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What is the cryoglobulin blood test?

What is the cryoglobulin blood test?

Seeks odd proteins: This is a simple test for certain abnormal proteins in the bloodstream. Often they are rheumatoid facators, hepatitis C antigen-antibody complexes, or hepatitis B complexes. Plasma / serum is drawn and spun in the warm, then cooled and a white precipitate is a cryoglobulin. These can make you quite sick and should be sought especially if vasculitis or glomerulonephritis are sought. ...Read more

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Cryoglobulin (Definition)

Immune proteins in the blood that can be seen in certain inflammatory and autoimmune conditions. Notable because they can clump together in cold temperatures causing blockage and ...Read more


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What is high positive cryoglobulins?

Can cause vasculitis: Can cause vasculitis, or blood vessel inflammation. There are three types, and each as its own set of disease associations. However, these proteins can cause lower extremity vasculitis, or a more widespread vasculitis. A search for a cause should be underway, and complement studies to see if associated blood vessel inflammation is present. It can be seen with rheumatoid, other ctds. ...Read more

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What happens if you have high positive cryoglobulins?

You will need to: see your doctor to determine the cause. See: http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?ContentTypeID=167&ContentID=cryoglobulin ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cryoglobulin?

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What is the definition or description of: cryoglobulin?

Cryoglobulin: Immune proteins in the blood that can be seen in certain inflammatory and autoimmune conditions. Notable because they can clump together in cold temperatures causing blockage and inflammation within blood vessels. ...Read more

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Whats a cryoglobulin screen.?

Whats a cryoglobulin screen.?

Cryoglobulin: Cryoglobulins are antibodies that separate at low temperatures. In some conditions certain types of abnormal antibodies are produced that basically clump together when they drop a little bit below normal body temperature. It can be caused by infections, autoimmune diseases, inflammation of vessels, and kidney disease among others. ...Read more

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Cryoglobulin screen - is that a test for infection?

Cryoglobulin screen - is that a test for infection?

Cryoglobulin: Cryoglobulins are antibodies that separate at low temperatures. In some conditions certain types of abnormal antibodies are produced that basically clump together when they drop a little bit below normal body temperature. It can be caused by infections, autoimmune diseases, inflammation of vessels, and kidney disease among others. ...Read more

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What does urinalysis w/reflex to microscopic examination mean?

What does urinalysis w/reflex to microscopic examination mean?

Urine test: Urinanalysis is test commonly done to check for infection, blood, sugar, ketones etc. The reflex microscopic portion is done automatically if the initial test shows any abnormality. For example, if there are signs of infection, then technicians will automatically look at the specimen under the microscope to see if there are any bacteria. This helps to decide on further testing and treatment. ...Read more

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Is TSH w/reflex to ft4 4.06 normal?

Is TSH w/reflex to ft4 4.06 normal?

High normal: A TSH of 4.06 is in the upper range of normal. The lab probably did not do the ft4 level, since the TSH was normal. Most people with these results feel perfectly normal. However, it could be a sign that your thyroid is starting to fail. It would be reasonable to repeat the TSH and do a free T4 level in a few months. ...Read more

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What is a \gag reflex?

What is a \gag reflex?

Normal reflex: Gag reflex is a normal reflex where stimulation of the back of the throat will provoke choking and gagging. This reflex is often absent in patients with severe neurological injury (stroke) or head injuries. ...Read more