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Miscarriage at 7 weeks with little c antibody titer level 1:512. Did little c cause miscarriage?

Miscarriage at 7 weeks with little c antibody titer level 1:512. Did little c cause miscarriage?

Impossible to say: Many pregnancies in women at age 35, as many as 30% to 50% can be lost due to miscarriage in the first 8-12 weeks. The question is did you ever have fetal heart tones detected on ultrasound? Many early pregnancy losses result from lethal mutations in the embryo. Often development seen by US is inconsistent with dates and heart activity is not seen. Talk w/ your OB re: their opinion of future plans ...Read more

Smooth Muscle (Definition)

Smooth muscle is an involuntary non-striated muscle. It is divided into two sub-groups; the single-unit (unitary) and multiunit smooth muscle. Smooth muscle is found within the walls of blood vessels. Smooth muscle is also found in lymphatic vessels, the urinary bladder, uterus, male and female reproductive tracts, gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, arrector pili of ...Read more


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Where to get rabies antibody titer?

Where to get rabies antibody titer?

Rabies: An antibody titer against the rabies virus can be sent by your physician after immunization. This is not generally done with the current vaccine but was done in the days when we used the duck embryo-based vaccine. ...Read more

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What exactly is an anti-streptococcal antibody titer?

What exactly is an anti-streptococcal antibody titer?

IgM or IgG anti stre: In general antibody titers are (blood or saliva or wherever the sample is)tests that measure the immunoglobulines associated to certain diseases (in this case streptococal)that indicate whether the body has developed defenses against. Igm elevated means a "recent" infection, IgG elevation means old or previous exposure. ...Read more

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What does an elevated anti-streptococcal antibody titer mean? Is this bad for my child?

What does an elevated anti-streptococcal antibody titer mean? Is this bad for my child?

No: This means your child had a previous strep infection and had an immune respone which is a good thing. The elevation does tell us when the infection was active. So rely on what symptoms your child has and ask advice of your doctor. ...Read more

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My gf has hbv we make our I got 3 shots when I was a baby my antibody titer it's says I'm immune 70mml should I test antigen.? And when after exposure

My gf has hbv we make our I got 3 shots when I was a baby my antibody titer it's says I'm immune 70mml should I test antigen.? And when after exposure

No risk, immune: This duplicates another question. You are immune to HBV, should not have any more testing, and need not worry about any exposures to your girlfriend or anyone else. ...Read more

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Why is my antibody titer important?

Why is my antibody titer important?

To check immunity: Antibodies are proteins involved in immune reactions. An antibody titer measures how much of these proteins have been made against a particular substance. For example: to see if you've had recent exposure to an organism like mono; to ensure you are protected against infections like strep; to ensure you have responded to a vaccine; to check for an autoimmune condition; to type blood for transfusion. ...Read more

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How likely would you catch hep b if you are fully immune with good antibody titer it's been 90day is it good time to test exposure saliva kissing only?

How likely would you catch hep b if you are fully immune with good antibody titer it's been 90day is it good time to test exposure saliva kissing only?

Immune if HepBsAb+: If your titer of protective antibodies is therapeutic, then risk of infection is low, although sometimes a booster is warranted. Check with your doc. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has hbv chronic and she is on meds I got 3 shots and my antibody titer said I'm immune 60Ui/ml should i be worried we wanna have sex?

My girlfriend has hbv chronic and she is on meds I got 3 shots and my antibody titer said I'm immune 60Ui/ml should i be worried we wanna have sex?

No risk, no worries: Your antibody titer shows for sure the vaccine was effective and you are immune to hepatitis B. You can have unprotected sex with your girlfriend without risk or fear. ...Read more

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Deciphering a thyroid hormone test result: is an antithyroglobulin antibody titer of 1:50 too high, or is it alright?

Deciphering a thyroid hormone test result: is an antithyroglobulin antibody titer of 1:50 too high, or is it alright?

It depends: Antithyroglobulin antibody is not a thyroid hormone test. It tells you nothing about the function of your thyroid. It can indicate that you have autoimmune thyroid disease, but your level is not very high. Mild elevations are non-specific and occur more commonly in the population as we get older. Thyroid function is indicated by t4, tsh, and T3 (liothyronine) levels. ...Read more

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What is smooth muscle antibody?

What is smooth muscle antibody?

Autoimmune hepatitis: This is an antibody marker often present in patients with the diagnosis of autoimmune hepatitis. ...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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What would cause a high positive ANA (1:640) speckled, nucleolar with a low positive smooth muscle antibody (1:40) but negative SS-A, SS-B, anti-Smith, RNP, SCL-70, Anti Jo antibodies? Liver disease?

What would cause a high positive ANA (1:640) speckled, nucleolar with a low positive smooth muscle antibody (1:40) but negative SS-A, SS-B, anti-Smith, RNP, SCL-70, Anti Jo antibodies? Liver disease?

