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Celiac And Immunoglobulin A Qn Serum
Immunoglobulin a is an antibody that plays a critical in mucosal immunity found in mucosal secretions, tears, saliva, breast milk, the gastrointestinal tract, and the lungs. It helps prevent against sinus infections, ear infections, and pneumonia. More IgA is prodced per day than ...Read more
Maybe none: We need a lot more information. The positive ANA may not indicate anything. Just because there is a positive ANA does not mean you have lupus. The low IgA and low pneumococcal antibodies may not cause any symptoms. Your evaluation should include pneumococcal antigen stimulation to see if you are responsive. You need further evaluation. ...Read more
Blood tests: They are two different separate blood tests, spep serum protein electrophoresis test is a screening test for plasma cell disorders like mgus, smoldering or full blown myeloma and quantitative igg is a blood test to quantify the amount of igg in blood. Usually more than 3 grams is significant in blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unsure: In the past, the test was used to diagnose autoimmune diseases such as Lupus or Rheumatoid arthritis, but has largely been abandoned due to problems with the test. DNA is a double stranded (ds) molecule and anti-dsDNA is a marker for Lupus activity. However, IgG antibodies binding to single strand (ss) DNA occur in a high percentage of people without autoimmune disease. ...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?
Colostrum is a source of immunoglobulins igG igA igM and gamma interferon. So could this affect HIV test? (Faulse negative)? ( or other stds tests?)
It won't: It just won't. Taking colostrum isn't going to improve your health, the antibodies get digested in your gut, and they will not mask the antibodies of disease. If you are interested in this stuff, get an honest evidence-based holistic practitioner. Just getting super-fit in the gym will enhance your immunity far more than this mumbo jumbo ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 13y/o daughter lab results r high ttg IgA 66 endomysial scr IgA positive and endomysial ab titer high at 1:40 what does all this mean?Dr r/o celiac
Rubella: If this number represents IU/mL, then you are immune. More than 10 international units per milliliter (IU/mL) of IgG antibodies, shows that you have had the disease or that you were properly immunized. Of you have any questions, consult your doctor. ...Read more
Celiac disease? Biopsy needed?Endomysial AB IGA Negative,Gliadin AB IGA High=16, Anti-Gliadin IGG A B High=22, t-transglutanimaze IGG Normal 1.7, t-transglutanimaze igA Normal 3.1, IGA Normal 186
High KAPPA/LAMBDA LIGHT CHAIN/slightly high ratio.No Monoclonal protein immunofixation or serum electrophoresis. Is this a type of cancer?Normal WBC
Recent bloodwork for IG. my IgG is elevated to1950 on 1650 scale, total protein normal range. mild hypergammaglobulinemia polyclonal?
What is the difference in the utility of these 2 tests: IgG subclass (1-4) serum blood test.......And......Serum protein electrophoresis?
Proteins: Igg is an immunoglobulin produced in the body to defends us from infection and inflammation, it is subdivided in 4 subclasses which all have different fucntions, the serum protein electrophoresis is going to measure the distribution of proteins in the blood to determine if there is an abnormal protein production. ...Read more
I had a IgA Heavy Light Chains (HLC), S test done. Ig K/L HLC Ratio, IgA Kappa, S and IgA Lambda, S were in normal range. What does this test mean?
Nothing: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, The tests you mentioned have a high number of false positives and false negatives and are or questionable value. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Is there CSF IgG subclass deficiency?
I have lowish IgG and IgG subclass deficiencies (1, 3, 4) and CSF IgG of 685 .
Serum free light chain test shows normal kappa (8.7mg/dl), low lambda (3.80), high kap/lam ratio (2.31). Serum $ urine electrophoresis show no monoclonal protein, nor does serum immunofixation. Likely MGUS, myeloma, or admyloidosis? CBC/met panel ok.
False positive rate: There is 30% or so false positive rate of kappa/lambda ratio in people without MGUS, myeloma or other disorders. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes, the ANA is sensitive in the case of lupus erythematosus meaning that if you have lupus, the ANA will be positive over 99% of the time (few false negatives). However, it is very non-specific meaning that if you have a positive ana, you may have lupus or some other disease or nothing at all (many false positives). ...Read more
Pregnant. Tested negative for toxoplasmosis for both igm and igg. But, lab says pending on iga and avidity tests. If both negative why iga and avidity
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