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I'm hebs ag negative with a high anti hbs antibody from vaccination. This week's test was reported as hebs ag detected with anti hbs antibody of 513 miu/ml. Lft normal....Scared....Lab error?

I'm hebs ag negative with a high anti hbs antibody from vaccination. This week's test was reported as hebs ag detected with anti hbs antibody of 513 miu/ml. Lft normal....Scared....Lab error?

Yes: That sounds like lab error. Your hbsab would provide immunity; I'm assuming yoru hbcab (core) is negative; I wouldn't worry, talk to your doctor about a retest if you are concerned, but even if you were infected, there is no reason for treatment at this time. ...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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Antibody levels high. What is this a sign of?

Antibody levels high. What is this a sign of?

Which antibody?: We all have antibodies to a number of antigens. Antibodies to self antigens may be associated with disease. Do you have more information about the type of antibody that is of concern to you. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your hhv 6 IgG antibodies are high?

What does it mean if your hhv 6 IgG antibodies are high?

Nothing: The level doesn't matter. You are immune to herpes 6 from previous infection. There are rumors that the levels are higher in people with multiple sclerosis than in controls, but this is research-only and not a helpful test or 'one more thing for you to worry about.' some independent thinkers talk of this in relationship to chronic fatigue syndrome; I doubt a strong link here. ...Read more

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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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I have hashimotos and wondering if there is any thing that I can do to lower my antibodies. They are very high?

Out of your control: The antibodies assist with the diagnosis. Once made, ignore them. Stay physically fit. Eat sensibly. Monitor how you feel and comply with your Meds and follow-up. In the past, Hashoto's was deadly. Be glad for today's management. Read up on your illness. Stay proactive. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do I manage Hashimotos adequately if I cannot take medicine yet? My antibody count isn't high enough to warrent it.

How do I manage Hashimotos adequately if I cannot take medicine yet? My antibody count isn't high enough to warrent it.

Endocrinologist: Treatment of Hashimotos is determined by thyroid function tests, mainly TSH, not by the antibody levels. You may have Hashimotos but still have enough thyroid tissue to have normal levels of thyroid hormone. There is no treatment for antibodies per se. Consult an endocrinologist for management of the disorder. ...Read more

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Recently, I have just been diagnosed as a coeliac and my positive coeliac antibody score was 450, is this high and can anyone tell me what it is out off?

Titer of antibody: Antibody concentrations are often expressed as titers. A titer of 450 means that your serum can be diluted 450 fold and it will still test positive for the antibody. It is important for you to be on gluten free diet, consistently. ...Read more

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My t4 is low but my antibodies are high?

My t4 is low but my antibodies are high?

? thyroiditis: Kindly follow up with your doctor or your endocrinologist for adjustment of treatment or additional management, information you provided is scanty, can't help you much with it on that limited platform, wish you wellness ...Read more

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What does a high EBV nuclear ag antibody mean?

Past EBV infection: Ebna antibodies appear when the infection is going away, 6-8 weeks after infection, and remain detectable. It is not consistent with a current ebv infection. ...Read more

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What does a high reading of actin antibody IgB at 38 mean?

Autoimmune hepatitis: There's no IgB, but an elevated level of anti-actin is one piece in the puzzle when autoimmune hepatitis ("lupoid", etc.) is a consideration. This isn't a pregnancy test -- an elevated reading is only one of many factors that may lead to a diagnosis and treatment decision. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a very high thyroglobulin antibody of 3000iu/ml, how can it be lowered?

Thyroid Antibodies: There is no way to effectively lower this. You should be seeing an endocrinologist for auto-immune thyroiditis treatment. ...Read more

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Can there be a link between high levels of anti-nuclear antibodies and high chemical sensitivity?

High ANA: Anti-nuclear antibodies can be elevated in many conditions and represent a type of autoimmunity or immune reaction to self. They are associated with several disease conditions and many unusual symptoms. I am not sure what type of "chemical sensitivity" you are are referring to but it is doubtful that there is any association. ...Read more

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Has anyone had a high titer for anti-nuclear antibodies test and then had it drop back to normal and rise again?

