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Prolonged Prothrombin Time

What Is Prolonged Prothrombin Time? Prolonged prothrombin time (PT) is a laboratory blood test result showing that blood clots too slowly which makes the patient subject to abnormal bleeding. Q: What does the prothrombin time (PT) test measure? A: The ...

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Anti-Gliadin Antibodies Present

What Are Anti-Gliadin Antibodies? Anti-gliadin antibodies (AGA) are produced by the body as an immune response against partially digested gliadin peptides (fragments) that have abnormally entered the body from the intestinal tract. Gliadin is a protein in wheat grain. Anti-gliadin antibodies circulating ...

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Bone Alkaline Phosphatase (BALP), Elevated

What Is Elevated Bone Alkaline Phosphatase? Elevated bone alkaline phosphatase (BALP) is a laboratory result that indicates an abnormal blood level of this bone enzyme. A bone alkaline phosphatase blood level is one of the most frequently used biochemical markers of ...

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Hypokalemia (Low Potassium Blood Level)

hypokalemia gluten celiac disease symptom

What Is Hypokalemia? Hypokalemia means the level of potassium in the bloodstream is too low to meet metabolic needs of the body for this mineral and is characterized by metabolic acidosis, altered nerve conduction and muscle contraction. Rapid potassium loss can ...

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Macrolipasemia

What Is Macrolipasemia? Macrolipasemia is a rare enzyme disorder characterized by altered molecules of lipase, a pancreatic enzyme needed to digest fats, that are abnormally bound with serum antibody proteins. These antibodies are commonly immunoglobulin G (IgG) and/or less likely immunoglobulin A ...

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Macroamylasemia

What Is Macroamylasemia? Macroamylasemia is an acquired enzyme disorder that causes elevated levels of the enzyme amylase (hyperamylasaemia) in the bloodstream. It is characterized by altered amylase molecules that have become abnormally bound with plasma proteins in the bloodstream, commonly ...

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Hypophosphatemia (Low Phosphate Blood Level)

What Is Hypophosphatemia? Hypophosphatemia means the level of phosphates in the bloodstream is too low to meet metabolic needs of the body for this mineral. Q: How important is phosphorus in metabolism? A: Phosphorus is crucial to  life, being present ...

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Liver Enzymes, Elevated (Hypertransaminasemia)

What Are Elevated Liver Enzymes? Hypertransaminasemia is a chronic condition of elevated blood liver transaminase enzymes, commonly called “liver enzymes,” that signifies hepatocellular (liver) injury. Q: What are serum transaminases? A: Transaminases are the liver enzymes ALT and AST. ALT is the ...

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Hyperprolactinemia (Excess Prolactin Hormone)

What Is Hyperprolactinemia? Hyperprolactinemia is an excess secretion of prolactin hormone causing an elevated blood level that is characterized by its effects on reproduction: in females causing  amenorrhea and in males causing reduced sexual potency. Q: What is prolactin? A: ...

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Prolonged Prothrombin Time (PT): definition

A blood test result showing that blood clots too slowly due to vitamin K deficiency. It is an atypical symptom of celiac disease. Click  for full description.

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Plasma Proteins, Low: definition

Abnormal blood level indicates malnutrition. Click for full description.

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Hypoprothrombinemia (Low Blood Prothrombin): definition

A blood disorder caused by circulating antiprothrombin antibodies that is characterized by altered hemostasis, resulting in poor blood clotting or coagulation.

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Hypophosphatemia (Low Blood Phosphate Level): definition

The level of phosphorus in the bloodstream is too low to meet metabolic needs of the body for this mineral.

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Hypomagnesemia (Low Blood Magnesium): definition

The level of magnesium in the bloodstream is too low to meet metabolic needs of the body for this mineral.

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Hypokalemia (Low Potassium Blood Level): definition

The level of potassium in the bloodstream is too low to meet metabolic needs of the body for this mineral.

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