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Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience in Gastroenterology
Serum: Blood serum.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Radioactivity: The farr assay is a radioimmunologic assay. It uses radiolabeled antigens to detect specific antibodies in serum. The antigens are allowed to react w ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Levine
50 years experience in Dermatology
Anti-DNA antibody: People with lupus develop abnormal substances in their blood called antibodies. These antibodies attack various organs of the body and cause the sign ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Anti-DNA antibodies: Simple blood tests can be performed to test for anti-dna antibodies. Usually the screen is started with a basic ANA test which can then be followed wi ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience in Gastroenterology
Yes: We use antibodies to screen for viral hepatitis.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Hep B: It means you were exposed to the virus in the past and you don't have an acute infection. Despite that you did not develop the immunity and you can st ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
This is serious: It is likely that you are infected with two different hepatitis viruses and need to be under the care of a physician who's willing to explain lab resu ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Different tests: ANA can be found with connective tissue diseases and also in normal people. Cardiolipin antibodies suggest circulating anticoagulant, which can be fo ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience in Family Medicine
Hepatitis: it means that you do not have hepatitis
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Dr. Eric Farbman
25 years experience in Neurology
Probably for lupus: Your question is a little vague, but i suspect you are referring to a test that is sometimes used to look for lupus. In lupus there are certain antib ... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Treat the person: Lab tests mean nothing in isolation, and have many false positives and false negatives. The decision to make a trial of a gluten-free diet will be bet ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
29 years experience in Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
No: Igm rubella indicates recent exposure and body response to it. It does not refer immunity. Hence baby at risk for congenital rubella.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Chronic hepatitis B: This pattern of serology is consistent with chronic hepatitis B infection, which often leads to fatal cirrhosis and/or liver cancer. Consultation with ... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Not necessarily: The information suggests that you had hepatitis C infection and recovered from it and eliminated the virus from your body. About 20% of the people who ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Hepatitis B testing: You should have it rechecked. Hbsag or surface antigen tests are the same, not like in HIV which has screening and confirmatory test. Normally, in the ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Hepatitis B tests: An antibody means that your body reacted to something and tried to fight it off. That's your immune system doing what it's supposed to. An antigen is ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Both address presence of antibody to the rhyroglobulin molecule made by thyroid gland. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlinep ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: The ANA is often positive in autoimmune thyroid disease and means nothing in that situation
A female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Hep B testing: You need to have your doctor repeat the testing for confirmation because as it stands right now, you are currently positive for Hepatitis B although i ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
You have Herpes: There should be two results for the igg one for type one and one for type two. But having positive results for herpes for either or both viruses means ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Probably normal: Many people have a positive ANA without being sick. If you also have elevated liver enzymes, a workup for autoimmune hepatitis may be continued, but i ... Read More
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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: That sounds like lab error. Your hbsab would provide immunity; i'm assuming yoru hbcab (core) is negative; i wouldn't worry, talk to your doctor about ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience in Family Medicine
HepB labs : Was hbsAG positive or negative? HbsAB? More information is needed As to the lab range for the HepB pcr as well
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Clinical picture: Your physical exam and history should be sufficient to tell you whether you have crest. If don't have raynaud's, sclerodactyly and so forth, stop wor ... Read More
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