Top
30
Doctor insights on: What Does Vca Ab Igm Mean When Postivie

Share
1

1
What does it mean to have a positive IgM p41 ab but IgM p39 ab. And IgM p23 ab. Are negative? What causes p41 to be present?

What does it mean to have a positive IgM p41 ab but IgM p39 ab. And IgM p23 ab. Are negative? What causes p41 to be present?

Unlikely lyme: P41 is not very specific for Lyme and 1.5 percent of general population may have it likely as protection against getting Lyme that is inherited rather than acquired. The other negative tests also confirm that u do not have it, but Lyme disease is a clinical diagnosis and all factors need to be considered. If you are still having symptoms, work with your doctor to get to the button of the problem ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Lanza
823 Doctors shared insights

Immunoglobulin M (Definition)

There are 5 classes of immune proteins: igg, iga, igm, ige and igd. Igm fights infection. If you produce too little then infections may occur and you have hypogammaglobulinemia. If you have too much you ...Read more


2

2
What does this mean? My EBV AB VCA IGG is 239. my IGM is 36

What does this mean? My EBV AB VCA IGG is 239. my IGM is 36

Mono test: The EBV antibody viral capsid antigen IgG appears within 7 days after infection and last for life. The IGM antibody appears in 7 days, but lasts 3 months. Labs are various on tere actual levels, so you will need to talk to your provider about the levels in accordance with the labs norms. ...Read more

3

3
Beta-2 glycoprotein I ab, IgM 48 high. What does this mean?

Beta-2 glycoprotein I ab, IgM 48 high. What does this mean?

Blood Clots too much: Beta-2 glycoprotein 1 antibody tests are used to help find the cause of unexplained blood clots (thrombotic episodes) or recurrent miscarriages. Also used to diagnose antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), or to detect the autoantibodies in someone with another autoimmune disorder. Sometimes may be ordered with cardiolipin antibody and lupus anticoagulant testing. IgG, IgM or IgA may be elevated. ...Read more

4

4
On ceruplasmin test hep A AB Total reactive ref range U mean? Also Hep A AB (IGM) nonreactive ref range U mean? What am I testing positive for?

On ceruplasmin test hep A AB Total reactive ref range U mean? Also Hep A AB (IGM) nonreactive ref range U mean? What am I testing positive for?

Lab tests: You do not give a value for the ceruloplasm. If you have antibodies to Hepatitis A virus and the IgG is positive and the IgM negative it suggests that you were immunized for hepatitis A or had infection in the past. Why not discuss these values with the doctor who ordered them? ...Read more

8

8
2 years ago I had lyme ab screen mildly elevevated but western blot all non reactive. Now im testing pos for igm 23 and igm 41. What does this mean?

2 years ago I had lyme ab screen mildly elevevated but western blot all non reactive. Now im testing pos for igm 23 and igm 41. What does this mean?

Interpret clinically: Lyme is known to be 'tricky'. The first set of tests I would ignore, since the Western blot was totally negative. In the second case, this could indicate an acute exposure since you've got 2 out of 3 IgM bands. You definitely need to talk to the doctor about these- since the lab work needs to be interpreted in the right clinical context. Sometimes lab tests come up as 'false positive'. See ID doc. ...Read more

9

9
My HSV 1 IgM ab screen came back negative and so did my HSV 2.... What exactly does that mean?

My HSV 1 IgM ab screen came back negative and so did my HSV 2.... What exactly does that mean?

IgM antibodies: Igm antibodies are testing for any acute infection. In the case of hsv that means that you have no new antibodies and thus no new infection with both types of herpes. ...Read more

10

10
Could you tell me why my hepatitis C ab, IgM read reactive a and the signal to cut off is 28.70 m <1.00 mean?

Could you tell me why my hepatitis C ab, IgM read reactive a and the signal to cut off is 28.70 m <1.00 mean?

Antibody Test: If the test is greater than the signal-to-cutoff value, it means that there is hepatitis C antibody in the blood. This doesn't necessarily mean that a person is infected. To confirm that there is active infection, a virus test has to be done. ...Read more

11

11
Hi, what is that result means? Herpes virus ab profile blood, hsv igg 5.79 unit isr. Hsv Igm result negative/reference range negative.

Hi, what is that result means? Herpes virus ab profile blood, hsv igg 5.79 unit isr. Hsv Igm result negative/reference range negative.

Past exposure: The negative IgM level points to no current infection but the positive IgG level points to past exposure and protection (partial) against HSV. ...Read more

12

12
I had blood test for Chlamydia. Result says IgG Ab >/= 1:16 and IgM Ab < 1:16. Does it mean that I had it in the past but not currently?

I had blood test for Chlamydia. Result says IgG Ab >/= 1:16 and IgM Ab < 1:16. Does it mean that I had it in the past but not currently?

Maybe past infection: The chlamydia blood tests are pretty much useless. This only indicates you have had infection sometime in your life with chlamydia, or with related non-STD bacteria. (For example, Chlamydophila pneumoniae causes bronchitis etc, is very common, and also give pos result on the blood test.) It's a useless test to diagnose current infection. If at risk, you need a vaginal swab or urine test. ...Read more

13

13
What does low level of IgM mean?

What does low level of IgM mean?

Maybe nothing?: Igm is a type of antibody you make to help fight infections. Slightly low igm by itself may not mean anything (i.e., your nature level). If it is very low, or other antibodies are also low (or not functioning), it may be a sign of immune deficiency that can lead to more infections. If you have? S, see a clinical immunologist. They can help determine if your immune system is functioning properly. ...Read more

14

14
What does an IgM count of 414 mean?

What does an IgM count of 414 mean?

