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Is there a medical facility that offers testing for autoimmune ovarian disease, such as anti-ovarian antibodies?

Is there a medical facility that offers testing for autoimmune ovarian disease, such as anti-ovarian antibodies?

From US NIH:: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/nct00001306 " there is no reliable blood test to identify patients who have premature ovarian failure. Therefore, all patients must undergo a laparoscopic ovarian biopsy to confirm the presence of an auto immune reaction in the ovaries (autoimmune oophoritis).". ...Read more

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Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more


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Can an antibiotic decrease the size of an ovarian cyst? If so, what type of cyst is likely to benefit from its use? Thanks.

Can an antibiotic decrease the size of an ovarian cyst? If so, what type of cyst is likely to benefit from its use? Thanks.

No: Ovarian cysts are not typically caused by infections but rather the normal development of an egg in the ovary. Antibiotics would have to effect on this. ...Read more

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What"s the recommended antibiotic to be given after a burst of an ovarian cyst?

What"s  the recommended antibiotic to be given after a burst of an ovarian cyst?

Generally none.: Ovarian cysts are generally non-infectious in origin and mostly filled with with fluid and or blood. Antibiotics do not have a role in treating them, unless there was an identified infectious cause (tubo-ovarian abscess). ...Read more

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Is a antibody nuclear test 1:320 normal?

Depends why elevated: This depends on why you have an elevated ANA. It can be there for lots of reasons. Classically we use this to diagnose systemic lupus erythematosus but most people with a positive ANA do not have systemic lupus erythematosus. As a rheumatologist we are asked to see a lot of people with a positive ANA Most of the time we find some other cause. Yours is high but it may not be high for any bad reason ...Read more

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How's a poliovirus antibody level test performed?

How's a poliovirus antibody level test performed?

Neutralization assay: Poliovirus antibodies are tested via neutralization assay for polio type 1, polio type 2, and polio type 3 separately. Protection to one type of polio does not protect you from the others. One needs to have protective titers to all three types to be "immune". ...Read more

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What does the herpes antibody test mean if someone is pos.

Virus in the body: If the antibody for HSV (1 or 2) is positive, it means the person was infected with the virus and the virus is in the persons nerves forever, even if there are no outward signs of an infection. The person can pass the virus to her/his contacts even if there is no sore or rash. ...Read more

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What is HIV antibody test accuracy?

HIV testing: Yes. Of course it is. That is as long as you have allowed enough time to past for your body to produce antibodies against the HIV if you are infected. If you are not infected then if you only test with the HIV antibody test, you must wait six months after exposure for it to be fully reliable and accurate if you test negative. The situation in reality is that no one need wait that long ...Read more

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How does an HIV antibody test work?

HIV testing: All HIV tests used in the U.S. Detect hiv-1, and some tests have been developed that can also detect hiv-2. (hiv-1 is common in the United States; hiv-2 common in parts of africa.) combination tests have been developed that detect HIV antibody and the HIV antigen called the p24 antigen. Levels of p24 antigen are typically high early in the course of infection and is positive earlier. ...Read more