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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Heterophile Antibody Positive (Overview)

This is a test result that is positive for the virus called ebv- epstein barr virus, also called mononucleosis- the patient should be seen by a doctor, the spleen should be checked. If the spleen is enlarged, the patient should not be allowed to play in contact sports until the spleen returns to normal size.


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What is the definition or description of: heterophile antibody positive?

What is the definition or description of: heterophile antibody positive?

Positive Mono: This is a test result that is positive for the virus called ebv- epstein barr virus, also called mononucleosis- the patient should be seen by a doctor, the spleen should be checked. If the spleen is enlarged, the patient should not be allowed to play in contact sports until the spleen returns to normal size. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
3 doctors shared insights

Heterophile Antibody Positive (Overview)

This is a test result that is positive for the virus called ebv- epstein barr virus, also called mononucleosis- the patient should be seen by a doctor, the spleen should be checked. If the spleen is enlarged, the patient should not be allowed to play in contact sports until the spleen returns to normal size.


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I'm worried because my positive coeliac antibodies are 450 is this high, what do you suggest?

See below: Presence of antibodies is not synonymous with disease. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. You are right to be concerned with the high titer and should consult your doctor. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/celiac-disease/ds00319. ...Read more

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What if the hepatitis b surface ab antibody is positive?

What if the hepatitis b surface ab antibody is positive?

Protection against..: Detection of antibody against hepatitis b surface antigen means the host is successfully immunized or recovered from hep b infection and therefore, is protected from getting infected with hepatitis b. ...Read more

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Is being positive for rubella antibody bad?

Is being positive for rubella antibody bad?

No: This means you are immune to rubella most people received a vaccine in childhood. This is why you are immune to rubella. Very few people actually get rubella these days. ...Read more

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What causes false positive HCV antibody test results?

What causes false positive HCV antibody test results?

Misinformed?: Who told you that your hep c test was false? If you have no viral load that means you cleared an infection. Are you sure you are getting the right advice? ...Read more

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What does it mean to be positive for lupus antibodies?

Not much: Having the antibody does not mean having the disease. You may be predisposed to it. Why did your doctor test for it in the first place? It all depends on what symptoms you have. A test by itself does not carry much meaning. ...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