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Diseases With Low Antibody Levels
Ask your doctor: You are younger than the standard age for a VZV booster, but there must be some reason for you to have been tested. Whether to get one will depend on those reasons, plus your health status, for example if you are immunosuppressed. You need to talk this over with your physician. ...Read more
If my titer level to the hep b surface antibody comes back low (less than 5), should I get a booster or repeat the hep b series (3 shots)?
Yes: Especially if you are a healthcare worker or other risks for exposure. ...Read more
High levels of gad-65 antibodies are seen in "chronic psychotic disorders", according to pubmed journals..Explains my rage. How do u treat gad ab's?
My gad-65 antibody level is 3.4 u/ml. Is this considered low or high? Could it be related to something other than type 1 diabetes?
Is there a test similar to the elisa, or the IFA that detects higher than normal levels of antibodies across a wide array of third world diseases all at once with one test? Basically an antibody test where mass cross-reactivity is preferred?
Got my test results online.Says ANA speckled is at 1250. And other antibodies are found like ssa, ssb, rnp, smith, but are low levels. This mean SLE?
Not necesarily: While these tests point to a probability of a collagen vascular disease, this could be lupus, mixed connective tissue disease, etc. The doctor ordering these tests knows your history and physical examination findings and should be the one interpreting these tests. Should be a Rheumatologist. ...Read more
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