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Why is my antibody titer important?

Why is my antibody titer important?

To check immunity: Antibodies are proteins involved in immune reactions. An antibody titer measures how much of these proteins have been made against a particular substance. For example: to see if you've had recent exposure to an organism like mono; to ensure you are protected against infections like strep; to ensure you have responded to a vaccine; to check for an autoimmune condition; to type blood for transfusion.

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Dr. Richard Ehman
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Poliomyelitis (Definition)

Poliomyelitis or polio is a serious infectious disease. It is transmitted person to person by oral- fecal route or contaminated water or food. It can cause serious paralysis in infected persons. There is no cure for polio, it can be prevented by polio vaccination. Polio has nearly been eradicated ...Read more


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Miscarriage at 7 weeks with little c antibody titer level 1:512. Did little c cause miscarriage?

Miscarriage at 7 weeks with little c antibody titer level 1:512. Did little c cause miscarriage?

Impossible to say: Many pregnancies in women at age 35, as many as 30% to 50% can be lost due to miscarriage in the first 8-12 weeks. The question is did you ever have fetal heart tones detected on ultrasound? Many early pregnancy losses result from lethal mutations in the embryo. Often development seen by US is inconsistent with dates and heart activity is not seen. Talk w/ your OB re: their opinion of future plans

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Where to get rabies antibody titer?

Where to get rabies antibody titer?

Rabies: An antibody titer against the rabies virus can be sent by your physician after immunization. This is not generally done with the current vaccine but was done in the days when we used the duck embryo-based vaccine.

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What exactly is an anti-streptococcal antibody titer?

What exactly is an anti-streptococcal antibody titer?

IgM or IgG anti stre: In general antibody titers are (blood or saliva or wherever the sample is)tests that measure the immunoglobulines associated to certain diseases (in this case streptococal)that indicate whether or not the body has developed defenses against. Igm elevated means a "recent" infection, IgG elevation means old or previous exposure.

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What does an elevated anti-streptococcal antibody titer mean? Is this bad for my child?

What does an elevated anti-streptococcal antibody titer mean? Is this bad for my child?

No: This means your child had a previous strep infection and had an immune respone which is a good thing. The elevation does tell us when the infection was active. So rely on what symptoms your child has and ask advice of your doctor.

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My gf has hbv we make out I got 3 shots when I was a baby my antibody titer it's says I'm immune 70mml should I test antigen.? And when after exposure

My gf has hbv we make out I got 3 shots when I was a baby my antibody titer it's says I'm immune 70mml should I test antigen.? And when after exposure

No risk, immune: This duplicates another question. You are immune to HBV, should not have any more testing, and need not worry about any exposures to your girlfriend or anyone else.

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How likely would you catch hep b if you are fully immune with good antibody titer it's been 90day is it good time to test exposure saliva kissing only?

How likely would you catch hep b if you are fully immune with good antibody titer it's been 90day is it good time to test exposure saliva kissing only?

Immune if HepBsAb+: If your titer of protective antibodies is therapeutic, then risk of infection is low, although sometimes a booster is warranted. Check with your doc.

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My girlfriend has hbv chronic and she is on meds I got 3 shots and my antibody titer said I'm immune 60Ui/ml should I be worried we wanna have sex?

My girlfriend has hbv chronic and she is on meds I got 3 shots and my antibody titer said I'm immune 60Ui/ml should I be worried we wanna have sex?

No risk, no worries: Your antibody titer shows for sure the vaccine was effective and you are immune to hepatitis B. You can have unprotected sex with your girlfriend without risk or fear.

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Deciphering a thyroid hormone test result: is an antithyroglobulin antibody titer of 1:50 too high, or is it alright?

Deciphering a thyroid hormone test result: is an antithyroglobulin antibody titer of 1:50 too high, or is it alright?

It depends: Antithyroglobulin antibody is not a thyroid hormone test. It tells you nothing about the function of your thyroid. It can indicate that you have autoimmune thyroid disease, but your level is not very high. Mild elevations are non-specific and occur more commonly in the population as we get older. Thyroid function is indicated by t4, tsh, and T3 (liothyronine) levels.

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Antibody titers needed for blood when first pregnant?

Antibody titers needed for blood when first pregnant?

Yes: It is standard practice to test both rubella and HIV antibodies early in pregnancy. Typically one also gets an antigen test for hepatitis b, and a test for syphilis (sometimes an antibody test, and other times a different test is used). Additional tests such as a complete blood count, blood type, rh typing, urine analysis are standard as well. See your ob; they'll do the right tests.

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How long does it take to get antibody titers?

How long does it take to get antibody titers?

Depends on the lab: If you get lucky and have your blood drawn on the day that the batched blood draws are run you could get your results back in 24-48 hours. Always assume one week in the worst case scenario.

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How long should it take to get the results of antibody titers?

How long: It depends on what test you are wiating for. Most take just a few days but if sent off to the state or a reference lab, it could take longer.

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If my rubella antibody titers were low during prenatal screening would they have told me?

If my rubella antibody titers were low during prenatal screening would they have told me?

Yes, however: The best way to find out is to call your doctor and ask. If you have had a regular immunization schedule, you should be immune. The CDC has recently changed guidelines for immunization with MMR due to resurgence of the disease due to a significant number of unvaccinated persons in the US population. You can review those guidelines by going to www. CDC. Gov.

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Is there an antibiotic for polio?

Is there an antibiotic for polio?

No: Prevention by vaccination is the way to avoid problems. Once infected, treatment is supportive.

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When getting a hep b titer is it part of the procedure to get both a surface antibody and surface antigen test? What are they and what's difference?

When getting a hep b titer is it part of the procedure to get both a surface antibody and surface antigen test? What are they and what's difference?

Yes: Surface antigen tests for proteins present on the surface of the virus in your blood. Surface antibody tests to see if their are antibodies in your system produced by your white cells against the protein of hepatitis b virus. If a person has received hepatitis b vaccine, the surface antibody is positive and the antigen test is negative. If both tests are positive, it indicates a true infection.

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My hep b titer antibody came back 66UI/ML am I immune do I need boosters?

My hep b titer antibody came back 66UI/ML am I immune do I need boosters?

You are immune.: Hi, Thank you for your question. You are immune. Hope that helps. Contact me if you have any other questions. Dr. M

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Is it required to get both a hep b surface antigen and hep b surface antibody test for a hep b titer?

Is it required to get both a hep b surface antigen and hep b surface antibody test for a hep b titer?

Ag looks for virus: Unless checking to see if recently exposed, the hbsab is what the body makes in response to seeing the outer surface (/shell) of the hep b virus, so they can attack if ever see the virus. Should only need the ab test for titer / to confirm vaccine "take.".

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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.

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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