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Blood test results, need help!!!!!!!

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  • Posted By: sosickofthis
  • June 27, 2007
  • 03:02 AM

Hello friends,

I got some blood work done and I have no clue how to understand them. If someone could help me possibly find some answers it would be so greatly appreciated!

C-Peptide 10.2 H Reference range is 0.8-3.1

Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor (PAI-1) 59H reference range 4-40

TNF-Alpha <1.0 L reference range is 1.2-15.3

Thanks so much all!

Also, what does it mean when they find LESTUR in your urine, it says abnormal on urinalasys.

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  • Anyone???? :rolleyes:
    sosickofthis 31 Replies Flag this Response
  • It is hard to comment without knowing what the doctor was looking for. PAI-1 and TNF-alpha I believe are usually measured to determine inflammation. Low is good and high is bad. I think you mean LESTR (leukocyte derived seven transmembrane domain receptor) in urine and this is a sign of inflammation also. C-Peptide is usually tested regarding diabetes and a high level means that you are producing a lot of insulin and might be suffering from insulin resistance. But best get the doctor to interpret it.
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  • Thanks unregistered. I wanted to add that I was not fasting during these tests, however, I was on an antibiotic. Would the insulin test be elevated because I ate?
    sosickofthis 31 Replies Flag this Response
  • It would be elevated, but I don't think by this much. I am not sure what the tests were ordered for, hence I think it is difficult to interpret them. It might be that the doctor was looking at something fancy like autoimmune diabetes (which I think is usually associated with low C-Peptide levels). High C-Peptide levels I think are associated with hypoglycemia and maybe this is what he/she was looking for. Either way, it sounds like he or she is taking this seriously.
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  • a good site that explains lab tests www.labtestsonline.org/ might help you
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