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Thyroid Stimulating Immunoglobulin Test
An indicator: Lab tests are essential in making diagnoses, but need to be interpreted in the clinical context. Thyroid stimulating immunoglobulins are important in the etiology of graves disease, but graves disease is a clinical diagnosis. A person can have thyroid stimulating immunoglobulins and not have any disease. See the site below: http://www.Mayomedicallaboratories.Com/test-catalog/print/8634. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antithyroid meds: Tsi may be decreased with antithyroid meds, but they generally return with cessation right along with symptoms. Levels rise and peak 4 months after radioactive ablation but then decline long term. The treatment of grave's dz remains radioactive iodine ablation, antithyroid medications and in some cases surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Thyroid: The normal ranges for all kind of test depends on the lab where you did it. It depends on the method and technique used by the labs. ...Read more
Can you please suggest, what are test conducted for checking immune system strenght. Is that Immunoglobulin test?.
Immune Evaluation: There are a variety of labs to test immune function. Testing depends on what type of clinical symptoms you have and details of the recurrent infection you have been suffering from. Examples include immunoglobulin testing, complement testing, vaccine titers pre/post vaccination (pneumovax, diptheria, tetanus), lymphocyte subtypes, and rarely NK cell counts/function. See Immunologist for details. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"spep - all levels normal but at the bottom, test says 'faint band in gamma region suspicious for monoclonal immunoglobulin'. My pcp wasn't worried, didn't want to test further. Should i be concerned?
At your age, no!: A monoclonal gammopathy is rare at your age. Number two, they takes decades usually to express themselves. Number three, not all become multiple myeloma, and number four, multiple myeloma is no quite treatable. I have many patients followed for years in late seventies, who still rquire no treatment. Simply repeat the test yearly. I would quantify the specific gammaglobulins as well, yearly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can vaccinations administered before immunoglobulin test affect outcome specifically for immunoglobulin m levels?
Live viruses maybe: Live virus vaccines may affect the igm levels. It takes 10-14 days for vaccines to stimulate an antibody response. If labs are drawn within a few days the levels should not be that affected. Best advice is to wait for 3-4 weeks after a vaccine to have immunoglobulin test drawn. If not then let your doc know when the labs were drawn. Really not a big worry. ...Read more
My son is 4 years old. He has skin allergy. Immunoglobulin e test. Result shows 429.7 iu/ml. Can this be treated. Should we need to do any other test?
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