How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Ashley Mires Your Own Question
Ashley Mires
Ashley Mires,
Category: Cardiology
Satisfied Customers: 35
Experience:  Internist at Chest & Critical Care Consultants
Type Your Cardiology Question Here...
Ashley Mires is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I have received some high protein levels in a blood test

Customer Question

Hi there I have received some high protein levels in a blood test today n I'm very concerned
JA: OK. The Cardiologist will need to help you with this. Please give me a bit more information, so the Cardiologist can help you best.
Customer: My levels were 8.4 what does this generally indicate ?
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Cardiologist should know?
Customer: No not really an average 27 yr old female with no other health issues
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Cardiologist about your situation and then connect you two.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Ashley Mires replied 1 year ago.

A blood protein level of 8.4 is just barely above what is considered normal (6-8.3) I would ask your doctor to have your blood levels checked again in a couple of weeks. If they're not elevated at that point in time, I wouldn't be too suspicious of an underlying problem. If they are, however, further testing would be indicated. High blood protein levels could indicate conditions such as multiple myeloma and amyloidosis. But again, no need to get ahead of ourselves. A follow up lab is required, in my opinion.

Dr Ashley Mires