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My 13 y/o daughter has type 1 dm she had a lab test named ia-2 antibody her result came back <0.8 what does this mean?

My 13 y/o daughter has type 1 dm she had a lab test named ia-2 antibody her result came back <0.8 what does this mean?

Negative test?: Without having the normal range, it is hard to know but generally a "less than" level means it is below what the lab equipment can identify. An ia-2 test measures antibody against components of Insulin producing cells in the pancreas. It is only one of several antibodies that can be associated with type 1 dm. She may well have another antibody test that is positive. ...Read more

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My 13 y/o daughter has type 1 dm she had a lab test named ia-2 antibody her result came back <0.8 what does this mean?

Negative test?: Without having the normal range, it is hard to know but generally a "less than" level means it is below what the lab equipment can identify. An ia-2 test measures antibody against components of Insulin producing cells in the pancreas. It is only one of several antibodies that can be associated with type 1 dm. She may well have another antibody test that is positive. ...Read more

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Two missed miscariges in a row got anti little c antibodies is that the cause?

Two missed miscariges in a row got anti little c antibodies is that the cause?

Probably not: These antibodies aren't very potent and even the far more powerful anti-D seldom causes miscarriage, though it may make the unborn chid anemic. ...Read more

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Can i develop full blown aids in two years past a risk event ? I had test negative twice on oraquick but I heard if full aids antibodies won't produce

Can i develop full blown aids in two years past a risk event ? I had test negative twice on oraquick but I heard if full aids antibodies won't produce

With full aids: You will still have antibodies positive and high viral load and decreased CD4 count. Full blown AIDS is very easy to diagnose. See a primary care physician or Infectious disease specialist. Early diagnosis and treatment could be life saving ...Read more

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Help please i was tested positive for hvs2 but the blood test they did only requires them looking for the antibodies for either type one or two so it came back positive for type2! does this mean I have hsv2 or just the antibodies. Im confused because as m

Help please i was tested positive for hvs2 but the blood test they did only requires them looking for the antibodies for either type one or two so it came back positive for type2! does this mean I have hsv2 or just the antibodies. Im confused because as m

Herpes type 2 test: If the test detected the antibody, it's highly likely you are infected with the virus. The false positive rate for the test might not be zero, however, so it's possible there was an error. Additional testing can be done. Once a person is infected, the infection lasts lifelong, in most cases . Here's more: http://consults.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/27/getting-tested-for-herpes/ ...Read more

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I got two times abortion .Doctors declered cardiolipin antibodies, what can I do pregancy time , I wan solution?

I got two times abortion  .Doctors declered cardiolipin antibodies, what can I do pregancy time , I wan solution?

Need HighRisk OB: Best is to find an OB specialist. The usual treatment is anticoagulation with Heparin or low molecular weight heparin, along with close monitoring. Despite treatment, it would remain a high risk pregnancy. Your doctor can help. ...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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I have cardiolipin antibodies, serum.I got two times abortions.Wht the solution my problem. ? 2. In my frist pregancy probem was baby internal growth is less. In secind pregancy problem is spontaniously abortion

I have cardiolipin antibodies, serum.I got two times abortions.Wht the solution my problem. ? 
  2.   In my frist pregancy probem was baby internal growth is less.
        In secind pregancy problem is spontaniously abortion

Need HighRisk OB: Best is to find an OB specialist. The usual treatment is anticoagulation with Heparin or low molecular weight heparin, along with close monitoring. Despite treatment, it would remain a high risk pregnancy. Your doctor can help. ...Read more

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My hepatitis C antibody test is reactive, though my two PCR on 6th month interval are negative, will i ever get my anti body test negative again ?

My hepatitis C antibody test is reactive, though my two PCR  on 6th month interval are negative, will i ever get my anti body test negative again ?

No: Your antibodies are the good guys. They indicate that you have been fighting hep c and will remain positive even if the disease is gone.. ...Read more

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Two years ago I had a postive ana. Recently I had a comprehensive ANA panel done and by rnp antibodies were 4.4. Could this be sle or mctd?

Two years ago I had a postive ana.  Recently I had a comprehensive ANA panel done and by rnp antibodies were 4.4.  Could this be sle or mctd?

It could be: Unfortunately, there are significant numbers of false positives and false negatives with these types of tests. Only with the guidance of a rheumatologist will you be able to get the right diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more

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After exposure 1, 5 yrs, tested neg HCV ab, but herpes and chlamidophila pneumoniae pos..Could these two infections delay my HCV antibodies to show up?

No: If the exposure was more than a year ago and you are hcv antibody negative, it is very likely that you did not get infected with hcv. Did you get tested for hiv? If not, you should discuss that with your doctor. ...Read more

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On prednisone for two weeks. Can I do a hiv viral load test and antibody test to rule out hiv for exposure 1 year back? Diagnosed with Bell's palsy.

Antibody test only: For an HIV exposure that long ago, an antibody test alone is sufficient; an RNA ("viral load") test will be much more expensive and wasted money. Taking prednisone will not have any effect on test reliability. ...Read more