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Doctor insights on: Antibody Blood Filtering Plasmapheresis

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Does donating blood plasma lower your immune system ?

Does donating blood plasma lower your immune system ?

Not really: You have trillions of cells...we were designed to survive the occasional loss of a few (or few million). Your body compensates rapidly and replaces them. ...Read more

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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Plasmapheresis(plasma exchange) is a process involving the following steps: 1.Whole blood is withdrawn from the person. 2.The liquid portion or plasma is removed from the blood and replaced. 3.The blood, with all its red and white blood cells, is transfused back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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Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies 274.0 Anti-Thyroglobulin Antibody 164.4 Mean Platelet Volume 9.1 Erythrocyte Sed Rate 26 Estimat Glomerular Filtratio 43?

Thyroid Peroxidase Antibodies 274.0
Anti-Thyroglobulin Antibody 164.4
Mean Platelet Volume 9.1
Erythrocyte Sed Rate 26
Estimat Glomerular Filtratio 43?

Thyroid and kidneys: Hi. You have antibody evidence of thyroid autoimmunity. It would be nice to know your TSH and free T4. Are you on thyroid hormone? You have diminished kidney function. Do you know why? ...Read more

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Are immune globulin antibodies a injection?

Are immune globulin antibodies a injection?

Yes.: They may be given intravenously, intramuscularly, or subcutaneously depending on the dose and usage. ...Read more

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Immunofixation, Serum FAH = Monoclonal IgG kappa immunoglobulin. Beta FAH = 10.5% Abnormal band, immunofixation to follow. I'm IgA deficient too. ??

Possibly: If I am understaning this right you have a monoclonal protien band? The most important next steps here would be to identify the band (immunofixation) and then perfrom quantitvaive immunoglobulin levels. IF there is a monoclonal band, you may very well have reciprocal depriciation of alternative immunoglobulins and IgA deficiecny with an IgG monoclonal protein is possible. ...Read more

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Why is hemoglobin hplc/ electrophoresis, blood done?

Why is hemoglobin hplc/ electrophoresis, blood done?

Variant hemoglobins: These tests are done to detect variants of hemoglobin as some of the variants, such as hemoglobin s, cause medical problems. Some states require all pregnant women be tested for hemoglobin variations as part of the antenatal care. ...Read more

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Can taking bovine colostrum increase plasma immunoglobulin levels, thereby masking an underlying immunoglobulin deficiency by altering blood tests?

Can taking bovine colostrum increase plasma immunoglobulin levels, thereby masking an underlying immunoglobulin deficiency by altering blood tests?

Unlikely: Very thoughtful idea. Unfortunately, the bovine immunoglobins are too large to be absorbed from the intestine and would be digested by stomach and intestinal juices and enzymes. With use you would be providing body with raw materials for making your own immunoglobulins, but at a cost. Any "complete" proteins from eggs or milk could provide the same protein precursors and support good health. ...Read more

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Cardiolipin antibodies IgM and urine protein 72mg/l ? Ana negative.

Cardiolipin antibodies IgM and urine protein 72mg/l ? Ana negative.

See details: The urine protein is within normal limits. How strongly positive is the igm cardiolipin. Only high levels of positivity have any clinical significance. Why were the tests ordered in the first place? ...Read more

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Blood flow cytmtry shows dual positive cd4cd30 cells absolute count of 2354. IGG slightly elevated with elevated light chains, T cell Beta clone noted?

Blood flow cytmtry shows dual positive cd4cd30 cells absolute count of 2354. IGG slightly elevated with elevated light chains, T cell Beta clone noted?

