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I am told my Glomerular filtration Rate is 57.6. Does this indicate Kidney disease? Creatinine is 1.0 BUN is 20 total Protein is 7.0 I am 55 w/f

I am told my Glomerular filtration Rate is 57.6. Does this indicate Kidney disease? Creatinine is 1.0 BUN is 20 total Protein is 7.0 I am 55 w/f

GFR: Your Estimated filtration rate is borderline. This is not a problem itself. The important concern is whether disease exists that might be progressive. Serum creatinine of 1.0 is "normal". So is serum creatinine 1.1. However, creatinine relates to muscle mass. If you are small muscled as a. 55 yo woman, then creatinine of 1.1 or 1.0 may indicate some minor impairment in its excretion. ...Read more

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Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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What does an abnormal protein band 1 mean on electrophoresis?

What does an abnormal protein 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 more

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What does an M spike mean with an abnormal protein band 1 ? I also have an elevated CK

What does an M spike mean with an abnormal protein band 1 ? I also have an elevated CK

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, An M spike may be a benign monoclonal gammopathy or a marker for a bone cancer. You ought to consult the doctor who ordered the test as more information is needed to assess this finding. ...Read more

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What is the normal range of abnormal protein band 1?

What is the normal range of abnormal protein band 1?

Unclear question: Abnormal protein band 1 is not a commonly recognized diagnosis. If it is an abnormal band then it should have no normal levels. ...Read more

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What does ABNORMAL PROTEIN BAND 1, SER/PLAS, BAND 2 and BAND 3 mean on labs. It doesn't give values. All other labs are normal.

What does ABNORMAL PROTEIN BAND 1, SER/PLAS, BAND 2 and BAND 3 mean on labs. It doesn't give values. All other labs are normal.

Protein band: If this is a serum electrophoresis or immunoelectrophoresis it suggests presence of an abnormal protein such as seen in gammopathy or multiple myeloma. A hematologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you and further testing,such as bone marrow biopsy, may be advised depending upon that assessment. ...Read more

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Are high lymphocytes (absolute and %) along with .2 abnormal protein band (m-protein) anything to worry about? Is further testing required?

Are high lymphocytes (absolute and %) along with .2 abnormal protein band (m-protein) anything to worry about?  Is further testing required?

Need more infor: Not enough infor to make judgement. Get a full CBC for review. High lymphocytes can be from viral infection. Also not sure why you get serum protein electrophosis. Given the m-protein (small), I suggest immunofixation to determine polyclonal vs monoclonal. Polyclonal means infection or inflammation. Monoclonal means either benign or malignant plasma cell dz or lymphoma. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How much protein in one day is too much?

How much protein in one day is too much?

It is harmless: Proteins in food are important, most adults require 50-60 grams per day. So anything over 70-80 grams is excessive. But proteins are harmless, the body can digest , use them as needed and get rid of the extra through the urine..So the excess is basically wasted via the urine. ...Read more

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What is the most amount of protein I can safely eat in one day?

What is the most amount of protein I can safely eat in one day?

Protein: The healthy amount of protein ingested daily is felt to be 1.1 gram per pound of body weight. 1 gram equals 0.35 ounce. That would be 5.82 ounces for a male weighing 150lbs if my math is correct. Consult a registered dietician for best advice about your nutrition. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best source of protein for one who's trying to build strength?

Animal protein!: Proteins that are not plant based have proportional amino axcid composition to your body's muscle. Lean fish, poultry, and meat. Milk protein is great, as are eggs. The least expensive supplements are made of whey protein (milk). Don't pay more for "hydrolyzed" proteins (pre-digested into amino acids. The claims they work better are unsubstantiated! ...Read more