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Ana titer with reflex to ifa of 1:320 and neg for antibody tests what does that mean? Pattern was speckled and homogeneos

Ana titer with reflex to ifa of 1:320 and neg for antibody tests what does that mean? Pattern was speckled and homogeneos

See details: You have a positive ANA which is a screening test for lupus. However, it is positive in numerous other diseases and even in normal people. See a rheumatologist to determine what it means. ...Read more

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My teen had ANA test but now dr is saying we need a "reflex titer" blood test. What is it and does that mean ANA positive?

Suggestive of auto-: Immune disorder. A high concentration of anti-nuclear antibody is one indicator or auto-immune disease. Titer is one expression for concentration of a particular antibody. See this site for info on ana: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003535.Htm. ...Read more

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Had HSV DNA PCR test with CSF? Negative. Also had HSV 1/2 antibody (IgM), IFA with reflex to Titer, CSF. Negative. Can I still have HSV 1 or 2?

Had HSV DNA PCR test with CSF?  Negative.  Also had HSV 1/2 antibody (IgM), IFA with reflex to Titer, CSF. Negative. Can I still have HSV 1 or 2?

No HSV in CNS: With these tests, you're obviously under a doctor's care, maybe including an infectious diseases specialist or neurologist. They can answer these questions best. But these results effectively rule out HSV infection of your central nervous system. Something else is causing the problem. That said, the HSV IgM test is notoriously unreliable. You probably also had an IgG test, probably negative. ...Read more

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Does the anti-nuclear ab titer and pattern check for Lyme disease?

Does the anti-nuclear ab titer and pattern check for Lyme disease?

No: Anti-nuclear antibody tests check for autoimmune diseases such as lupus. Some people with longstanding lyme do develop auto-immune disease and might have anti-nuclear antibodies, but most people with lyme do not have anti-nuclear antibodies. ...Read more

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What does positive myocardial ab mean with a titer of 1:40?

What does positive myocardial ab mean with a titer of 1:40?

Myocardial antibody: Presence of antibodies to myocardium is a simple but costly blood test generally felt to be significant when present in titres greater 1 in 20 reflect cardiac muscle damage commonly elevated in rheumatic fever following surgery with heart muscle and heart attack not sure what it reflects in your case and why it was ordered. ...Read more

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What does the titer result for hepatitis b surface ab test mean?

What does the titer result for hepatitis b surface ab test mean?

Marker of immunity: Surface ab is either a response to hep b infection or to injection of hep b vaccine. The titer indicates how much antibody is present in the blood. This level varies with time during the course of infection or following an injection. ...Read more

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Hello, I went to my doctor today to receive my Hep B AB Titer results and it was negative, non-reactive. What exactly does this mean? Should i worry?

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I went to my doctor today to receive my Hep B AB Titer results and it was negative, non-reactive. What exactly does this mean? Should i worry?

You are NOT immune: A non-reactive titre means that you are NOT immune to hepatitis B. That means if you came in contact with it you could get the disease. If you've had a vaccine series then it indicates that it didn't work. If you haven't had the vaccine series then I would get it. ...Read more

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LAB RESULTS - Babisa Microti IgH 1:64 titer, E.chaffeensis HME AB,S 1:64 titer, and IgH Anaplasma phagocytophilum Ab,S 1:128 titer. What does this mean? I am 26 years old and before 2-3 months ago, I was very healthy. For the past 2.5 months, I have

LAB RESULTS - Babisa Microti IgH 1:64 titer, E.chaffeensis HME AB,S 1:64 titer, and IgH Anaplasma phagocytophilum Ab,S 1:128 titer.  What does this mean?  

I am 26 years old and before 2-3 months ago, I was very healthy.  For the past 2.5 months, I have

Looking: Your health care provider is looking for unusual infections that might be causing your symptoms. The infections that are being checked for are usually from being bitten by a tick. You don't seem to have strong evidence of having any of the diseases. Please check with your health care provider for further clarification or treatment. ...Read more