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Doctor insights on: What Does A Positive Ig G Antibody Mean

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What does a positive VZV IgG antibody detected mean? Does it mean I don't need a vaccine?

What does a positive VZV IgG antibody detected mean? Does it mean I don't need a vaccine?

Yes: It seems as though you're body was exposed and mounted an immune response to the virus or remnants on the virus. Make sure your titers are high enough to keep you protected--generally speaking. ...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 is the significance of a positive IgG antibody test for rubella?

What is the significance of a positive IgG antibody test for rubella?

You R protected: A positive rubella titer means your body has developed a protective level of antibodies to the rubella virus. You either had rubella or had an immunization.To a woman it means you will not need to worry during pregnancy that your fetus will suffer the devastating effects of rubella. That virus can cause miscarriage, organ damage, blindness & deafness if it strikes during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of positive or negative HCV IgG antibody? Which one means you're fine?

What is the meaning of positive or negative HCV IgG antibody? Which one means you're fine?

Positive antibody: Rubella, or any, igg antibody, is your body's response to exposure to an infection, such as a bacteria or virus (antigen). A positive result means you have immunity and do not need a booster. ...Read more

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What does it mean to test positive for the IgG antibody to rubella virus?

You Are Immune: Igg is the long term antibody that protects you against bacteria and viruses. If you are IgG positive, you protected from getting a rubella infection. ...Read more

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I went for blood tests and had rubella IgG antibody positive. What does it mean?

I went for blood tests and had rubella IgG antibody positive. What does it mean?

Vaccination.: A rubella IgG antibody would mean that you received the MMR vaccine, and that you produced IgG antibody to it, ensuring long term immunity. ...Read more

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4 weeks pregnant. Vzv igg antibody test positive? Please help. Very nervous

4 weeks pregnant. Vzv igg antibody test positive? Please help. Very nervous

Not to worry.: VZV is varicella zoster virus. IgG is the class of antibodies which cause long-standing immunity. Your result shows you are immune. 1 in 4 adults will get reactivation of the virus, called shingles. Testing for IgM antibodies is most important in pregnancy if IgG neg; if IgM is positive, she has chickenpox with risk of fetal infection, which may cause severe damage before 20 weeks gestation.. ...Read more

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What does IgG antibody test for? Antibody to what?

Protection response: Any igg antibody is your body's response to exposure to an infection, such as a bacteria or virus (antigen). A positive result means you have immunity and do not need a booster. ...Read more

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Heath question about hsv-1 or hsv-2 IgG antibody detecteion, who to ask?

Heath question about hsv-1 or hsv-2 IgG antibody detecteion, who to ask?

Herpes Simplex: Most docs know about HSV antibodies, but expecially infectious disease specialists and dermatologists, Also gynecologists and urologists. ...Read more

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Rubella IgG antibody is +ve; will it be any problem to conceive?

No: Rubella, or any, igg antibody, is your body's response to exposure to an infection, such as a bacteria or virus (antigen). A positive result means you have immunity and do not need a booster. ...Read more

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Igg antibody is just to show if there is a presence of herpes virus?

Igg antibody is just to show if there is a presence of herpes virus?

Yes: Igg shows if you have ever had, and once igg is positive it will remain so for life. Igm shows up in first week or two after initial infection, & only shows that recent infection has occurred, & then igm diminishes. If igg is positive the virus might be dormant, or it might be activating, there is no way to know except if sores develop. Sores would indicate that the virus is activating again. ...Read more

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Question about hsv-1 or hsv-2 IgG antibody detection; can it tell you which part of the body the HSV is in?

Question about hsv-1 or hsv-2 IgG antibody detection; can it tell you which part of the body the HSV is in?

Not really: The lines separating these two types are really kind of blurred. Particularly, when it comes to treatment, the discussion is not all that relevant. It is thought that the virus lays dormant in the dorsal root ganglia of the spinal column. ...Read more

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Has anybody else been tested for IgG antibody food allergies? I thought allergies were ige?

Different types: There are actually 5 (and probably more) antibody responses to infection or allergens: igg, igm, iga, igd, and ige. Our IgM and igg antibodies are usually produced in response to infection; ige antibodies usually produced in response to allergic reactions. ...Read more

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What is a ssDNA IgG antibody blood test for?

Unsure: In the past, the test was used to diagnose autoimmune diseases such as Lupus or Rheumatoid arthritis, but has largely been abandoned due to problems with the test. DNA is a double stranded (ds) molecule and anti-dsDNA is a marker for Lupus activity. However, IgG antibodies binding to single strand (ss) DNA occur in a high percentage of people without autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is herpes simplex type 1, IgG antibody?

