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What does a blood test result of 70 mean

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What does a blood test result of 70 mean
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.

Hello from JustAnswer.

Which blood test was done with the result of 70?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
General Blood test for someone who is diabetic
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.

There are many different blood tests that could be done in a diabetic.

If this is a blood sugar level and the result is in mg/dl, then this would be a normal result. However, the system, says that you are in the UK, and blood sugar results would usually be reported in mmol/L, and it would be unlikely that you would have had a blood sugar of 70 mmol/L.

Do you have a copy of the lab report that you can attach?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The blood test highlighted a liver reading of 70 but I don't know what the 70 represents
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.

There are also several liver blood tests, but the most likely would be one of the liver enzymes, such as AST or ALT.

A level of 70 in these enzymes is a mild elevation. These tests are very sensitive to liver inflammation or damage. When there is significant inflammation of the liver, the enzymes will usually increases into the 100s and frequently into the 1000s. A level of 70 of the liver enzymes would indicate mild irritation or inflammation of the liver. This can happen frequently from alcohol. If someone does not drink alcohol, then it would be appropriate to consider other causes. In a diabetic, one of the common causes would be fatty infiltration of the liver. It also can be related to medicines that are taken, both prescription and over the counter medicines. In fact, one of the most common medicines that can irritate the liver is paracetamol.

It is also common that a liver enzyme level of 70 can occur from a simple viral infection, and many people with liver enzymes elevation to 70 will find that the level returns to normal without any interventions. If your exam is completely normal, there are no other liver test abnormalities, you do not drink alcohol, and are not taking any other medicines that can irritate the liver, it is common for doctors to simply repeat the blood test after a month or two to see if it improves without interventions.

If I can provide any additional information, please let me know.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.

OK

Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 1 year ago.

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