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Aspergillus Galactomannan Antigen
Bovine Colostrum: Bovine colostrum from pasture-fed cows contains immunoglobulins specific to many human pathogens, including escherichia coli, cryptosporidium parvum, shigella flexneri, salmonella, staphylococcus,  and rotavirus (which causes diarrhea in infants). Likely igm, igg, and IgA although I am not specific about this. ...Read more
Hiv 1/2 blood analysis:
-antibodies and p24 antigen (chemiluminescence): reactive-2, 741
- IgG antibodies (enzyme immunoassay):nonreactive
in this case, is HIV infection accurate?
Hepatitis c (HCV) antibody is reactive. The hepatitis C Recombinant Immunoblat Assay(riba) confirmation test is non reactive.Is antibody false positiv
Well : A positive hepatitis C antibody test with a negative or in a test usually is not a false positive that usually means someone had hepatitis C infection and their body cleared the infection and they are now immune to hepatitis C. Do a Healthtap visit or see a primary care physician for specific diagnosis ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Candida antibody IgM high 1.2. Candida antibody IgG high 1.9. Candida antibody IgA high 1.5. What does this mean? Yeast overgrowth?
Can someone describe the relationship between candida and mold exposure such as mycotoxins and aspergillus/penicillium?
What test indicate old or previously treated infectious diseases? Antigen, toxin, protein, anti-body..?
Extremely complicate: It depends on what disease. Syphilis for example has several tests..Rpr using a reagin looking for an antibody to the spirochete. Clostridium difficile looks for toxin a and b. Hiv western blot looks for HIV envelope proteins. Igm indicated a more recent infection while igg a longer time interval. It is not as simple as it seems defining old vs new..Tb for instance is a good example. ...Read more
My serum test is negative for endomysial antibody iga, ttg tissue transglutasminase iga, gliadin antibody igg. But positive for gliadin antibody iga?
Molds: Molds like Aspergillus thrive when there are * water *stagnant air * nutrient (especially wood fiber). Damaged dry wall, carpeting, and particle board etc must be removed. Keep house well ventilated and wipe off pooled water. Clorox may kill the molds but without the preventive measures, they will come back. ...Read more
Does a monoclonal antibody reactive with the o139 antigen of e.Coli would cross react with v.Cholera o139?
Apparently not.: This does not seem likely because first that the v cholera is usually found in india and bangladesh while ecoli is usually in the U.S., mexico, and south america. Second, the mechanisms are different because the genes for toxicity on the e coli strains are not present in the v cholera. Third, there seems to be no information on any cross reaction of these two o 139 strains. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Celiac disease? Biopsy needed?Endomysial AB IGA Negative,Gliadin AB IGA High=16, Anti-Gliadin IGG A B High=22, t-transglutanimaze IGG Normal 1.7, t-transglutanimaze igA Normal 3.1, IGA Normal 186
Alpha hemolytic streptococcus are non pathogenic but streptococcus pneumoniae is grouped under this group. Why?
They're pathogemic: Alpha hemolytic strep are not non-pathogenic. They include the pneumococcus ( strep pnemoniae) and also viridans group strep. These all cause human disease. ...Read more
If allergic, yes: Aspergillus and penicillium molds (fungi) are very common and pose no threat to the healthy person. People prone to allergies can develop allergic disorders to these molds including allergic rhinitis, asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, abpa. Persons with poor immunity (immune suppressed or compromised) can be at risk for infections. ...Read more
Certain cancers: Cea (carcinoembryonic antigen) can be found at elevated levels in the blood of patients with certain cancers such as colon, lung, breast. It is useful to follow if elevated at the time of diagnosis to correlate with response (if it goes down) to treatment or with relapse (if it becomes elevated again after having gone down to normal levels previously). It may be elevated in other benign conditions. ...Read more
Some vaccines contain saccharomyces cerivisiae. Could they cause u 2 form anti-saccharomyces cerivisiae antibodies, thus inducing Crohn's disease?
Probably not.: First of all, most vaccines don't go anywhere near the yeast, only recombinant vaccines use it. Secondly, the vaccines are purified , and the amounts of actual saccharomyces in the vaccine are very small, compared to the relatively huge amounts of the yeast in the bowel. So the likelihood of this being a problem is tiny. ...Read more
They don't usually: Antibody does not usually kill an antigen but binds it. The attachment may then, under certain circumstances , triggers the release of certain mediators or the influx of body cells (cytotoxic lymphocytes, macrophage etc) to do the job of killing. This is a very simplistic answer to a complex question however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely: The booster antigen (vaccine) is used to stimulate your body to produce more antibody often up to several-folds. By the time you need a booster, there is usually marginal quantity of antibody against that antigen to bind it. Even if the antigen is bound by the antibody, the body may still recognize the complex as an antigen. Although theoretically possible, the effect would be minimal ...Read more