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What Does It Mean To Test Positive For Malaria Antibody
You either have it,: Had it, or you are properly immunized against it. ...Read more
Virus in the body: If the antibody for HSV (1 or 2) is positive, it means the person was infected with the virus and the virus is in the persons nerves forever, even if there are no outward signs of an infection. The person can pass the virus to her/his contacts even if there is no sore or rash. ...Read more
Early vs late: Igm is the immunoglobulin noted for coming out early in response to any illness, it fades over time while igg come out a bit later and stays up longer. If you have a positive IgM it indicates a early response, while igg would probably show up in a few months at which point the IgM would have declined. ...Read more
Nada without disease: If you do not have a clinical disease or symptoms then it simply means you have a positive test ( maybe 1/3 of the population has a "positive" test). If the titer is very high ( greater than 1:640) you should probably be followed to see if a disease is developing. ...Read more
Hepatitis C: You have gotten hepatitis C at some time but currently do not have active virus in your system. The PCR detects nucleic acid belonging to the virus, demonstrating its presence and the amounts. If you are undetectable do not worry, but keep up with your doctor and ask their opinion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing: Lupus is diagnosed based on a combination of lab tests and symptoms. A lab test alone does not diagnose this disease and could be positive in many diseases as well as individuals who have no health problems. ...Read more
Herpes antibody?: Probably you mean herpes antibody, not antibiotic. Antibodies are proteins that the immune system produces to help fight infection. A positive test for antibodies to herpes simplex virus (HSV), the cause of herpes infections, mean you are infected with HSV. The standard tests look for antibodies to HSV1, the cause of oral herpes, and HSV2, the usual cause of genital herpes. ...Read more
Old Infection: This most likely means you had an old infection with lyme disease. Our bodies make IgM early in an infection and IgG later. Even once the infection is gone there will be detectable IgG for quite some time. This is part of how our body remembers previous infections so we can fight them off better if we get them again. ...Read more
It's a good thing...: You have one of the more rare blood types. It is in about 3% of the population. But the good news is, AB positive is known as the "Universal Recipient". That means in case of an emergency, you can receive a transfusion from anybody. ...Read more
SLE: Anti-PCNA antibodies are positive in patients who have SLE. ...Read more
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