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What tests did they do? Test -rpr, rfx qn rpr/confirm tp-pa attribute rpr value (normal range non reactive (non reactive result negativ

What tests did they do?

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-rpr, rfx qn rpr/confirm tp-pa 

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rpr 	

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non reactive (non reactive 		

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negativ

Syphyllis : This test was performed as a part of std screening. According to this test, syphilis (at least the secondary form and on) are absent. A directed history, risk factor assessment, symptom inventory and an exam are as if not more important. Practice safety. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Immunology (Definition)

Immunology is a field of study in which a person studies the components of the immune system (such as lymph nodes, white blood cells, and antibodies), their functions, and their diseases. Because allergies are a reaction by a person's immune system, immunology usually includes the study of allergies. A doctor who specializes in problems of the immune system ...Read more


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Lupus panel negative. Sed rate 30 should b under 20. Ana positive w/ spec pattern. Serum protein electrophoresis test normal. Cbc ok. Metabolic ok.?

Lupus panel negative. Sed rate 30 should b under 20. Ana positive w/ spec pattern. Serum protein electrophoresis test normal. Cbc  ok. Metabolic ok.?

Any joint pain?: Positive ANA and elevated sed rate. If you have joint pains it would be advisable to follow up with a rheumatologist. You have some kind of inflammatory process going on. Both test are very nonspecific and further work-up is needed. ...Read more

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Negative result for thyroid peroxidase antibodies tpoab . Necessary to test my thyroglobulin antibodies tgab ?

Negative result for thyroid peroxidase antibodies  tpoab .  Necessary to test my thyroglobulin antibodies  tgab ?

Anti-thyroglobulin: Studies have shown that 99% of patients with hashimoto's thyroiditis have anti-microsomal antibodies, whereas only about 1/3rd had anti-thyroglobulin antibodies. In addition, 10-20% of persons without thyroid problems have anti-throglobulin antibodies (tg-a). These persons are likely at higher risk for future problems and should be watched more closely however, testing for tg-a is not necessary. ...Read more

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Normal C-RP, Sed Rate, CBC, CMP, Rheumatoid fac., C3/C4 Complement and Cyclic Citrul peptide. ANA was negative. Does this rule out any auto-immune?

Normal C-RP, Sed Rate, CBC, CMP, Rheumatoid fac., C3/C4 Complement and Cyclic Citrul peptide. ANA was negative. Does this rule out any auto-immune?

Not necessarily: 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, Lab test do not equate to disease or the lack of it. It is good that all the test results are negative. It reduces your risk of an auto-immune disease to very very low, but does not exclude it 100%. ...Read more

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My thyroid functioning test is normal, but my thyroid antibody test shows tg <1.00 iu/ml reference is 4.11 tpo <0.16 iu/ml reference is 5.6?

My thyroid functioning test is normal, but my thyroid antibody test shows 
 tg <1.00 iu/ml      reference is 4.11
tpo <0.16 iu/ml     reference is 5.6?

It is normal: That means normal. You are fine and you don't have to worry. You are not supposed to have antibody to tg or antibody to tpo. If you do-that means you may have autoimmune thyroiditis. ...Read more

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4 hsv-2 type-specific IgG tests.1 partner for all. 1st=negative. 2nd test @7mo.=positive 3.3igg. 3rd test @11mo=negative. 4th test@21mo. = negative?

4 hsv-2 type-specific IgG tests.1 partner for all. 1st=negative. 2nd test @7mo.=positive 3.3igg. 3rd test @11mo=negative. 4th test@21mo. = negative?

Lab Error: I would chalk this up to lab error, but in my patients we do not leave it there. There is a much better and more valid test to be done called a western blot test for herpes. This definitive test should have already been offered to you so that you can know for a fact whether you have herpes or not. ...Read more

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Thyroid testing results. Free T4 1.10, Free T3 (liothyronine) 2.7, TSH 0.313, TSI 49. Normal or not? See endocrine dr Wednsday.

Thyroid testing results. Free T4 1.10, Free T3 (liothyronine) 2.7, TSH 0.313, TSI 49. Normal or not? See endocrine dr Wednsday.

See below: 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, your results seem to be in the normal range. ...Read more

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Blood work results TSH rfx on abnormal to free T4 TSH 8.110 high uiu/ml 0.450 - 4.500 ?

Blood work results TSH rfx on abnormal to free T4 TSH 8.110 high uiu/ml 0.450 - 4.500 ?

Go see your doctor: So you got your results. Whoever ordered the test(s) should have interpreted your results for you and offered you a diagnosis eg hypothyroidism & treatment plan, eg start or increase levothyroxine, then plan to recheck labs in 6wks. Communication w/your family doc is imperative. ...Read more

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Does hgb A1c test complement a glycomark test?

Does hgb A1c test complement a glycomark test?

Yes: Each test has its own utility and measures different mechanism of abnormal glucose metabolism. I would also add a fasting Insulin level and a GGT level into the panel for optimal understanding of what is really going on with the sugar in your body. ...Read more

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My february blood tests showed ANA 1:80, rnp positive, CRP 5.1, TSH 1.83 also sed rate 25, mpv 12.1 what does this mean?

My february blood tests showed ANA 1:80, rnp positive, CRP 5.1, TSH 1.83 also sed rate 25, mpv 12.1  what does this mean?

Just a screening: An "ana" is a blood test used to screen a person for the possibility of several autoimmune diseases. It is important to remember that this is a screening test and a positive result only indicates more testing may be warranted. No blood test is perfect, and getting to a diagnosis is usually much more complex than drawing blood. ...Read more

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Is Haptoglobin (mg/dl) test a blood chemistry test or hematological test?

Is Haptoglobin (mg/dl) test a blood chemistry test or hematological test?

Haptpglobin: Is a transport protein for the breakdown of hemoglobin. If is used to assess for RBC destruction. When the haptoglobin Is low there is an association with increased hemolysis ...Read more

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My entire ANA by ENA panel was negative. I still have high IgG with polycolonal gammapathies. Whats wrong cbc, cmp normal, spinal tap norm thyroid norm?

My entire ANA by ENA panel was negative. I still have high IgG with polycolonal gammapathies. Whats wrong cbc, cmp normal, spinal tap norm thyroid norm?

Lab data: These tests have little meaning without a full exploration of your signs and symptoms. Lab data can only be helpful if the clinical context in which it develops is known. Discuss this with the doctor who ordered the tests and ask lots of questions. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (Definition)

A TSH test measures the amount of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) in your blood. TSH is produced by the pituitary gland and tells the thyroid gland to make and release the hormones thyroxine ...Read more