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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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What does 1:80 anti-nuclear AB titer mean?

Anti-nuclear AB tite: What does 1:80 anti-nuclear AB titer mean? ANS: it depends on your medical history. Please send more details and do live 2nd opinion with me. ...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

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My 13y/o daughter lab results r high ttg IgA 66 endomysial scr IgA positive and endomysial ab titer high at 1:40 what does all this mean?Dr r/o celiac

My 13y/o daughter lab results r high ttg IgA 66 endomysial scr IgA positive and endomysial ab titer high at 1:40 what does all this mean?Dr r/o celiac

Likely: Does she have any symptoms (gastrointestinal, weight loss, anemia etc)? If she does, she should stay off gluten. If no symptoms, then it is more difficult to have definite answer although ideally she should avoid all gluten products. ...Read more

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What is a smooth muscle ab blood test and a titer test for, and what does it mean if they're positive?

What is a smooth muscle ab blood test and a titer test for, and what does it mean if they're positive?

Ab vs smooth muscle.: This is a test for antibody to smooth muscle. These antibodies are usually associated with autoimmune hepatitis and can be directed against actin, troponin, and tropomyosin. ...Read more

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I am a medical student I have had my hep b vaccine when I was 4 now my AB titer is 6 should i take a booster dose and if what are its risks. ?

I am a medical student I have had my hep b vaccine when I was 4 now my AB titer is 6 should i take a booster dose and if what are its risks. ?

Another series: is recommended if your your AB titer is less than 10, given that you are a med student and there is a potential for exposure as a healthcare professional later on, take the whole series at 0, 1 and 6 months, if you want to measure the titers, do so at least 2 months after the last dose, take care ...Read more

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I am med student, I had hep b vaccine as a child 20 years ago now my AB titer is below 10, do I have to take a booster or start a whole new series ?

I am med student, I had hep b vaccine as a child 20 years ago now my AB titer is below 10, do I have to take a booster or start a whole new series ?

Up to you & doctor: Years ago, the recommendation was 1 booster shot. Now it is 1 booster series (3 shots). The idea is to raise the antibody level, and then it will come down over the years (and one can retest in the future). One shot won't raise the level as high as 3 shots will, meaning one may retest sooner after 1 shot than after 3 shots. It's not an exact science. Each person's antibody responses are different. ...Read more

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I have had my hep b vaccine as a child about 20 years ago. I had a check up 3 weeks ago I found that my AB titer has fallen below 10 what should I do?

I have had my hep b vaccine as a child about 20 years ago. I had a check up 3 weeks ago I found that my AB titer has fallen below 10 what should I do?

Hep B antibody level: Vaccine induced antibody levels reduce with time, but immune memory remains intact and it is generally believed that people with declining levels are still protected against severe Hep B disease. Boosters are not recommended for immunocompetent people in this scenario. Hemodialysis patients with levels below 10 mIU/mL should be boosted. ...Read more

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Lupus sle panel blood test shows pos myocardial ab, if, myocardial ab titer 1:40, gastric pareital cell 43, RA factor 30. What does this mean?

Lupus sle panel blood test shows pos myocardial ab, if, myocardial ab titer 1:40, gastric pareital cell 43, RA factor 30. What does this mean?

Difficult to say: Without specific patient scenario, it is difficult to interpret. You can have lab test anomaly without clinical disease. Open the case... ...Read more

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What do you interpret these results as ANA titer of 1 8 hla b27 of negative antinuclear ab speckled rheumatoid fact of 5 sed rate of 3 imm gran of 0 04 eos of 07 imm gran of 0 4?

What do you interpret these results as ANA titer of 1 8 hla b27 of negative antinuclear ab speckled rheumatoid fact of 5 sed rate of 3 imm gran of 0 04 eos of 07 imm gran of 0 4?

Appear normal: It is very difficult to interpret lab results without knowing the clinical picture of the persone to whom these values are attached however it would seem that all of the results given are normal the low titre of ANA may be of no clinical importance but, again, need to know all clinical information about the person. ...Read more