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How is the testing done for legionella pneumophila?

How is the  testing done for legionella pneumophila?

Urine test: There is a very accurate and rapid urine test to detect infection with legionella. The organism can also be cultured from sputum though this is more difficult. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Legionella (Definition)

Legionella is a bacterium that is normally associated with water - air conditioning towers, fountains, hot tubs. This bacteria is associated with legionnaire's disease as well as ...Read more


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What's legionella pneumophila?

What's legionella pneumophila?

Legionnaires disease: Legionella pneumophilia is the bacteria that causes legionaires' disease. It was first recognized when it caused an epidemic of pneumonia at a pennsylvania state american legion convention in philadelphia in 1976. Thus the name. ...Read more

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What is the IgG screen w/ reflex IFA performed for?

What is the IgG screen w/ reflex IFA performed for?

Many Things: This type of test is done for many types of infections, especially viruses or pertussis. In order to give you mroe information, I would need to know what specifically they were doing the test to check on. ...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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Plz interpret. ANA via ELISA 74 units, strong positive (negative via IFA) Anti-Cardiolipin IgG 22 CU, moderate positive others neg. symptom fatigue?

Plz interpret.  
ANA via ELISA 74 units, strong positive (negative via IFA)
Anti-Cardiolipin IgG 22 CU, moderate positive 
others neg.
symptom fatigue?

Short answer is : Needing more info on labs and clinical symptoms. ANA positive is sensitive for possible autoimmune disease.but not very specific. Every lab on your ENA panel is important esp they are moderate positive and they all mean something different. Lab is never enough for diagnosis esp rheumatic condition. It is important for you to find a rheumatologist for thorough history and physical exam. ...Read more

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Please i would like to know if schistosoma ab IgG test detects every type of schistosoma ?

Please i would like to know if schistosoma ab IgG test detects every type of schistosoma ?

Mostly, yes.: This flourescent microscopy assay uses the microsomal fraction of adult s. Mansoni worms (mama) as antigen, and is thus highly specific (99%) and sensitive (96%) for detection of infection caused by s. Mansoni. Although the assay is also highly specific for infections caused by other schistosoma species (s. Japonicum, s. Haematobium, s. Mekongi), its sensitivity for these infections is lower (55%). ...Read more

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What is candida ab IgG and how is it contracted? what are the symptoms of candida ab igg? and how do you treat it? what is the prognosis?

What is candida ab IgG and how is it contracted? what are the symptoms of candida ab igg? and how do you treat it? what is the prognosis?

Candida spp.: Candida is a yeast-like fungus. The antibody (Ab) to this is formed by elements of your immune system and the particular antibody to which you are referring is an immunoglobulin G (IgG). This is not a disease and these results alone don't need treatment. Discuss this with the doctor who ordered the test. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I had a gliadin ab IgG test with a high result. Is this celiac?

I had a gliadin ab IgG test with a high result.  Is this celiac?

Not necessarily: This is the least accurate of the celiac antibodies and can be elevated in absence of celiac disease. The most accurate antibodies are the tissue transglutaminase IgA and the endomysial iga. ...Read more

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What to do if i did a Lyme disease test and it showed IgG p58 ab. Positive a can you explain what that means?

What to do if i did a Lyme disease test and it showed IgG p58 ab. Positive a can you explain what that means?

Nothing by itself: A single positive IgG band means nothing. Was the screen positive? How many other IgG and IgM bands were positive? You should discuss all of this with the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more