Explanation Of The Results Of Medical Check-up Lab Tests?
Goodnight, I am 24 years old, a week ago I did a medical check-up, I found the following blood test results Hb: 12.9 Leukocytes: 12700 and LED: 30. How is the interpretation? I am confused about interpreting the results of the lab and what was written by the doctor when the medical is experiencing symptoms of anemia, leukocytosis and increased LEDs, and it was also written that I had an acute infection and inflammation. the solution. Thank you
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand that these results can be confusing if there is no further elaboration. First for Hb or hemoglobin, this value is usually calculated to find out whether someone has anemia or lacks red blood cells or not. The function of red blood cells is to deliver oxygen and nutrients to each tissue so that the shortage of red blood cells can cause a person to feel weak, lethargic, and if it is severe it can even become congested.
The normal value of Hb is actually very specific and differs in men, women, newborns, children, adolescents and adults, and pregnant women. In adult women, the normal value is between 12-15 mg / dL and in adult men the range is between 13-17 mg / dL. The thing to remember is that this normal range can vary slightly depending on the laboratory that is doing it, but it won't be significant. In the results you get, if your benchmark is a normal male Hb, 12.9 can indeed be said to be anemic, but this is not significant because the difference is only 0.1 from the normal range. Especially if it turns out you are a woman, you actually don't have anemia. But apart from that, Hb 12.9 does not require further treatment.
Then regarding high leukocytes or leukocytosis and increased LEDs. Both of these tests are indeed indicators of an infection or inflammation in the body. Unfortunately indeed, this examination cannot detail the process of infection or inflammation in the body. Urinary tract infections, hemorrhagic fever, ear infections, typhus, gastrointestinal infections, allergies, parasitic infections, tuberculosis, thyroid inflammation, and even stress can increase its value. So if you ask in detail what type of infection, which organ attacks, and how to treat it, it can not be seen from this examination alone.
Therefore, ideally these results are also combined with other tests that have been done before, such as whether you have a fever, whether you experience abdominal pain, ear pain, etc., to be pursed by the possibility. So our advice is that you go back to the doctor who previously examined you, to be deepened about the results of the blood test, especially if you do have certain complaints. This is important because there are dozens of possibilities for different handling.
Meanwhile, you just need to maintain a healthy lifestyle by getting enough rest, maintaining an ideal body weight, avoiding stress and cigarette smoke, and increasing drinking water, fruits and vegetables. So, hopefully answering your question.