Asking what?: If your are requesting a diagnosis online, this is not the appropriate venue. Though the flow cytometry results are not totally normal, your results should be reviewed with the physician who ordered it. This format does not give us the ability to determine if your clinical presentation and lab results are consistent with a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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What disease dose this lead too?! Elevated white blood cells count Elevated serum lactate Blood couture positive No antibiotics present in system

What disease dose this lead too?! 
Elevated white blood cells count 
Elevated serum lactate 
Blood couture positive 
No antibiotics present in system

+ blood culture: if you have positive blood cultures you most likely need to be treated with intravenous antibiotics, otherwise you can develop serious and life-threatening complications like an infection/abscess in the heart valves or a stroke. make sure you get the proper medical treatment! ...Read more

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What does high IgG kappa monoclonal protein in blood mean?

What does high IgG kappa monoclonal protein in blood mean?

See a specialist: You don't tell me how you were found to have that high level. If you have no symptoms to go with that finding and other laboratory blood tests are normal, you probably have what is called monoclonal gammopathy. If you have symptoms or tests are affected, there are several possible diagnosis. For proper evaluation, see an immunologist or hematologist. ...Read more

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Adnorm. Blood & cfs results: high: CSF protein-47, high cfs albumin-30.9; low total protein-5.7, low gamma globulin-.5, low IgG quantitative -621 worry?

Adnorm. Blood & cfs results: high: CSF protein-47, high cfs albumin-30.9; low total protein-5.7, low gamma globulin-.5, low IgG quantitative -621 worry?

CSF: Some experts consider CSF protein levels to be normal if the value is equal to or below your age in years. I don't think in your case there is a reason to worry. Other CSF components are important as well. Check with your physician to see if there is any reasons to worry. Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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In CSF Volume=2.5mL total protein=119mg/dl Appearnce=Clear Suger=55mg/dl Cell count=5mm3 Rbcs=5mm3 Lymphocytes=100% Neutrophils=0% Is it GBS ?

In CSF Volume=2.5mL
total protein=119mg/dl
Appearnce=Clear
Suger=55mg/dl
Cell count=5mm3
Rbcs=5mm3
Lymphocytes=100%
Neutrophils=0%
Is it GBS ?

Possibly: Without knowing symptoms and history difficult to say for sure but the elevated protein with relatively normal cell count is something encountered in GBS. ...Read more

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What is the ssa/Ssb blot test antibody blood test?

What is the ssa/Ssb blot test antibody blood test?

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

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Serum free light chain test shows normal kappa (8.7mg/dl), low lambda (3.80), high kap/lam ratio (2.31). Serum $ urine electrophoresis show no monoclonal protein, nor does serum immunofixation. Likely MGUS, myeloma, or admyloidosis? CBC/met panel ok.

Serum free light chain test shows normal kappa (8.7mg/dl), low lambda (3.80), high kap/lam ratio (2.31). Serum $ urine electrophoresis show no monoclonal protein, nor does serum immunofixation. Likely MGUS, myeloma, or admyloidosis? CBC/met panel ok.

False positive rate: There is 30% or so false positive rate of kappa/lambda ratio in people without MGUS, myeloma or other disorders. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Significance? Urine- wbc>100/cmm; red blood cells:+++; no growth. Fbc (suggestive of infection)- neutrophil:7.3 10*9/l; mean platelet volume: 12.3fl

Significance? Urine- wbc>100/cmm; red blood cells:+++; no growth. Fbc (suggestive of infection)- neutrophil:7.3 10*9/l; mean platelet volume: 12.3fl

Lab data: These results are meaningless without a clinical history and exam results. Although you have micropyuria and hematuria cannot be sure of the significance without knowing the problems you are investigating and the manner in which the urine was collected. It would be helpful if you provided the remainder of the cbc, but not without expounding on reasons it was done. ...Read more

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Would a blood transfusion affect immunity?

Would a blood transfusion affect immunity?

Yes: Transfusion-associated immuno-modulation (TRIM) is independent of whether the blood is allogenic, autogenic, or leukodepleted. This has been described since 1973, seen in the improved graft survival in kidney transplant in transfused patients. Some effects include down-regulation of the immune function by decreasing cytokine production, and an increase in T suppressor cell number and function. ...Read more

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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