Category: Medical tests

Slightly Elevated White Blood Cell Count

Slightly Elevated White Blood Cell Count

White blood cells are the most important things in fighting against foreign elements and thus play a significant role in body’s immune system. When a foreign element such as virus, bacteria, or pathogen enters into our physical system, these white blood corpuscles (WBC) or leucocytes recognize and destroy it. It is a complex mechanism and […]

Uric acid in blood

Uric acid in blood

Uric acid is a byproduct of the natural breakdown process of the foods that one eats and of the cells in the body. The levels of uric acid in blood are measured via a blood uric acid test. The kidneys filter out a majority of uric acid from the blood and eliminate it from the […]

Uric Acid Crystals in  Urine

Uric Acid Crystals in Urine

Uric acid is a byproduct of the metabolic breakdown of purine, a substance which naturally occurs in varied foods like oatmeal, meat, dried beans, etc. In normal healthy individuals, uric acid is passed out from the body via urine. Sometimes, due to kidney malfunction or excessive uric acid production, not all uric acid is eliminated […]

What is the GGT Normal Range?

What is the GGT Normal Range?

A GGT blood test is usually performed to check the levels of GGT, i.e., gamma-glutamyl transferase or gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase, in blood. Gamma-glutamyl transferase is a protein or an enzyme which occurs in the liver, gallbladder, kidneys, spleen, and pancreas. However, most of GGT present in blood is passed on by the liver. It is responsible […]