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What Does Elevated Bands Mean
Many possibilities: . . . too many possible causes. This would not be the best venue to get this question answered. WBC's elevate for many reasons--some more harmless than others. They are made in your bone marrow, and might be an indication of a problem there. OR, since the WBC goes up during stress/inflammation, it may not be related to your bone marrow at all. This is why you need a more thorough evaluation. ...Read more
My 5-hiaa level was elevated. It's at 11.0 what could this mean? What is a normal range for this test? Thanks for your help.
Need more info: 5-HIAA is a metabolite of serotonin and is usually measured in 24 hour urine after ensuring dietary precautions. Your result is higher than normal, but it is important to know the reference range of your laboratory. Please visit this site for more information and discuss the matter with the doctor who ordered the test. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003612.htm ...Read more
What does an elevated Gloublin of 4.2 mean?? (Normal range is 2.0-4.0)
Albumin normal at 3.9 (Normal range is 3.5-5.0).
Probably nothing: This is such a minor elevation, it probably just means you were fighting off a cold or minor infection and the antibodies in your immune system (which are made of globulins) were slightly elevated when you took this test. I would repeat it when you are feeling completely well, and if it is still elevated, discuss further testing with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe CHF: An elevated bnp may be assoc. W/ chf. Symptoms of CHF include increasing shortness of breath, especially when one lies down at night which is relieved by sitting up; rapid weight gain (ex: >1-2 lbs in 24 hrs), leg swelling, fatigue. See your doc if you have these symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hemoglobin : Hgb is abbreviation for hemoglobin, the carrier of oxygen in the red blood cell. Low HGB is anemia. High HGB reflects excess red cells, called polycythemia. There are many causes so you will need further testing by your physician to establish the correct cause of your polycythemia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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