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Tg=(thyroglobulin) had tg panel 16.0 results, a tg antibody <0.9, a tg by lc-ms/ms, s/p (n/a) ! result not dispersed in flowsheet. What does this mean?
While the: Normal range varies from lab to lab, your results are all normal. Why were they drawn in the first place. There are not as important as more conventional thyroid lab such as free T4 and tsh. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more
CAH: This is most commonly do to non-classical congenital adrenal hyperplasia or ncah. If 17-hydroxyprogesterone levels are just slightly above normal, the correlation may not be very clear cut. If 17 -hydroxyprogesterone level is elevated and pcos symptoms are present, ncah should be considered. ...Read more
My doc has prescribed me 17 hydroxyprogesterone, androsstenedione, 25 hydroxy d tests. Bt i think i hv cushings. Wil these indicate cortisol levels too?
No: Elevated 17 hydroxyprogesterone and androstenedione are indicative of certain forms of late onset congenital adrenal hyperplasia (cah) a condition that usually leads to mild cortisol deficiency. Cushing syndrome is cortisol excess. The two could share some signs but are quite different. Cushing syndrome is screened for with 24h urine free cortisol and overnight Dexamethasone suppression test. ...Read more
I'm having a 17-hydroxyprogesterone (17-OHP) lab to test for non-classical form of CAH. When is the best time during my menstrual cycle to have this?
A 17-OHP test can be: done any time in the menstrual cycle. You may need to fast for 8 hrs. before the test. Birth control pills, steroids & other meds alter results; tell your MD all prescription, OTC, herbal & illicit drugs you take. If your 17-OHP level is equivocal, your doctor may order an ACTH test & molecular genetic studies for CYP21 gene mutations on Chr. 6p21.33 for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Yes: Aubagio was just released for the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. Bg-12 (oral fumarate) should be available before mid year. Both are oral drugs which will be added to the only other oral drug- gilenya (fingolimod). There are several other drugs which will be added within the next few years proving that there is reason to be optimistic about the future of ms treatment. ...Read more
Benign MS: Benign MS occurs in about 15% of people with relapsing remitting MS. It means a person has 1-2 attacks of MS symptoms and no other symptoms the rest of their life. We cannot determine who has or does not have this form of MS, but it would be nice to be able to determine this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multiple Sclerosis: Is an autoimmune disorder of the nervous system immune cells attack and destroy the fatty sheath of nerve cells. I am unaware of any natural treatments or remedies that have substantially improved patients with this disease. Ask your neurologist for further information. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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