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.

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Pcr blood test for hsv1 & hsv2 both negative 7 weeks post exposure. Is this a reliable test vs igg antibody testing?

Definitely. PCR over blood testing any day. Blood testing is limited in telling you what's really going on. Read more...
HSV testing. Both are good. A PCR blood test looks for circulating viral DNA. The IgG look for the development of an antibody against the virus. If these are not present 7 weeks after exposure then the most likely conclusion is that you did not acquire it. Read more...

I had CMV antibody IgG blood test, is there a seperate test for igm?

CMV. You can order separate IgG and IgM for CMV. I have to wonder if the lab you use does the IgG first and if negative runs the IgM as a positive IgG would usually mean past exposure. However, I would call the ordering physicians/CNMs office and confirm if they ordered both IgG and IgM. Read more...

What should we abstain from eating when blood test report shows that h. Igg pylori antibody >8.0?

Avoid food that harm. Avoid foods that harming the lining of stomatch, such as apicy food, coffiene, choclate, minds, take probiotic, suggested eaglebiolabs.Com, 35 billion probiotics. Read more...

I have blood test for rubella antibody IgG serum and results is 47.60 what does this means?

Rubella. If this number represents IU/mL, then you are immune. More than 10 international units per milliliter (IU/mL) of IgG antibodies, shows that you have had the disease or that you were properly immunized. Of you have any questions, consult your doctor. . Read more...

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...
Evidence of immunity. Rubella is one of the worst infections to get while pregnant. It can trigger abortion, organ damage, hearing loss, blindness & heart defects in the fetus. A protective rubella IgG level means you either had it before or had the vaccine & your body is immune. When examined before a pregnancy they can give the vaccine if you are not immune. We avoid giving this vaccine during pregnancy. Read more...

Hsv 1/2 antibody blood tests -- would this blood test always test IgG and igm? Hsv 2 negative -- I assume for both IgG and igm?

HSV testing. Igm is the first antibody type to be produced in an immune reaction to a foreign invader such as a virus. Over time, the igm response changes to igg. Some tests will examine igm to determine if the infection is new (recent), some tests look at igg to see if there is evidence of an older infection or exposure. The physician selects the appropriate test depending upon the question they need answered. Read more...