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What Is A High D Dimer Test Result
D-diner is a breakdown product from blood clots. It can be found elevated in certain conditions like pulmonary embolus (blood clot which travels to the lung) deep venous thrombosis (blood clot in deep vein of legs usually) and disseminated intravascular coagulation (diffuse clot formation from severe infection which ...Read more
Lots of things: The d-dimer test will be elevated in many conditions where the blood is making and dissolving blood clots. We use it to detect abnormal clots in the leg or lungs but unfortunately the test is often abnormal after surgery or trauma, in pregnancy and many other illnesses. This makes it a difficult test to interpret and use. In the right patient, a normal test can be very useful. ...Read more
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
Is an antinuclear antibody blood test result of 1.32 low, medium, or high? Is it something to worry about?
If 1:320, high-ish: Anas are reported as a ratio of how dilute the serum is when the antibody is still detectable, and the lowest ratio reported is usually 1 to 40, written 1:40. Meaning if you dilute the serum 40 fold, you can still find antibody. The next reading is 1:80, then 1:160, then 1:320. The number you write looks like it could be 1:320. That's a significant amount and might cause symptoms. Make appt w doc. ...Read more
Ignore it: The "gfr" given on lab sheets these days is a subscientific estimate of the rate at which water passes from blood into the the filtrate that will become urine. For a healthy person, the "gfr estimate" is not helpful. It ignores variability in body musculature, how much protein you have eaten recently, and other factors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Silent inflammation: High cardio CRP is a measure of silent inflammation around the heart. When elevated you have higher risk for cardiovascular disease. This is a lifestyle indicator that your current way of living needs to improve with better nutrition, weight loss, exercise, vitamin repletion especiallyw ith antioxidants and anti inflammatories, better sleep & maybe hormones. ...Read more
What is a high aliphatic carboxylate test result in fecal fat test indicative of? Reference value <25, mine 39.
Not much, but...: ...here's a link for your consideration: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carboxylic_acid. Better yet, let's please start our discussion with what symptoms or signs you may be experiencing that prompted the testing in question. In other words, an isolated test result out of context has little value but we are happy to help if we understand your primary concerns. ...Read more
Could an ultrasound scan miss a DVT as iam at high risk of a DVT and is 422 high for a d dimer test?
Ultrasound for DVT: Ultrasound for lower extremity DVT's have great sensitivity and specificity meaning they are very good at picking up a DVT. There is a 2% chance of somebody having a negative scan and having one found 1 week later according to studies, although repeating it is often done if there is strong suspicion. D-dimer values are not universal so that may be high but values can be high in a lot of disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal finding: D-dimer is a breakdown product that is produced when blood clots are formed and broken down in the bloodstream. A low number is completely normal, even if the laboratory is reporting that it is below a normal range. This blood test is frequently used to rule out a blood clot in the leg or in the lung. A low number is very reassuring that no blood clot is present. ...Read more
Likely not serious : There is IgG4 related disease which involve IgG4, subclass of IgG, elevation. I don't think there has been known associated illness with IgG2,subclass of IgG, level being low. However, if your IgG is low as a whole then you are more prone for infection. CRP is a marker for inflammation which is sensitive but not specific. It is hard to interpret without other information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CRP: This is a very non-specific measure of inflammation and is a worthless test unless applied to a specific clinical syndrome. It can only be of value in concert with the history, physical exam and other testing. The value of 4 is actually not very high and could be due to virtually anything. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why have lab tests: You don't know what you don't know. I deal with a proactive approach to health in functional medicine, so I do a lot of labs. Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin, so you want to know your level before you take a very high dose. Being low is a risk factor for osteoporosis, major depression, and even increases your risk for several cancers. ...Read more
A few things...: "abnormal" on a blood test usually means the result is higher or lower than what is found in 95% of the normal people in the community. For vitamin a, one can ask his doctor why the test was done (it is not a routine test that everyone gets). A very high result means a patient is eating too much vitamin a (from foods or supplements), and low means he is not eating or absorbing enough vitamin a. ...Read more
My blood test results showed the mononcytes at 14.1% (973/cmm). Is that too high and what could it mean?
Not a problem: You should ignore monocytes. I always do. ...Read more
The result of my blood test for C3 complement is high and CPK result is too low, so do I have lupus?
Incomplete : Information. High c3 is an acute phase reactant and may be elevated in any case of inflammation. CPK is an indicator of muscle damage and there is no value that is too low. Diagnosis of lupus is based on a number of parameters and is a combination of clinical findings and lab tests. Please consult your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How low?: Labs mean nothing in isolation. If this is a search for a possible lupus flare, or a workup for rheumatologic disease, and the C3 level is quite low, it may actually be important. Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on either side. If the lab work was a screen and you're not far outside, don't worry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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