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What Does Crea Stand For In Blood Test
Could be infection.: A high band count usually refers to how many white blood cells are actively maturing. When the band count is high, it usually refers to an escalating infection, or due to some other major stress. Talk to your doctor to find out why. Uncontrolled infections can be life-threatening. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You're healthy: I wish that labs would not even report the percentages of granulocytes. These fluctuate wildly with the minor stresses of life, and if the absolute counts of granulocytes and lymphocytes are fairly close to the reference ranges, you should simply not worry. ...Read more
A lot: Infection, connective tissue disorders, cancer, trauma, surgery, stress , and diet can all impact inflammatory markers on blood tests in a negative way. Your physician can help with the etiology or cause. A diet high in fruits and vegetables have been shown to lower some levels elevated from oxidative stress. ...Read more
Micromoles / liter: The little "U" is an attempt to reproduce the Greek lower-case mu. ...Read more
Clarify/more info.: This depends a lot on what levels/results you are referring to in your blood test. For example, MCHC or mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration is reported in g/dl, which is average concentration of hemoglobin per red cell, or in % of percent of volume of red blood cells that is taken up by hemoglobin. Again, it helps to be sure of the levels in question. ...Read more
Big picture: The red cell size distribution width is nothing other than a marker that says red cells vary in size; when i've been borderline-iron deficient from donating blood this has happened to me. Don't treat the number, find the cause -- it could be something as simple as your genes or a warning of real illness. Your physician can sort this out. Best wishes. ...Read more
If I have high pct in blood test (1.700) this is some problem for my health or not that imortant ? All other things are k only pct is high.
Procalcitonin: Ignore it. I think it's worthless to assay in healthy people. If it's rising and you're obviously sick, it's a marker for sepsis requiring more intense medical therapy. Some folks run high levels of these markers in health, and the reference ranges are set so that maybe 5% of healthy folks fall just above the top anyway. ...Read more
ASO test: This test is used to detect prior infection by group a streptococcus, the bacteria responsible for diseases such as strept throat, glomerulonephritis, rheumatic fever, bacterial endocarditis, and scarlet fever. The aso antibody may be found in the blood weeks or months after the primary infection has gone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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