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Protein S Antigen And Free
Tests for clotting: People whose blood tends to clot excessively can have deep vein thrombosis (clots in veins in the legs or abdomen) or pulmonary emboli (clots that travel to the lungs). A deficiency of protein c or protein s, among other things, can cause excess clotting. Tests for protein c or s are used to diagnose levels of these proteins in the blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tested for anti cardiolipin IgM is negative(0.7) but IgG is positive (54.8) normal range of lupus anticoagulant, protein S and protein C activity help?
No wheat or cow milk: Gluten free- means no wheat, rye, barley products. Casein free, means no cows milk products. He can have soy milk, rice milk or almond milk. The gluten is a protein found in the above mentioned grains, he can have rice, potato, corn as his carbohydrates as they are gluten free. He can have rice starch, corn and potato starch as well. ...Read more
What is the best test to point toward (or rule out) possible al amyloidosis? Serum free light chain assays or urine free light chain assays?
Test results came back and say Free Kappa Lt Chains, S 34.81 Free Lambda Lt Chains, s is 29.22Kappa,lambda ratio is 1.19. Is it myeloma What is test 4
Light chains: Light chains (kappa and lambda) are a part of the immunoglobulin molecues the body makes. A given plasma cell only makes one type of light chain, most commonly this is kappa. When immunoglobulin cells proliferate like a neoplasm, then one type will overwhelm the others. Your values are nearly even, and the ratio is not abnormal, so it is unlikely that you have myeloma or another Ig-producing lesion. ...Read more
My TSH is .02, free T4 is 1.9. thyroid antibody panel results are thyroid per oxidase Ab of 338 And thyroglobulin Ab is 1.7. What does this mean?
Hyperthyroid: Your free T4 level is mildly high, TSH low, both consistent with hyperthyroidism. The positive antibodies indicate that you likely have autoimmune thyroid disease (Graves disease or Hashitoxicosis) causing the levels to be high. You should see an endocrinologist to help decide on the best treatment ...Read more
What is the difference between "sugar free" and "gluten free" for someone with is insulin resistant (with pcos)? Since anything with gluten = carbs?
Carbs: Sugar free does not mean carbohydrate free. It only implies that sugar (for example: high fructose corn syrup, table sugar) isn't added. Sugar free foods still have plenty of carbs and often higher fat content. Sweeteners used are often sugar alcohols like maltitol or sorbitol (may cause diarrhea). Gluten is a wheat protein. Gluten free products have plenty of carbs in them, just not from wheat. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If i tested positive to bran, gluten and wheat on the comprehensive food panel test, does that mean that i need to avoid rice, wheat and oat bran?
Wheat allergy & mostly (not 100%) gluten free diet. Still has gastro issues. Doc testing for Celiac. W/ mostly gluten-free diet will test b accurate?
?which test ?: Testing for celiac varies. There are blood tests, which can show positive with small amounts of gluten intake. (1/10 of a slice of bread)The most dramatic and accepted confirmatory test for celiac disease is a small intestine biopsy. The biopsy test would be most reliable when someone has had a gluten challenge. ...Read more
I had a IgA Heavy Light Chains (HLC), S test done. Ig K/L HLC Ratio, IgA Kappa, S and IgA Lambda, S were in normal range. What does this test mean?
Nothing: 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, The tests you mentioned have a high number of false positives and false negatives and are or questionable value. 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. 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
My 13y/o daughter lab results r high ttg IgA 66 endomysial scr IgA positive and endomysial ab titer high at 1:40 what does all this mean?Dr r/o celiac
Probably yes: Gluten-sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease) is much less common than gluten intolerance. Like lactose intolerance, caffeine intolerance, sorbitol intolerance (with regard to needing to restrict each respective substance), people who are gluten intolerant do better to avoid gluten-containing foods. Only about 10% of the population are gluten intolerant. Add gluten back to diet & see how you feel. ...Read more
My ANA was positive but no other markers of autoimmune disease were found. Also non specific elevateKappa free light chain which is also non specific.
Non-diagnostic: 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, the findings you described are not diagnostic of any illness. These and any other test results need to be evaluated in the context of your symptoms and findings on physical examination. 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
What is the difference between starch and gluten? I'm on a starch free diet, i was told gluten free is the same, but gluten free has starch? Help
Different things: Gluten is a protein composite found in foods processed from wheat and related grain species, including barley and rye. Starch is a sugar (carbohydrate) consisting of a large number of glucose units joined together. Gluten free is not the same as starch free for example tapioca flour is gluten free but it is a starch. Hope this helps. ...Read more