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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience Pain Management
Not sure: of your question. If Igg zoster antibodies are low, there may not be immunity; if Igm is high, it is an indication of acute infection. So if these tes ... Read More

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
33 years experience Pediatrics
Both: Varicella and zoster are the same virus. Chickenpox occurs with the first exposure to the virus and zoster is the re-activation of the virus that has ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
IgM vs. IgG: Igm tests are typically ordered when an infection is thought to be present for one week or more. Igm levels often disappear within the first few month ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Negative: It means you do not have an acute (or recent) infection of hepatitis b virus.
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Active infection: The presence of the IgM antibiodies suggests an active varicella infection. It seems that this was going to be the case regardless as you mention tha ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
? Active infection: It's impossible for me to answer with certainty since i don't know the normal ranges your lab uses. If early ag & VCA igm are elevated above normal th ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
20 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Immunity: This just means that there is immunity to rubella and cytomegalovirus based on passed infection.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
HSV testing: I think part of your report got cut off. Usually a lab report will state the cut off for where they call a test positive and where it's negative. IgG ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Acute infection: A high igm antibody level usually means current or recent infection with ebv.
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A female asked:
Dr. Kay Nelson
Specializes in Family Medicine
Old: IGG is + due to a previous infection, weeks, months, even years before. Don't worry about it.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Unfortunately ebv stays alive forever in one's lymphocytes and can get activated easily in susceptible people without known immunodeficiency. However ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
You had mono...: Your mono-like symptoms likely prompted the testing- i hope you are starting to feel a little better. Testing for different antibodies (igm and igg) a ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience Pediatrics
DIAGNOSIS IS MONO:: Acute phase of infectious mononucleosis is characterized by rapid igm and igg antibody response to viral capsid antibody(vca) in all patients. The tes ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
22 years experience Pediatrics
Past EBV infection: The presence of igg to the ebv capsule means that your body was exposed at some time in the past to ebv and made antibodies against it. It is at its h ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bin Sung
Dr. Bin Sung answered
33 years experience Pediatrics
Lifetime: As long as you live, the virus stays with you mostly in dormant stage and occasionally flares up.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe.: The profile is of a past infection. I am not sure if it can be diagnosed just by symptoms and evidence of past infection. I think you would need the s ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Likely immunity,,: You've got antibodies to the ebv which likely means you were infected at some time in your life and you recovered and now your body has circulating an ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Ask who ordered: The test, but in general, they were suspecting EBV infection/Infectious mononucleosis, which looks negative, the final diagnosis is with the doctor wh ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Zoster no, c'pox yes: People with their first infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV) (mostly kids w/ chickenpox) are infectious by respiratory secretions -- e.g. cough ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
Unclear what you: Are asking, please rephrase.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
I don't get it: Herpes 6 is the roseola virus which infects nearly all of us since early childhood. There is speculation about some possible indirect relationship to ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Baumann
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Insufficient: VCA IgG and EBV IgM sometimes are not sufficient to tell, what exactly is going on. More tests may help, for example "D early antigen (EA-D)" and "Eps ... Read More

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