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Is the Rh factor in blood an antibody or antigen?

Is the Rh factor in blood an antibody or antigen?

Antigen: Rh factor is one the antigens present on red cells. Actually there are a number of subtypes of rh but the one people refer to is rh d antigen. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/nbk2269/. ...Read more

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Mother Baby Blood Type Mismatch (Definition)

Mother Baby Blood Type Mismatch, also known as ABO incompatibility, occurs when a pregnant mother has a different blood type than the developing baby. Exposure to the baby’s blood type, either from that pregnancy or a previous sibling, causes the mothers body to develop antibodies to the blood type. The condition is dangerous as antibodies can cross the placenta and cause anemia (blood cell destruction), jaundice, or fetal ...Read more


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What is the significance of a positive IgG antibody test for rubella?

What is the significance of a positive IgG antibody test for rubella?

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

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What is the meaning of ELISA anti rubella igm?

What is the meaning of ELISA anti rubella igm?

German measles: This is a test to look for antibodies to rubella (also known as german measles). The presence of igm means that a person recently had the virus, while a positive igg test means a person had an infection in the more distant past and has most likely developed immunity to the virus. This is a common blood test for pregnant women since rubella can be dangerous to an unborn child. ...Read more

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What is the different between the blood group "a Rh 'd' positive" and "o Rh 'd' positive"?

What is the different between the blood group "a Rh 'd' positive" and "o Rh 'd' positive"?

Group A and O: The different is one has blood group o+ - and the other has blood group a+. Group o has no antigen a and b, but has antibody to a and b. So, group o is a universal donor- and the blood can be given to people with different blood group. Group a has antigen a, and antibody b. So, can receive group a or o blood. Group o only can receive blood group o if needed any blood transfusion. ...Read more

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The clients blood typing reveals Rh antigens what blood type would the client have Rh receptive, Rh negative , Rh resistant, Rh positive

The clients blood typing reveals Rh antigens what blood type would the client have Rh receptive, Rh negative , Rh resistant, Rh positive

Rh : Rh antigens are present in every blood. You would need to be more specific. Also, they blood type (a, b, ab, 0) is not connected/related to the rh + or rh - types; they are inherited independently. ...Read more

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Rh negative and not sure who the baby's father is. Odd are Rh positive like 85% of the population, right?

Rh negative and not sure who the baby's father is. Odd are Rh positive like 85% of the population, right?

Correct: Because you are rh negative, you should be offered Rhogam at 28 weeks and after delivery if the baby is rh positive. Also, there are some other situations where Rhogam may be given, but they are less common. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of positive or negative HCV IgG antibody? Which one means you're fine?

Positive antibody: 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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What is the likelihood of a false negative herpes type specific blood test with background of lupus (sle)?

What is the likelihood of a false negative herpes type specific blood test with background of lupus (sle)?

About 0% to 9%: Quest diagnostics' website states that their herpes type-specific IgG antibody test is 91-100% sensitive, so there are a few false negative results. A repeat test can be done 4-6 weeks later, if worried about a false negative. Lupus should not affect the result, but if a person is on strong immuno-suppressive therapy, his antibody production may be blocked, which may make test results unreliable. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of Rh 'd' positive?

What is the meaning of Rh 'd' positive?

Rh D positive: Rh is a blood grouping system like ABO system. Rh is taken from rhesus monkey. There are specific proteins called antigens on rbcs. They are termed a, b, c, d, e and so on. There are many of them. It means that antigen d is present on the rbcs surface. The rh system is important in hemolytic anemia of newly born babies. Thanks. ...Read more

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What is the measurement of anti-dna antibodies about?

What is the measurement of anti-dna antibodies about?

Autoimmunity: Sometimes, the immune system makes antibodies that attack your own tissues. This occurs in disorders such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and others. Anti-dna antibodies are just one form of antibody that are seen in autoimmune disorders. A high level of anti-dna antibodies should be evaluated by an immunologist or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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35 week of pregnancy, antibody anti-e (1:8).My blood group:ab ccd.Ee(rh pos), father b+.What does it mean?Why should we test the antogen of the father?

35 week of pregnancy, antibody anti-e (1:8).My blood group:ab ccd.Ee(rh pos), father b+.What does it mean?Why should we test the antogen of the father?

Rh is complicated: Anti-e ("anti big-e") is much less likely to be troublesome than anti-d (the common anti-rh antibody). You inherited two copies of the cde allele, one of several that you can get at your main rh locus, and the father of at least one of your children has at least one copy of an allele with a big e. Titer isn't so important as how junior seems to be doing before birth. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does meaning of HIV 1/2 antibodies NEG. Does mean the test checks for both antibodies&antigens as well? What is common test for HIV in pregnancy?

HIV testing: It is recommended that all women be tested for HIV during pregnancy. The test that is done is usually an Elisa antibody test. They usually test for HIV type 1 and HIV type 2. Again these are antibody tests-- not antigen tests. ...Read more

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Could a course of lymerix shots result in future false positive tests for the disease?

Could a course of lymerix shots result in future false positive tests for the disease?

Yes: Lymerix is not longer avaialable. If you have recieved it in the past you are likely to test 'positive' for lyme even though the antibodies are from the vaccine and not the disease. Your doctor can help you figure out your test results and symptoms. ...Read more

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What is some type of antibody positive?

Exposure: A positive antibody response indicates prior exposure to that agent. Some of the antibodies means nothing more than just that. Others may provide defense or cause diseases. ...Read more

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What is the significance of a positive test for lupus anticoagulant?

What is the significance of a positive test for  lupus anticoagulant?

Blood clots: You are paradoxically at increased risk of having blood clots. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the result of neonatal screen positive in inherited metabolic disorders?

What is the result of neonatal screen positive in inherited metabolic disorders?

Depends: A screening test is a relatively simple & inexpensive test designed to narrow down the number of patients brought in for the more expensive specific tests. For every 10, 000 screened, 100 may show positive & secondary tests will show 2--3 with a real problem. The screen eliminated 99% that didn't need a specific test.The state notifies me of + screens & we get the tests.If a real pbm, rx is atarted. ...Read more

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What's the difference between the sjorgren ssa / ssb antibodies? Is a level of 2.7 for the ssb antibody high? Normal is 0-0.9. Also ANA pos/ ds DNA 6.

Autoantibodies : Directed against ro/ssa and la/ssb auto antigens were originally identified in patients with sjogren's and lupus. But can be present in others autoimmune diseases. Ro/ssa and la/ssb are different intracellular autoantigens from extractable nuclear antigens. Which are soluble cytoplasmic and nuclear components. You have an autoimmune disease. More clinical info needed for diagnosis. Rheumatologist. ...Read more

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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