IgM: IgM is an antibody that is produced in response, such as to an infection, with subsequent switching to a more customized antibody such as IgG antibody (usually at day 7 to 10 after exposure). Hence, IgM usually reflects lack of memory to an antigen and is a sign of an acute infection. There are extremely rare conditions associated with elevated IgM but usually occur early in life. ...Read more

15

15
What do elevated levels of IgM mean?

What do elevated levels of IgM mean?

Depends: The "normal ranges" for all lab tests include 95% of the "normal" population; thus, 2.5% of people are above the upper limit, and 2.5% are below the lower limit. There's nothing to worry about if your values are a little bit above the normal range, but a very elevated IgM could be a sign of a problem. You need to check with the physician who ordered the tests to interpret your results. ...Read more

16

16
What does it mean to have a low IgM level?

Immune test: The body normally makes immunoglobulins iga, igg, igm, ige and igd. Low or absent IG levels are seen in patients with recurrent infections. A low igm level that is clinically relevant usually occurs in the presence of a low igg and/or IgA level. It is always best to treat a patient, not a number. If a person is otherwise healthy and only has lower igm, usually no worries. ...Read more

17

17
What does it mean that I have a low IgM level?

What does it mean that I have a low IgM level?

Low IgM: Low IgM levels in and of themselves are not common, but can occur. If they occur with low IgG levels or with other clinical symptoms the diagnosis can be different. Isolated low IgM can be caused by a variety of factors, and often eventually resolves. See an immunologist for further evaluation to determine the cause. ...Read more

20

20
What does it mean if IgM and IgA levels drop lower?

What does it mean if IgM and IgA levels drop lower?

IgM and IgA: Low levels of IgA and IgM may mean that you have an immune deficiency. If they are only slightly low and your igg is normal and you are able to respond to vaccines and do not have a lot of infections, there may be nothing to worry about. We need a lot of history and additional blood tests to understand what any particular level of antibodies in the blood means. ...Read more

21

21
My antirubella igg >400 and igm 0.91.what does it mean?

My antirubella igg >400 and igm 0.91.what does it mean?

Rubella: IgG is Immune so you have immunity to Rubella. Don't worry about the IgM. ...Read more

22

22
What could it mean if IgM and IgA levels drop lower after being rechecked?

What could it mean if IgM and IgA levels drop lower after being rechecked?

IgA, IgM: Were they low to start with? Did you attemt to treat them? Some variation is testing as well as the body is normal. Should be same lab, same method, similar results. ...Read more

23

23
My son has low IgM and high white cells. Everything else is normal. What does this mean?

My son has low IgM and high white cells. Everything else is normal. What does this mean?

High white cell?: Low IgM per se is unlikely to be of major clinical importance but a persistently high WBC requires further evaluation by a hematologist in the absence of an acute or chronic infection. On the other hand, a transiently elevated WBC (no more than a week duration) is likely from an acute infection be it viral or bacterial. ...Read more

24

24
Last month I have igm (toxo) weakly positive (>0.6), this month IgM positive but IgG depreciate. What does it mean?

Last month I have igm (toxo) weakly positive (>0.6), this month IgM positive but IgG depreciate. What does it mean?

Phases of infection: Igm is the antibody that is 1st to rev up in early phases of infection. Then as the body begins to fight infection it produces more igg antibodies. The body keeps igg around as a "memory" so it can respond more quickly and vigorously if it sees that infection again. The duration and efficacy of the memory is variable. This is also how vaccinations work. ...Read more

25

25
What does it mean to have HSV IgM detected?

HSV antibodies: Igm is always the first antibody your body produces in response to an infection. After awhile, your body "switches" to making igg for long-term immunity. Once it starts making igg, it slows down in producing igm, and eventually stops making it. So if you have igm, it means you have had the infection, and you acquired it relatively recently. If you only have igg, it means you had it longer ago. ...Read more

26

26
Anticardiolipin IgM elevated, what does it mean?

Antiphospholipids: Autoimmune antibodies can be formed against natural (normal) cell surface proteins. When this happens, adverse effects can occur. Anti-cardiolipin antibodies have been associated with abnormal blood clotting events and recurrent spontaneous miscarrages. See a hematology specialist for advice on this problem. ...Read more

27

27
Cardiolipin test IgM elevated what does it mean?

Cardiolipin: Read the following: you'll need to ask your dr. Why it was ordered and what the drs. Interpretation is:

http://labtestsonline. Org/understanding/analytes/cardiolipin/tab/test. ...Read more

28

28
What could elevated levels of IgM in a blood test mean?

What could elevated levels of IgM in a blood test mean?

IgM specific: Antibody. Elevated levels of IgM are non-specific, but elevated levels of IgM antibody specific to a bug usually means recent infection with that particular organism. ...Read more

29

29
What does it mean to have a positive IgM but a negative IgG for mycoplasm?

What does it mean to have a positive IgM but a negative IgG for mycoplasm?

Early vs late: Igm is the immunoglobulin noted for coming out early in response to any illness, it fades over time while igg come out a bit later and stays up longer. If you have a positive IgM it indicates a early response, while igg would probably show up in a few months at which point the IgM would have declined. ...Read more

30

30
What means a slightly elevated IgA of 427? Reference are 50 to 350. IgE and IgM normal. Thanks

OskarD071: This means that you have allergic tendencies but it doesn't tell you to what. ...Read more