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What is the IgG screen w/ reflex IFA performed for?

What is the IgG screen w/ reflex IFA performed for?

Many Things: This type of test is done for many types of infections, especially viruses or pertussis. In order to give you mroe information, I would need to know what specifically they were doing the test to check on. ...Read more

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Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more


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Would bloods for autoimmune screen ANA double stranded DNA ENA anca still show positive if there had been an autoimmune response even 6 years ago?

Would bloods for autoimmune screen ANA double stranded DNA ENA anca still show positive if there had been an autoimmune response even 6 years ago?

See below: You also have to take in account that these panels frequently have false positives and assays vary from lab to lab. It is has been estimated that up 30% of all anas drawn are false positives. Only your doctor or your rheumatologist can interpret these results in context with your history and symptoms. ...Read more

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Positive ANA IFA screen with reflex is it contagious?

Positive ANA IFA screen with reflex is it contagious?

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 more

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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!

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

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They say TV/screens before bed is bad for you. However, for me, that is how I relax before I go to sleep. I can't fall asleep w/o it. It soothes me..?

They say TV/screens before bed is bad for you. However, for me, that is how I relax before I go to sleep. I can't fall asleep w/o it. It soothes me..?

Individual: Hello, most sleep researchers advise against it as studies have suggested that blue LED light inhibits the production of melatonin. Your particular routine may override these deleterious effects, however, and watching TV before sleep is certainly better/healthier than some things you might do. I think the real question is whether you are waking up feeling refreshed, and without aches and pain. ...Read more

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Is TSH w/reflex to ft4 4.06 normal?

Is TSH w/reflex to ft4 4.06 normal?

High normal: A TSH of 4.06 is in the upper range of normal. The lab probably did not do the ft4 level, since the TSH was normal. Most people with these results feel perfectly normal. However, it could be a sign that your thyroid is starting to fail. It would be reasonable to repeat the TSH and do a free T4 level in a few months. ...Read more