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Forum Name: Liver Diseases

Question: Regarding the blood test


 roberto007 - Mon Aug 16, 2004 2:58 am

Hello

My ame is Roberto and I'm involved in thepainting industry. Unfortunately we were never provided with any kind of protection mask. I've been at that place for a year.

I did blood test couple of days ago but my doctro doesn't know what all this numbers means so I'm asking you hoping that you might know what is actually going on with my blood

Blood Chronimum 41 nmoI/L (0-40)
P-Nickel 0.11 umoI/L (0.05-0.12)
Haemoglobin 169 g/L (130-175)
PCV 0.52 (0.40-0.54)
Sodium 142 (135-145)
LDH 232 (105-230)
ALT 76 (1-45)
ALP 111 (30-120)

Thank you very much for your help

Regards
Roby
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Mon Aug 16, 2004 6:47 am

User avatar The only thing that looks significant in your tests is your ALT which is approaching double the normal value. This may indicate a liver problem. Before we jump to conclusions regarding paint and liver toxicity, I would suggest that you get a full liver profile test done and possibly an ultrasound to the liver and hepatitis markers. Paint thinners are known to be hepatotoxic (toxic to the liver).

Your chromium levels are marginally above normal so you may want to check that out again later.

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