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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

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

Likely: Does she have any symptoms (gastrointestinal, weight loss, anemia etc)? If she does, she should stay off gluten. If no symptoms, then it is more difficult to have definite answer although ideally she should avoid all gluten products. ...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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I'm hebs ag negative with a high anti hbs antibody from vaccination. This week's test was reported as hebs ag detected with anti hbs antibody of 513 miu/ml. Lft normal....Scared....Lab error?

I'm hebs ag negative with a high anti hbs antibody from vaccination.  This week's test was reported as hebs ag detected with anti hbs antibody of 513 miu/ml. Lft normal....Scared....Lab error?

Yes: That sounds like lab error. Your hbsab would provide immunity; i'm assuming yoru hbcab (core) is negative; i wouldn't worry, talk to your doctor about a retest if you are concerned, but even if you were infected, there is no reason for treatment at this time. ...Read more

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More info on serum immunofixation..no monoclonal proteins detected.a faint IgG labda cannot be ruled out.suggest repeat 6 mths.igg 841 IgA 251 IgM 44.

More info on serum immunofixation..no monoclonal proteins detected.a faint IgG labda cannot be ruled out.suggest repeat 6 mths.igg 841 IgA 251 IgM 44.

Correct advice: It is prudent to retest in about six months to see which way the low level monoclonal spike is going. It may disappear, stay unchanged or increase in amount. The next step will depend on the direction of the quantity of the protein. Your immunoglobulin levels are normal. There is no need to worry. ...Read more

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AS per lab results my torch panel test is positive with rubella IgG 15.40 Iu/ml and Cmv IgG positive 132 U/ml.As values are higher than normal range ?

AS per lab results my torch panel test is positive with rubella IgG 15.40 Iu/ml and Cmv IgG positive 132 U/ml.As values are higher than normal range ?

Not to worry........: All those numbers mean is that you are immune to rubella--either from the vaccine or natural disease, and that you have been exposed to CMV in the past and your immune system has responded appropriately to the virus. ...Read more

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R postv brucella abortus,proteus ox19, high haemoglobin, high glucose level & urea anywhere related to hiv or std infection?6 mnth neg by 4th gen pcr

R postv brucella abortus,proteus ox19, high haemoglobin, high glucose level & urea anywhere related to hiv or std infection?6 mnth neg by 4th gen pcr

Not related to HIV: I presume you mean you were vaccinated for brucellosis. Of most concern, is the high sugar and urea--that implies that you have diabetes and your kidneys are being affected. See a doctor very soon!!! ...Read more

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Antistreptolysin o ab and lft 's high with h/o strep. 1+protein in ua ? Glomerulonephritis, etc. What to do next?

Antistreptolysin o ab and lft 's high with h/o strep. 1+protein in ua ? Glomerulonephritis, etc. What to do next?

Strep side effects: This can simply be a side effect of the strep infection and the severity prior to treatment. With the kidney issues, it might be a good idea to meet with a nephrologist. But i would start with my primary care doctor and ask what they think is the next step. You might also consider an infectious disease doctor. ...Read more

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Elevated EBV ab VCA IgG <8 and EBV nucleaer antigen ab IgG test 4.2. & anti-dna(ss)igg ab qn ( 119)& c react protien(5.6) what are implications?

Elevated EBV ab VCA IgG <8 and EBV nucleaer antigen  ab IgG test 4.2. & anti-dna(ss)igg ab qn ( 119)& c react protien(5.6)  what are implications?

Nothing.: Ebv antibodies indicate you had a previous infection, but not active. The c-reactive protein needs a units indicator - that is either normal or somewhat elevated. The anti ss dna is extremely nonspecific and very rarely indicated; I have no idea why that was ordered, discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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On ceruplasmin test hep A AB Total reactive ref range U mean? Also Hep A AB (IGM) nonreactive ref range U mean? What am I testing positive for?

On ceruplasmin test hep A AB Total reactive ref range U mean? Also Hep A AB (IGM) nonreactive ref range U mean? What am I testing positive for?

