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Can normal blood tests detect signs of HIV two years after infection?

Can normal blood tests detect signs of HIV two years after infection?

Antibody to HIV: Routine blood tests do not examine for HIV and may not detect any abnormality due to HIV at two years after exposure. Antibody to HIV would be positive at that time. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Autoimmune Disease (Definition)

In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white ...Read more


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If ANA and other blood tests for autoimmune diseases came negative, how do I know I do have one like autoimmune suppressor as doctor say?

If ANA and other blood tests for autoimmune diseases came negative, how do I know I do have one like autoimmune suppressor as doctor say?

Ask your doctor: Hashimoto's thyroidits is an autoimmune disease where there are antibodies to the thyroid gland. Other antibodies such as ANA may develop along with the thyroid antibodies, but only in some patients.Autoimmune suppressor - you may have misunderstood your doctor. ...Read more

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How are ANA blood tests related to autoimmune disease?

How are ANA blood tests related to autoimmune disease?

One marker: Anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA) are one marker of auto-immune disease. There are sub-types of ANA that have specificity for different diseases. The antibodies may not be the casue of disease, but a marker of the disorder. ...Read more

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If someone had an inflammatory autoimmune disease would there be inflmmation markers in blood tests?

If someone had an inflammatory autoimmune disease would there be inflmmation markers in blood tests?

Autoimmune markers: There are a variety of blood tests that are frequently ordered when dealing with autoimmune issues - such as esr, crp, ana, rheumatoid factor, complement, sjogrens ab, thyroid antibodies. This is a small list and depending on what is being looked forward could be further expanded or refined. ...Read more

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Is it absolutely impossible to have celiac disease without positive blood tests and biopsy? Even with all symptoms and other autoimmune diseases?

Is it absolutely impossible to have celiac disease without positive blood tests and biopsy? Even with all symptoms and other autoimmune diseases?

Very unlikely: The gold standard of celiac disease is the small bowel biopsy. Blood tests, if positive are helpful. You don't provide enough clinical detail to give you more specific advice. Denmark has several excellent hospitals and medical schools.I suggest you should be evaluated in a tertiary medical center.l ...Read more

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I had the standard blood tests for autoimmune diseases (no symptoms) all the tests came back normal except ANA of pos 1.4. Should i be concerned?

See below: Close to 30% of patients will have positive ana. If you did not have symptoms of autoimmune disease, it is not clear to me why this was performed. Odds are in your favor that you probably have nothing to worry about with you currently reporting no symptoms. ...Read more

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Monocytosis.Discovered in blood tests dating back few yrs, always denied, can any doc on here help?Not myeoprolif disorder. What autoimmune diseases?

Monocytosis.Discovered in blood tests dating back few yrs, always denied, can any doc on here help?Not myeoprolif disorder. What autoimmune diseases?

Too many causes: Monocytosis is not very specific for any condition and can be seen with numerous things including pregnancy, people without spleens, inflammatory conditions like ulcerative colitis/crohns, numerous autoimmune conditions, and sometimes with stress and depression. Overall it does not mean anything unless taken in the context of why the blood test was ordered and what symptoms are present. ...Read more

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Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more


Blood Tests (Definition)

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