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Positive Antibody Screen During Pregnancy Antibody C
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
3 hep c antibody screen tests done. First low positive, 2nd two neg. thoughts? Could the two negatives be false negatives?
Rhogam shots: "Rhogam" is immune globulin given to Rh negative women after a pregnancy. The Rhogam shot is in fact Rh positive antibodies, and if the "antibody screen" is done soon after a Rhogam , a "positive antibody screen" will result. This does not mean the individual is in fact "Rh positive", and is only the result of the Rhogam shot. ...Read more
What would cause my Lyme antibody screen to be positive (1.20) and 4/10 igg bands reactive? What could this mean What additional testing should I get?
I assume Rh?: If you are rh negative and your partner is rh positive then you are trying to make antibodies against your baby. This is somewhat dose dependent so if you had a prior child, abortion, or miscarrige you are sensitized. Normally, after delivery, get medication to kill any rh positive cells in your body. So the major risk is if you had a prior pregnancy and did not get the medication. ...Read more
Lyme antibody positive and western blot negative. Where can I find a complete list of other id's associated with a positive igm/igm antibody screen?!
Probably have Lyme!: I don't know where to find such a list as I am not sure the causes of a false positive are known, but, esp. If the western blot did not include the 34 ; 39 bands i would not rely upon it; please do the igenex western blot, which is much more sensitive ; specific for lyme. Even if that is negative 20-30% with lyme can have a negative WB test. Other tests may be indicated. See http://bit.Ly/1aaqjgc. ...Read more
I am an L&D RN. I have an Rh+ pt who has turned up with a + antibody screen, 1 day before her scheduled C-section. Her screen was - in June. What??
Some ideas: She may have become sensitized to one of Dad's antigens other than Rh-D which is the usual problem one. The lab may be using more sensitive sera. The situation is fairly common. ...Read more
Simple blood test: Antibody screening during pregnancy is essential to identify blood group and antigen incompatibilities that might be exist between a mother and her developing child. The screen involves determining the mothers blood group type: a, b, ab, o and rh status (pos and neg). About 10 percent of caucasian women (much lower in non-caucasian ethnicities) are rh negative entering pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
27wkspreg Rh negPositive antibody screen today was neg a month ago had a prev ectopic and chem but had shot after What does this mean for this preg?
Rh factors: If your "shot" after your ectopic pregnancy was Rh immune globulin , which in Rh negative women is protective against problems from Rh disease in future pregnancies, the chance of a problem with this pregnancy is minimal. If you have had other pregnancies prior to your ectopic without Rh immune globulin given, continued testing is appropriate. ...Read more
Blood type: There is no such thing as "should" in clinical laboratory medicine. "It is what it is." If you forward-type as O-, we expect you have antibodies against red cells bearing A-antigen and against red cells bearing B-antigen. If you're sensitized to D (the main Rh factor), you have anti-D. However, all these are subject to other factors. Your physician &/or the lab pathologist can explain anomalies. ...Read more
I just had an HIV 1/2 eia antibody screen w/ reflexes. Can you explain how this test works? Are there any better tests?
Viral Testing: To test for many infections we look for antibodies (your body's reaction to something new or foreign). In the case of HIV infection these antibodies can take three to six months to be positive on a test. This old fashioned test is a reliable and common screening tool. But, it is not the best test if one is possibly exposed. We now send HIV genetic tests which can be positive by day 21 post expos. ...Read more
Recently i took a HIV DNA PCR test and results were detected and reference range not detected, my HIV antibody screen test came back neg I am worried?
I was told I have an antibody during my last pregnancy. Could I still have it during my current pregnancy?
Yes: You will need to be retested during this pregnancy. Your doctor will order a routine blood type and antibody screen as part of your initial pregnancy exam. That test should detect any abnormalities. If you know what abnormal antibody you had last time it would be important to communicate that to your doctor as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which antibodies?: If you are Rh neg then you will receive a Rhogam injection at 28 weeks and post partum. You will need to find out which antibody you have and what the titers (levels) are. Some antibodies are not significant. Others are. The first step is determining which antibody you have. Then you can find out from your doctor if it is relevant in terms of pregnancy. ...Read more
Hi I was wondering in 2012 I did a HIV 1/2 antibodies during pregnancy came out neg, last year in 2014 I did a HIV ag/ab combo neg do I need retest?
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