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What do the out-of-range results mean in my blood work report?

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Posted on Tue, 8 Jul 2014
Question: Hello Doctor -



I have received my blood work report recently and have few numbers that are out-of-range.

I am concerned about those abnormal results.



The out-of-range numbers on my blood report are:



1) Test Name - Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Surface Antibody, Quantitative (HBsAb)

(Status of immunity)

Result - <3.1 ml/U/ml

Reference - Immunity > 9.9



2) Test Name - EOS#

Result - 0.6X10

Reference - 0.0-0.5



3) Test Name - EOS%

Result - 7.9%

Reference - 0.7-7.0



4) Test Name - BUN/Creat Ration

(BUN = 8 mg/dL)

Result - 7.3

Reference - 12.0-20.0



5) Test Name - Calcium

Result - 10.7 mg/dL

Reference - 8.3-10.3



6) Test Name - Creatinine

Result - 1.10 mg/dL

Reference - 0.41-1.05



7) Test Name - Protein, Total

Result - 8.3 g/dL

Reference - 5.8-7.4



Questions:



1) I would like to know what these abnormal/out-of-range results mean.

2) Do I need any further test to be done?



Thanks for your help and expert advice.



Best regards



--Kaushal
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Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
No need to worry,completely within normal range...

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX

I have gone through your tests results. Although you see slightly elevated numbers, they are considered within normal range.

Please bare in mind that although the lab is providing its specific normal range; doctors usually analyze the lab tests results on their own in order to evaluate if the tests are normal.

Your lab tests are perfectly normal. Do not worry about the slightly high levels you found. The analyzer is an automatic machine that would give sometimes, not correct readings. That's why analysis from the doctor is needed.

You can repeat the tests after 1 month to see if there is any change.
Dr.Albana
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What do the out-of-range results mean in my blood work report?

Brief Answer: No need to worry,completely within normal range... Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXXXX I have gone through your tests results. Although you see slightly elevated numbers, they are considered within normal range. Please bare in mind that although the lab is providing its specific normal range; doctors usually analyze the lab tests results on their own in order to evaluate if the tests are normal. Your lab tests are perfectly normal. Do not worry about the slightly high levels you found. The analyzer is an automatic machine that would give sometimes, not correct readings. That's why analysis from the doctor is needed. You can repeat the tests after 1 month to see if there is any change. Dr.Albana Let me know if I can assist you further!