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When pregnant my older sister had big panel of antibody studies done due to multiple miscarriages. If abnormal, will she have lifelong problem?

When pregnant my older sister had big panel of antibody studies done due to multiple miscarriages. If abnormal, will she have lifelong problem?

Yes: If she has a positive anti-phospholipid antibody, which can cause miscarriages, she may have a life-long propensity to clotting, but this condition may be managed. This positive antibody may occur alone, or in association with other autoimmune cconditions, such as lupus. These conditions can vary widely in their severity. ...Read more

Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more


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Does anyone have information on or personal experiences with antiphospholipid antibody syndrome?

Does anyone have information on or personal experiences with antiphospholipid antibody syndrome?

Miscarriage: Apa, along with lupus anti-coagulant antibody, are two antibodies that attack the areas in the cell wall of growing tissue, especially the fast-growing placental tissue of an early pregnancy. These are newly-discovered causes for recurrent miscarriage, but also place the patient at higher risk for developing a blood clot, especially with hormone use, later in life. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of monoclonal antibodies?

What is the purpose of monoclonal antibodies?

Diagnosis and Rx: Monoclonal antibodies are used in many diagnostic tests. These are also used in the treatment of some tumors.
However, monoclonal immunoglobulins in a person are markers of disease, especially multiple myeloma. ...Read more

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How do antibodies work in the immune system?

How do antibodies work in the immune system?

Complicated: Antibodies basically surround infectious organisms (usually bacteria) and help either neutralize them or lead to their destruction. ...Read more

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Husband works in health field had testing came back as having antibodies to herpes 1 what does that mean or me he has no signs of anything?

Husband works in health field had testing came back as having antibodies to herpes 1 what does that mean or me he has no signs of anything?

Past exposure: The vast majority of adults have IgG antibodies to Herpes 1. The odds are strong that you do as well. This just means that years ago, probably in childhood, he (like almost everyone) was exposed to that virus. He may (or may not) have gotten a cold sore. Most people with healthy immune systems keep it in in check & never get cold sores, but some do when under stress. If no symptoms not contagious. ...Read more

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Hepatitis b core antibody, positive, . Am I safe from hepatitis?

Exposed in the past: If the hepatitis b core antibody (igg) is positive it means you have been exposed to the virus. It does not give information regarding if the virus is active or not. Other blood tests give us this information. ...Read more

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What is atypical antibodies? And how do you get them and is it dangerous and contagious?

Need more info: Atypical antibodies means different things in different contexts. If it is related to blood group testing the antibodies are not dangerous nor contagious. ...Read more

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I've been having extremely foul smelling gas after antibiotics. Now I feel gassy & toxic throughout the day & constantly leaking odor. Help plz!?

I've been having extremely foul smelling gas after antibiotics. Now I feel gassy & toxic throughout the day & constantly leaking odor. Help plz!?

Probiotic therapy: Antibiotics kill off the good bacteria in your digestive system, allowing "bad bacteria" to proliferate. Good bacteria are critical to digestion. If they are not present digestion is disrupted and digestive problems, such as odor and gas, can result.
The solution is to consume probiotic supplements or foods such as greek yogurt and sauerkraut. Good bacteria in probiotics rebalance your system. ...Read more

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My mom had her thyroid removed 2 years ago and now antibodies have been found in her body, what does this mean and is this life threatening?

No problem: If you mean anti thyroid antibodies this is nothing to worry about. It is most likely a sign of hadhimotos disease which was the cause of her thyroid problem originally. If you mean a different antibody pmeSe re ask the question. ...Read more

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Help! Abcess tooth 4 a very painful month. I go 2 the dentist monday. Went 2 urgent care 4 antibiotics. Will bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) help? Allergic to penicillian. How can I ease pain? Afraid it will go 2 throat or brain.

Help! Abcess tooth 4 a very painful month. I go 2 the dentist monday. Went 2 urgent care 4 antibiotics. Will bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) help? Allergic to penicillian. How can I ease pain? Afraid it will go 2 throat or brain.

Yes bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is likel: Bactrim is likely to help. Penicillins like Amoxicillin work better for infections in the mouth. Please take some pain medicine as long as you have pain. You can take extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) unless your doctor gave you something stronger for pain already. Good luck. ...Read more

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Tg= (thyroglobulin) had tg panel 16.0 results, a tg antibody <0.9, a tg by lc-ms/ms, s/p (n/a)! result not dispersed in flowsheet. What does this mean?

Tg= (thyroglobulin) had tg panel 16.0 results, a tg antibody <0.9, a tg by lc-ms/ms, s/p (n/a)! result not dispersed in flowsheet. What does this mean?

While the: Normal range varies from lab to lab, your results are all normal. Why were they drawn in the first place. There are not as important as more conventional thyroid lab such as free T4 and tsh. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Can malabsorption from small bowel Crohn's decrease sensitivity of IBD blood panel? Wouldn't low serum globulin = fewer antibodies for test 2 detect?

