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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
Is a serum immunofixation test focused on monoclonal immunoglobulins but can also detect polyclonal ones or just the former? Thanks.
I take Fludrocortisone for POTS for over 2 years. Will Fludro affect any of these test results immunoglobulin and free light chain assay. Thanks.
FLC not useful: 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, taking steroids may affect immunoglobulin levels but will not interfere with detection of monoclonal immunoglobulins. Free light chain assay is not a useful test for diagnosing myeloma. ...Read more
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
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