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Anti La Ssb Antibody Test
I have a positive Ana test plus a positive SSB antibody. Also a high gran% and low lymph%. Lots of fatigue and joint pain. Can you diagnose?
Nonspecific: The diagnosis is that there are positive antibodies. This is not a useful diagnosis. Fatigue, joint pain and some white blood cell changes are not specific for a disease and could occur in the absence of any autoimmune disease. See your doctor and explore any other symptoms that are of concern. ...Read more
What's the difference between the sjorgren ssa / ssb antibodies? Is a level of 2.7 for the ssb antibody high? Normal is 0-0.9. Also ANA pos/ ds DNA 6.
Autoantibodies : Directed against ro/ssa and la/ssb auto antigens were originally identified in patients with sjogren's and lupus. But can be present in others autoimmune diseases. Ro/ssa and la/ssb are different intracellular autoantigens from extractable nuclear antigens. Which are soluble cytoplasmic and nuclear components. You have an autoimmune disease. More clinical info needed for diagnosis. Rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood tests showed high antibodies to: ana, ssdna, sm, rnp/sm, ssa(ro), ssb(la), scl-70, centromere. Is this likely lupus or a different automimmune?
Prob false positive: To have all these antibodies to be positive is suggestive of a false positive result. Virus infection can cause similiar findings. Ultimately these results have to be interpretted in the context of your doctor's findings. Talk to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When testing for Antiphospolipid Antibody Syndrome, does taking baby aspirin affect the Lupus Anticoagulant (PTT-LA, dRVVT) test results?
Has anyone had a high titer for anti-nuclear antibodies test and then had it drop back to normal and rise again?
A test: for a certain autoimmune condition. it's important to understand that these blood tests need to be interpreted carefully in the context of your symptoms and exam findings. a positive test doesn't necessarily mean you have the condition. ...Read more
Test results for throid antibodies were Anti-thyroglobulin Ab is 137 and Anti-thyroid per oxidase Ab 200 what does this mean?
High antibodies : Your antibodies against your own thyroid are high. You need to work with your doctor to figure out why. I take my patients off of gluten and encourage them to do a comprehensive elimination diet. A functional or integrative medicine doctor can work with you to find and address root causes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I read that there are nmda-like receptors in the epidermis. Would the anti-nmda ab test show antibodies to receptors in skin?
No : Classically the nmda receptors are in the nervous system and associated with neurologic disease. There are tiny nerve fibers in the skin that have the receptor, not the skin itself, what importance this has in human disease is unknown, but some medical scientists think drugs which act on them may be useful in pain control some day. ...Read more
Hiv 1&2 and p24 combo test negative at week 8and anti body at week9 both negative but experience symptoms. I recieved an oral sex from a lady of unknown status. I tested at 2,3,4,5,6,7 weeks antibody HIV 1&2 non reactibe. At 8week hiv 1&2 p24 combo negat
You can stop this: Please forgive my frankness. Getting oral sex is extremely low risk. Yet you're going back every week for tests. Why this fear, little brother? Move on with your life. Love safely from now on. Have you talked with Dad about romantic love? Talk with your physician if your fears of HIV are disabling you. And find the real cause of your physical symptoms -- I'll bet it's simply worry. ...Read more
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