Yes: It is not unusual, can happen with flare ups and remission a of the disease that causes rise in ana. ...Read more

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How significant would a TSI antibody level of 70 w/ range of 149 be viewed? I already have Hashimotos w/extremely high TPO/TgAb

How significant would a TSI antibody level of 70 w/ range of 149 be viewed? I already have Hashimotos w/extremely high TPO/TgAb

Not useful by itself: Thyroid antibodies such as TPO and TgAb do not tell you that you need treatment but that your risk of developing autoimmune hypothyroidism somewhere down the road is increased. TSI stands for thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulin and is typically only ordered if the T4 or free T4 are high and the TSH is very low (, 0.1). In that situation a + TSI suggests Graves' disease. Do your tests show that? ...Read more

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When giving blood, I was told I have rare antibodies that make my blood in high demand. I'm o+, which I understand to be common but not rare. What do they mean by rare antibodies?

When giving blood, I was told I have rare antibodies that make my blood in high demand. I'm o+, which I understand to be common but not rare. What do they mean by rare antibodies?

Special blood: In addition to the "basics" (A/B/O and rH factor) we all learned in school, there are about two dozen "lesser" blood antigens (/"groups"), and the presence or absence of some of these can be very important, usually to a patient that has had transfusions in the past. Examples of these are "Kell" and "Duffy, " see table: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Human_blood_group_systems ...Read more

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I have high thyroid antibodies?

High thyroid antibod: Doctor must have suspected that you have thyroid didease, why this test was ordered. He/she must have orderedt3, t4, and tsh
mild to moderate thyroid antibodies rise may found in auto immune and thyroid diseases, thyroid cancer, type1 diabetes, rhematoid arthritis, pernicious anemia, and auto
immune collagen vascular disease
high level in hashimoto thyroiditis and graves disease. Risk for hypothy/hyperth. ...Read more

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What do extremely elevated IgG antibodies to the VZV mean?

Incomplete info: What is the titer of antibodies? Did you have shingles recently? Were you exposed to any one with shingles or chicken pox? 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. ...Read more

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Why do I have a high thyroglobulin antibodies?

Why do I have a high thyroglobulin antibodies?

Autoimmune: High thyroglobulin antibodies indicate you have autoimmune thyroid problem. See your doctor to figure out which one. ...Read more

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What causes high IgG antibodies but negative igm?

Immunity: Igm is the first line of defense and reacts first, then long term immunity is provided by igg. So a positive igg and negative igm to something means an old exposure. ...Read more

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High IgG antibodies but negative igm. What does this mean?

Remote infection: Igm is the first class of antibody made to a microbe and after several months the immune system starts to make igg class of antibodies and then the immune system stops making igm. If all that is found is igg to a particular microbe it means that you were infected over about 6 months to many years previously. ...Read more

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How common is it for a high IgE antibody with all other blood work normal?

How common is it for a high IgE antibody with all other blood work normal?

High IgE: It's pretty common for ige to be the only abnormal finding in a blood test. High ige usually means a person has regular allergies, and these do not cause other abnormalities in the blood. ...Read more

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What causes elevated histone antibody levels in bloodworm?

???: I am not sure about a correlation with blood worm and this antibody? Anti-histone antibodies are autoantibodies that are found in 50%-70% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (sle), but I am unawre of a correlation with blood worms? Posibly a pathologist may know of a correlation. ...Read more

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What are the cuases of elevated anticardiolipin antibodies?

Auto-immunity: Anticardiolipin antibodies are commonly present in systemic lupus and related disorders. These antibodies are also present due to syphilis. See this site for more info.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc95774/. ...Read more

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Does anybody know about elevated anticardiolipin antibodies?

Auto-antbody: Anti-cardiolipin antibodies are seen in two main conditions, (1) auto-immune disease like systemic lupus, anti-phopholipid syndrome and (2) syphilis. ...Read more

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What happens if you have elevated anticardiolipin antibodies?

