Hi: I just had my blood work faxed over to me from my Oncologists office. They do not call me if they do not see anything out of the ordinary, but I do see something. For the first time they have Morphological Review performed on the bottom. Then it says Slight Target Cells and Slight Elliptocytes, and I believe this is all related to red blood cells. Everyone knows that I am not good with the numbers and terms, but I know somebody here especially Trey will explain. I think the Morphology tells the size and form of the cells, but its all Greek to Me.
I am thinking they are just running a blood test with no idea I have CML, therefore, making notes due to the abnormals. Am I going in the right direction here.
RBC 3.15 low
HGB 10.6 low
HCT 31.0 low
Platelets 96 low They have been running around 127 to 121 for quite awhile
Everything else was in range with the exception of Glucose and Kidney functions which are always off.
Bun/Creatnine 17 In Range, but a Creatnine of 1.30 High EGFR 42 which was 47 3 months ago.
My other question is that they keep running a LDH on me this past year. Never had it before. Lactic Dehydrogenase Enzyme, and no idea what that tells them Normal Range is 120-250 I run at 271 or a bit lower sometimes.
This test did not include my PCR. I do that in July.
I am Diabetic and was told I have CKD. I have not been compliant with the proper diet, and that is foolish on my part. So I know a lot of my numbers are reflecting this. I also had a Fasting Glucose of 141 Normal is 65-99. I need to get my head on straight and get back on track.
I also noticed looking back on a lot of my old blood tests for comparison that they change the scale of where you should be, and thats why I do not hold right to the exact number when I read my results. I have to ask What Is Right?
Now I see my Primary doctor in a few weeks, and she will flip out I am sure with the Cholesterol and Trygliceride results.
Any input is greatly appreciated to help me understand some of this.