Doctor insights on:
What Is A Normal Ana Reading
A cmp blood test says albumin/globulin ratio is 2.6 (says normal range is 1-2.1). What is this ratio, and what do results mean? Should i be concerned?
I wouldn't worry: High albumin doesn't occur except in dehydration which also raises globulin, so your total globulin is a bit low overall. Chances are you're one of the folks who makes less in the way of antibodies than other folks, at least right now. This level's no danger to you. These investigations are seldom productive and if you feel well, I'd simply be thankful for good health and keep an eye on it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An "ana" is a blood test used to screen a person for the possibility of several autoimmune diseases. It is important to remember that this is a screening test and a positive result only indicates more testing may be warranted. No blood test is perfect, and getting to a diagnosis is usually much more complex than drawing blood and looking at a number ...Read more
Depends on Norms: Pft normals are based on your age, height, weight, race with what is normal for this group. Normals change with age. What may be.Normal for you, could be different from published normals. With lung conditions, following the lung functions over time is often very useful. With pfts we often look at forced vital capacity (fvc), and various flow rates as well as the shape of the curves on graphing ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Liver is working normally and there is no excessive red cell destruction. ...Read more
On a CBC what does it mean when it says MCH is 25.8 mchc is 31.6 both indicating low and RDW is 15.8 indicates a high read?
200 or less: 150 or less is ideal. Tg's go up in response to sweet and pasta intake (cakes, pies, deserts, processed grains like pasta, etc). It also goes up with diabetes and pre-diabetes syndromes. Diet and omega-3 fish oils are effective at helping control the level. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Retic blood test: The tests for "retics" or reticulocytes measures red blood cell precursors. It is done to determine if a person with a low red blood cell count (or hemoglobin) is replacing the blood normally. A normal retic level is not necessarily a normal result, it depends on the circumstances. For example, a normal retic count when the overall hemoglobin level is low is abnormal. Hope that helps! ...Read more
It depends: The ANA is a screening test for lupus. However, it is very nonspecific and can be positive in numerous other conditions and even present in people without any disease. In addition, the speckled pattern is not very specific for any one disease. The ANA results should always be evaluated in context with the clinical symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually < 5 or > 0.5: Depends on the normal range for the lab where the test was processed. If it's high or low it should be interpreted in the context of a free T4 and whether or not you have symptoms. People with a TSH that is in the normal range but above 2 may have a higher risk for developing hypothyroidism in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a high ANA result with speckiling and homogenous pattern, but normal ESR (6). Is it imminent that this is an autommune disorder?
See below: No, not necessarily. 20to 30% of patients can have a false positive ANA where there is no autoimmune. Without knowing what context this was drawn in---i.E your symtpoms, history, and other labs, it is difficult to give a complete answer, except to say to see a rheumatologist in order to have this reviewed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lab dependent: Each lab has slightly different reference ranges for each test. If you are asking about the TSH test, usually range is 0.4-4.0. Borderline high (for me) is 4.0-8.0, and above 8.0, i usually will treat or adjust the patients thyroid replacement. ...Read more
My 5-hiaa level was elevated. It's at 11.0 what could this mean? What is a normal range for this test? Thanks for your help.
Need more info: 5-HIAA is a metabolite of serotonin and is usually measured in 24 hour urine after ensuring dietary precautions. Your result is higher than normal, but it is important to know the reference range of your laboratory. Please visit this site for more information and discuss the matter with the doctor who ordered the test. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003612.htm ...Read more
Depends upon lab.: Lab will usually print normals on the results sheet. Generally in adults a direct bili is 0-0.3 mg/dl with total bili less than 2 mg/dl. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- What is a normal pulse reading?
- What is normal bp reading?
- What is normal pulse reading?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- What is a normal blood presure reading?
- What is a normal eye pressure reading?
- What is a normal oxygen level reading?
- What is a normal pulse ox reading?
- Talk to a rheumatologist online for free