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Doctor insights on: Cardiolipin Ab Screen W Reflex

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Screening (Definition)

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


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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

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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 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?

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 more

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Cardiolipin ab what does it mean?

Cardiolipin ab what does it mean?

Cardiolipin: It is antibody from lupus family as well. Cane be seen in disease as syphilis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis. It can affect pregnancy adversely so the pregnancy with this antibodies is considered high risk. ...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

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I have cardiolipin antibodies. What can I do in pregancy time?

I have cardiolipin antibodies. What can I  do in pregancy time?

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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Anti-cardiolipin IgM was checked as part of tests for mctd. It was 133 nov / 82 in jan & in feb it was 9.38. Gp says there no needs to refer or treat?

Anti-cardiolipin IgM was checked as part of tests for mctd. It was 133 nov / 82 in jan & in feb it was 9.38. Gp says there no needs to refer or treat?

? Referral: To have anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome you need to have 2 positive tests at least 3 months apart. Transient elevations are common and not risky. It's unusual that the first test was so high and it did not persist. If you still have other mctd symptoms you should see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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