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What does it mean if your hhv 6 IgG antibodies are high?

What does it mean if your hhv 6 IgG antibodies are high?

Nothing: The level doesn't matter. You are immune to herpes 6 from previous infection. There are rumors that the levels are higher in people with multiple sclerosis than in controls, but this is research-only and not a helpful test or 'one more thing for you to worry about.' some independent thinkers talk of this in relationship to chronic fatigue syndrome; i doubt a strong link here. ...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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What does a high EBV nuclear ag antibody mean?

Past EBV infection: Ebna antibodies appear when the infection is going away, 6-8 weeks after infection, and remain detectable. It is not consistent with a current ebv infection. ...Read more

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What does a high reading of actin antibody IgB at 38 mean?

Autoimmune hepatitis: There's no IgB, but an elevated level of anti-actin is one piece in the puzzle when autoimmune hepatitis ("lupoid", etc.) is a consideration. This isn't a pregnancy test -- an elevated reading is only one of many factors that may lead to a diagnosis and treatment decision. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have been on antibiotics since November. Now Leu is high but nitrates are ok. I feel ok. Does that mean continuous antibiotics?

I have been on antibiotics since November. Now Leu is high but nitrates are ok. I feel ok. Does  that mean continuous antibiotics?

Impossible to say: Without knowing the reason you're on antibiotics, and which medication you're taking, it's difficult to impossible to say whether or not you'll need longer term continuous antibiotics. ...Read more

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Thyroid antibody test results: TPO <6 range was 0-34 Thyroglobulin Antibody 2.3 -range is 0.0-0.9 It was high, what does this mean and what do I do?

Thyroid antibody test results: TPO  <6 range was 0-34
Thyroglobulin Antibody 2.3 -range is 0.0-0.9  It was high, what does this mean and what do I do?

Antithyroid antibody: those are normal/low numbers for anti thyroid antibodies, basically they detect auto antibodies against thyroid gland/Its products, sometimes following a viral infection, at this point if no clinical problem your doctor will just follow it up no specific action, it's up to the treating physician ...Read more

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When giving blood, i was told I have rare antibodies that make my blood in high demand. I'm o+, which i understand to be common but not rare. What do they mean by rare antibodies?

When giving blood, i was told I have rare antibodies that make my blood in high demand. I'm o+, which i understand to be common but not rare. What do they mean by rare antibodies?

Special blood: In addition to the "basics" (A/B/O and rH factor) we all learned in school, there are about two dozen "lesser" blood antigens (/"groups"), and the presence or absence of some of these can be very important, usually to a patient that has had transfusions in the past. Examples of these are "Kell" and "Duffy," see table: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_blood_group_systems ...Read more

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What do extremely elevated IgG antibodies to the VZV mean?

Incomplete info: What is the titer of antibodies? Did you have shingles recently? Were you exposed to any one with shingles or chicken pox? All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. ...Read more