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Protein S Total Antigen
There are DNA, Proteins, Antibody/Antigens. But what's used while detecting the presents of Toxins (ID's, drugs, chemicals,ect)?
Toxins: I am not sure I understand your question. If you have a certain toxin in mind that you would like to know how to detect, I recommend that you name that. There is direct and indirect toxin measurement, again depending on the toxin. ...Read more
I got test back that said my fibringen activity antithrobin III protein c protein c antigen were high watch would that mean thank u?
Please find full updated list on all DNA, Antibodies, Antigens, and Proteins. Need text files for research projects. Links would help!!
NIH: AMA. Library of Congress- not this forum. ...Read more
With new advance technology. What's the most superior way to detect all ID's and Toxins? Protein? or Antibody or Antigen? This is better then DNA?
No single answer: This varies tremendously depending on the possible infectious agent. The speed of the test, the sensitivity, the specificity and the cost are all factors. Anyone offering a simplistic answer is someone without real-life experience here. ...Read more
What test indicate old or previously treated infectious diseases? Antigen, toxin, protein, anti-body..?
Extremely complicate: It depends on what disease. Syphilis for example has several tests..Rpr using a reagin looking for an antibody to the spirochete. Clostridium difficile looks for toxin a and b. Hiv western blot looks for HIV envelope proteins. Igm indicated a more recent infection while igg a longer time interval. It is not as simple as it seems defining old vs new..Tb for instance is a good example. ...Read more
If you made a customized microarray with no limitations-How would you rule out all known Pathogens. DNA,Proteins,Antibodies/Antigens. What else?
!antigens, antibodies, dna/rna sequences, toxins, proteins. Other ways to detect pathogens not already mentioned?-depends on the pathogen i assume..?
Culture them: Plenty of them will raise their families in the lab given the opportunity. Why do you ask? ...Read more
How many different ways can a pathogen be detected? Is 1 way better then another for all pathogens? Example: antibody-antigen-dna/rna-proteins..?
Many: A pathogen is any micro-organisms that causes disease. We find different pathogens by different techniques -- prions (which count as pathogens) only by chemistry, many by polymerase chain reaction, seeking antibodies, growing them (most bacteria, some viruses), or seeing them under the microscope. There's no one-size-fits-all. ...Read more
Alkaline Phosphatase 129 / C-Reactive Protein 13.2 / Ebv Nuclear Antigen Ab & Ebv Ab Vca, Igg >600 / Dr. says no worries but should I be concerned?
Depends: 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, your C-reactive protein is elevated suggesting inflammation. you may wish to repeat the test in 6 months or so. Your doctor knows more about your health and you should follow his/her advice. ...Read more
Is it a problem if my doctor uses psa (protein specific antigen) tests instead of a digital rectal exam for the prostate?
No: Prostate specific antigen (not protein) is a very sensitive marker of prostate function. It very frequently will be elevated before any abnormality is detected by digital rectal exam. However, nothing beats a good clinician being able to feel something on exam. So, really, the two work together to achieve the best results. ...Read more
I had 3 to 4 blood clots in lungs and hospital did a test to see why i had them fibringen antithrombin III protein c protein c antigen all high?
Not the cause of PE: Pulmonary embolism (pe) is an abnormal clot. Your docs are looking for cause. Fibrinogen is an acute phase reactant and is not likely a cause of your clot. Low protein c and low at-iii can contribute to pe; however your values are high and therefore did not contribute to your pe. I am sure your docs are looking for other causes. Good luck. ...Read more
They took 10vials of blood from me for protein s and c blood test.. Is it too much or normal, i was just shocked.
Protein C & s: It does seem like a lot. Perhaps your doctor was looking to perform out her tests with the blood? ...Read more