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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?
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
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
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
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
Recently tested high levels for all 3 EBV antibodies >5 IGM, IGG, IGG (EBNA). what does this mean?
Epidemiology of EBV:
Studies show that the Epstein Barr Virus is ubiquitous in all human populations. Children acquire the disease and seroconvert in the first few years of life. Studies also show that EBV titers are high in young children and then in persons above 50 years old. IGM antibodies are usually seen in early infection IGG antibodies immunity or memory response.
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When are lyme igg antibodies most present in the body. If I was exposed around 7 months ago would the igg western blot be positive?
IgG: Upon appropriate stimulation, body begins to produce new specific IgG within about 2 weeks. A maximal response can be expected within 4 weeks. Can occur more quickly depending on dose of challenge/infection. ...Read more
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
The results suggest.: That the individual has been infected with CMV but there is no viremia at this time (assuming that the pcr was done on blood). ...Read more
What is the test result range for both negative & positive for HSV antibodies IgM & igg? Ex. <0.9. .. Etc
Differs by lab: What you are asking is for the normal "reference ranges" for these tests. Reference ranges are established by each laboratory based on their testing equipment and vary from lab to lab. There is no universal reference range for these or other lab tests. You would need to ask for the range at the lab where the tests were run. ...Read more
Tested positive for IgG antibodies level 5 believe he said hsv2. But doc insists that I was exposed and do not have it. I'm confused please explain?
Virus in the body: Once a person is infected with Herpes (1 or 2) the virus lives in the nerves of the person forever, what your doc said notwithstanding. The virus may reactivate from time to time. In case of HSV 1 this causes "cold sores", for herpes 2 it may cause repeated outbreaks of genital herpes. You may not have any lesions but can still pass the virus to your contacts. Consult an infectious disease doc. ...Read more
I was told that I tested positive for IgG antibodies for I believe he said HSV 2. However he insisted that I did not have the virus and I was exposed.
Peek-A-Boo: Ouch!!: Yes, technically you've been' exposed' in the past and your immune system responded. And you don't "have" it in the sense that you have no symptoms right now. But that virus is notorious for hiding in you and then coming back out some time (s)and look like a new infection (called a "recurrence").If you can't remember any Herpes infection in the past, that can happen. It was mild or un-noticed by you ...Read more
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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