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I tested positive for a JAK2 mutation on a blood test and when my marrow was tested the JAK2 mutation was not found. How can this be?

I tested positive for a JAK2 mutation on a blood test and when my marrow was tested the JAK2 mutation was not found.  How can this be?

Borderline result?: You are correct to wonder how a genetic test that is positive in blood can be negative in marrow, because a marrow aspirate is around 50% blood. If a blood test was borderline to begin with (due to a low percentage of positive cells), or if it was a false positive, then it may turn up negative in the marrow. ...Read more

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Hi there, if a patient has a high level of BUN,ALT, ALKP and GGT what condition may the patient have? (On a blood test)

Too Broad: Liver inflammation is caused by infection, obesity, genetics, drug interactions, alcohol use, and cancers. There are dozens of possibilities and further testing is mandatory with this simple screening result of abnormal liver functions. ...Read more

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On my blood test, my BUN was 5. What does that mean?

On my blood test, my BUN was 5. What does that mean?

BUN: Blood urea nitrogen.... It's an indication of kidney function. Your BUN is perfectly normal. ...Read more

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Recent blood test showed my bun at 18 and my creative at 1.02 both on high end of range, should I be worried ?

No: If you are a muscular male, these results would be right in the normal range. As it is the results are within normal limits. However, all lab 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. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/creatinine/my00144. ...Read more

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Recently got a blood test and had a bun level of 6.0 mg/dl and b/c ratio is 6.6. They said they were low. Should i be concerned?

Recently got a blood test and had a bun level of 6.0 mg/dl and b/c ratio is 6.6. They said they were low. Should i be concerned?

BUN of 5: Your BUN of 6 mg/dl is low. It is important to know that its level varies from lab to lab. And it is related to your protein intake and your state of hydration. You did not give your creatinine (c) level. Your c is dependent on your sex, age, weight and age. If the physician (p) who ordered the test is not worried, as he did not call you, do not worry about it. If you need reassurance, call the p. ...Read more

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I recently had a blood test . The BUN was 10 and creatinine was 1.2 . I am a 36 year old male , Asian and am worried about the high creatinine levels?

I recently had a blood test . The BUN was 10 and creatinine was 1.2 . I am a 36 year old male , Asian and am worried about the high creatinine levels?

Need more info: Creatinine level in blood depends on the kidney function, but also on the amount of protein intake and muscle mass and activity that you have. You need a glomerular filtration test for a better evaluation of your kidney function. ...Read more

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I had blood test done at er everything came back normal but what is b/cr test it was 6.2 and A/G was 1.0 should I be worried and my bun is 5 mg ?

Both in normal range: Bun and creatinine are common blood tests used to measure kidney function. The ratio is typically around 10 for normal. The ratio can go above 20 in various conditions such as dehydration or intrinsic kidney problems. The albumin/globulin ratio is also in the normal range. Which is a non specific test to determine the different types of proteins in your blood including antibodies. ...Read more