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Blood filter for blood clot put in leg. How long will it have to be there?

Blood filter for blood clot put in leg. How long will it have to be there?

Blood filter?: Blood filters are usually permanent unless there is a problem. ...Read more

Plasma Exchange (Definition)

Plasmapheresis(plasma exchange) is a process involving the following steps: 1.Whole blood is withdrawn from the person. 2.The liquid portion or plasma is removed from the blood and replaced. 3.The blood, with all its red and white blood cells, is transfused back into the person. Usually made by an automated procedure and in precense of especialized healthcare ...Read more


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Why doesn't ab+ blood produce antibodies?

Why doesn't ab+ blood produce antibodies?

Genetics: You're talking about blood group antigens; sugars on the outside of the red blood cells unique to those with certain blood types. Those who have sugars "A" and "B" should not develop antibodies to these sugars, or else such antibodies would "attack" their own red blood cells (triggering lysis). ...Read more

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What are the rare antibodies in the blood?

None: Not sure what you mean by "rare. " everyone should have antibody response. Are you wondering about a specific type of antibody? ...Read more

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Does medicaid cover chickenpox antibody blood test?

Depends on State: This depends on which state one has medicaid in. The state's manage their medicaid programs, so they say which tests are covered or not. Usually, preventative care services are covered, including testing for chickenpox antibody titers in children. ...Read more

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What are antibodies c and d in blood after pregnancy?

What are antibodies c and d in blood after pregnancy?

Rh?: Ask your physician whether these are antibodies against components of the rh system. Anti-d is the one that's likely to be troublesome. ...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, urine analysis are standard as well. See your ob; they'll do the right tests. ...Read more

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What can cause thyroglobulin antibodies to be high on blood test?

What can cause thyroglobulin antibodies to be high on blood test?

Auto-immune disease: Anti-thyroglobulin antibodies are autoantibodies to thyroid protein and may indicate hashimot thyroiditis. You should consult your doctor for thyroid function tests to see if you need thyroxine supplements. ...Read more

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Is it true that antibodies in blood from transfusions are harmful?

Is it true that antibodies in blood from transfusions are harmful?

No: We all have antibodies in our blood. Blood banks routinely screen for any harmful antibodies. If you need transfusion, the antibodies in the blood transfused to you would be the least of your concerns. ...Read more

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My thyroglobulin antibodies level was high on my blood test. What does this mean?

Maybe not much: Antibodies to the thyroid may indicate autoimmune thyroid disease, such as Hashimotos thyroiditis or Graves disease. However, thyroglobulin antibodies are relatively non-specific and not very useful. You should ask your doctor why (s)he performed this measurement. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Plasmapheresis (Definition)

It is a procedure whereby blood is taken out of the patient the blood cells are separated from the liquid or plasma and then the blood cells are given back to the patient. This is often used to treat disorders of the immune system. Antibodies from the immune system are ...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