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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?

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.

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

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What is hepatitis be antibody test?

Envelope: It is an antibody to the hepatitis b envelope protein. It helps physicians characterize hepatitis b infection. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about HIV antibody test?

Can you tell me more about HIV antibody test?

Sandwich assay...yum: Elisa = enzyme-linked immuno sorbent assay. Done by adding serum from a subject to a plate w/antibody against the infection you're testing for on its surface. The antigen (or protein) from the infection binds to the antibody on the plate. Then another antibody to the infection w/color signal chemical attached is added on top and binds to the antigen. If infection is there color can be measured. ...Read more

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What is an antinuclear antibody test used for?

Autoimmune disease: ANA (anti-nuclear antibody) is a blood test used by doctors that indicates the presence of an autoimmune condition in which the body's immune system is predisposed to recognize normal things in your body as foreign invaders that need to be attacked. The results are not specific for any particular disease if positive, but are a preliminary test, after which a range of possibilities are considered. ...Read more

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What is the accuracy of a 22 week HIV antibody test?

What is the accuracy of a 22 week HIV antibody test?

ELISA at 22 weeks: 99+% sensitive and specific for hiv. In other words very accurate. This of course means if the testing is done in a certified laboratory. In the us we confirm all elisa with western blot testing. ...Read more

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What is the accuracy of HIV antibody test after 72 days?

See below: If the test for HIV antibody is positive, it is definitive. If it is negative, it does not rule out hiv. If the antibody test is negative you may wish to get HIV nucleic acid test, if that is negative, that should rule out hiv. ...Read more

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What is the accuracy of HIV antibody test after 55 days?

What is the accuracy of HIV antibody test after 55 days?

Accuracy of ELISA: The elisa test is 99+% accurate (sensitive and specific) in individuals who have had the infection long enough for the assay to pick it up. For the 3rd generation tests used today, it can reliably detect individuals infected w/hiv at approximately 15 days. The 4th generation wh/tests for HIV antigen and antibody may show results even sooner. Always have testing done at a reliable certified lab. ...Read more

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How many different types of HIV antibody tests are there?

How many different types of HIV antibody tests are there?

Probably 4.: There are 4 known ways of testing for HIV and probably more being developed. Initial testing is by elisa (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay), and if positive, confirmed by western blot or immunofluorescence assay (ifa). Less often, nucleic acid testing can help in diagnosis, but can be inconclusive due to insufficient sample, so another is collected and tested. ...Read more