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A 21-year-old female asked about a 76-year-old female:

Tested positive for anti-tif1 gamma. what implications does a positive result have, what does it mean to be tested positive? also since it is known as a cancer marker, what are the chances of malignancy and/or cancer? how serious is this?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, the antibody you mentioned is not a reliable marker for cancer. Visit this site for info on this topic https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4847327/
Last updated Dec 1, 2019

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