Not sure were to post this but my dad had the serum protein electrophoresis (SPEP) test. Everything was in the normal range but his Albumin was a 5.1 g/dl. Is this a cause for concern? Like i said everything else was in the normal range including the total protein level. He is going to a specialist but just wanted to see if someone could shine some light on this.
A slightly elevated serum albumin level is, in my opinion, not of major clinical concern. Rather, if the total protein, or, specifically, the globulin component was raised, it would have required further workup.
Why was this test done in the first place? What were his symptoms?
He should not worry about this result. He should get a repeat test done after about three months.
All the best, and God Bless!
He went to the Neurologist because of some tingling and numbness in his toes and feet. They could not find anything so had this test performed. He is going to the specialist on Fri just to be safe.
Thanks for your time.
The test is perhaps non-contributory to the workup of the tingling and numbness of feet. Perhaps a serum vitamin B12 level, nerve conduction velocity and EMG would be helpful.
From the oncology point of view, there is no evidence of MGUS or Myeloma.
Macular degeneration is a common, age-related condition.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.