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What Does It Mean If Your Igg Positive For Antibodies
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
What would cause my Lyme antibody screen to be positive (1.20) and 4/10 igg bands reactive? What could this mean What additional testing should I get?
What does it mean that my rubella IgG antibody is reactive? And my rubeola and mumps antibodies are positive?
You have had, or: Been immunized against these three diseases.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Antibodies for varicella zoster IgG positive, and varicella IgM negative, means immunity for shingles or just for chicken pox?
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
Tested positive for IgG antibodies is there a difference between being exposed and being infected ?
Not enough info: antibodies to what? IGG means prior infection. If the IGM is also positive then the infection is active, ...Read more
Remote infection: Igm is the first class of antibody made to a microbe and after several months the immune system starts to make igg class of antibodies and then the immune system stops making igm. If all that is found is igg to a particular microbe it means that you were infected over about 6 months to many years previously. ...Read more
The result of my SS-A/Ro Antibody, IgG, Serum is 1.6 and it says High. What could this mean? I have many lupus symptoms.
Indeterminate: Anti-SSa/Ro autoantibodies are present in about 0.1-0.5 percent of people. There is an association with lupus but also biliary cirrhosis and Sjögren's syndrome. If you have this and other symptoms if lupus, as u say, it is possible you have lupus. You should consult with the doctor who ordered the blood work to determine for sure the next steps. Good luck! ...Read more
If you have trace levels of herpes antibodies on a IgG test, what does that mean? Does that mean you're infected with it? Can you transmit it?
Yes and yes: Igg antibodies are consistent with previous infection. Since your body never 'clears' the herpes virus once infected with it, one you have it, it is always present in your body (regardless of whether or not you have active symptoms.) you can transmit it. You are more likely to do so when you have an outbreak, but you are capable of transmitting even without active symptoms. ...Read more
Past EBV infection: The presence of igg to the ebv capsule means that your body was exposed at some time in the past to ebv and made antibodies against it. It is at its highest level 2-3 months after the initial infection, and it will always be present. An elevated igm level would be consistent with current/recent infection. ...Read more
H. pylori infection: .. which causes gastritis with symptoms of early satiety, abdominal pain, heartburn. If you are symptomatic, then you will need the treatment. If you are not symptomatic or have responded to treatment already, then your test result indicates ongoing antibody production (normal immune response to previous infection) and no treatment is required. Good luck! ...Read more
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