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18400 TLC is Normal/high in 2 Year Baby, fever over 100?

Our doctors reviewed you question, here’s the detailed answer for you. As previously stated that the normal total leucocyte count for babies more than 2 years and less than 6 years is: 5000-15000 *10^3/ul You can review the full chart for Complete blood count normal ranges for 2-6 years old baby According to the normal reference range for such age, we can tell that your baby has “mild leucocytosis”. leucocytosis is a medical condition where the white cells count is out of normal range. But in medical words we can see that the number 18000 is too small in such age to...

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What Does hpyl-igm Mean on my blood test?

Thanks for asking, “hpyl” letters may be written as “h.pyl” which is a short form of the word “HelicoBacter Pylori”. It was known as Campylobacter pylori, Helicobacter pylori is a kind of bacteria usually cause pain and ulcers in the stomach and intestines. “igm” letters stands for “Immunoglobulin-M antibody”, a type of protein that the body uses to fight this bacteria. When we combine the two words we have: H.Pylori-IgM which is a blood test for detection of the type IgM anti-helicobacterium. It is a gram-negative, microaerophilic bacterium attaches to the stomach wall and cause ulcers and contributes to other...

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Can I Drink Black Coffee Before a Fasting Blood Test

The Best Answer is No, You Can’t Drink Black Coffee or eat any food during this time Before a Fasting Blood Test, also you can’t drink hot or iced black coffee or a glass of tea, soda cans, a juice, however you can’t drink any liquid but plain water during fasting for a blood sample. Previous topic was about, how long should you fast before blood work, don’t miss. The reasons are concluded below… Cholesterol blood test will not be affected by fasting or non-fasting, this means you can drink coffee before a blood test for cholesterol. Triglycerides blood test: as the metabolism...

My A1c 10 and Blood Glucose 150, what does this mean?

The A1c test measures the average glucose (blood sugar) in the blood by assessing the amount glycated hemoglobin. “Hemoglobin” is a protein fulfills red blood cells. When glucose enters the bloodstream, it binds to hemoglobin molecule, this process makes the hemoglobin to be “glycated”. An A1C level below 5.7 percent is considered normal. see: A1c chart. Consequently, A1c 10 is very high this means high average blood glucose over past 3 months not a measure of today’s hgb A1c. Therefore you may fix your sugar level today but you have been neglected in the treatment of diabetes treatment in recent...

What Does High Hemoglobin A1c but Normal Blood Sugar Mean?

Many diabetes patients results may show unexpectedly high A1c levels while blood sugar levels is normal. This is the second problem about A1c we discuss here. The first issue was: Normal A1c and elevated blood sugar levels Doctors and patients may still confused abut Hgb A1c results that seen elevated when the fasting and 2hPPG results are normal in the same day. Many reasons are behind the abnormal correlation between Hemoglobin A1c levels and blood glucose levels: Hemoglobin A1c Vs BS levels Firstly, let’s revise some essential information about hemoglobin A1c results if you’re already know you can skip this...