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The result of my SS-A/Ro Antibody, IgG, Serum is 1.6 and it says High. What could this mean? I have many lupus symptoms.

The result of my SS-A/Ro Antibody, IgG, Serum is 1.6 and it says High. What could this mean? I have many lupus symptoms.

Indeterminate: Anti-SSa/Ro autoantibodies are present in about 0.1-0.5 percent of people. There is an association with lupus but also biliary cirrhosis and Sjögren's syndrome. If you have this and other symptoms if lupus, as u say, it is possible you have lupus. You should consult with the doctor who ordered the blood work to determine for sure the next steps. Good luck! ...Read more

Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more


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What does IgG antibody test for? Antibody to what?

What does IgG antibody test for?  Antibody to what?

Protection response: Any igg antibody is your body's response to exposure to an infection, such as a bacteria or virus (antigen). A positive result means you have immunity and do not need a booster. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of positive or negative HCV IgG antibody? Which one means you're fine?

What is the meaning of positive or negative HCV IgG antibody?  Which one means you're fine?

Positive antibody: Rubella, or any, igg antibody, is your body's response to exposure to an infection, such as a bacteria or virus (antigen). A positive result means you have immunity and do not need a booster. ...Read more

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Igg antibody is just to show if there is a presence of herpes virus?

Igg antibody is just to show if there is a presence of herpes virus?

Yes: Igg shows if you have ever had, and once igg is positive it will remain so for life. Igm shows up in first week or two after initial infection, & only shows that recent infection has occurred, & then igm diminishes. If igg is positive the virus might be dormant, or it might be activating, there is no way to know except if sores develop. Sores would indicate that the virus is activating again. ...Read more

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What is the significance of a positive IgG antibody test for rubella?

What is the significance of a positive IgG antibody test for rubella?

You R protected: A positive rubella titer means your body has developed a protective level of antibodies to the rubella virus. You either had rubella or had an immunization.To a woman it means you will not need to worry during pregnancy that your fetus will suffer the devastating effects of rubella. That virus can cause miscarriage, organ damage, blindness & deafness if it strikes during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Heath question about hsv-1 or hsv-2 IgG antibody detecteion, who to ask?

Heath question about hsv-1 or hsv-2 IgG antibody detecteion, who to ask?

Herpes Simplex: Most docs know about HSV antibodies, but expecially infectious disease specialists and dermatologists, Also gynecologists and urologists. ...Read more

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What does a positive VZV IgG antibody detected mean? Does it mean I don't need a vaccine?

What does a positive VZV IgG antibody detected mean?  Does it mean I don't need a vaccine?

Yes: It seems as though you're body was exposed and mounted an immune response to the virus or remnants on the virus. Make sure your titers are high enough to keep you protected--generally speaking. ...Read more

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Question about hsv-1 or hsv-2 IgG antibody detection; can it tell you which part of the body the HSV is in?

Question about hsv-1 or hsv-2 IgG antibody detection; can  it tell you which part of the body the HSV is in?

Not really: The lines separating these two types are really kind of blurred. Particularly, when it comes to treatment, the discussion is not all that relevant. It is thought that the virus lays dormant in the dorsal root ganglia of the spinal column. ...Read more

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Rubella IgG antibody is +ve; will it be any problem to conceive?

No: Rubella, or any, igg antibody, is your body's response to exposure to an infection, such as a bacteria or virus (antigen). A positive result means you have immunity and do not need a booster. ...Read more

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What does it mean to test positive for the IgG antibody to rubella virus?

You Are Immune: Igg is the long term antibody that protects you against bacteria and viruses. If you are IgG positive, you protected from getting a rubella infection. ...Read more

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