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What does an abnormal protein band 1 mean on electrophoresis?

What does an abnormal protein band 1 mean on electrophoresis?

Bone marrow disorder: It means that you are making too much of a single antibody or just a part of an antibody because one clone of plasma cells from your bone marrow has developed over the normal population. This can be a benign condition for many years or progress into a condition called multiple myeloma that needs treatment. ...Read more

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Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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What does an M spike mean with an abnormal protein band 1 ? I also have an elevated CK

What does an M spike mean with an abnormal protein band 1 ? I also have an elevated CK

Need more info: 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, An M spike may be a benign monoclonal gammopathy or a marker for a bone cancer. You ought to consult the doctor who ordered the test as more information is needed to assess this finding. ...Read more

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What does ABNORMAL PROTEIN BAND 1, SER/PLAS, BAND 2 and BAND 3 mean on labs. It doesn't give values. All other labs are normal.

What does ABNORMAL PROTEIN BAND 1, SER/PLAS, BAND 2 and BAND 3 mean on labs. It doesn't give values. All other labs are normal.

Protein band: If this is a serum electrophoresis or immunoelectrophoresis it suggests presence of an abnormal protein such as seen in gammopathy or multiple myeloma. A hematologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you and further testing,such as bone marrow biopsy, may be advised depending upon that assessment. ...Read more

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Does this"blood protein trace"mean one is HIV positive?

No: If you're referring to a urinalysis, it just means you have traces of blood and protein in your urine, which could occur for too many reasons to mention here. ...Read more

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C1 Esterase Inhibitor Panel had two functional and one protein level. The protein level was 11 (20-40 ml/dL). What does that mean? Other two normal.

C1 Esterase Inhibitor Panel had two functional and one protein level. The protein level was 11 (20-40 ml/dL). What does that mean? Other two normal.

Makes no sense: C1INH assays may show low C1INH (which you appears to have) or normal C1INH level with impaired functioning if you are looking for the typical cases of hereditary edema. If the quantity is low, there cannot be normal functioning. If you do have HAE, treatment should be started promptly to prevent throat swelling. ...Read more

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I took a Lumbar Puncture test and one result came back, CSF protein 46...what does this count mean?

I took a Lumbar Puncture test and one result came back,  CSF protein 46...what does this count mean?

Probably OK: That's a barely abnormal protein level. If it's the only abnormal finding in your CSF, probably everything is OK. But double check with your doctor. ...Read more

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How accurate are urine dip sticks? Did one at Dr office and showed protein in urine. Can it mean uti? Dr taking it to lab for culture.

How accurate are urine dip sticks? Did one at Dr office and showed protein in urine. Can it mean uti? Dr taking it to lab for culture.

Quite accurate: Trace protein in the urine is never worrisome by itself. +1 may be worth a workup. +2 is worth investigating. The usual cause is orthostatic proteinuria -- if you're well otherwise, see if your first-voided morning specimen is free of protein, and if it is, you know you're someone who gets proteinuria from standing up -- no big deal. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does ths means, ua turbid, protein 3+, RBC 6-8, epithelial many, bact moderate, mucus thread mod, hyaline casts 2-4. I have only one kidney. Help.

What does ths means, ua turbid, protein 3+, RBC 6-8, epithelial many, bact moderate, mucus thread mod, hyaline casts 2-4. I have only one kidney. Help.

Something seriously: Wrong here. Infection or kidney failure are possible. Get to a doctor immediately before you get permanent damage to your remaining kidney. ...Read more

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My CSF results show normal cell count but show inflammatory proteins-oligoclonal bands, what does this mean please?

My CSF results show normal cell count but show inflammatory proteins-oligoclonal bands, what does this mean please?

Oligoclonal bands: These proteins are immunoglobulins usually detected by separating the proteins in an electric field-charged gel. Many CNS diseases are associated with their presence, but most commonly they are tested for when there is concern about multiple sclerosis. Since many diseases can cause the abnormality, finding them is not specific and must be correlated with symptoms and other findings. ...Read more

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Results on immunofixation are: IgM kappa monoclonal protein in beta-2 band. What does this mean? What is my next step? I need to be proactive.

See hem/onc: You need to see a hematologist/oncologist for further evaluation. Some blood work needed , perhaps imaging study, and ultimately a bone marrow biopsy should be done. Go to see your primary doctor who can refer you to see a hematologist/oncologist. ...Read more

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I did an experiment, i replaced all meat with soy protein.one month later, muscle mass didn't change.does that mean soy doesn't lower testosterone?

I did an experiment, i replaced all meat with soy protein.one month later, muscle mass didn't change.does that mean soy doesn't lower testosterone?

Protein and T: Muscle mass is controlled by many factors. Dietary protein is one, but if you have adequate dietary protein, as you likely did originally, then more protein will not help. Soy protein does not lower T. That is a myth. If you're a normal male, your T is what it is, and is controlled by your pituitary. If you want more muscle, then you need to do resistance exercise training. ...Read more

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How much protein in one day is too much?

How much protein in one day is too much?

It is harmless: Proteins in food are important, most adults require 50-60 grams per day. So anything over 70-80 grams is excessive. But proteins are harmless, the body can digest , use them as needed and get rid of the extra through the urine..So the excess is basically wasted via the urine. ...Read more

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What is the normal range of abnormal protein band 1?

What is the normal range of abnormal protein band 1?

Unclear question: Abnormal protein band 1 is not a commonly recognized diagnosis. If it is an abnormal band then it should have no normal levels. ...Read more

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What is the most amount of protein I can safely eat in one day?

What is the most amount of protein I can safely eat in one day?

Protein: The healthy amount of protein ingested daily is felt to be 1.1 gram per pound of body weight. 1 gram equals 0.35 ounce. That would be 5.82 ounces for a male weighing 150lbs if my math is correct. Consult a registered dietician for best advice about your nutrition. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best source of protein for one who's trying to build strength?

Animal protein!: Proteins that are not plant based have proportional amino axcid composition to your body's muscle. Lean fish, poultry, and meat. Milk protein is great, as are eggs. The least expensive supplements are made of whey protein (milk). Don't pay more for "hydrolyzed" proteins (pre-digested into amino acids. The claims they work better are unsubstantiated! ...Read more

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I had a upep test done and all the result says is protein quantitive 22.1 mg/dl What does this mean?

Proteinuria: My interpretation of that result would to consider that amount of proteinuria as very mild and doesn't suggest significant kidney damage. However we don't see the breakdown of the types of protein(qualitative) in your report. Your ordering physician,who knows all your findings, is best qualified to answer your question. ...Read more

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How many grams of protein can the body metabolize in one day ? I've heard so many mixed answers. What's the truth?

Dietary protein: You should get 1.2-1.5g/kg/day. It really depends on your nitrogen balance and kidney function. Protein metabolism is different for everyone and it has to do with those two variables: nitrogen balance and kidney function. ...Read more