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What is the normal protocol for a patient that is subclinical hypothyroid? I have all normal test results, but all the symptoms and family history.

What is the normal protocol for a patient that is subclinical hypothyroid? I have all normal test results, but all the symptoms and family history.

Test RT3: I bet you did not get reverse T3 tested. This is critical in making the diagnosis for functional hypothyroidism. Check free T3 and reverse t3. Ft3 should be in upper range and rt3 in lower range. If your ratio is off, you may need Armour Thyroid or t3, and synthroid (thyroxine) would be the wrong med for you. Make sure thyroid antibodies were tested too. ...Read more

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What does a negative ifa blood test mean?

What does a negative ifa blood test mean?

Could you please: Spell out ifa? 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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What does t means a positive ANA test and ifa?

What does t means a positive ANA test and ifa?

Only a test and: Only a test and that result suggests that it is not the standard assay. If there are general body symptoms, then a rheumatologist would be helpful. ...Read more

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Which test is more preferred by doctors: the "ANA IFA" or the "ANA Direct? " Which one is more accurate of the two?

Which test is more preferred by doctors: the "ANA IFA" or the "ANA Direct? " Which one is more accurate of the two?

Different info: The tests are similar but differ in the details of information provided. A positive ANA, by itself is only a screening test and is not diagnostic of a disease. Further testing is usually needed, depending on the clinical picture. ...Read more

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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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Ana titer with reflex to ifa of 1:320 and neg for antibody tests what does that mean? Pattern was speckled and homogeneos

See details: You have a positive ANA which is a screening test for lupus. However, it is positive in numerous other diseases and even in normal people. See a rheumatologist to determine what it means. ...Read more

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Positive HIV screener test at blood donation... Negative IFA and Negative NAT... False positive?

Positive HIV screener test at blood donation... Negative IFA and Negative NAT... False positive?

Yes: The initial screening test for HIV is very sensitive, but not very specific. The back up screening tests are much more specific for HIV. ...Read more

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Toxoplasmosis - 2nd round: IgG 107.2 (156 1st test;) IgM 0.132 (0.15 1st test). Ifa 1:80. Is this confirmation of old infection? (16 weeks preg)

Toxoplasmosis - 2nd round: IgG 107.2 (156 1st test;) IgM 0.132 (0.15 1st test). Ifa 1:80. Is this confirmation of old infection? (16 weeks preg)

Yes.: Your results are consistent with remote infection that should not affect a current pregnancy. Talk to your obstetrician as well. Avoid cat litter and all undercooked foods in pregnancy! ...Read more

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In long term h pylori infection, vit B12 might be or is depleted. What test can be done to check if levels and presence of ifa? Who checks B12 in csf?

In long term h pylori infection, vit B12 might be or is depleted. What test can be done to check if levels and presence of ifa? Who checks B12 in csf?

Blood test: There is no need to check B12 in csf. Blood test for B12 will suffice and almost all laboratories provide that service and your doctor can order that. You may wish to stop taking your 'supplements' and only resume those if okay with your doctor. ...Read more

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2 false pos ELISA HIV tests, all 1 1/2 years post exposure. Neg western blot, ifa, naat and 2 neg oraquick home tests. What is my HIV status? Help!

2 false pos ELISA HIV tests, all 1 1/2 years post exposure. Neg western blot, ifa, naat and 2 neg oraquick home tests. What is my HIV status? Help!

Likely negative: There is typically a "window" of 3-6 months after exposure where you could be HIV positive but test negative. Since you didn't get your testing until well after that, i'd say the confirmatory tests (western blot, ifa) are what you should go by. The elisa is very sensitive and can have false positives- that's why we rely on the confirmatory tests. I would consider your status to be negative. ...Read more

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Tested false positive ELISA HIV test last month. Negative ifa and western blot and naat. 2 negative oraquick all 1 1/2 year post exposure. Hiv?

Tested false positive ELISA HIV test last month. Negative ifa and western blot and naat. 2 negative oraquick all 1 1/2 year post exposure. Hiv?

Negative: If nat was negative at 6 months after exposure you not likely to have hiv. Given all the negative test results, you should not worry about the one apparently false positive. ...Read more

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False pos ELISA HIV tests, neg naat viral load test, neg western blot, ifa and oraquicks neg too. All 15 months post risk event. What should I do?

False pos ELISA HIV tests, neg naat viral load test, neg western blot, ifa and oraquicks neg too. All 15 months post risk event. What should I do?

Be grateful, man!: You've been obsessing about this too long. Sit down and talk with your physician about fears. If you'll forgive my frankness, talk with him/her and some wise adults (maybe even dad) about your emerging sexuality and how you've explored. By your age, we've all made mistakes. Embrace being a man, decide how you want love to be for you, and cherish adult love while resolving to be safe ; kind. ...Read more

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Does a Positive ANA Antibodies, IFA test mean I could have an STD? What STDs are Positive ANA test? Is an ANA Antibody test a standard test for STDs?

Antinuclear antibody: Antinuclear antibody testing is useful for someone with signs and symptoms of an autoimmune disease - anemia, arthritis, kidney disease, inflammation of the heart and lungs. It is not a test for STDs. However, a test for syphilis, the VDRL, was once used as a test for autoimmune disease! Please call your doctor to explain your ANA. Usually they are of no medical significance. ...Read more

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False positive ELISA HIV test. Neg western blot, neg ifa &naat. I've had 2 neg oraquick home test. Could I be an elite controller? Or already have aids?

False positive ELISA HIV test. Neg western blot, neg ifa &naat. I've had 2 neg oraquick home test. Could I be an elite controller? Or already have aids?

No: Western blot is fairly definitive. You have 2 negative home tests and you are quite stressed about your testing: her's an idea: use condoms: protect yourself (and others) at all times. ...Read more