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What Does Elevated Protime Mean
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
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
How high?: 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, elevated CK usually indicates some disorder of the muscles. Please consult this site for information and discuss the issue with your doctor http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/8336 ...Read more
Random Dist Width: Random distribution width (RDW) is a measure of the variability of the sizes (volume) of the red blood cells in a complete blood count. The lower the number, the more similar are the sizes of the red cells. The higher the rdw, the more variable are the red cells in sizes (from small to large). The variability in red cell sizes can sometimes help narrow down the causes of anemia in a patient. ...Read more
Autoimmune tests: These are blood tests that sometimes ordered to check for certain autoimmune diseases. They must always be interpreted in the context of a patient's symptoms. Sometimes they are positive, and have no connection to the person's symptoms. Rf is associated with rheumatoid arthritis but can also be positive in other conditions. Sm is associated with lupus; rnp w/ mixed connective tissue disease. ...Read more
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