Hemoglobin 11.6, slightly low MCH and MCHC, calcium elevated at 10.5, intact PTH is 54. Can this be hyperparathyroidism? Cancer? The low hemoglobin is concerning to me. I am having blood retested next week.
Hi there and welcome to the forum. Thank you for the question. I am glad you are working with your doctor and hopefully you have had a follow up appointment to go over these results. Can you share what they said? It looks like your hemoglobin is actually within normal range for a woman. https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/hemoglobin-test/about/pac-20385075 You would be more near the low end of normal. Your calcium level is just slightly elevated with the range normally being 8.6 to 10.3. Your doctor may elect to run a parathyroid hormone laboratory panel. I will tell you that with your slight elevation, they may tell you that they aren't concerned and watch and see as parathyroidism ranges of calcium are usually 20 to 70. Let me know what your doctor has said about your results and we'll go from there.
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