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Should my identical twin sister be tested for DNA because I have inflammatory markers and postive ANA antibody test?
It's her call: It sounds like a search for lupus. If you do turn out to have lupus, it's way below even-money that your identical twin will ever be affected, there's little to be gained from early diagnosis, if she develops symptoms she has the heads-up. The antibodies do appear several years before the illness if she is very curious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several weeks: Antibody production can take several weeks and the first antibodies fall into the category of IgM Immunoglobulins. Several weeks to months after IgM is detected a second category of IgG immunoglobulins is formed. see http://biology.about.com/od/molecularbiology/ss/antibodies.htm ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What do you suggest if I have hb surface antibody as reactive(3158) but hb surf. Antibody as non reactive. What doe that means.?
Inconsistent info: The information you provided does not add up. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that and you should consult your doctor who has more information about your health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A test found that i don't have brusselosis , but I do have brusselosis antibodies , should I be alarmed ? What's the risk? What should I do?
It depends: It depends on how long and deep the wound is, what part of the body it is on (certain parts have better blood flow than others and heal faster), and if the wound is infected. If you were stuck by a needle, please see a doctor to protect against transmission of infections like HIV and hepatitis. If the item that punctured the skin was dirty, see a doctor, you may need a tetanus shot or antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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