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What do my lab test results indicate?

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Posted on Mon, 9 May 2016
Question: I just had a high C4a level -- 13803 -- whereas the reference range is 0-2830. My C3a level was normal. What is the significance of these readings?
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Answered by Dr. Hardik Sanghvi (46 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It can be due to lyme disease, mold or other infection.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.
Your C4a level is very high.
It can be due to Lyme disease, some mold or other infection.

Treatment is different according to cause.
Please tell me about your symptoms and clinical history as well as any other investigation you have gone through. So that we can find the exact cause.
Then you should take treatment accordingly.

I will wait for your reply.

Thanks for using health care magic. Wish you a very good health.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Hardik Sanghvi (1 hour later)
I have been experiencing extreme fatigue for the past 7 months. I've seen several docs about it, who have done a lot of bloodwork. Everything has been fine until now. This past week I developed palpitations and tachycardia on and off.
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Answered by Dr. Hardik Sanghvi (10 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You may have chronic fatigue syndrome.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern.
You have severe fatigue with high C4a level and all other laboratory tests are normal. So you may have chronic fatigue syndrome. Many of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome can misdiagnosed as lyme disease because of high c4a level.

Chronic fatigue syndrome diagnosis required many criteria. No laboratory test can be useful to confirm chronic fatigue syndrome.

Severe fatigue for more then 6 months, muscle pain, join pain, nonrefreshing sleep, headache, tender lymphnodes, recurrent sore throat are some of the criteria.

It require team approach to diagnose and treat chronic fatigue syndrome.

Consult your doctor and discuss with him regarding this.

Then take treatment accordingly.

Hope I have answered your question. If you have any doubts then feel free to ask me. I will be happy to answer.
Thanks for using health care magic. Wish you a very good health.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What do my lab test results indicate?

Brief Answer: It can be due to lyme disease, mold or other infection. Detailed Answer: Hi, dear I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. Your C4a level is very high. It can be due to Lyme disease, some mold or other infection. Treatment is different according to cause. Please tell me about your symptoms and clinical history as well as any other investigation you have gone through. So that we can find the exact cause. Then you should take treatment accordingly. I will wait for your reply. Thanks for using health care magic. Wish you a very good health.