has anyone ever had or is familiar with these labs:
CO2 mine came out high @ 40
ALK PHOS 28 low
both are veinous samples.
not too concerned because i attribute it mostly to medication. or at least that is what i think. but if i were looking @ a pt's chart, i would think this person had some sort of metabolic acidosis going on.
my WBCs are low (but duh of course...)
my lymphocytes skyrocketed up to 83 (they usually hang around 60).
so if anyone here has better lab reading skills...i'de love to hear some feedback. anyone ever had the same/similar readings?
i'm swinging it past my rheummy tomorrow.
wish me luck! i'm pressing to start MTX. GI dude suggested i start MTX w/ the combo of the Imuran, Humira, 6mp and others first. wait 6 months and then move onto Remicade.
thanx in advance.
Active, Severe RA. Crohns Disease. Chiari Malformation & Right Brain venous anomoly. AS. Emphysema. Rheumatic Lung. MVP and Tricuspid prolapse. Had Lymes disease for 10 years.
Meds: Humira 40mg every 4 days; pred; Pentasa; Imuran; dilaudid; diazepam; Avinza 30mg; MiraLax & too many others.
Post Edited (erin kachmar) : 4/7/2006 12:08:28 AM (GMT-6)