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What Is A Positive Titer On A Hepatitis Test
What are the chances of a reactive Hepatitis A IgM antibody test being a false positive? Igg test was negative. Can you get a false positive if you've got a cold or flu when the test is run?
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
Could having a flu or cold when your blood is drawn cause a false positive on a Hepatitis A IgM test? Igg was negative.
Very possibly: As you know, the hepatitis A IgM antibody tests for recent infection. False positives may result due to the presence of cross-reactive antibodies from other viral infection or underlying illnesses. Depending on the circumstances and time of exposure, retesting should be considered. Best wishes:) ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No,indicates imunit: A positive test for rubella immunity indicates your body has been exposed to wild rubella or the rubella vaccine & developed protective antibodies to it. If you are female, it means you will not pass rubella to your fetus if u are exposed to the illness during pregnancy & get the disease. ...Read more
Syphilis testing: All syphilis is "bad": it is a very dangerous infection, even if causing no symptoms at this time. However, low positive results might indicate you were treated without knowing it, e.g. if you received certain antibiotics for other infections. Or it might be a false positive test, so confirmatory testing is needed. Discuss w/ your doctor, or best to see an STD or infectious diseases specialist. ...Read more
Marker for SLE: Systemic lupus erythematosus can exist without a positive test result but a positive result =SLE. This is not a happy Dx, but some people are well managed by good treatment and compliance w/ recommendations for how to live. A specialist Health Psychologist is often a great asset in learning how to deal w/ the condition and symptoms that can include and/or cause emotional problems. Best! ...Read more
What type of HIV test does a doctor preform on a person that got raped RNA HIV test for the virus itself or normal antibody HIV test ?
Likely antibody : The usual first test for HIV exposure is for antibodies to hiv. An in-office test is likely to be for antibodies. Please see this site for information and discuss the matter with your doctor. http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/topics/testing/resources/guidelines/correctional-settings/section4.htm. ...Read more
Quite possibly: You can actually be contagious for up to months after infection. Bummer. ...Read more
Depends on details: Actually, several particular tests are done at once. Most positive results mean past infection, or past vaccination. However, some mean there is active infection that might need treatment. Ask the doctor who ordered the test for the details of your positive results and her diagnosis and recommendations. ...Read more
Does a Positive ANA Antibodies, IFA test mean I could have an STD? What STDs are Positive ANA test? Is an ANA Antibody test a standard test for STDs?
Antinuclear antibody: Antinuclear antibody testing is useful for someone with signs and symptoms of an autoimmune disease - anemia, arthritis, kidney disease, inflammation of the heart and lungs. It is not a test for STDs. However, a test for syphilis, the VDRL, was once used as a test for autoimmune disease! Please call your doctor to explain your ANA. Usually they are of no medical significance. ...Read more
See below: False negative & false positive results are testing errors (meaning the test results were wrong). In this case... A "false negative" result means that despite the test being negative, the person actually does have the infection. A "false positive" result means that a positive test result occurred in someone who really did not have the infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Still very unlikely: On average, 0.2% of elisa tests give a false positive result that are later proven incorrect by a confirmatory western blot test. Causes of false positive HIV antibody tests include autoimmune disorders, recent vaccinations, multiple pregnancies. This is because these conditions can stimulate the body's production of antibodies that can cross react with HIV antigens causing false positive result. ...Read more
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