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Recently tested high levels for all 3 EBV antibodies >5 IGM, IGG,IGG(EBNA). What does this mean?

Recently tested high levels for all 3 EBV antibodies >5 IGM, IGG,IGG(EBNA). What does this mean?

Epidemiology of EBV: Studies show that the Epstein Barr Virus is ubiquitous in all human populations. Children acquire the disease and seroconvert in the first few years of life. Studies also show that EBV titers are high in young children and then in persons above 50 years old. IGM antibodies are usually seen in early infection IGG antibodies immunity or memory response.
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Dr. Gregory Lanza
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Immunoglobulin M (Definition)

There are 5 classes of immune proteins: igg, iga, igm, ige and igd. Igm fights infection. If you produce too little then infections may occur and you have hypogammaglobulinemia. If you have too much you ...Read more


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What causes high IgG antibodies but negative igm?

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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What does a high EBV viral capsid antibody IgM mean?

What does a high EBV viral capsid antibody IgM mean?

DIAGNOSIS IS MONO:: Acute phase of infectious mononucleosis is characterized by rapid igm and igg antibody response to viral capsid antibody(vca) in all patients. The test may remain positive from 4 weeks, occasionally up to 4 months. ...Read more

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My anticardiolipins IgM has come back high in the last two years ranging from 113 to 53 recently what does this mean? My ANA & Other antibodies Neg.

My anticardiolipins IgM has come back high in the last two years ranging from 113 to 53 recently what does this mean? My ANA & Other antibodies Neg.

Anticardiolipins: Usually that only causes a problem for the fetus. Are you thinking of getting pregnant in the near future? If not, then I would just forget about it for the moment. ...Read more

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Does a woman having high rubella igg n negative igm antibodies give birth an abnormal child?

Does a woman having high rubella igg n negative igm antibodies give birth an abnormal child?

Rubella IgG: Means previous exposure, IgM denotes recent infection, yes you can have a normal child if you have IgG to rubella, means immunity to the disease, your best bet for having normal pregnancy and a healthy baby is good prenatal care, good luck ...Read more

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What does a high EBV viral nuclear capsid antibody, a high EBV viral capsid antibody IgG and a high IgM EBV viral capsid antibody mean, what's it mean?

What does a high EBV viral nuclear capsid antibody, a high EBV viral capsid antibody IgG and a high IgM EBV viral capsid antibody mean, what's it mean?

Likely immunity,,: You've got antibodies to the ebv which likely means you were infected at some time in your life and you recovered and now your body has circulating antibodies to it. An igg antibody in particular indicates long term resistance. This virus usually causes asymptomatic infection so you probably fought it off and weren't aware of it. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your blood work shows candida antibody igm. Igg. Iga are all high?

What does it mean if your blood work shows candida antibody igm. Igg. Iga are all high?

Nothing: Not a thing. Candida lives on and in us. All yes. Our immune system all have these antibodies. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your blood test showed candida antibody IgA 1.5. Igm 1.2. Igg 1.9. All high?

What does it mean when your blood test showed candida antibody IgA 1.5. Igm 1.2. Igg 1.9. All high?

Beware: I would be very cautious about any physician or other health care practitioner who proposes to treat you for a candida infection on the basis of bloodwork in the absence of a specific clinical finding of an infection. Labs that promote these tests are strongly linked to fringe medicine. My main concern is that you'll be given inappropriate medication and/or overlook a real health problem. ...Read more

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Please help if I can go ahead with my pregnancy rubella antibody IgM 1.33 equivocal rubella avidity IgG 71.90% high rubella antibody IgG 34.4 reactive?

Please help if I can go ahead with my pregnancy
rubella antibody IgM 1.33 equivocal
rubella avidity IgG 71.90% high
rubella antibody IgG 34.4 reactive?

Rubella: Rubella, also known as the german measles, is an infection in which there is a rash on the skin. You are immunized against rubella with the positive igg. The igm should be repeated and you can ask for a nasal or throat swab sent for culture. Ask your ob! Did you/do you have a rash or symptoms? ...Read more

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8 weeks pregnant, CMV test shows positive and high IgG antibodies and negative igm, is it ok for pregnancy?

Yes: The high IGG levels mean your baby is protected from CMV if you are exposed. The low IGM level means you have no evidence of a recent or ongoing CMV infection that would hurt your baby. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had accute viral fever, IgM and IgG antibodies test came negative, platelets level came down to 44k . Since last 3 days no fever and health also s?

Recheck: With viral infections platelets can drop down, its usually reversible and once your body fights back the infection they go back to normal, I advise you to recheck them again in a week just to make sure they are going back to normal. ...Read more

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Recent bloodwork showed an IgM level less than 5 mg/dl. Other antibodies are normal. I do not have a spleen. Could this be the reason?

Unlikely: I find your situation interesting — both are immunologic issues. But, not having a spleen would not drop your igm levels. An isolated deficiency of igm (absence of igm) is rare. Usually it is not a problem. It might be related to your gastrointestinal issues. ...Read more

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Do you rule out aps if anticardiolipin antibody and beta 2 glycoprotein (both IgG and igm) are often elevated but in borderline and weakly positive range?

Do you rule out aps if anticardiolipin antibody and beta 2 glycoprotein (both IgG and igm) are often elevated but in borderline and weakly positive range?

See below: There are certain criteria that must be met in order for one to have aps. One of which is that one must have some type of thrombotic event. Antibodies alone do not make the diagnosis. Without knowing full details regarding your case, it is difficult to say whether you do or not. ...Read more

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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