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What does "above high normal" mean on a blood test?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: Numbers are numbers

Numbers are just numbers, so the significance of them must be looked at in the context of a patient's real-life situation.
From a purely numbers point of view, "above high normal" usually means that only ~3% of the NORMAL people in the community get that test result, and the other 97% of the NORMAL people in the community would get a lower result. So, most people with such a result are not normal.

In brief: Numbers are numbers

Numbers are just numbers, so the significance of them must be looked at in the context of a patient's real-life situation.
From a purely numbers point of view, "above high normal" usually means that only ~3% of the NORMAL people in the community get that test result, and the other 97% of the NORMAL people in the community would get a lower result. So, most people with such a result are not normal.
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