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What Does Abnormal Blood Work Mean
I got thyroid blood work done and there was an abnormal drop in tsh. What does this mean? Should I be concerned?
Not enough info: Hi. We need more info. Is your TSH now well below the normal range? If it is (assuming your pituitary's healthy), your TSH is suppressed, and that means you are hyperthyroid. Your free T4 and free T3 should also be measured. It would be good to see an endocrinologist unless your doc is very comfortable with this. Good luck! ...Read more
What would tcells 83% cd4/cd8 ratio of 6.5, Nk 2%, polytypic bcells 15% mean? I've been having abnormal blood work so they completed a flow cytometry.
Not that much: cannot say in your particular case, but generally, there's a lot of variability in these. BUT in HIV or other immunosuppression, the T cell count is low and the CD4 ratio is LOW.. below 2 not above 5. BUT the polytypia, the elevated counts all imply an ongoing chronic infection such as TB, chronic viral infection (non-HIV) syphillis, lyme, etc. ...Read more
I got my blood work do except thyr peroxide ab? 34.4 what does this mean? Any helps appreciated thanks
Hashimoto's : An elevated thyroid peroxidase antibodies level indicates that you have hashimoto's thyroid disease- an autoimmune disease where an antibody in your body starts attacking your thyroid. Over time, this will lead to hypothyroidism. If your thyroid level is ok right now, you will need periodic monitoring to catch the time when you will start needing thyroid replacement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Routine blood work: when the dr. Signs off on normal test results, does that mean they looked them over and confirmed?
Yes, but...: Life is not perfect, so occasionally a lab result can be overlooked. If a patient is worried about a lab result, she can make an appointment with her regular doctor or another doctor to go over the lab result and it's meaning. ...Read more
I recently had blood work done and the rf factor came back positive, but what does that mean? Results state: "rf qn.... 1:1.. Positive"
Rheumaoid factor: If you are having symptoms of arthritis the rheumatoid factor would be evidence of rheumatoid arthritis. However, of people with rheumatoid arthritis 20% will be negative for rheumatoid factor while some studies have shown that 20% of normal people will have a positive rheumatoid factor. If arthritic symptoms test indicates rheumatoid arthritis, but if you have no arthritis meaning unknown. ...Read more
No: Normal blood work is a good thing, but there are no guarantees in matters of health. We can only incline our bodies toward good health with healthy lifestyles devoid of toxins like drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, and diets with fruits and vegetables, protein, low in starches (breads, potatoes, pasta, ; rice, ) and daily exercise. ...Read more
I recently got blood work done and i was looking at my results my b/c ratio was 25.4. What exactly does this mean?
Follow up appt: To get the best evaluation, have a follow up appointment with your doctor to discuss test results. Remember, normal ranges include 95% of the population being tested & may not be optimal for each person. If the tests are normal, ask what would be optimal for you in treating your symptoms. ...Read more
Intoxicated: That you were intoxicated at the time of testing. ...Read more
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