Can malabsorption from small bowel Crohn's decrease sensitivity of IBD blood panel? Wouldn't low serum globulin = fewer antibodies for test 2 detect?

>100, 000 proteins: Globulin = total proteins less albumen, the most abundant protein. While globulins includes antibodies, it also includes many other proteins. Within the 5 antibody subclasses (IgM, IgG, IgA, IgE & IgD), with >100, 000 specific binding activities for just IgG, the whole point is the ratio of relative targeting specifics, competing physiologic controls & responses. Globulin can be ↓ & targeting also ↑ ...Read more

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All my paraneoplastic antibody panel came back negative. This is a good thing right?

All my paraneoplastic antibody panel came back negative. This is a good thing right?

Yes (?): Yes - they aren't positive. However that does not prove a paraneoplastic syndrome isn't occuring. The available antibody tests are not perfect. Also -- no - it doesn' clarify what the problem (that the test was performed to evaluate) is. ...Read more

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Please. Is it true that primary drs can't order auto immune disease panel. The antibodies test. Is it only the specialist can do that?

Primary Care: No. It is not true for all physicians. It may be true for yours. We all have our areas of expertise and a good physician will know when they are not the expert. That is why there are specialists. ...Read more

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2011 hepatiites b antibody positive. Last week hepititas panel negative. Are they the same test and why did they come back different?

2011 hepatiites b antibody positive. Last week hepititas panel negative. Are they the same test and why did they come back different?

Can be confusing: Hepatitis blood tests can be confusing, and explaining it takes more space than available here. There is more than one type of Hepatitis B antibody, so we have to be sure we are comparing the same antibody (we must "compare apples to apples"). If talking about HepBs Ab both times, and it went from positive to negative in an uninfected and vaccinated person, then HepB booster vaccines may be given. ...Read more

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Tg= (thyroglobulin) had tg panel 16.0 results, a tg antibody <0.9, a tg by lc-ms/ms, s/p (n/a)! result not dispersed in flowsheet. What does this mean?

While the: Normal range varies from lab to lab, your results are all normal. Why were they drawn in the first place. There are not as important as more conventional thyroid lab such as free T4 and tsh. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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When pregnant my older sister had big panel of antibody studies done due to multiple miscarriages. If abnormal, will she have lifelong problem?

Yes: If she has a positive anti-phospholipid antibody, which can cause miscarriages, she may have a life-long propensity to clotting, but this condition may be managed. This positive antibody may occur alone, or in association with other autoimmune cconditions, such as lupus. These conditions can vary widely in their severity. ...Read more

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IS THERE`S A PRESENT INFECTIOUS? MY EBV ANTIBODY PANEL: VCA - IGM 43 VCA - IGG 1041 EA - IGG 295 EBNA - IGG 133

IS THERE`S A PRESENT INFECTIOUS? MY EBV ANTIBODY PANEL: VCA - IGM 43 VCA - IGG 1041 EA - IGG 295 EBNA - IGG 133

Yes, it is recent.: Presence of IGM indicates a recent infection. This type of antibody is released early as this carries five times the blocking sites compared to other antibodies. Presence of IGM thus suggests an ongoing attempt by our immune system to fight a current infection. ...Read more

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I guess my 3 yrs old daughter have had inborn c.Trachomatis but can't find any exact test. Are c.Pneumoslide & c.Tracho antibodies panel test effective?

See your doctor: If you are worried about chlamydia in your 3-year old, you need to speak your pediatrician and share your concerns. Blood tests alone are not helpful. ...Read more

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Took HIV Antibody 1&2 Test and P24 Antigen test 10 days after PEP. Results non-reactive. A bit early. All other blood panel metrics normal. Thoughts?

Took HIV Antibody 1&2 Test and P24 Antigen test 10 days after PEP. Results non-reactive. A bit early. All other blood panel metrics normal. Thoughts?

Not conclusive: These results are reassuring; it is unlikely you were infected. However, the results are not conclusive. Following PEP, it is necessary to test for HIV longer than otherwise, maybe up to 4 months. (PEP is great when needed, but it prolongs the time of uncertainty about whether infection occurred.) Discuss with the clinic or doctor who prescribed the PEP and follow his or her advice. ...Read more

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Two years ago I had a postive ana. Recently I had a comprehensive ANA panel done and by rnp antibodies were 4.4. Could this be sle or mctd?

Two years ago I had a postive ana. Recently I had a comprehensive ANA panel done and by rnp antibodies were 4.4. Could this be sle or mctd?

It could be: Unfortunately, there are significant numbers of false positives and false negatives with these types of tests. Only with the guidance of a rheumatologist will you be able to get the right diagnosis. Good luck! ...Read more