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Doctor insights on: Chlam Chlamydophila Ab Panel Iggam

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After exposure 1, 5 yrs, tested neg HCV ab, but herpes and chlamidophila pneumoniae pos..Could these two infections delay my HCV antibodies to show up?

After exposure 1, 5 yrs, tested neg HCV ab, but herpes and chlamidophila pneumoniae pos..Could these two infections delay my HCV antibodies to show up?

No: If the exposure was more than a year ago and you are hcv antibody negative, it is very likely that you did not get infected with hcv. Did you get tested for hiv? If not, you should discuss that with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best and definitive way to test for chlamydiophylia pneumoniae?

What is the best and definitive way to test for chlamydiophylia pneumoniae?

PCR: Polymerase chain reaction and direct antigen testing are quite good, but not generally available. It is not usually necessary to definitively diagnose this infection. Community acquired pneumonia is usually treated quite succesfully with empiric antibiotics. ...Read more

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Tested for acetylcholine receptor ab panel; both binding and blocking were 0, but modulating came back at 10. Does this mean I have myasthenia gravis?

Tested for acetylcholine receptor ab panel; both binding and blocking were 0, but modulating came back at 10. Does this mean I have myasthenia gravis?

AchRAntibodies: Binding antibodies are the most sensitive--they are positive in over 80% of ms patients. Blocking antibodies are positive in about half. Modulating antibodies alone don't support the diagnosis and have a lot oof false positives. In summary the achreceptor antibody panel does not suggest that ou have ms>. ...Read more

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Why would my dr be ordering a paraneoplastic ab panel if he's not looking for cancer. He's doing a bunch of blood work for possible autonomic dysfu?

Why would my dr be ordering a paraneoplastic  ab panel if he's not looking for cancer.  He's doing a bunch of blood work for possible autonomic  dysfu?

D/w your doctor: You should probably ask your doctor the reasons behind the order. Sometimes, the case are so complicated that possibilities of causes are in wide range and different testings are needed. Since i don't know exactly the case- pick up the phone and ask your doctor. Certain cancer sometimes is associated with different nonspecific symptoms in different body system-paraneoplastic lab is to check on it. ...Read more

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Lupus sle panel blood test shows pos myocardial ab, if, myocardial ab titer 1:40, gastric pareital cell 43, RA factor 30. What does this mean?

Lupus sle panel blood test shows pos myocardial ab, if, myocardial ab titer 1:40, gastric pareital cell 43, RA factor 30. What does this mean?

Difficult to say: Without specific patient scenario, it is difficult to interpret. You can have lab test anomaly without clinical disease. Open the case... ...Read more

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Old or recent herpes infection? Herpes 6 ab panel blood results: herpes virus 6 igm neg:<1:10<1:10(my value) herpes virus 6 IgG pos<.99 mine 13.56

Old or recent herpes infection? Herpes 6 ab panel blood results: herpes virus 6 igm	neg:<1:10<1:10(my value) herpes virus 6 IgG pos<.99	 mine	13.56

I don't get it: Herpes 6 is the roseola virus which infects nearly all of us since early childhood. There is speculation about some possible indirect relationship to multiple sclerosis. It is not an std! it is not the same as herpes simplex which is responsible for genital herpes or cold sores (hsv 2, hsv1). Why test for hsv6?. Acyclovir will yield no benefit for this unless you have a (rare) acute hh6 infe. ...Read more