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What is a normal thyroglobulin level? Mine says 15 H then the antibody <1.8

What is a normal thyroglobulin level? Mine says 15 H then the antibody <1.8

OK: Thyroglobulin level is only useful if you are monitoring for thyroid cancer recurrent or just prior to surgery to evaluate the baseline tissue burden. If you still have a thyroid gland and no nodules or suspicion for cancer, I don't see the reason to check thyroglobulin. Thyroglobulin antibodies are antibodies to the thyroglobulin. This number is supposed to be negative <1.8. ...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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My antibody thyroglobulin test results sent to me via email is confusing. My range is; <1.8 iu/ml Standard range is <4 0 No other info given ?

Antithyroglobulin: Since this result is not abnormal, it signifies no autoimmune disorder of the thyroid like hashimoto's hypothyroidism. An endocrinologist or thyroidologist can evaluate your thyroid status if you have further concerns. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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Is a antibody nuclear test 1:320 normal?

Depends why elevated: This depends on why you have an elevated ANA. It can be there for lots of reasons. Classically we use this to diagnose systemic lupus erythematosus but most people with a positive ANA do not have systemic lupus erythematosus. As a rheumatologist we are asked to see a lot of people with a positive ANA Most of the time we find some other cause. Yours is high but it may not be high for any bad reason ...Read more

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Why doesn't ab+ blood produce antibodies?

Genetics: You're talking about blood group antigens; sugars on the outside of the red blood cells unique to those with certain blood types. Those who have sugars "A" and "B" should not develop antibodies to these sugars, or else such antibodies would "attack" their own red blood cells (triggering lysis). ...Read more

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What are the rare antibodies in the blood?

None: Not sure what you mean by "rare. " everyone should have antibody response. Are you wondering about a specific type of antibody? ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have hla antibodies?

What does it mean if I have hla antibodies?

Depends: Women who have been pregnant often have HLA antibodies. Their blood can cause side effects if transfused. If you need an organ transplant, it may make it more difficult to find compatible organ. Otherwise it is harmless. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have hla antibodies?

Depends: Almost all women who have had children have antibodies to HLA of the baby's father. It can result from blood transfusion and organ transplant. Donated blood with HLA antibodies may cause harm to recipient. If you need an organ transplant then it is important not to use an organ with corresponding antigens. ...Read more

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Anyone know if the jo-1 antibody is common?

Anyone know if the jo-1 antibody is common?

Not common.: It is associated with polymyositis and dermatomyosiis, but diagnostic. A positive test for this, coupled with normal muscle enzumes would mean it is probably not an issue. But to directly\answer your question, it is one of the least common abs associated with a poitive ana. ...Read more

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How are antibodies and interferons different?

How are antibodies and interferons different?

Markers and fighters: The presence of antibodies indicate exposure to an infection. Antibodies are markers. They can be tested in the blood. Interferons are substances that suppress viruses. These are fighters. They cannot be tested for. ...Read more

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