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What Does Hpf Mean In Lab Results
IT abbreviation: Unless I'm mistaken, I think SPRCS stands for something like "single provider report comment section" or "specialist provider report comment section". In other words, the doctor / pathologist is supposed to comment or type over this p ...Read more
Which test?: Can you re-send and let us know what test came out with a 3930, in what units? We'd love to help. Thanks. ...Read more
I sent my lab results to see if someone could tell me about the labs that are higher then average?! What the labs mean and if bad what should be done
Hi Mary: I don't have your labs, and I trust they got sent to someone who's good at this like Dr. G Singh. However, labs by themselves mean nothing, and reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside at either end. EVERYBODY has some of them out of range. This discussion is best held with your personal physician and only if something is WAY off. ...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. A patient with decreased plasma transferrin can suffer from iron overload diseases such as hemosiderosis. Discuss lab results with your doc. ...Read more
Depends: A physician will need to know more about your immune history (particularly with regard to infection severity and frequency, family history, vaccination history, context of laboratory testing when IgG/A found to be low and whether there is GI/liver/kidney/skin disease. You could begin by requesting a virtual consult. Good health! ...Read more
By itself, nothing: The ANA is only useful in the setting of suspected connective tissue disease such as lupus erythematosus. By itself, it means nothing as a significant percent of the normal population have positive anas. It should never be used as a screening test for fatigue, muscle aches, etc. On the other hand, if the physician truly suspects lupus, an intermediate level as above means more tests are needed. ...Read more
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, low levels of IgG and IgA indicate deficiency of antibodies and susceptibility to infections and auto-immune disorders. ...Read more
Lab results for u arsenic, 24hr was 46 range 0-35, u arsenic conc 39 range 0-35. What does this mean?
Not much: Those values are not impressive and are likely due to eating fish or shellfish. Abstain from eating these foods for a week and repeat the tests. If the arsenic level is significantly elevated, have the doctor run organic vs inorganic arsenic levels. ...Read more
Pcm sent me home w/ 4pgs if lab results. I'm home now and I don't understand how to interpret them. Does that mean nothing's wrong? Should I call them?
Knowledge = Power: Yes, if you don't feel like you understand your lab results, you should talk with your doctor about them to make sure everything is ok. It's most likely that they are all normal because usually your doctor will and should discuss any concerning abnormalities with you. ...Read more
I have lab results that show positive for the following; what does it mean with the different types and all? Salmonella H type a & b and Sal O type Vi
Human Salmonella infections are caused by the species Salmonella enterica, which is divided into six subspecies. There are over 2500 distinct serotypes (distinct variants) of the species. The Widal Test tests for antibodies to the surface (O) antigen and flagella (H)antigen. Acute and convalescent sera should show a 4 fold increase in titer to be considered positive.
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What does a troponin result of <0.02* mean? I was reading over my lab results and wondered if this was significant to anything or if this was normal.
Normal.: Troponin is a chemical released into your blood when heart cells are damaged. This occurs most dramatically when one has a heart attack. Your leves were not elevated. ...Read more
My friend`s cervic lab result says sin 1. What does it mean? What is the risk for it to become cancer?
RBC characteristics: These are characteristics of red blood cells, indicating how large they are, how much hemoglobin is present in each and how much variation is present. They provide clues to vitamin and iron deficiences and congenital disorders and medication reactions. ...Read more
Ammonia: To me this represents a very sick liver. ...Read more
I got test results b ack saying my lupus lab results are abnormal. What does that mean and what should be my next step?
Not enough info: What specific labs do you mean? No one can say what they mean when you do not supply specifics. Speak with your rheumatologist. ...Read more
What do u mean with gram stained smears shows numerous gram-negative rod-shaped bacilli? . Its my lab result please help
I just recieved lab results back with no explination. They said my LDL was 223 and my sgpt is 81. What does this mean. I am 35 yr old male.?
You get a workup: I'm a little concerned about the SGPT unless you just had a really nasty muscle injury. These will probably be repeated off alcohol, painkillers, and other meds you don't truly need. If they're down, good -- this may be a warning. If not -- workup for subtle, treatable liver disease. This may be your body's way of asking for more physical exercise. ...Read more
Going over lab results from last week. Dr didn't mention my homocysteine level was 34.5 umol/l. What exactly does this mean? Isn't that a little high
I strongly recommend genetic testing via 23andme. Com then running your results through MTHFRSupport STerling's App.
Also test for magnesium RBC, zinc, copper, B12, B6, B2. Any deficiencies MUST be corrected.
More information on homocystine:
http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2013/08/homocysteine.html ...Read more
Pregnancy test: A serum HCG of.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hepatitis Lab test:
By itself, the total antibody test tells only part of the story. Reactive basically means positive. If you were vaccinated for Hep A, the total Ab will be reactive, so that is good.
If you were ever exposed to Hep A, it will also be reactive. You need the IgM and symptoms to see if it's a recent infection. IgG indicates prior infection and helps you resist a new infection. ...Read more
What does it mean when I have an index value of 20.9 for a herpes i, ii, and IgG test? Lab results
Old infection: I do not know the reference value of the lab that did the test but I assume this is higher than normal and is interpreted as reactive. It means at one point in your life, you have been exposed to both varieties of hepres -i generally responsible for 'cold sores' and ii, generally responsible for genital lesions. However with diverse sexual practicess, they are becoming more interchangeable. ...Read more
I had US of my kidney the lab result shows I have subtle isoechoic mass of 2.8 cm what does it means?
Here are some...: If living up to > 50, some 35-50% of persons will develop small cysts in kidneys, which display themselves as isoechoic mass. For a 2.8-cm one, it is reasonable to just follow it conservatively by repeating a renal US in one year for comparison; that is enough. By the way, do you have blood in the urine? More? Ask your PCP or urologist. Best wish... ...Read more
My lab results for ANA lab/test. CYTOPLASMIC SPECKLING PRESENT. What does cytoplasmic speckling present mean?
Not much info added: Diffuse and speckled antinuclear antibodies are the least specific. These tests by themselves themselves can range from normal to many disorders. Only the doctor ordering can interpret. ...Read more
Hi, please explain to me what is meant by "endometrium showing mid proliferative activity". my lab results came back as such?
Probably normal: The endometrium proliferates in the first part of the menstrual cycle. An endometrial biopsy taken during that time would show the result you noted. After ovulation, the endometrium converts to a "secretory endometrium" in preparation for a pregnancy. If conception does not happen the endometrium is shed - that is the menstrual period. ...Read more
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