Tumor markers

PSA , one of the tumor markers was high with my father’s blood test at the time he was diagnosed with 4th stage lung cancer. My mom’s liver cancer blood test showed low platelet count. As we age starting at age 45, we need blood tests every quarter if you are trying to prevent a chronic disease from happening.

Thrombocytopenia, i.e., the reduction of platelet count in blood, is a common hematological complication of CLD caused by decreased production of hormone thrombopoietin (TPO) in the damaged liver and/or increased destruction of platelets through phagocytosis in the enlarged spleen,

The Stroke Risk Profile contains the following tests:

Inflammatory/Clotting Markers:

  • Fibrinogen
  • C-Reactive protein (high sensitivity)
  • Homocysteine

Insulin Resistance Markers:

  • Glucose
  • Insulin

Lipid Markers:

  • Cholesterol (total)
  • LDL cholesterol
  • HDL cholesterol
  • VLDL cholesterol
  • Triglycerides

Kidney Function:

  • Uric acid
  • BUN (blood urea nitrogen)
  • Creatinine
  • BUN/creatinine ratio
  • eGFR (estimated glomerular filtration rate)

Liver Function:

  • Total protein
  • Albumin
  • Globulin
  • Albumin/globulin ratio
  • Bilirubin
  • Alkaline phosphatase
  • LDH (lactate dehydrogenase)
  • AST (aspartate aminotransferase)
  • ALT (alanine transaminase)

Blood Cells:

  • Platelet count
  • Red Blood Cell count
  • Anemia markers
  • White Blood Cell count (includes differentiation)

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connie dello buono

Health educator, author and enterpreneur motherhealth@gmail.com or conniedbuono@gmail.com ; cell 408-854-1883 Helping families in the bay area by providing compassionate and live-in caregivers for homebound bay area seniors. Blogs at www.clubalthea.com Currently writing a self help and self cure ebook to help transform others in their journey to wellness, Healing within, transform inside and out. This is a compilation of topics Connie answered at quora.com and posts in this site.

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