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What Does Cp Mean Of Blood Test
From the blood count: Mean corpuscular volume. Below about 75 femtoliters, they're small, above about 95 femtolitera they're biggish. ...Read more
Red cell morphology: Ovalocytes are red blood cells which have lost their normal biconcave shape. Anisocytosis means that the red cells are of different non-uniform shapes and sizes. These findings are used in conjunction with other elements of your blood count to classify anemia and identify possible causes. Those can include a variety of things that damage rbcs or interfere with their proper maturation. ...Read more
Micromoles / liter: The little "U" is an attempt to reproduce the Greek lower-case mu. ...Read more
Numbers are numbers: Numbers are just numbers, so the significance of them must be looked at in the context of a patient's real-life situation. From a purely numbers point of view, "above high normal" usually means that only ~3% of the NORMAL people in the community get that test result, and the other 97% of the NORMAL people in the community would get a lower result. So, most people with such a result are not normal. ...Read more
Nothing specific: The monocytes are a form of white cell, cousin to the lymphocyte, that often increases their relative number in a variety of infectious conditions. Mononucleosis is a lay term for the elevation when it occurs with an EB virus infection.Other viruses and some bacteria can trigger the same relative increase in monocytes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inconclusive: It means that you probably took the test too soon. If your period is not late yet you must wait. If that is not the case then take a second test. ...Read more
It's a good thing...: You have one of the more rare blood types. It is in about 3% of the population. But the good news is, AB positive is known as the "Universal Recipient". That means in case of an emergency, you can receive a transfusion from anybody. ...Read more
Biomarker: High sensitivity CRP first of all not just CRP is a surrogate risk factor for developing heart disease. Age, cholesterol, fam hx, and tobacco use are the main risk factors for heart disease. Having said that, there was a study that looked at heart events in patients supposed to be at low risk based on chol and traditional risk factors, and found high CRP. That is when this whole thing started. ...Read more
Transferrin is a…: …blood plasma protein that delivers 2 iron ions from absorption centers to all tissues, especially for the production of hemoglobin. Low tf may be a liver defect (where it's made) or a kidney problem allowing excessive loss. Decreased plasma tf can lead to iron overload diseases such as hemosiderosis. Increased tf binds free iron, leading to anemia. Discuss lab results with your doc. ...Read more
???: I'm not sure what that means. I guess your blood work is inconclusive and the doc cannot make a definite diagnosis. Tell your doc to explain what he/she meant with that and more importantly what he/she wants to do about it. ...Read more
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