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What Does Hepatitis A Ab Total Reactive Mean
Hepatitis Lab test: By itself, the total antibody test tells only part of the story. Reactive basically means positive. If you were vaccinated for Hep A, the total Ab will be reactive, so that is good. If you were ever exposed to Hep A, it will also be reactive. You need the IgM and symptoms to see if it's a recent infection. IgG indicates prior infection and helps you resist a new infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uncertain: The total hep A AB measures both the IgM that is elevated around the time of infection, and the IgG that is elevated for the rest of your life starting several weeks after your exposure to the virus. To really get useful information, you have to separate the IgG and the IgM. It may be possible to do that on the blood sample the lab already has, without getting blood drawn again. ...Read more
Myocardial antibody: Presence of antibodies to myocardium is a simple but costly blood test generally felt to be significant when present in titres greater 1 in 20 reflect cardiac muscle damage commonly elevated in rheumatic fever following surgery with heart muscle and heart attack not sure what it reflects in your case and why it was ordered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely means: What it likely mean's is that 1) you've been vaccinated against hepatitis A 2) you've had a previous exposure to hepatitis A 3) this is much less likely, you have some other antibody that is cross reacting with the hepatitis A test(again very rare) Hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: In addition to sle a positive ana(antinuclear antibody) can be seen in a number of medical conditions, secondary to certain medications, and in otherwise healthy individuals. Therefore a positive ANA does not necessarily indicate the presence of sle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My Hepatitis C Antibody test was non reactive. The results included a comment "Does not exclude early acute HCV infection". What does this mean?
See below: It takes the body variable period of time to make antibodies in response to an infection. In the case of Hep C it may take a few weeks from the time of infection to the time when the body makes antibodies. If you are concerned about have been exposed to Hep C, you may wish to repeat the test in about 6 months. ...Read more
Hepatitis B: Having Hep B surface antibody indicates Immunity to Hep B, either through past infection or through immunization. If through past infection, you will also have the core antibody. If through immunization, then no core antibody seen. Having surface antibdy is what we want to see - it's a good thing! ...Read more
Exposure / Vaccine: Hard to say without knowing the rest of the hep b panel. It either means you've been exposed to HBV or have been vaccinated. ...Read more
Inflammation: The c reactive protein is being used as a non-specific measure of inflammation in the body. So if you have a systemic problem like rheumatoid arthritis, the CRP can be high. Some studies correlate high CRP with an increased risk of heart disease, so it is a good idea to discuss this result and put it in the context of your overall health and risks for disease. ...Read more
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