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DOES A STEROID INJECTION AFFECT A IGG TEST

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Just a bit high: That's not surprising in systemic autoimmune disease where there's often a polyclonal gammopathy. We don't usually treat discoid lupus with systemic g ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably negative: That's a negative result, but it can take up to 3-4 months before the HSV blood test becomes positive. If you had no symptoms suggesting a new HSV inf ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Past disease: A positive igg study will show that a female has a protective level of rubella antibody created by a past infection or immunization. Present or future ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Not necessarily: This is the least accurate of the celiac antibodies and can be elevated in absence of celiac disease. The most accurate antibodies are the tissue tra ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Herpes Testing: Igg is the wrong test for an acute exposure. You want the igm test. Igg is for old remote past exposures.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
20 years experience Allergy and Immunology
NO: Igg testing only indicates exposure to a particular item (food, drug, etc). Ige testing is considered the gold-standard for evaluation of allergies c ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
More info needed: You have misunderstood something. There is no HSV "antigen" blood test. If you had an HSV antibody test, the lab report should tell whether the 1.77 v ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Mandelin
19 years experience Rheumatology
Depends: Different labs have different levels of what "normal" is. In the lab i use, this value of 6 would be normal.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
3 months: It takes 3 months after exposure for those results to turn positive after exposure.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Nothing: Your rubella titer is positive...Indicating you have immunity to rubella and that is a good thing.

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