What happens if you have elevated anticardiolipin antibodies?

Depends: Antiphospholipid syndrome (aps) is an autoimmune disorder characterized by thromboses, complications of pregnancy, and certain laboratory abnormalities. Anti-cardiolipin of the IgA isotype are not part of the laboratory criteria for aps due to lack of specificity. Consult with your doctor regarding which type of antibody was tested and significance in your clinical situation. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have an elevated antinuclear antibodies?

How can you tell if you have an elevated antinuclear antibodies?

Blood test: Have a blood test for antinuclear antibiodies. Routine screening for such is not recommended as positive tests in absence of disease are common. ...Read more

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Elevated thyroid antibody. But normal thyroid level? Is medicine needed?

Elevated thyroid antibody. But normal thyroid level? Is medicine needed?

Not yet: Anti thyroid antibodies are a sign that your immune system is attacking your thyroid gland. Over time, your gland may fail and them you will require thyroid hormone replacement. Your physician should check your TSH level periodically. When TSH starts to rise, consider medication. Antithyroid antibodies raise your risk of having infertility issues. Make sure your ob/gyn is aware of this. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if using any drugs will cause elevated antinuclear antibodies?

Yes: There are a few drugs which can raise antinuclear antibody (ana). The most notable is procainamide. ...Read more

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+ Antimitochondrial M2 antibodies w/ 4previous elevated ALP's. Most recent ALP normal. Still suggestive for PBC?

No: The diagnosis of PBC is made through liver biopsy. The other best tool is the biliruben. Taken together they give a diagnosis and prognosis for survival. As you know PBC is though to be an auto immune disease. ...Read more

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Why would ANA direct be positive 3 years, but then IFA method be negative? Scl70 antibodies were elevated and still are at 5.2! Direct false then?

ANA are being check: With two methods currently, one with ELISA, which is cheaper and more commercially available and read by machine. The other one with IFA, which is less prevalent, more expensive, more labor intense as it is interpreted by trained technician and of course the accuracy is better with latter. Scl70 antibody is important but without positive history and physical finding it is almost meaningless. ...Read more

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My IgG is mod low. My dr said I wasn't making antibodies either. Now it shows gamma in my urine and elevated kappa/lamba ratio of 18.25.Whats the cause?

Pls c a hematologist: If u haven't seen a hematologist already, u better arrange to c someone soon, ur doctor would help u in that aspect, if he/she is a hematologist, ask 4 more clarification and a side consult of a clinical immunologist would help too, good luck. ...Read more

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Can high thyroid antibodies go low?

Normal: They are normal when they are low. There is no virtue in having any autoimmune antibody present. ...Read more

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What symptoms can high thyroid antibodies cause?

What symptoms can high thyroid antibodies cause?

Autoimmunity: If you have anti-thyroid antibodies, two (2) things may happen, depending on the site of action. If the antibodies stimulate the TSH receptor, this would lead to grave's disease, which implies a hyper functioning gland. In the other scenario, the antibodies may participate in the destruction of the gland, thereby causing hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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What does a high positive ANA ifa test and negative choice antibody test mean?

What does a high positive ANA ifa test and negative choice antibody test mean?

See details: I have never heard of a choice antibody test. I positive ANA must be evaluated in the context of the clinical picture. It is a screening test for lupus but can be positive in numerous other diseases and often in people without any disease. ...Read more

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Can there be false positive rnp antibody tests even with a high titre of an ana?

FALSE POSITIVE RNP: It is possible
we need to know what your symptoms and signs are, and why the tests have been ordered. The lab test apways have to be interpreted along with complete clinacal findings
if you have signs and symptoms of lupus, high ana, and doctor ordered rnp to confirm the diagnosis and it comes out positive. That in all probabilities is positive and not false positive. ...Read more

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Help please! Is anyone suffering from high levels of thyroid antibodies in their system?

Depends: High levels of thyroid antibodies suggest that your are at risk for thyroid malfunction. It also serves as a marker that you maybe more prone to other autoimmune diseases. ...Read more