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What does antinuclear antibody detected on cardiolipin ab (igg) results imply?

What does antinuclear antibody detected on cardiolipin ab (igg) results imply?

Different tests: ANA can be found with connective tissue diseases and also in normal people. Cardiolipin antibodies suggest circulating anticoagulant, which can be found in people with lupus, but also with many other diseases. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Lanza
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Immunoglobulin M (Definition)

There are 5 classes of immune proteins: igg, iga, igm, ige and igd. Igm fights infection. If you produce too little then infections may occur and you have hypogammaglobulinemia. If you have too much you ...Read more


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My results showed that I have antinuclear antibody on cardiolipin ab (igg). What are the implications?

My results showed that I have antinuclear antibody on cardiolipin ab (igg). What are the implications?

Several conditions: Cross reactivity of antibodies against cardiolipin and dna, either double strands or single strand, is typically found in autoimmune diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus. However, these antibodies, sometimes, are also found in syphilis. ...Read more

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I was told that even though My cardiolipin IgM has been high 3 times over a 100 each time since Nov. I should not worry because my IGG is normal.True?

I was told that even though My cardiolipin IgM has been high 3 times over a 100 each time since Nov. I should not worry because my IGG is normal.True?

Depends....: The anti-cardiolopin ab is a screening test; if (+) it does not necessarily mean you have a clinical disease. In addition, there are other tests that are thought to be more sensitive and specific for the diagnosis of antiphospholipid syndrome. Have you had the beta 2 glycoprotein test? Have you ever had 2 documented episodes of blood clots? If no clots and beta 2 (-), then "not to worry". ...Read more

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Can you please explain the test for cardiolipin antibodies and what the numbers for IgG and IgM mean?

Can you please explain the test for cardiolipin antibodies and what the numbers for IgG and IgM mean?

Auto-antibodies: Anti-cardiolipin antibodes are seen in some patients with auto-immune disease and in patients with syphilis. Igm antibodies mean recent onset of antibody production and igg means antibody production going on for a while. For details see these sites. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/aps/printall-index.html http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/antiphospholipid-syndrome/ds00921. ...Read more

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My cardiolipin IgM has come back high 3x in Nov it was 133/Jan 82/ May 102ug/l IgG is 1.1U/ml. I have symptoms indicative to MCTD. My gp not worried?

My cardiolipin IgM has come back high 3x in Nov it was 133/Jan 82/ May 102ug/l IgG is 1.1U/ml. I have symptoms indicative to MCTD. My gp not worried?

Consider aspirin: IgM anticardiolipin antibodies have an intermediate chance of causing problems. They can be a sign of autoimmune disease including MCTD. If you have had no blood clots, miscarriages or problems from this antibody it is often treated with an Aspirin a day. You should talk this over with your doctor. ...Read more

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Tested for anti cardiolipin IgM is negative(0.7) but IgG is positive (54.8) normal range of lupus anticoagulant, protein S and protein C activity help?

Tested for anti cardiolipin IgM is negative(0.7) but IgG is positive (54.8) normal range of lupus anticoagulant, protein S and protein C activity help?

Not sure: I am not sure I understand the question. I suspect you are being evaluated for a blood clotting disorder and you have an elevated anticardiolipin IgG. One test however does not make the diagnosis of anti-phospholipid syndrome. ...Read more

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Plz interpret. ANA via ELISA 74 units, strong positive (negative via IFA) Anti-Cardiolipin IgG 22 CU, moderate positive others neg. symptom fatigue?

Short answer is : Needing more info on labs and clinical symptoms. ANA positive is sensitive for possible autoimmune disease.but not very specific. Every lab on your ENA panel is important esp they are moderate positive and they all mean something different. Lab is never enough for diagnosis esp rheumatic condition. It is important for you to find a rheumatologist for thorough history and physical exam. ...Read more

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Bilateral upper extremity weakness nerve damage in toes. Started 5 months ago progressing. ESR 31mml Ana 1:640 homogenous cardiolipin IgG 33gpl ?

Bilateral upper extremity weakness nerve damage in toes. Started 5 months ago progressing. ESR 31mml Ana 1:640 homogenous cardiolipin IgG 33gpl ?

Autoimmune disorder : The info leads me to believe you may have some autoimmune process. You must already be evaluated with these labs. Oral steroids (I.e. Prednisone) may be prescribed if a provisional diagnosis made while you wait referral to a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Cardiolipin test IgM elevated what does it mean?

Cardiolipin: Read the following: you'll need to ask your dr. Why it was ordered and what the drs. Interpretation is: http://labtestsonline.Org/understanding/analytes/cardiolipin/tab/test. ...Read more