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Dr. Ira Katz Dr. Katz
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Had APAS lab done. All results are normal except DRVVT which is 50.5. Knowledge & insight as to what this means would be valuable. Hx: migraines &2MC.

Dr. Ira Katz Dr. Katz
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Had APAS lab done. All results are normal except DRVVT which is 50.5. Knowledge & insight as to what this means would be valuable. Hx: migraines &2MC.

Test for clot risk: The dvvrt (Russel's Viper Test) is often done as part of an evaluation of women who have increased miscarriages. The test is a SCREENING TEST; a confirmation test may automatically be done be your lab. This high result means you are POTENTIALLY AT RISK OF BLOOD CLOTS. If confirmation test + you may need blood thinners during preg and tests for inc risk of blood clots. You need the from your dr, ...Read more

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My cardiolipin and RPR are normal but my drvvt came in high. I've had many symptoms of a rheum: immuno and neuro issues. What does this test mean ?

My cardiolipin and RPR are normal but my drvvt came in high. I've had many symptoms of a rheum: immuno and neuro issues. What does this test mean ?

See your doctor: You are obviously in the middle of a comprehensive work-up, and these test don't necessarily confirm a diagnosis by themselves, but are a part of the bigger picture which includes detailed history and physical exam. Discuss this and further options with your doctor. ...Read more

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Do I have SLE? Total Urine Protein 30mg/dl; ANA - 1:160 w homogenous & speckled patterns, Sed Rate 27, SSA 60 Ab IgG - 51 au, DRVVT - 31 sec

Do I have SLE? Total Urine Protein 30mg/dl; ANA - 1:160 w homogenous & speckled patterns, Sed Rate 27, SSA 60 Ab IgG - 51 au, DRVVT - 31 sec

Need more info: It takes four specific criteria out of a set of 11 to make the diagnosis of SLE. Positive ANA, by itself is not sufficient. It is unlikely that you have SLE. You may consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.lupus.org/answers/entry/lupus-diagnostic-criteria For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Elevated DRVVT and PTT-LA. History of pulmonary embolism. What does this mean?

Elevated DRVVT and PTT-LA. History of pulmonary embolism. What does this mean?

Thrombophilia: In the right circumstances an elevated DRVVT and a PTT-LA could help in the diagnosis of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. Depending on the circumstances in which you had the pulmonary embolism plus elevation of the Lupus Anticoagulant test; can point out a higher risk of recurrence for venous thrombotic and embolic events. ...Read more

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Male 35,enlarge spleen 17 cm,high Beta-2 Glyco 1 IgM & Cardiolipin IgM, & DRVVT,normal INR & PTT , No clotting event, platelet fluctuate, is this APS?

Male 35,enlarge spleen 17 cm,high Beta-2 Glyco 1 IgM & Cardiolipin IgM, & DRVVT,normal INR & PTT , No clotting event, platelet fluctuate, is this APS?

It may be: You my have it but you need to repeat and confirm the results,also add a lupus anticoagulant test. You can discuss this with your physician or see a specialist. ...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