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2nd trimester: The 'quad screen' is a screening test that detects levels of four different hormones/proteins in your body. From these levels, your doctor can assess your risk for chromosomal problems/neural tube defects. This test is offered to pregnant women during the 2nd trimester from weeks 15-20. ...Read more
Went to dr with hand, shoulder, hip joint pain. Ana reflex screen Ana positive 1.0 and rnp antibody positive 4.3. All others neg. Very scared!
Lab numbers: These numbers don't show changes at joints and with most auto immune disorders, you may have periods of pain and increased lab numbers, usually related to stress in your life, and once treated medically or with stress reduction, pain/lab should improve. May want xray of one of involved joints just inflamed which can return to baseline. ...Read more
Tramadol in urine ??: NO. the usual 12 drug panel is This 12 Panel Urine Drug Test (10 Panel Plus MDMA and Extended Opiates) checks for the presence of 12 drug metabolites including: Amphetamines Methamphetamines Barbiturates Benzodiazepines Marijuana Cocaine Opiates Phencyclidine Methadone Propoxyphene MDMA (Ecstasy) Extended Opiates Tramadol can be detected if its being looked for but in a "full drug panel" ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cauc, 30 & 1st preg. Negative triple and NT test on 1st screen. 1/6123 risk for DS. 20 week screen showed fetal nasal bone at 4.6mm. High risk for DS?
Fairly unlikely: Fetal nasal bone length is not a commonly assessed marker at 20wks gestation, instead we care more at 11-13wks. As fetuses grow, epigenetics and the environment have more of an effect on growth so a small nasal bone at this gestational age is not necessarily predictive in the setting of other reassuring testing. A noninvasive blood test may help to provide more reassurance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low positive ana, dual pattern speckled, centromere. Positive aca and positive histone ab igg. After c/o skin rash and moderate right hip pain.
Need to be evaluated: A low titer (concentration) ANA test is not particularly helpful to make a diagnosis. Even with a particular pattern (speckled) and anti-centromere antibodies and anti-histone antibodies. Your rash and hip pain are more important as well as inflammatory markers like an ESR and a CBC if they are normal or not. See your doctor and ask for a referral to a rheumatologist if you are concerned. ...Read more
How about it?: Up to a quarter of women your age have an ANA (immunofluorescent antibody) at a low titer like yours with a speckled pattern. If there's a question of whether you have lupus or one of its relatives, it's a piece of information to note and file for future reference. A negative ANA would rule several things out. Your result proves nothing positive. Best wishes. ...Read more
4/5 results- test neg scl70, double stranded dna, ssa, ssb, smith rmp sederate, esr&crp norm, electrolyte/white/red blood norm.Again + ANA 1:160 centromer. What additional test to exclude scleroderma/crest?
Is free beta HCG different from HCG they measure in early pregnancy? If HCG was elevated at 5w5d, does this mean my HCG will be high at quad screen?
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Antibodies: A positive ANA means antibodies which can react with your body's cells. They can form after an infection, but do not indicate anything about the infection which is usually long since gone. There are many, many people whose ANA is positive and very, very few who have actual autoimmune disease. The question to ask is: for what symptoms was the ANA ordered? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: That is one of the main reasons for colonoscopy. The gastroenterologist usually can see every part of the colon wall and biopsy suspicious lesions. Often this is curative if found early. While not completely true, consider all polyps to be future cancers and most cancers come from polyps. Screening should begin at age 50 unless there is a history to suggest beginning earlier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer