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Cardiolipin Ab Screen W Reflex
In nov my anti-cardiolipin IgM 133u/ml in feb it was 82u/ml. My ANA and celiac screen has come back negative but IgA 4.86g/l CRP 12.86, mchc 310g/l.
Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more
I have mctd. I have enlarged thyroid i want removed, it's causing me trouble. I have positive cardiolipin ab and phosphatidylserine ab how can I get a thyroidectomy without throwing a clot or stroking?
Goiter surgery: Hi. I very seldom recommend thyroidectomy for goiter in the absence of thyroid cancer. Without examining you, obviously I can't say much definitive, but with lupus anticoagulant (misnomer...a procoagulant), think hard before undergoing any unnecessary surgeries. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My results showed that I have antinuclear antibody on cardiolipin ab (igg). What are the implications?
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
TEST FOR A SYNDROME: It is one of the tests ordered to diagnose the anti-phospholipid syndrome which can lead to recurrent spontaneous abortions and clotting issues. ...Read more
My anti-cardiolipin IgM was in nov 133 / 82 in jan & in feb it came down to 9.38. Should i still be referred & do I need it checked again if so when?
Ask first: Ask first why the test is being run. If there is a suspected blood clotting disorder, yes, you should see a specialist such as a hematologist. If there is an autoimmune disease process, you should see a rheumatologist. If neither of these apply, then question why the test is being run. ...Read more
Don't worry.: Many women have these antibodies and the vast majority have normal pregnancies each time. Only a small fraction of such women will have the dreaded antiphspholipid antibody syndrome (which consists of recurrent thromboses, pregnancy losses and lupus-like disease). If you are otherwise asymptomatic and just happened to be positive for this immunologic test, you need to stay calm and see an mfm doc. ...Read more
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