Probably normal: Many people have a positive ANA without being sick. If you also have elevated liver enzymes, a workup for autoimmune hepatitis may be continued, but if there's nothing to suggest a liver problem biochemically, I'd not be in a hurry to diagnose despite anti-smooth-muscle. ANA means nothing apart from the clinical picture. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Antibody titers needed for blood when first pregnant?

Antibody titers needed for blood when first pregnant?

Yes: It is standard practice to test both rubella and HIV antibodies early in pregnancy. Typically, one also gets an antigen test for hepatitis b, and a test for syphilis (sometimes an antibody test, and other times a different test is used). Additional tests such as a complete blood count, blood type, rh typing, urinalysis are standard as well. See your ob; they'll do the right tests. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get antibody titers?

How long does it take to get antibody titers?

Depends on the lab: If you get lucky and have your blood drawn on the day that the batched blood draws are run you could get your results back in 24-48 hours. Always assume one week in the worst case scenario. ...Read more

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How long should it take to get the results of antibody titers?

How long: It depends on what test you are wiating for. Most take just a few days but if sent off to the state or a reference lab, it could take longer. ...Read more

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If my rubella antibody titers were low during prenatal screening would they have told me?

If my rubella antibody titers were low during prenatal screening would they have told me?

Yes, however: The best way to find out is to call your doctor and ask. If you have had a regular immunization schedule, you should be immune. The CDC has recently changed guidelines for immunization with MMR due to resurgence of the disease due to a significant number of unvaccinated persons in the US population. You can review those guidelines by going to www.CDC.gov. ...Read more

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What are bronchial smooth muscle contractions?

What are bronchial smooth muscle contractions?

For breathing: Your breathing tubes, the bronchi, have smooth muscle around them to help you to breath. They can contract. ...Read more

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Why is there a need for immunohistochemistry: smooth muscle actin after I got the diagnosis: cellular spindle cell lesion favor nodular fascitis?

Why is there a need for immunohistochemistry: smooth muscle actin after I got the diagnosis: cellular spindle cell lesion favor nodular fascitis?

To help diagnosis: Pathologists often use immunohistochemistry to help in arriving at a diagnosis. For softn tissue tumors immunohistochemistry can help better characterize the type of tumor... For example if is smooth muscle derived or a neural tumor etc. In terms of nodular fasciitis, it can morphologically appear similar to some smooth muscle tumors and some other fibroblastic tumors so ihc may be used. ...Read more

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1. What percentage of the time does cidp or gb present without significant associated muscle weakness. 2. How can cidp or gb effect smooth muscle.?

1. What percentage of the time does cidp or gb present without significant associated muscle weakness.
2. How can cidp or gb effect smooth muscle.?

See below: Commonly gbs starts with numbness and tingling that is bilateral and starting at the toes (variants of the disease differ in symptoms). Weakness has to be present for it to be gbs. Cidp is less predictable: weakness may not be present for a couple years. In these diseases peripheral nerves are stripped of myelin (the coating that allows for nerve transmission). Smooth muscle is not affected. ...Read more

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Does smooth muscle still work if we have a head injury?

Does smooth muscle still work if we have a head injury?

Yes: Smooth muscle is he rally not under voluntary control and should not be affected. ...Read more

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What conditions cause contraction of bronchiole smooth muscle?

Asthma: Asthma is the prototypical disease whereby reversible bronchiolar smooth muscle constriction leads to tight airways and obstructive lung symptoms. Copd, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also has a component of smooth muscle constriction. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: smooth muscle?

What is the definition or description of: smooth muscle?

See below: Smooth muscle is an involuntary non-striated muscle. It is divided into two sub-groups; the single-unit (unitary) and multiunit smooth muscle.
Smooth muscle is found within the walls of blood vessels. Smooth muscle is also found in lymphatic vessels, the urinary bladder, uterus, male and female reproductive tracts, gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, arrector pili of skin, and other places. ...Read more

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What would happen if there's too much smooth muscle in bronchi?

What would happen if there's too much smooth muscle in bronchi?

Asthma: This is a common finding in asthma and probably is part of the reason that the airways squeeze shut too readily. ...Read more

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Is an orgasm an involuntary muscle contraction of the smooth muscle tissue?

Is an orgasm an involuntary muscle contraction of the smooth muscle tissue?

Sort of: Orgasm is a complex reaction that causes, among other things, certain smooth muscle fibers (vagina/uterus) to have rhythmic contractions. Not every smooth muscle contraction is due to an orgasm. ...Read more

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Is concerta less likely going to cause smooth muscle contraction than ritalin (methylphenidate)?

Is concerta less likely going to cause smooth muscle contraction than ritalin (methylphenidate)?

No: Concerta is methylphenidate, exactly the same molecule as ritalin. Concerta is formulated to be released into your bloodstream slowly so it lasts for 6 to 8 hours with a steady blood level, whereas Ritalin is absorbed rapidly and your blood level rises to a peak in about two hours and then declines, and is active for a total of about 4 hours. Same medication — same effects. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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