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Antigen (Definition)

Antigens are chemicals which upon exposure to the surface or inside of the body, will cause a reaction term allergic. Many substances will do this and allergic response is the basis for immunological protection for ...Read more


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Eating a High Protein Diet (Checklist)

Balance diet with lots of greens, vegetables, & hydrate adequately
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If my protein s free antigen is low (0.51) what does this mean?

If my protein s free antigen is low (0.51) what does this mean?

Clots: Protein S deficiency puts patients at an increased risk for venous thrombosis (blood clots). Also possible for recurrent miscarriage and complications of pregnancy. ...Read more

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There are DNA, Proteins, Antibody/Antigens. But what's used while detecting the presents of Toxins (ID's, drugs, chemicals,ect)?

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

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I got test back that said my fibringen activity antithrobin III protein c protein c antigen were high watch would that mean thank u?

I got test back that said my fibringen activity antithrobin III protein c protein c antigen were high watch would that mean thank u?

Need more info: None of these labs being higher than normal value are clinically problematic. You did not say why the labs were done; i assume you must have an abnormal clot. Low at-iii and low protein c can be related to abnormal clotting. ...Read more

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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

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What test indicate old or previously treated infectious diseases? Antigen, toxin, protein, anti-body..?

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

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If you made a customized microarray with no limitations-How would you rule out all known Pathogens. DNA,Proteins,Antibodies/Antigens. What else?

If you made a customized microarray with no limitations-How would you rule out all known Pathogens. DNA,Proteins,Antibodies/Antigens. What else?

See John Rumsfeld: who coined the term " unknown knowns". We will never unravel all of the pathogens even if we have knowledge of all current DNAs since they alone do not define pathogenicity and may change with time and modified by environmental interactions. ...Read more

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Chemicals, Toxins, illegal/legal drugs. Do they teach that all of these have a DNA sequence? ...learning about DNA, Protein, Antibodies/Antigens,ect

No: The chemicals you mentioned are not DNA. Some toxins are proteins, others are different chemicals. The gene controlling the proteins have a DNA sequence but the proteins and chemicals do not. ...Read more

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How many different ways can a pathogen be detected? Is 1 way better then another for all pathogens? Example: antibody-antigen-dna/rna-proteins..?

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

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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?

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

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Is it a problem if my doctor uses psa (protein specific antigen) tests instead of a digital rectal exam for the prostate?

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

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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?

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

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"protein s-functional" came back high?

"protein s-functional" came back high?

No problem.: There is no clinical meaning to a high protein s level. Deficiency of protein s is associated with a risk of abnormal blood clotting, but there is no risk associated with a high level. ...Read more

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They took 10vials of blood from me for protein s and c blood test.. Is it too much or normal, i was just shocked.

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

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I am diagnosed with protein S deficiency. My total level was 75,and the free protein S level was 32 Can someone help me understand this condition. ?

Protein S deficiency: Bottom line, you are at increased risk for DVT's, deep vein thrombosis. You need to see your doctor or a hematologist. You may need to be on an anticoagulant medicine. Best of luck. ...Read more

Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more