which is involved in neutralizing enzymes secreted by inflammatory cells. Aat is increased in acute inflammation. ...Read more
I did a hemoglobin electrophoresis test. The result negative and hemoglobin pattern are normal.What does this mean? I am not thalassemia carrirer?
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, it would have helped to have the actual results, especially concentration of Hb A2. It would be prudent to discuss it with the doctor who ordered the tests. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
What does Lipoprotein Electrophoresis test show? I had one, and now my doctor can not explain it, and never references it, always looking at lipids
SeperatesLipoprotein: particles by charge & size. Lipoproteins, complex fat particles which transport all fat molecules around body in the water outside cells, have always been the correct issue for artery disease, not any one fat, eg. cholesterol or triglycerides, which is being carried. The higher the LDL-particle concentrations, the more arterial disease progresses; the higher the Large-HDL-particles, the slower. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 13 month old had high hgb a2, and f on electrophoresis. In comments it said heterozygous hgb a and hgb c are present. What does it mean?
Hemoglobin c trait: There are multiple variants of hemoglobin, which is the protein in your red blood cells that carries oxygen. As long as you have a normal component (in this case HGB a) there should not be any major health problems. It could be a problem for your grandchildren, though. If they get your child's abnormal variant, and an abnormal variant from the other parent, they could have a blood disease. ...Read more
My CBC exame show MCV low 77.3 and MCH low 22.5 what is the causes and is that mean iam treat thalassemia . Hg electrophoresis all normal afsa2?
Low MCV often IDA: I agree with other responders that a low MCV is likely iron deficiency anemia (ida). However, instead of assume that and treat, some simple tests can be done. CBC w/diff, peripheral blood smear, reticuloctye count, epo level, ferritin & other iron studies. Ferritin tends to be the best iron study for determination of ida. Also a ua (for microhematuria) and fob (fecal occult blood test). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What does elevated IgM means in serum electrophoresis, everything else is at normal values? Patient expirienced frequently angioedemas recently? Thank
Depends: The IgM elevation would depend on how high & whether it is monoclonal or polyclonal. If the value is just moderately elevated, it may signal the presence of a current infection which can potentially be the cause for the angioedema. On the other hand, it is more likely that it has nothing to do with your angioedema at all. Consult an allergist if this remains an issue. ...Read more