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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 mean 1 enzyme lower?

What does mean 1 enzyme lower?

Unclear question: Possibly relating to liver enzymes? Pancreatic/digestive enzymes? ...Read more

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What does 14 1 mean for monos pct on blood work?

What does 14 1 mean for monos pct on blood work?

Infected in the past: A titer greater than 1 to 10 (1:10) usually means that you have been infected with ebv at some time. But other diseases that can cause a positive result include some types of cancer, such as leukemia or burkitt's lymphoma. A titer of 1:320 or greater means that you have an active ebv infection (mononucleosis). Igm is present. Igg may also be present but may mean that you have been exposed to ebv i. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have ANA speckled pattern of 1 80?

What does it mean to have ANA speckled pattern of 1 80?

Probably nothing: An ANA of 1:80 is borderline at best and the speckled pattern is nonspecific. You should address this question to the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more

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What does polyclonal n biclonal bands mean ?

Multiple and 2: Polyclonal means there are at least several. Biclonal means there are two. ...Read more

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My neutrophil count is 1 - what does it mean?

Questionable info: It is very unlikely that you neutrophil count is 1. You may wish to provide the complete counts. Better yet discuss the matter with the doctor who ordered the test as all lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context. ...Read more

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What does a high alpha 1 protein electrophoresis mean?

What does a high alpha 1 protein electrophoresis mean?

Inflammation: Serum protein electrophoresis is a test that examines specific proteins in the blood, serum Albumin and alpha-1, alpha-2, beta, and gamma globulins. In the alpha-1 zone, alpha-1 antitrypsin (aat) is the major protein, which is involved in neutralizing enzymes secreted by inflammatory cells. Aat is increased in acute inflammation. ...Read more

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I have a bun creatine ratio of 24 1 what does that mean?

I have a bun creatine ratio of 24 1 what does that mean?

BUN:Cr: Could be normal for you depending on factors such as your level of protein intake.May indicate state of dehydration. In the absence of symptoms, it means a good overnight fast in preparation for your blood draw the following morning. ...Read more

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What does dysplastic olecranon mean ?

What does dysplastic olecranon mean ?

Dysplastic=poorly : ...Formed or small . Can b due to an injury 2 the growth plate if 1 side. Both sides may b congenital. The image is a fracture of the olecranon process. ...Read more

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Anions high what does it mean ?

Anions high what does it mean ?

Anion Gap?: "The anion gap is the difference between primary measured cations (sodium Na+ and potassium K+) and the primary measured anions (chloride Cl- and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) HCO3-) in serum. This test is most commonly performed in patients who present with altered mental status, unknown exposures, acute renal failure, and acute illnesses." (http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2087291-overview) ...Read more

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What does a high immunoglobulin mean ?

What does a high immunoglobulin mean ?

How high?: Minimally elevated probably not worth worrying about. Very or moderately high requires a test - serum immunoelectrophoresis - to rule-out multiple myeloma. Minimally high bears repeating twice a year. ...Read more

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What does 4+ protein mean?

What does 4+ protein mean?

LOT OF PROTEIN IN UR: Means large amount of protein in urine. Kidneys filter waste products from your blood at the same time retaining the things your body needs including protein.Some diseases and medical conditions can allowprotein to pass in urine. Can be temporary like fever, heat& cold exposure and strenous exercise conditions can cause persistant protein are diabetes glomerulonephritis multiple meyloma&others. ...Read more

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What does the complement receptor type 1 do?

What does the complement receptor type 1 do?

CR1: There is some controversy here, but it seems to mainly act through binding of C1q upon forming complexes with antibody in the bloodstream. CR1 is highly expressed on red blood cells, so these cells carry immune complexes away from the site of attachment to the spleen where the immune complexes are destroyed. An "immune complex" is a cluster of antibodies and there antigen targets (like a virus). ...Read more

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What does level 1 on ferritin mean?

What does level 1 on ferritin mean?

Iron deficiency: Ferritin level of 1.0 is abnormally low and indicates iron deficiency. Please consult your doctor to determine the cause and proper treatment. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003490.htm. ...Read more

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My ccp is 300.0 what does it mean ?

My ccp is 300.0 what does it mean ?

You have RA!: But CCP positivity does not correlate well with severity! Many treatments exist. RA is a spectrum from very mild to severe! I hope you severity is very minimal? ...Read more

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What does low albunim mean? And what does protein loss from small bowel mean?

What does low albunim mean? And what does protein loss from small bowel mean?

"Leaky gut"?: Irritable bowel is a syndrome complex that spans many etiologies ; contributants (see earlier healthtap answers). Often, patients complain of altered stool pattern (diarrhea, constipation, or both), abdominal pain, bloating, gassiness, fullness, distension, nausea, cramps. Similar symptoms may present with leaky gut, which by comparison is a disease process (again, caused by many etiologies). ...Read more

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Low m spike below 1 but 14 percent plasma cells what does this mean no crab features?

Low m spike below 1 but 14 percent plasma cells  what does this mean no crab features?

More information: The 14% plasma cells is a worrisome feature. You will need some more sophisticated tests to know whether or not you have myeloma or a related problem. If the studies are not available in Katmandu, your physician should be able to send blood samples away for the results ...Read more

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What does flexing a joint mean exactly?

What does flexing a joint mean exactly?

See below: All joints have different types of movement. For instance, the elbow has only the ability to flex and extend. To flex the elbow, you bring the hand close to the shoulder. To extend the elbow, you straighten it out again. Flexing the hip brings the knee close to the belly, extending the hip straightens the leg out. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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