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Antibody levels high. What is this a sign of?

Antibody levels high. What is this a sign of?

Which antibody?: We all have antibodies to a number of antigens. Antibodies to self antigens may be associated with disease. Do you have more information about the type of antibody that is of concern to you. ...Read more

Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more


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I'm curious of where crucell antibodies come from?

Antibodies to what?: Antibodies are made by lymphocyte/plasma cells. These may be of animal origin which ranges from mice, rabbits, goat, sheet, cows, horses etc. Some antibodies are of human origin. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are the antibodies that causes hdn?

Need expert help here. What are the antibodies that causes hdn?

ABO: If by hdn you mean hemolytic disease of the newborn, ABO incompatibility between mother and baby, and ABO antibodies are the commonest cause. Antibodies to rh blood group types can also cause hdn, and uncommonly antibodies to other blood groups are involved. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/nbk2266/. ...Read more

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What is the anna-1 antibody?

Paraneoplastic: autoantibody. ANNA-1 is one of the autoantibodies occurring in conjunction with known or hidden tumors and may cause neurological disorder. ...Read more

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What are antiplatelet antibodies?

Attack platelets: You may make these against your own platelets, or against platelets that have been transfused into you, which may also cause you to destroy your own platelets. Antiplatelet antibodies are important in two common clinical situatiions -- autoimmune thrombocytopenia and post-transfusion purpura. Your physician can explain if you do have one of these. ...Read more

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Whats a normal level for sm antibody?

Depends on whose sm: Different labs have different ranges for their positive test. They usually set the range for detection at a certain level. Below that level they have many people without lupus that would have a + test. Above that level is what they call a + test. But not all labs are created equal - so each has there own level determined by their scientific investigations. ...Read more

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What is a normal level for sm antibody?

Negative: Normal people do not have antibodies to sm antigen. It is one of the markers for lupus. ...Read more

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I developed antibodies in my blood. Why?

I developed antibodies in my blood. Why?

This may be normal: Antibodies are part of immune system's defense against infection. Without antibodies you would not survive. They may be involved in some diseases like rheumatic fever or rheumatoid arthritis, in which they may be harmful rather than helpful. ...Read more

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What does it mean echinococcus antibody?

Exposure: It means that you have been exposed to echinococcus- the dog tape worm. If it is an igm antibody, it means a recent exposure. If it is just igg antibody, then it means you have been exposed to it sometime in the past. ...Read more