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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

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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My teen had ANA test but now dr is saying we need a "reflex titer" blood test. What is it and does that mean ANA positive?

Suggestive of auto-: Immune disorder. A high concentration of anti-nuclear antibody is one indicator or auto-immune disease. Titer is one expression for concentration of a particular antibody. See this site for info on ana: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003535.Htm. ...Read more

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Had HSV DNA PCR test with CSF? Negative. Also had HSV 1/2 antibody (IgM), IFA with reflex to Titer, CSF. Negative. Can I still have HSV 1 or 2?

Had HSV DNA PCR test with CSF?  Negative.  Also had HSV 1/2 antibody (IgM), IFA with reflex to Titer, CSF. Negative. Can I still have HSV 1 or 2?

No HSV in CNS: With these tests, you're obviously under a doctor's care, maybe including an infectious diseases specialist or neurologist. They can answer these questions best. But these results effectively rule out HSV infection of your central nervous system. Something else is causing the problem. That said, the HSV IgM test is notoriously unreliable. You probably also had an IgG test, probably negative. ...Read more

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How can one contract leptospira?

How can one contract leptospira?

Contaminated water: From contact with water contaminated by the urine of infected animals, such as rodents. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of leptospira?

What are the symptoms of leptospira?

See below: Leptospirosis causes a self limited systemic illness in 90% of infections with fever, chills, muscle aches, nausia vomitting and cough. It can also cause an aseptic meningitis. A severe potentially fatal illness has remal failure, liver failure, pneumonia and hemorrhage. ...Read more

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1 year back pain uppr spine, nausea, lower rt side ab pain after eating. test show born w/o gallbladder, hyda scn ruled out sphi. of oddi, normal ct?

1 year back pain uppr spine, nausea, lower rt side ab pain after eating.  test show born w/o gallbladder, hyda scn ruled out sphi. of oddi, normal ct?

Born without GB????: what do you mean when you say born without gallbladder the ultrasound could not see it or CT scan did not showed it or it did not get visualized by HIDA scan absence of gallbladder is very rare you might be having inter hepatic GB that mean it is covered completely by the liver you need an endoscopy p/o ERCP if you did not have one and consult with GI or surgeon . ...Read more

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Doctor asked for blm and scn tests? What does blm and scn stand for? Are they blood tests?

Doctor asked for blm and scn tests? What does blm and scn stand for? Are they blood tests?

Screening test: Blm is a prenatal blood test to screen for bloom syndrome in ashkeenazi jews. I do not know what scn is. ...Read more

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How can I use temperature to control my circadian rhythm? I read that controlling the temperature of the suprachiasmatic nucleus controls it as well.

How can I use temperature to control my circadian rhythm? I read that controlling the temperature of the suprachiasmatic nucleus controls it as well.

Core temperature: temperature is maximum in the early evening and miminal in the early morning to range of almost 1 degree C. This requires an in depth answer, there's some interesting work by Kurt Krauchi. ...Read more

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Had CT scn of head as a baby (late 1970s). Mom died of glioblastoma in 2007 & now I worry abt health effects of that long-ago CT. Should I be worried?

Had CT scn of head as a baby (late 1970s). Mom died of glioblastoma in 2007 & now I worry abt health effects of that long-ago CT. Should I be worried?

Comments: Glioblastoma is a tumor of older age, and very unlikely to occur in you via hereditary susceptibility. Do not understand why you are concerned about health effects from a CAT scan about 35 plus years ago. You could repose your question regarding your specific concerns. ...Read more

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No smoker, chest pains, hemopsys. Multiple CT scn in life. Ct shows a calcified left hilar lymph node. Negative TB should I be concerned with cancer?

No smoker, chest pains, hemopsys. Multiple CT scn in life. Ct shows a calcified left hilar lymph node.  Negative TB should I be concerned with cancer?

Not if it isn't: changing over time. and small. large are likley cancer. Most commonly associated with fungal infections (not active, previosu ones). would expect a cancer to change in size and shape. Some shapes that are regular are not cancer (bulls eye circles of calcium). Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health,. ...Read more