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Lyme Antibody Spinal Tap Test
Have IgG and IgM for CMV but PCR not detected. Pos rmsf IgM neg igg. Bands in CSF mri/white matter foci. Many symptoms possible ms.. No real answers?
Uncertainty: I am unclear as to what is really going on. Appears that you have immune activity in the central nervous system. You have some cross-reactivity in the serum for CMV and rickettsial infection. Don't think that need to add another disease to the picture. Best to discuss with your doctor or get a second opinion from another specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2.8 oligoclonal bands IgG in CSF. Zero serum bands in CSF. Why does Mayo Clinic standards require 4 oligoclonal IGg CSF for MS diagnosis?
Other causes: Oligoclonal bands can be present in some other conditions such as infections and inflammation of the central nervous system. Increasing the threshold for diagnosing MS by requiring at least 4 oligoclonal bands, allows to exclude these other causes and diagnose MS with greater certainty. ...Read more
Would an IgG blood test for toxoplasmosis be useful for diagnosing spinal toxoplasmosis, or would spinal fluid from lumbar puncture be needed?
ANA via ELISA 74 units, strong positive (negative via IFA)
Anti-Cardiolipin IgG 22 CU, moderate positive
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
Yes: Mayo Clinic Lab is highly reliable, and is one of the best reference labs in the world. ...Read more
4 yr.Old f rt. Leg pain.Lyme test IgG & igm.Results .091.Is this negative?Why would she have any Lyme antibodies?Lab error?Retest?
Antinuclear ab: positive, speckled; titer to follow. Ana titer: 1:40 anti-dna (sle): < 4 iu/ml
is this a positive blood test for sle?
Lumbar puncture results:
Multiple IgG oligoclonal bands detected in CSF and serum, most bands unique to CSF.
IgG value 9.43, range 6 - 15
Is this MS?
Consistent: But diagnosis of MS should be based on history, physical exam, results of MRI films, and spinal fluid is useful in ambiguous cases. However, elevation of oligoclonal bands can be seen in several disorders and NOT definitive on its own. Have your doctor now put the whole picture in place. Most likely MS, but other possibilities exist. ...Read more
Then it's not Lyme: Lyme disease can be tricky -and you want to make sure you see someone like an Infectious Diseases doctor who knows how to treat it. The diagnosis is actually based on clinical findings, and the lab testing is generally 'supportive'. Since you're Western blot is negative, then it's very unlikely you have Lyme. There are other diseases that could cause 'Lyme-like' symptoms -and good to get evaluated ...Read more
Av test positive .Ra factor positive .Joint pain .Ccp antibody test negative.Raised esr.Plz diagnose my disease.
Cannot diagnose: Although these lab values are interesting, taken out of the context of your symptoms and findings on physical examination, plus further testing there is no way in which to diagnose over the internet. See a rheumatologist and get appropriately assessed. ...Read more
MSAFP.: The maternal serum Alpha feto protein (msafp) test is a blood test that can be given to the mother during her pregnancy. If the levels are increased, it should be followed up by two tests - an ultrasound of the fetal spine and amniocentesis of the mother's amniotic fluid (to test for alpha-fetoprotein and acetylcholinesterase). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spinal cord lesion on t3/4, negative brain mri, positive for oligoclonal banding. Neurologist says ms. Can this be with negative brain mri?
Is LABCORP "Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Antibody Verification" test used as was used riba test for ruling out/in false positive hep C HCV antibody results?
Can dawson fingers brain lesions present in lymes disease? Im hoping I have lymes and not ms. My igenex test was positive and ELISA test CDC neg.
Possibly: Dawson's fingers which appear on imaging is more consistent with demyelinating disease such as multiple sclerosis and not infection such as lyme. You need to have a more detailed evaluation and may need additional studies to make a definitive diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are 2 reasons for this kind of result: (1) a false positive, or (2) early infection before seroconversion. In someone at low risk for HIV without symptoms, another negative WB in 1 month means there's no infection. In someone at risk or with symptoms of acute infection, a viral load can be helpful. The new 4th generation antigen/antibody tests will eliminate this problem. ...Read more
Tb skin test negative, quentform TB test negative, bone marrow biopsy results indicative of TB (reacts to ziehl niehlssen), PCR negative. How come?
No...actually: The zn stain is a broad stain for acid fast bacilli of which mycobacterium tuberculosis is one of many. The specific tests like quantiferon or the pcr test are against you having tb. The culture is the "gold standard" but you will need to wait for it. It might turn out be a cousin of TB and that too will grow out of culture. Stay on TB meds until they are certain of the AFB positive organism. ...Read more