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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
More than one issue: You did not state your age or gender and it is difficult to tie all the findings together without a physical examination. Vitamin d is the easiest to ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Textbook: This is a subject which should be studied with a textbook. Briefly complement is a system whereby the body kills off offenders. However there are che ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Likely response to: Inflammation. Complement is one of the acute phase reactants that increase in response to inflammation in the body. All lab results need to be interpr ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Low complement: Low levels of complement are seen in persons with complement deficiency who are prone to recurrent infections as well as in certain autoimmune conditi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Some things: To consider: 1) autoimmunity (particularly sle) 2) immunodeficiency 3) blood dyscrasia or cancer.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Mechanism for diseas: If you have a disease compatible with a complemented activated disorder, this test may be performed. It is an attempt to detect a mechanism for your d ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
29 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Depends: The "normal ranges" for all lab tests include 95% of the "normal" population; thus, 2.5% of people are above the upper limit, and 2.5% are below the l ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Weight loss diet: If you are on a weight loss diet, you may be at risk for vitamin deficiencies, especially if you are avoiding fruits, which you should, if you want to ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Immune swat team: Antibodies are like folks in line at the post office studying the wanted posters. Later they spot a felon (bacteria), grab 'em by the arm & summon the ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience Neurology
Yes: If viral antigens or epitopes are expressed on the surface of the infected cell, then yes. They may "fix complement" leading to lysis.

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