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Within my blood work (from LabCorp), my Human Trans. Growth

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Within my blood work (from LabCorp), my Human Trans. Growth Fact. beta 1 (TGF-b1) result reads 33,540 (pg/ml). Three months ago, my TGF-b1 reading was 18,880. Today, it is 33,540.
1. Should I be concerned? 2. How high is my reading of 33.540? 3.What might my number indicate? & what are the possible causes? Is this dangerous? Thank you for your time & your help.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just to clarify, my blood work results that I received today shows my current TGF-b1 level is 33,540. (Three months ago, my TGF-b1 level was 18,880.)
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

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Human Trans. Growth Fact. beta 1 (TGF-b1) levels are considered as protective in the nerve and brain disease like stroke, degenerative disorders of brain and central nervous system etc. It promotes healing and repair. In non disease states, it does not have much significance. TGF-b1 also has some role in bone formation and remodeling.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 1 year ago.

If you could please tell me, why the tests was done and repeated, I can give your further insight to it.

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