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+ Antimitochondrial M2 antibodies w/ 4previous elevated ALP's. Most recent ALP normal. Still suggestive for PBC?
Antibodies to what?: Antibodies are made by lymphocyte/plasma cells. These may be of animal origin which ranges from mice, rabbits, goat, sheet, cows, horses etc. Some antibodies are of human origin. ...Read more
ABO: If by hdn you mean hemolytic disease of the newborn, ABO incompatibility between mother and baby, and ABO antibodies are the commonest cause. Antibodies to rh blood group types can also cause hdn, and uncommonly antibodies to other blood groups are involved. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/nbk2266/. ...Read more
Attack platelets: You may make these against your own platelets, or against platelets that have been transfused into you, which may also cause you to destroy your own platelets. Antiplatelet antibodies are important in two common clinical situatiions -- autoimmune thrombocytopenia and post-transfusion purpura. Your physician can explain if you do have one of these. ...Read more
Depends on whose sm: Different labs have different ranges for their positive test. They usually set the range for detection at a certain level. Below that level they have many people without lupus that would have a + test. Above that level is what they call a + test. But not all labs are created equal - so each has there own level determined by their scientific investigations. ...Read more