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What is the blood test tissue transglutaminase antibody?

What is the blood test tissue transglutaminase antibody?

Coeliac Disease.: This is a test for the autoantibody to the transglutaminase protein. These are found in coeliac disease. This is a sign, that there is a reaction to transglutaminase protein and its binding with gliadin, a wheat protein, as well as cross reaction with the small intestine. Thus, patients cannot get nutrition from foods containing gliadin, and need a gluten-free diet.. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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What is an antinuclear antibody test used for?

What is an antinuclear antibody test used for?

Autoimmune disease: ANA (anti-nuclear antibody) is a blood test used by doctors that indicates the presence of an autoimmune condition in which the body's immune system is predisposed to recognize normal things in your body as foreign invaders that need to be attacked. The results are not specific for any particular disease if positive, but are a preliminary test, after which a range of possibilities are considered. ...Read more

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What is anti nuclear antibody test for immunology?

What is anti nuclear antibody test for immunology?

A general screen..: A general screen for certain autimmune diseases. However, my favorite referral is a patient with a positive ana. I can tell most on revisit that it is a false positive. 5% off th population has a positive ana. Only 1/100 have an autoimune disease, associated with a positive ana. ...Read more

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My hepb surface antigen is positive but hepb sag confirmation is negative also anti core and antibody negative , what does it mean?

My hepb surface antigen is positive but hepb sag confirmation is negative also anti core and antibody negative , what does it mean?

Hepatitis B immunity: It sure sounds like you were immunized against hepatitis b. This began happening in the early 1980s for all children in america. Given your age it was most likely one of the pediatric vaccinations you got. ...Read more

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Anti microsomal antibody is -191 and anti thyroglobulin antibody is-236.1 iu/ml what does it mean , suggest medicines?

Autoimmune: These antibody titers point to the presence of an autoimmune process which makes you at a higher risk of getting thyroid disease. Need to know what your thyroid function is and what kinds of symptoms you have before any suggestion on treatment can be made. Shouldn't you be talking to the doctor who ordered these tests? ...Read more

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If RF, anti CCP, HLA B27 is negative and ANA is positive what diseases can be suspected?

If RF, anti CCP, HLA B27 is negative and ANA is positive what diseases can be suspected?

Long list: any autoimmune disease possible , its just a basic screen test, more depands on history and syymptoms. ...Read more

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What is an ANA or anca blood test?

What is an ANA or anca blood test?

Antinuclear Antibody: ANA stands for antinuclear antibody test which is used to detect autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. There are inflammatory cells that can turn against itself. ...Read more

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When a lab test only tests for "phospholipid antibodies" & doesn't say which phospholipid antibodies in particular, how is the test even useful?

Incr. chance clots: Individuals who have antiphospholipid antibodies such as lupus anticoagulant are prone to increased likelihood for blood clots. A pregnant individual with this/these have a higher likelihood of miscarriage. Anticoagulants are smart to do (or give prolonged courses) in individuals who have this and a compatible history/clinical situation. ...Read more

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Hep-c test =positive and anti HCV antibody test result = negative what it mean ? And is it require to take HBV vaccination?

Unrelated issue: It sounds like the screening test for hcv was positive, but not confirmed. This would not speak to the need or lack thereof for hepatitis b vaccination. ...Read more

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What is a ssDNA IgG antibody blood test for?

Unsure: In the past, the test was used to diagnose autoimmune diseases such as Lupus or Rheumatoid arthritis, but has largely been abandoned due to problems with the test. DNA is a double stranded (ds) molecule and anti-dsDNA is a marker for Lupus activity. However, IgG antibodies binding to single strand (ss) DNA occur in a high percentage of people without autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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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

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Iga test results "insufficient". No levels recorded. Gliadin igiga an "not indicated". Tis.Transglut.Ab IgA "not indicated". Means?

Iga test results "insufficient". No levels recorded. Gliadin igiga an "not indicated". Tis.Transglut.Ab IgA "not indicated". Means?

Ok: If you have undetectable iga, any test involving IgA would be meaningless and negative regardless of the disease condition. You will need alternate testing and even intestinal biopsy to document your illness if gluten intolerance is suspected. Make sure to check the other classes of immunoglobulin to make sure you don't have an immune defect. ...Read more

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What is rubella IgG antibody? It's on the standard blood tests panel for pregnancy.

What is rubella IgG antibody?  It's on the standard blood tests panel for pregnancy.

Infection response: Rubella, or any, igg antibody, is your body's response to exposure to an infection, such as a bacteria or virus (antigen). A positive result means you have immunity and do not need a booster. ...Read more

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Wht is an anti DNA lab test?

Wht is an anti DNA lab test?

Probably for lupus: Your question is a little vague, but i suspect you are referring to a test that is sometimes used to look for lupus. In lupus there are certain antibodies that are known as anti double stranded dna antibodies that target a protein in dna. This test looks for a specific auto-antibodies. ...Read more

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Is a antinuclear antibody blood a sensitive test?

Yes: Yes, the ANA is sensitive in the case of lupus erythematosus meaning that if you have lupus, the ANA will be positive over 99% of the time (few false negatives). However, it is very non-specific meaning that if you have a positive ana, you may have lupus or some other disease or nothing at all (many false positives). ...Read more

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What does the result of 'Low Positive' for an NMDA Receptor Antibody test mean?

What does the result of 'Low Positive' for an NMDA Receptor Antibody test mean?

Depends: Why was the test ordered? I would contact the Dr who ordered the test to explain the results to you. They know the clinical context. Low Positive can also mean not exactly positive or not clinically significant. ...Read more

Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more