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What is the definition or description of: heterophile antibody positive?

What is the definition or description of: heterophile antibody positive?

Positive Mono: This is a test result that is positive for the virus called ebv- epstein barr virus, also called mononucleosis- the patient should be seen by a doctor, the spleen should be checked. If the spleen is enlarged, the patient should not be allowed to play in contact sports until the spleen returns to normal size. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Heterophile Antibody Positive (Definition)

This is a test result that is positive for the virus called ebv- epstein barr virus, also called mononucleosis- the patient should be seen by a doctor, the spleen should be checked. If the spleen is enlarged, the patient should not be allowed to play in contact sports until the spleen ...Read more


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For how long does it take for antibodies to toxoplasmosis to form and appear positive on a blood test?

For how long does it take for antibodies to toxoplasmosis to form and appear positive on a blood test?

Early antibodies: Igm is the first antibody to appear and signals an acute infections is present, igm is typically detected within 1-2 weeks after the onset of most infections, igg levels appear later typically 2-4 weeks after infections. ...Read more

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Test positive rocky mountain spotted fever, parvovirus, toxoplasmosis. Achy, tired all the time take pain meds, allergic to antibiotic. More ideas?

Test positive rocky mountain spotted fever, parvovirus, toxoplasmosis.  Achy, tired all the time take pain meds, allergic to antibiotic. More ideas?

See below: Are all these tests showing positives for acute disease or old disease? If new, you need treatment for rmsf and likely toxo. Parvovirus will usually resolve without sequela with supportive care. As for allergies to antibiotics, this can be tested for and determine if true or not. Either way, rmsf can be deadly - seek care if it is acute. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for antibodies to toxoplasmosis form?

Antibodies: Antibodies fall into several different classes, IgM, IgG, IgA and IgE. The first two are the primary ones measured in the humoral immune response in the blood. IgM can appear fairly rapidly following exposure, usually within a week, while a measurable, specific IgG response appears later, usually two-three weeks. This forms the basis of longer-term immunity and persists for months to years. ...Read more

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What number of days since exposure does it take to show antibodies to toxoplasmosis?

Complex issue: Toxoplasmosis is especially a concern in pregnancy. The earlier the infection occurs, the more severe the potential effects on the baby. Symptoms of infectiion are not very specific. Tests can turn positive as early as 7 days after exposure, but early treatment does not seem to help transmission from mother to baby. If there is a suspicion, a doctor for infectious diseases should be seen. ...Read more

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Can i donate blood even though I had Toxoplasmosis 10 years ago? Antibodies show up in blood test every year and they last for a week then disappear.

Can i donate blood even though I had Toxoplasmosis 10 years ago? Antibodies show up in blood test every year and they last for a week then disappear.

Possibly: Every country has its own blood donation criteria, blood banks usually ask and test donors before accepting their donation. As for Toxoplasma to be transmitted through blood transfusion, the risk is very low, however better not to betransfused to pregnant ladies or immunosuppressed individuals. Thanks for being generous, and thanks for being honest , blood bank staff would better answer you ...Read more

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How many days since exposure to toxoplasmosis does it take to show antibodies in the blood?

How many days since exposure to toxoplasmosis does it take to show antibodies in the blood?

Toxoplasmosis: IGM antibodt to Toxoplasmosis is detected 2 weeks after infection. During this time IGG antibodies are undeteectable IGG antibody to Toxoplasmosis usually peaks 1 month after infection ...Read more

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Toxoplasmosis results - IgM equivocal, IgG is positive. Igg avidity in process. If positive, what's next step? Wife is 24 weeks.

Toxoplasmosis results - IgM equivocal, IgG is positive. Igg avidity in process. If positive, what's next step? Wife is 24 weeks.

Toxoplasmosis: If the igg test is positive, that relates to exposure some time ago so that is good. The igm is equivocal so that may mean that the exposure wasn't as long as you would like. I would talk to your OB and they can order a detailed ultrasound to see if there is any evidence of infection. If that is negative, she and the baby needs to be monitored carefully. ...Read more

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Igm toxoplasmosis 0.7 result for pregnant.is it dangerous?

Igm toxoplasmosis 0.7 result for pregnant.is it dangerous?

No?: Without more details, such as units used and which test was used, it is difficult to say for sure. Also, you have to have more than one kind of test done (IgG for instance), and someone who can interpret it for you.. Best person to ask is probably the doctor that ordered it. Best of luck! ...Read more

Dr. Monica Shah
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Toxoplasmosis (Definition)

Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. It is found in various animals and birds, but the primary hosts of the parasite are cats. It takes about 1-2 weeks for symptoms to develop, which can involve the brain, lung, ...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