Oral herpes: Herpes simplex type 1 is a virus that typically causes cold sores of the mouth and lips. About 50% of the population has had exposure to hsv type 1. The igg antibody is a protein in the blood that shows that your body has been exposed to this virus in the past. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with cytomegalovirus IGg Antibody 9.59 (Au/ml). What is the treatment and consequences?

Not enough info: A positive cytomegalovirus IGg Antibody means you have had cytomegalovirus infection sometime in the past (like the majority of people living on this earth). Does not mean you have infection at this time. ...Read more

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Hi Dr. My wife is about 10 weeks pregnent, her test result of Rubella IgG antibody is 16.8 IU/ml. Please tell me that what it shows?

Depends on lab: You need to ask your OB. It depends on the primal ranges in the lab. It sounds like she has antibodies to rubella, which means she is immune. That is a good thing. ...Read more

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Does a HHV-6 Antibody IgG antibody level of 45 with low WBC (3.0) indicate a possible active infection, or simply that I've had HHV-6 before?

Does a HHV-6 Antibody IgG antibody level of 45 with low WBC (3.0) indicate a possible active infection, or simply that I've had HHV-6 before?

Two issues: Antibody to HHV 6 more than likely means that you had an infection. WBC of 3.0 is lower than normal and your should consult your doctor for that. See this site for info on this topic.

http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003642.htm ...Read more

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If someone had mono many years ago, can IgG antibody be detected in his/her blood many years after? And can he/she infect other people by kissing?

No: Presence of antibody does not mean that you are contagious and in fact denotes protection. You cannot infect other people because you are antibody positive ...Read more

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What is rubella IgG antibody? It's on the standard blood tests panel for pregnancy.

Infection response: Rubella, or any, igg antibody, is your body's response to exposure to an infection, such as a bacteria or virus (antigen). A positive result means you have immunity and do not need a booster. ...Read more

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What is herpes simplex type 1, IgG antibody? Genital or oral?

What is herpes simplex type 1, IgG antibody? Genital or oral?

Usually oral: Herpes infections are described as type I (oral /cold sores)or type ii (genital). However, either type can cause affect either location. Igg antibody detected by a blood test. & indicates one has been exposed to the virus at least several weeks prior &possibly much longer- as in years. Most people who have HSV antibody have no idea that they have herpes. ...Read more

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Pcr blood test for hsv1 & hsv2 both negative 7 weeks post exposure. Is this a reliable test vs igg antibody testing?

HSV testing: Both are good. A PCR blood test looks for circulating viral DNA. The IgG look for the development of an antibody against the virus. If these are not present 7 weeks after exposure then the most likely conclusion is that you did not acquire it. ...Read more

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What does it mean if "h. pylori IgG antibodies serum by elsia positive"?

What does it mean if "h. pylori IgG antibodies serum by elsia positive"?

History of infection: IgG to H.pylori indicates a history of infection. The serum antigen test would be appropriate to assess for current infection or post-treatment eradication. ...Read more

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Rubella IgG antibodies serum by cmia positive 74.9, can you tell me what does this mean?

CMIA: Stands for chemoluminescent microparticle immunoassay. This is the way the a specific rubella antibody test is done. This is a typical test done in pregnant women to make sure they are immune to rubella. This particular test result is positive, which means you are immune to rubella, which means the shot you received for rubella worked. This is important because rubella can harm the fetus. ...Read more

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The IgG test for HSV-2 was positive for antibodies. My pediatrician said I was exposed. Does this also mean I'm infected, and potentially contagious?

The IgG test for HSV-2 was positive for antibodies. My pediatrician said I was exposed. Does this also mean I'm infected, and potentially contagious?

Incomplete info: HSV 2 can either represent prior exposure to and experience with cold sores or genital herpes. The strain is not specific to one site or the other. You may know if you had signs of either and you could pass the germ during an outbreak with either (and maybe other times too). ...Read more

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Antibodies for varicella zoster IgG positive, and varicella IgM negative, means immunity for shingles or just for chicken pox?

Antibodies for varicella zoster IgG positive, and varicella IgM negative, means immunity for shingles or just for chicken pox?

Both: Varicella and zoster are the same virus. Chickenpox occurs with the first exposure to the virus and zoster is the re-activation of the virus that has been lying dormant in the body as a result of some significant stress to the body. ...Read more