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Blood test received back today..Metabolic Panel

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Blood test received back today that I self ordered and it the Metabolic Panel states the following items are out of tolerance. Can you shed light on what these may indicate and should there be concern;
A/G level is 1.1 (low
ALT/SGPT is 101 (high)
Aniongap is 5.0 (low)
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
what is your alt and what is your sgpt
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

it is being shown as alt/sgpt on blood form not broken out

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
it is not listed individually shows range of 17-67 as normal on form
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
Non of these ratios are significant
there re only significant with other abnormalities.

For example, we don't look at a low anion gap, only a high one really when acid base is out of balance.

These are machine over calculations...that's all
good luck

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
So you are saying dont worry about it?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
Yes as long as the actual counts are normal
such as ALT
such as SGPT
alk phos, etc
I would simply have a real blood test by a doc at the next check up.
good luck

Let me know if you have further questions