Lab tests: You do not give a value for the ceruloplasm. If you have antibodies to Hepatitis A virus and the IgG is positive and the IgM negative it suggests that you were immunized for hepatitis A or had infection in the past. Why not discuss these values with the doctor who ordered them? ...Read more

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Can you explain what the following blood tests will show? anti ena id, dna ab ds+conf bld, ccp antibody igg, ana blood

Can you explain what the following blood tests will show? anti ena id, dna ab ds+conf bld, ccp antibody igg, ana blood

Complicated: The question is too involved to address in this forum. Please consult this site for an introduction. http://www.kidneyabc.com/special-tests/2.html ...Read more

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Why would my dr order a metabolic panel, lipid panel, c reactive protein test, Hemoglobin A1c and a glucose test for poor eating and stomach pain?

Why would my dr order a metabolic panel, lipid panel, c reactive protein test, Hemoglobin A1c and a glucose test for poor eating and stomach pain?

See details: These are the routine tests done to look for underlying issues such as diabetes, hematologic, liver and kidney disease, etc. I agree that most of those tests may not be related directly to your symptoms. ...Read more

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I tested and have a cyclic citrullinated peptide (ccp) ab (igg) >250 units and RA latex Turbid 170.7 IU/mL. and ANA direct negative. what r results?

I tested and have a cyclic citrullinated peptide (ccp) ab (igg) >250 units and RA latex Turbid 170.7 IU/mL. and ANA direct negative. what r results?

Rheumatoid arthritis: Your tests are strongly suggesting rheumatoid arthritis. I do not know the range for RA latex for that specific lab, but if you have symptoms consistent with rheumatoid arthritis you most likely have rheumatoid arthritis. Talk to your doctor about the results and the benefits of a rheumatology consult. ...Read more

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1/80 + ana, dual pattern, speckled, centro mere. High aca centromere. High histone ab, igg. See sxs list. Recommendations? Other blood tests -.

1/80 + ana,  dual pattern,  speckled,  centro mere.  High aca centromere.  High histone ab,  igg. See sxs list.  Recommendations? Other blood tests -.

Results meaningless: That's right, lab results are meaningless without a history of symptoms, past medical history, family history of related illnesses, previous laboratory tests & your response to medication so far. Without this other information one can only guess at a way to help you. You should be under the care of an experienced rheumatologist. Your primary care provider of local medical society can recommend one. ...Read more

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What is prognosis for child with cf?

What is prognosis for child with cf?

Better than ever b4: Children diagnosed with CF now have many advantages over those diagnosed even a few years ago. Genetic testing, special aerosolized medications, aggressive treatment of infections with antibiotics and nutritional supplementation (fat soluble vitamins, enzymes, etc.) have all contributed to an increase in quality of life and longevity. CF patients commonly live into their 30s and 40s in the us. ...Read more

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What groups of people typically have the disease cf?

European Descent: CF is the most common inherited disease among caucasians, particularly those of northern european descent. The carrier rate is approximately 1 in 25 people. ...Read more

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What can be done for someone with CF, and b. cepacia?

What can be done for someone with CF, and b. cepacia?

B. Cepacia and CF: If you become colonized with B. cepacia,you will need to be more diligent than ever with the treatments you are already doing: Airway clearance, Bronchodilators, Mucolytics, and Nutrition.If the colonization turns into an infection,things get a bit trickier. B. cepacia is highly resistant to most antibiotics. So once you become infected it is hard to get rid of. ...Read more

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My girlfriend has CF what are some things I could do for her?

My girlfriend has CF what are some things I could do for her?

Flu shot each year: Influenza is potentially fatal to patients with cf. Protect your loved ones by getting a flu shot each year. ...Read more

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If my sister's child has cf, what are the chances that my child will have cf?

If my sister's child has cf, what are the chances that my child will have cf?

A worthy question: If this bothers you, have a test run to see if you are an asymptomatic carrier of the CF gene.(you have 50% risk of it) If not, you cannot have CF kids.If so, your spouse can be screened also.If he is not, no CF kids.If you both are, the risk would be the same as your sisters with 1/4 chance with each pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is bronchiectasis the same as cf ?

Is bronchiectasis the same as cf ?

