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Polio Antibody Titer
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. ...Read more
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
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
If my titer level to the hep b surface antibody comes back low (less than 5), should I get a booster or repeat the hep b series (3 shots)?
Yes: Especially if you are a healthcare worker or other risks for exposure. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
Is it required to get both a hep b surface antigen and hep b surface antibody test for a hep b titer?
Ana titer with reflex to ifa of 1:320 and neg for antibody tests what does that mean? Pattern was speckled and homogeneos
I only french kissed my Gf she has hep b but I got 3 shots long time ago and I checked my titer the result was antibody 66IU/ML am I at risk?
Not for Hep B:
You are not at risk for Hep B. But Hep B is not the only infection transmitted through body fluids.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Sm/rnp antibody- ANA choice- positive, speckled/titer: 1:1280; sm & rnp (done alone) negative; sm/rnp antibody (together?) positive 3.0 guessing mctd?
Heads up: One of the things that's frustrating about these antibody tests looking for different connective tissue diseases is that they are difficult to do and are fraught with pitfalls. I suspect you've had at least one lab error to complicate your workup. Have you have a tube test for u1-rnp? Your clinical symptoms and signs actually tell more about your diagnosis ; best direction for treatment. ...Read more
Doctors I found that my ex have hbv chronic and she is infectious I did a titer it says 65ui/ml antibody I got 3 shots when I was kid we makeout only?
Do you have anemia?: The most common antibody involved in warm antibody autoimmune hemolytic anemia is igg. The igg antibodies attach to a red blood cells with maximal reactivity at 37°c (versus cold antibody induced hemolytic anemia whose antibodies only bind red blood cells at low body temperatures, typically 28-31°c). Spleen cells will pick off portions of the red cell membrane, almost like they are taking a bite. ...Read more
Makeout with hep b Positive but my titer shows that I'm immune 66mi/ml antibodies I got the 3 shots when I was young do I need to test and when to tes?
Has anyone had a high titer for anti-nuclear antibodies test and then had it drop back to normal and rise again?
Pos ANA, SSA (RO)Antibody is 106 but ANA Titer is >1:40. My rheumy diagnosed Sjogrens & neuropathy based on symptoms/labs but the titer makes me wonder?
Second Opinion: Anti RO-SSA can be associated with more than ONE autoimmune diseases. Besides Sjorgen's, SLE (Lupus) or Cutaneous Lupus being other entities. This lab result MUST be interpreted with your CLINICAL history...no lab should ever be taken independent of symptoms and history. My advise is if you have reservations about accepting your current Rheumatologist conclusion seek a SECOND Opinion. ...Read more
I had a antibody nuclear titer test and the results are 1:320 what're does this mean? I also had a antibody nuclear interpet which tested positive
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, if this is the only abnormality, it is not to be concerned about.
Please consult this site for information and discuss the matter with your doctor.
http://www. Lupus. Org/answers/entry/lupus-diagnostic-criteria ...Read more
Positive anti-thyroglobulin (94 iu/ml), negative anti-thyroid peroxidase. Results from Pos. ANA 1:160 speckled. 2 months ago ANA negative - not titer evident. Would thyroid be causing Pos. ANA now? ANA panel neg. To all other antibodies (ENA)
Need to examine:
All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss the findings with him/her. ...Read more