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What Is A Paraneoplastic Antibody Panel Supposed To Check For
Antibodies to tumors: Common antibodies to relevant tumors.Get a more detailed answer ›
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Why would my dr be ordering a paraneoplastic ab panel if he's not looking for cancer. He's doing a bunch of blood work for possible autonomic dysfu?
D/w your doctor:
You should probably ask your doctor the reasons behind the order.
Sometimes, the case are so complicated that possibilities of causes are in wide range and different testings are needed. Since I don't know exactly the case- pick up the phone and ask your doctor. Certain cancer sometimes is associated with different nonspecific symptoms in different body system-paraneoplastic lab is to check on it. ...Read more
Very much so: Some of the most puzzling clinical syndromes are caused by the immune response to tumors that may not be known to be present yet. There's a group of antibodies for which we can now test that will rule the known syndromes in this category in or out. It's not cheap and isn't to be ordered lightly, but it's a standard part of health care. ...Read more
What are the Paraneoplastic antibodies blood tests? Why negative results can not rull out the syndrome?
Paraneoplastic syndromes are uncommon and the presence or absence of antibodies is only one evidence for making the diagnosis. See this site for more info.
uncohttp://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3299076 ...Read more
If my paraneoplastic ab test came back positive does that mean I have an underlying cancer or will get cancer in the near future?
Paraneoplastic: Paraneoplastic syndrome is a disease or symptom that is the consequence of the presence of cancer in the body. So, if your panel is positive-depending on the sensitivity and the specificity of the panel- your doctor needs to make sure to look for presence of occult cancer in you. ...Read more
I have either autoimmune pandysautonomia or paraneoplastic syndrome. My anti striational antibody was positive. I have metastatic thyroid ca. Which?
Why the antibodies test- paraneoplastic syndrome of mayo clinic and Aetna does not approved by the FDA?
Faulty policy: Many insurances consider certain antibody tests for paraneoplastic syndrome screening involving the nervous system experimental and investigational. They base this on various criteria including debt of research & FDA approval. The tests should be considered medically necessary when ordered selectively for evaluating persons with signs & symptoms of specific paraneoplastic syndromes. ...Read more
Autonomic neuropathy 2 years. Antibody and recent pet/ct negative. Could this be paraneoplastic, what test could I look at next to get diagnosis, thanks?
Doubtful: Most paraneoplastic syndromes would have revealed the culprit after two years of symptoms ...Read more
If you have an intradural, extramedullary spinal tumor and pituitary tumor that cannot be biopsied, would it be prudent to run paraneoplastic ab test or any other blood test to rule out cancer?
It's not for that: The vast majority of cancers don't produce paraneoplastic antibodies that show on labs. If you've been told that a tissue diagnosis cannot be obtained on either of your two tumors, please think about getting a second opinion, though it may be true. Whatever happens, you deserve to be fully educated about your illnesses. ...Read more
Please. Is it true that primary drs can't order auto immune disease panel. The antibodies test. Is it only the specialist can do that?
Primary Care: No. It is not true for all physicians. It may be true for yours. We all have our areas of expertise and a good physician will know when they are not the expert. That is why there are specialists. ...Read more
2011 hepatiites b antibody positive. Last week hepititas panel negative. Are they the same test and why did they come back different?
Can be confusing: Hepatitis blood tests can be confusing, and explaining it takes more space than available here. There is more than one type of Hepatitis B antibody, so we have to be sure we are comparing the same antibody (we must "compare apples to apples"). If talking about HepBs Ab both times, and it went from positive to negative in an uninfected and vaccinated person, then HepB booster vaccines may be given. ...Read more
Tg= (thyroglobulin) had tg panel 16.0 results, a tg antibody <0.9, a tg by lc-ms/ms, s/p (n/a)! result not dispersed in flowsheet. What does this mean?
I tested negative for hiv with architect combo. But in the result it says only antibodies but not p24 ag. I thought it checks for ag/ab at Sametime. Is it possible to check only for ab with architect?
It tests for both: The Architect® combo test checks for both HIV antibody and p24 antigen. If your result is reported as negative, neither antibody nor antigen was detected. I suspect you have misinterpreted the wording of the test result. If in doubt, check with the doctor who ordered the test, or the laboratory where it was done. ...Read more
None: There is no such thing as immunity to hcv. Only hep a and b which can be determined by blood work. ...Read more
Yes it does:
The ARCHITECT HIV Ag/Ab Combo assay is a chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay (CMIA) for the simultaneous qualitative detection of HIV p24 antigen and antibodies to HIV type 1 (M and group O) and/or type 2 (HIV-2) in human serum and plasma.
This assay does not distinguish between the detection of HIV-1 p24 antigen, HIV-1 antibody, or HIV-2 antibody...just a positive or negative result. ...Read more
Not true: Thyroid antibodies do not cause falsely positive hepatitis serologies. ...Read more
Letter from dr today "antibody in blood which may be significant" isn't in itself anything to worry about, needs checking." should I be worried?
Not necessarily: There are many types of antibodies. Some antibodies are good like igg, igm, and IgA as these are part of the immune system to fight infections. Antibodies can measure a persons response to an infection or immunization. Antibodies that are not helpful are those directed against our own body---called autoantibodies as these may reflect autoimmune disorder. Rather than worry, talk with doc. ...Read more
When pregnant my older sister had big panel of antibody studies done due to multiple miscarriages. If abnormal, will she have lifelong problem?
Yes: If she has a positive anti-phospholipid antibody, which can cause miscarriages, she may have a life-long propensity to clotting, but this condition may be managed. This positive antibody may occur alone, or in association with other autoimmune cconditions, such as lupus. These conditions can vary widely in their severity. ...Read more
What does a rapid HIV plasma test check for. I asked the lady in medical records if it tested antibodies and she said no. What does it do then?
I had my Hep B surface antibodies checked and they 10 IU/L (3x childhood vaccinations). Am I protected as an adult?
No: No it is not necessary if that's the only lab tests ordered. ...Read more
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