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Cardiolipin Ab Ig G Igm
My results showed that I have antinuclear antibody on cardiolipin ab (igg). What are the implications?
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
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
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
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?
ANA via ELISA 74 units, strong positive (negative via IFA)
Anti-Cardiolipin IgG 22 CU, moderate positive
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
Bilateral upper extremity weakness nerve damage in toes. Started 5 months ago progressing. ESR 31mml Ana 1:640 homogenous cardiolipin IgG 33gpl ?
Positive ANA of 1:80 homogenous and Cardiolipin AB IGM of 17mlp. Labs drawn on accident. No symptoms. Should I be concerned? What could it be?
How do you feel?: Most people who have this discovered incidentally never have problems. ...Read more