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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What happens if my antistreptolysin (aso) titer is 569 iu/ml?

What happens if my antistreptolysin (aso) titer is 569 iu/ml?

Not enough info.: Why was the test ordered in the first place? The ASO titer can be elevated in a number of inflammatory condition besides a Strep infection. Ask the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Sterling Dr. Sterling
Emergency Medicine
41 years in practice
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My ASO titer is 270 How many days it take to become normal How it can be prevented?

My ASO titer is 270 
How many days it take to become normal
How it can be prevented?

Anti-Streptolysin O: Not days. Maybe months. but it depends on what specific Group A Strep infection you have or had and for how long and also how your particular immune system functions.You "prevent" an elevated ASO titre by not getting infected or significantly colonized with Group A Strep(the kind that can cause a wicked sore throat or an acute kidney problem or rheumatic fever).It's just used as a gauge, not cure) ...Read more

Dr. Bruce Rothschild Dr. Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
37 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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Can someone explain to me how come someone have an elevated aso titer if there is no g.A.S infection present?

Statistics: Titer defined as positive is a statistical value. To reduce false negatives, a certain percentage of false positives will be found. Additionally, the aso witnesses past exposure, not necessarily infection. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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I have a white blood count of 10.0 and my aso titer blood result is 405 what would cause that?

I have a white blood count of 10.0 and my aso titer blood result is 405 what would cause that?

Need more info: Do you have any symptoms? Why were these tests done? How long as your ASO been 405? 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. Having said that, in isolation your test results are okay. 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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Mandelin Dr. Mandelin
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
16 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Anyone know what is a normal aso titer blood test for a 31 year old woman?

Anyone know what is a normal aso titer blood test for a 31 year old woman?

Depends on the lab: Different labs have different normal ranges. This should be printed on the results report. ...Read more

Dr. John Rhoades Dr. Rhoades
Family Medicine
44 years in practice
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Dr. Barbara Hummel Dr. Hummel
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Ana titer value1:160 for 1and 2 with speckled and homogeneous patterns, RA factor 7, aso less than 100, ESR 29, segs 65.2. Is this lupus?

Ana titer value1:160 for 1and 2 with speckled and homogeneous patterns, RA factor 7, aso less than 100, ESR 29, segs 65.2. Is this lupus?

Positive ANA: Certainly suggestive of lupus. You need to follow with your promsry care physician or a rheumatologist for further tests and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Ana titer 1&2 1:160, pos with homogeneous & speckled, ers 29, RA factor 7, aso <100, seg 65.2. Suffer from fatigue, sometimes have pain. Is this lupus?

Ana titer 1&2 1:160, pos with homogeneous & speckled, ers 29, RA factor 7,  aso <100, seg 65.2. Suffer from fatigue, sometimes have pain. Is this lupus?

Impossible to say: The ANA must be evaluated in the context of the clinical symptoms. It is not that specific a test. See a rheumatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Antistreptolysin o ab of 1266.7 what is causing this? Uric acid elevated at 7.2, c-reactive aprotein, quant is 12.3. & i feel awful.

Antistreptolysin o ab of 1266.7 what is causing this? Uric acid elevated at 7.2, c-reactive aprotein, quant is 12.3.  & i feel awful.

A lot going on: Can't make a diagnosis on the basis of the limited test results you report but you have some type of systemic inflammatory process going on. There's a long list of possibilities. You're obviously getting care from someone. Be patient and continue the testing process to allow an accurate diagnosis so you can get proper well-directed treatment. Remain optimistic! ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Antistreptolysin o ab of 1266.7 what is wrong with me? Uric acid7.2 (serum), c-reactive protein, quant 12.3 i feel awful!

Antistreptolysin o ab of 1266.7 what is wrong with me?  Uric acid7.2 (serum), c-reactive protein, quant 12.3 i feel awful!

Need a history: As a pathologist whose life focus has been lab medicine, i'm always reminding people that labs by themselves mean nothing. Plenty of people have an aso titer as high as yours, whether or not they've had strep throat recently; it's one piece of a puzzle. Whatever prompted ordering an aso (kidney? Joints?) is the key to specialist referral if your pcp can't answer. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick Dr. Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
13 years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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Antistreptolysin o ab and lft 's high with h/o strep. 1+protein in ua ? Glomerulonephritis, etc. What to do next?

Antistreptolysin o ab and lft 's high with h/o strep. 1+protein in ua ? Glomerulonephritis, etc. What to do next?

Strep side effects: This can simply be a side effect of the strep infection and the severity prior to treatment. With the kidney issues, it might be a good idea to meet with a nephrologist. But i would start with my primary care doctor and ask what they think is the next step. You might also consider an infectious disease doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Is it possible to detect the strain of a strep infection from blood tests?I can't stand the throat culture.Having high aso titers for years

Is it possible to detect the strain of a strep infection from blood tests?I can't stand the throat culture.Having high aso titers for years

Man up!: You smoke cigarettes but can't stand to have your throat swabbed? Here's what's at issue. You're not going to know if you have a strep throat unless you get a culture or at least a rapid strep screen. If strep throat is present and not treated, your heart can end up ruined. If it's not present and is overtreated with antibiotics, you're risking weeks of diarrhea, or worse. Ask 4 a topical numb rx. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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What is a titer?

Dilution/concentrati: The term titer is usually used when the lab serially dilutes a specimen and tests for the presence of a substance, usually antibody. The highest dilution giving a positive results is called the tiler, e.G, if antibody is detectable at a dilution of 1:64, the specimen is said to have a titer of 64. ...Read more

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Dr. Clarence Grim Dr. Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
53 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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What does 1:80 anti-nuclear AB titer mean?

Anti-nuclear AB tite: What does 1:80 anti-nuclear AB titer mean? ANS: it depends on your medical history. Please send more details and do live 2nd opinion with me. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER Dr. WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
29 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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What does a positive result on the ANA titer mean?

Further testing: A positive ANA may not be significant. First of all why was the test done. If it was done for joint pain it will mean more then if a physiciab did one as a part of an annual physicial. Certainly, we are may be more concerned based on the value but also the pattern of the ana. The titer may mean an autoimmune disease is present based on the complaints, physical exam, and the values of other tests. ...Read more

Dr. Larry Lutwick Dr. Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
45 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Dr. Edwin Ishoo Dr. Ishoo
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
24 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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What does it mean if you have a positive titer to cold sores?

What does it mean if you have a positive titer to cold sores?

COLD SORES: Cold sores are caused by Herpes Simplex Virus 1 or 2. If you've been told you have a positive titer, you most likely have antibody to HSV 1 which is most commonly associated with "cold sores" and is found in great majority of adults. ...Read more

Dr. Dan Fisher Dr. Fisher
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What does the titer result for hepatitis b surface ab test mean?

What does the titer result for hepatitis b surface ab test mean?

Marker of immunity: Surface ab is either a response to hep b infection or to injection of hep b vaccine. The titer indicates how much antibody is present in the blood. This level varies with time during the course of infection or following an injection. ...Read more

Dr. Yelena Kipervas Dr. Kipervas
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Just got my hep b titer back and it read >1000 positive. What does that mean?

Immune: If you have high antibody titer for hep B it means you have good immunity and defense to this disease. ...Read more

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