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Mitochondrial Ab W Reflex To Titer
Ana titer with reflex to ifa of 1:320 and neg for antibody tests what does that mean? Pattern was speckled and homogeneos
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have fatty liver and i had a mitochondrial m2 ab test it is 5.4 and f-acting antibody is 14. What do those numbers mean?
Need to consult a : Doctor. Ms. Banks: i addressed the elevated hscrp in an earlier message, however the current question requires integrating all of your medical history and findings. There is incomplete information in your message and 400 characters is not a suitable forum to address your issues. Please discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My alt/ast enzymes are elevated and i tested positive for mitochondrial m2 ab IgG (34.6) antibodies. Is this a definitive diagnosis of pbc?
No: What's the titer? Does this match your symptoms / signs / other labs? Even the big fancy commercial labs make mistakes with these. ...Read more
Hereditary blindness: LHON stands for Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy. It is inherited from mother to child. Usually a young man loses eyesight in the enter of one eye,and shortly after he loses eyesight in other eye. Women are less often affected. Gene mutations that are responsible for this disease is known. There are no curative treatments. If you carry this gene, you should avoid smoking, alcohol certain drugs. ...Read more
Progressive vision: loss occurs as a result of this condition which is the most common known mitochondrial disease. About 45 mutations have been linked to LHON. Although it is the most common, it is nevertheless rare and must be treated at a center with knowledge of and experience with mitochondrial disorders. ...Read more
Not very likely: mitochondria are "power-houses"--they generate energy from inside all of your cells, except red blood cells. Thus, these are intracellular structures and diseases often result from mutation/genetic defect, drug, certain infections such as HIV/cytmegalovirus--as these go inside cells. Tumors result from mutation/defective DNAs, so possibly can cause mitochondrial disease, but low chance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer