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Doctor insights on: What Is An Isohemagglutinin Titer

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What is a titer?

What is a titer?

Dilution/concentrati: The term titer is usually used when the lab serially dilutes a specimen and tests for the presence of a substance, usually antibody. The highest dilution giving a positive results is called the tiler, e.G, if antibody is detectable at a dilution of 1:64, the specimen is said to have a titer of 64. ...Read more

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Mmr titer test how long do results take to come on?

Mmr titer test how long do results take to come on?

48 HOURS TO A WEEK: Blood is drawn and and sent to the lab.Depending on the Lab the results in most labs may be available within 48 hours.Sometimes doctor's office has to call the lab and get the results on phone
But by mail it is within a week or less depending on mail time ...Read more

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What does positive myocardial ab mean with a titer of 1:40?

What does positive myocardial ab mean with a titer of 1:40?

Myocardial antibody: Presence of antibodies to myocardium is a simple but costly blood test generally felt to be significant when present in titres greater 1 in 20 reflect cardiac muscle damage commonly elevated in rheumatic fever following surgery with heart muscle and heart attack not sure what it reflects in your case and why it was ordered. ...Read more

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When is a strep. Titer considered to be abnormal, or "elevated"?

When is a strep. Titer considered to be abnormal, or "elevated"?

Depends Upon the Lab: The standard numbers depend upon each testing lab. They base it on numbers studied in research trials of noninfected and infected (proven) patients. ...Read more

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what does 1:80h titer means?

Maybe nothing: Doctors, including myself, have already answered this question for you. ...Read more

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What does speckled titer mean?

Rheumatological: There are types of appearances on electron microscope and speckled is one of them. Different rheumatological disorders may have that appearance, discuss with your doctor has to be put in context with other tests and presentation/ exam. ...Read more

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A liter is about a quart, but how big is a titer?

Different: A liter is a quantity. Titer refers to the concentration or strength of a substance. ...Read more

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My baby is 3 month the(C-Rp) titer test is(12.50 mg/L) what is C-Rp?

My baby is 3 month the(C-Rp) titer test is(12.50 mg/L) what is C-Rp?

CRP: I think you are talking about the CRP, which is measure of C-reative protein in the plasma. The CRP is non-specific, but tends to increase when there is inflammation in the body. this can be caused by body injury, an illness, and some other things. Generally, as the CRP decreases it means things are improving internally. And vice versa. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your fana is abn positive? Fana titer is 1:160 . Fana pattern is speckled.?

What does it mean when your fana is abn positive?  Fana titer is 1:160 . Fana pattern is speckled.?

ANA?: We have antibodies in our blood that repel invaders such as virus and bacteria. Antinuclear antibodies (anas) are unusual antibodies that bind to structures within the nucleus of cells. The nucleus contains the dna, the primary genetic material. Anas are found in patients with autoimmune diseases. Interpreting a value and pattern without the remainder of history and physical is not feasible. ...Read more

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What does 1:80 anti-nuclear AB titer mean?

Anti-nuclear AB tite: What does 1:80 anti-nuclear AB titer mean? ANS: it depends on your medical history. Please send more details and do live 2nd opinion with me. ...Read more

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What does a positive result on the ANA titer mean?

What does a positive result on the ANA titer mean?

Further testing: A positive ANA may not be significant. First of all why was the test done. If it was done for joint pain it will mean more then if a physiciab did one as a part of an annual physicial. Certainly, we are may be more concerned based on the value but also the pattern of the ana. The titer may mean an autoimmune disease is present based on the complaints, physical exam, and the values of other tests. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a positive titer to cold sores?

What does it mean if you have a positive titer to cold sores?

COLD SORES: Cold sores are caused by Herpes Simplex Virus 1 or 2. If you've been told you have a positive titer, you most likely have antibody to HSV 1 which is most commonly associated with "cold sores" and is found in great majority of adults. ...Read more

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What does the titer result for hepatitis b surface ab test mean?

What does the titer result for hepatitis b surface ab test mean?

Marker of immunity: Surface ab is either a response to hep b infection or to injection of hep b vaccine. The titer indicates how much antibody is present in the blood. This level varies with time during the course of infection or following an injection. ...Read more

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Just got my hep b titer back and it read >1000 positive. What does that mean?

Immune: If you have high antibody titer for hep B it means you have good immunity and defense to this disease. ...Read more

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Hbsag reactive, HBsAG with titer (cmia) 2766.36 reactive . What does this mean?

Hbsag reactive, HBsAG with titer (cmia) 2766.36 reactive . What does this mean?

U have active Hep B: Infection and contagious. Follow up with ur gi. God bless u! http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/digestive-diseases-hepatitis-b. http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/ayurvedic-herbal-formula-proven-treat-hepatitis-b. http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/condition-1241-hepatitis+b.aspx?print=true. ...Read more

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Does having a high titer level for chickenpox cause complications if left untreated?

Does having a high titer level for chickenpox cause complications if left untreated?

NO: titer is a lab value and we never treat labs. the full clinical picture needs to be considered when developing treatment options. ...Read more

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My ANA came back positive speckled with a titer of 1:1280. What does that mean for me?

My ANA came back positive speckled with a titer of  1:1280. What does that mean for me?

See details: An ANA must be evaluated in the context of the entire clinical picture. You should ask this question to the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more

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My RPR test was a positive with a titer 1:1 for syphilis. What does that mean? Is that bad?

My RPR test was a positive with a titer 1:1 for syphilis. What does that mean? Is that bad?

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

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Hello, My ANA titer test came back as 1:320. What could this mean? It is quite high.Thank you.

ANA titer: this as with many tests needs to be taken in context. We need to know why it was taken. What your symptoms are, what other tests were done, what the pattern showed, etc. Giving us one lab result and asking us what it means is like giving us one word from the bible and asking us what page it came from. The doctor who ordered the test is the best one to tell you or refer you to one who can. ...Read more

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If Hepatitis B titer is <3.1 after 1st series is it likely you will convert after a second series?

If Hepatitis B titer is <3.1 after 1st series is it likely you will convert after a second series?

Hep B vaccination: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, what was the time interval between the shots of the initial series? when did you got the series and how much was the time b/w the series and obtaining the titers. Thank you ...Read more

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Is a high ANA titer of 1:640 or > and symptoms present for ctd early in diagnosis likely mean a bad prognosis or not necessarily?

Is a high ANA titer of  1:640 or > and symptoms present for ctd early in diagnosis likely mean a bad prognosis or not necessarily?

Not necessarily: The ANA titer will not correlate with disease activity. Your symptoms or what organ systems that are involved early in the disease course can sometimes be predictive of how the disease will be. If you have severe organ involvement requiring medications such Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) that can sometimes be associated with a more worse prognosis. I hope that helps. ...Read more