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what does low antibodies mean

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Hammer
50 years experience Pulmonology
It means exposure: You've been exposed to Pneumococcus, not necesarily presntly infected
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
NOTHING: It's as normal finding. I don't know why anyone would have drawn it in the first place. Talk w/your doctor.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Why was the test ordered? I would contact the Dr who ordered the test to explain the results to you. They know the clinical context. Low Positive can ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
CVID: Aka combined variable immunodeficiency. This test is done because you have recurrent sinusitis, bronchitis or pneumonia & screening tests for weak imm ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not sufficient info: Screening for blood donation usually does not include measuring general antibody levels. The blood bank that tested your blood should be able to provi ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Ask him/her: All such information needs to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who knows you is in the best position to provide the information. ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Most likely nothing!: We do not know why a rnp antibody is positive. I have many rnp positive pts with no illness. Illness is defined by the absence of health by the hwo. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not diagnostic: In general, lab tests are used to support a clinical diagnosis and thus a positive test per se does not provide a diagnosis without abnormal physical ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elena Roukhadze
13 years experience Pathology
Serious: It is possible that the spider bite could be secondary infected by group g strep. Also it could be a primary infection. The condition you are describi ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible. No.: You may have had an infection that the antibiotics cured. Then again you might not have had one and the pain went away on its own. I t is unlikely th ... Read More
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