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What is a normal TSH level for the thyroid?

What is a normal TSH level for the thyroid?

Range: Hi. The true normal range for TSH is between about 0.5 and 3.5, although reported lab ranges are a tab bit wider. ...Read more

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Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (Definition)

A TSH test measures the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in your blood. TSH is produced by the pituitary gland and tells the thyroid gland to make and release the hormones thyroxine ...Read more


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What is a low thyroid level in pregnancy?

What is a low thyroid level in pregnancy?

Thyroid: Could mean several things, but i guess you are probably asking about tsh. A pregnant woman's TSH is normally suppressed (lowered) during the first trimester of pregnancy, which gives the false impression of an over-active thyroid. Ob doctors should all be aware of this. If this is not what you were asking, feel free to clarify. ...Read more

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What is the normal serum hormone tests for menopause?

What is the normal serum hormone tests for menopause?

Varies: Hormonal diagnosis of menopause is variable especially in the late perimenopausal range. So normal testing really doesn't rule out menopause in these women. Any FSH level over 20 early in the cycle is very suggestive, but many women would still be cycling irregularly with that value. A test over 30 would be fairly definitive. The problem is that the ovaries don't just quit, they sputter along. ...Read more

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What is the normal level for triglyceride potassium in blood ?

What is the normal level for triglyceride potassium in blood ?

2 questions here: It is my belief that the current guidelines are outmoded. Risk is "direct, continuous, and linear." what that means is the higher the worse, the lower the better. I recommend triglycerides less than 100 measured after eating-again, the usual recommendations are fasting. However, there is much documented scientific support for my position. Potassium 4.1-4.5. Www, thepmc.Org. ...Read more

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What is a 8am cortisol level test for? Why 8am? Is that hour your highest level?

What is a 8am cortisol level test for?  Why 8am?  Is that hour your highest level?

Cortisol: An 8 am cortisol level measures the function of the adrenal gland. It is done at 8 am because the levels are usually higher. ...Read more

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What is serum serotonin level reactive protein? My blood test indicates 15.3 and the normal range is 0-5

What is serum serotonin level reactive protein? My blood test indicates 15.3 and the normal range is 0-5

Say again?: I'm betting you had a serum serotonin level and a serum C-reactive protein level both run. These are meaningless apart from a knowledge of your clinical picture. You need to discuss this with your personal physician. I'm glad you're proactive about your health. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is a serum lipase and the different of a regular lipase test? My lipase serum is 86 what would that be in a lipase test?

What  is a serum lipase  and the different of a regular lipase test? My lipase serum is 86 what would that be in a lipase test?

Normal: You serum lipase level is normal. Lipase is just the short form for serum lipase test. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003465.htm. ...Read more

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My total protein level is normal, albumin is also normal but globulin is 3.7.. Pls tell is this something to worry about?

My total protein level is normal, albumin is also normal but globulin is 3.7.. Pls tell is this something to worry about?

Depends on why...: Lab values are just numbers. Their meaning depends on why the tests were done and what is happening to the person. If there is nothing wrong with the person, then values inside the normal range, or just a little outside the normal range, are usually not worrisome. The 3.7 is close to the normal range, but it is just a number without knowing the patient's story. ...Read more

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What is considered a normal range for serum ferritin levels in women?

What is considered a normal range for serum ferritin levels in women?

See below: The range may vary with the method uses and you need to use the reference range provided by the laboratory that did the test. In general 12-150 is normal. You may consult this site for more info: https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/003490.htm For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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My cortisol level is 26, what is the normal range?

My cortisol level is 26, what is the normal range?

What type of test?: Was it blood or saliva or what kind of test? The time of day can make a difference with this hormone and its level. ...Read more

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What is the normal range for thyroid levels?

What is the normal range for thyroid levels?

What is Normal: Every lab has a different standard for normal. And it depends on if you are looking at TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), free T4 or total t3 (liothyronine). Find out the lab normals, and what is exactly being tested. ...Read more

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My potassium serum is 5.9. Should I be worried? Is that in the normal range?

My potassium serum is 5.9. Should I be worried? Is that in the normal range?

Repeat it: Your specimen may have been hemolyzed during drawing or transportation. If you feel well otherwise, your physician may simply repeat this next time you're tested. ...Read more

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What is the threatning level of serum creatinine in human body?

What is the threatning level of serum creatinine in human body?

A 2.0 level: indicates need to be careful, 5.0 might require dialysis. Your kidneys have a large reserve and any increase indicates much damage. ...Read more

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According to a lab test my serum creatinine level is 1.5mg/dl and serum uric acid 3.5mg/dl. Is it high?

According to a lab test my serum creatinine level is 1.5mg/dl and serum uric acid 3.5mg/dl. Is it high?

Don't Rx a lab: Serum creatinine correlates with muscle mass. If you are a slim lady, this is high and needs to be explained. If you are a well-muscled man, it is normal. When i was lifting weights every day, my creatinine ran 1.6-1.7. Common sense and an understanding of basic biology is more important than treating numbers. ...Read more

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Is FSH level of 1.6 normal for a 28/male? What does that level mean?

Is FSH level of 1.6 normal for a 28/male? What does that level mean?

Appropriate level: This level is on the lower end of expected values for an adult male, but may be appropriate for the stated age. The value should be correlated with the clinical presentation. ...Read more

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What is a normal insulin serum level?

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What is a normal insulin serum level?

Insulin level: Typical blood level between meals is 8-11 micro international units per millileters. ...Read more

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What is the normal range for urine albumin/globulin ratio?

What is the normal range for urine albumin/globulin ratio?

No such thing: Serum Albumin globulin ratio may be used, but it is better to look at individual levels of each protein rather than ratios. There is no valid reason to look for Albumin globulin ratio in urine. ...Read more

Serum (Definition)

Serum is the component of blood that does not contain cells or clotting factors. It does contain electrolytes an ...Read more