No: Bronchiectasis= bronchi (airways);ectasis (dilated or stretched out). Bronchiectasis is a physical finding that can occur in many lung infections/conditions.Cystic fibrosis is medical condition with many features.It is inherited as a recessive genetic disease. There are abnormalities in the production of lung mucous that can lead to bronchiectasis over time. ...Read more

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Where in the us provides the best climate for CF patients?

Where in the us provides the best climate for CF patients?

Climate & CF: The best outcomes for CF related lung disease are with regular use of airway clearance therapies & inhaled medications, maintaining good nutritional status & closely monitoring for CF related complications at an accredited CF center. Climate will not make any significant difference if you are not doing your prescribed treatments & therapies. Good compliance with therapies will ensure best results. ...Read more

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What changes does a parent have to make for a child with cf?

What changes does a parent have to make for a child with cf?

Disease Management: There are a number of factors that need to be considered in raising a child with cf. These decisions also depend on the severity and manifestations of CF in the individual child. It is best to work with your pediatrician and/or pediatric pulmonologist to come up with a plan for how to provide the best preventative care as a team approach. ...Read more

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Why do people with CF have salt crystals form on their skin?

Why do people with CF have salt crystals form on their skin?

Sweat malfunction: CF is a genetic disease that causes dysfunction in the bodies production of sweat and mucous production. Because not enough liquid is produced during sweating the salt found in the gland concentrates. http://www.webmd.com/lung/what-is-cystic-fibrosis ...Read more

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Does clear stretchy CF mean ovulation or just that I'm fertile?

Does clear stretchy CF mean ovulation or just that I'm fertile?

Ovulation: Clear stretchy mucus is a sign of ovulation, usually starting a day or two before ovulation and stopping soon afterwards. ...Read more

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Could you and your partner have to carry the same mutation of cf?

Could you and your partner have to carry the same mutation of cf?

Confusing question: There are tests to define the mutation carried by asymptomatic CF carriers.The majority carry the same mutation, delta f508, but there are many others. The variation on different possible pairings is felt responsible for differing expression of CF patterns. ...Read more

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Do you and your partner have to carry the same mutation to have a child with CF ?

Do you and your partner have to carry the same mutation to have a child with CF ?

Not exactly: The mother and father can have different abnormalities in the gene. If the baby inherits two defective copies of the gene s/he is likely to get cf, even though the abnormalities are not exactly the same in parents. ...Read more

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My daughter is small in weight and height as a 21 month old she rarely ever gets sick and is a very happy child what are her chances of having cf

My daughter is small in weight and height as a 21 month old she rarely ever gets sick and is a very happy child what are her chances of having cf

CF growth: Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease and is associated with a wide variety of clinical symptoms and presentations. A CF sweat test is a test that analyzes sweat to determine the amount of chloride ( a component of salt) in the sweat. It is usually performed at the local CF center. If there is a concern about her weight and height, it is a test that should be considered. Cff.Org is a good source. ...Read more

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Is waltussin CF safe for pregnant women?

Category C Meds: The components of this combination have been studied separately. They are rated b or c category which indicated there is no existing data showing any harm to baby during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Should i drink coffee while taking tussin cf?

Hepped up: F you drink your coffee black you might fel overly peppy.Thecombination may get you all hepped up. ...Read more

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How do they diagnose CF in baby?

How do they diagnose CF in baby?

Newborn screening: All states now screen newborn infants for cf. However, not all infants identified by newborn screening will have cf, many will only be carriers of the CF gene. Diagnosis of CF requires confirmation at a CF center by sweat testing or genetic analysis. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of death for cf?

What are the main causes of death for cf?

Respiratory failure: respiratory infection leading to respiratory failure is one of the main causes of death in CF ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is possible to have a mild form of cf?

Yes: Chopin, the composer, almost certainly had CF rather than tuberculosis and he lived into a productive adult live when no treatment was available. There are alleles that are even milder. ...Read more

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My brother has CF and my fiance's brother has CF as well. Will our children have CF?

Possibly : you should have genetic testing done to see if either of you are carriers. That will assist you in child bearing decisions. If you're both not carriers, then no worry. ...Read more

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