What does a positive anti cardiolipin IgM mean?

A positive result means that cardiolipin antibody was detected in the blood. As mentioned earlier, the presence of cardiolipin antibodies may indicate several diseases, such as: Syphilis. Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

What is IgM anticardiolipin antibody?

Anticardiolipins are antibodies produced by the immune system against the platelet membrane phospholipids responsible for the coagulation of blood clots.

Do anticardiolipin antibodies go away?

The antibodies often fade away when the cancer is treated. The 2 most common types of antiphospholipid antibodies are lupus anticoagulant and anticardiolipin antibodies.

Is Anticardiolipin the same as antiphospholipid?

In fact, what we now know as antiphospholipid syndrome was known as the anticardiolipin syndrome even though other antiphospholipids, namely the lupus anticoagulant, were known to produce similar effects. There are different classes (isotypes) of anticardiolipin antibody, namely IgG, IgM, and IgA.

What does positive in rubella IgM mean?

A positive Rubella IgM test indicates she had the infection recently or she had immunization. A pregnant woman who is tested with Rubella infection or has come in contact with the infection can pass on the infection to the unborn child who can have congenital rubella syndrome or birth defects and even loss of pregnancy.

What does IgG positive and IgM negative mean in an EBV test?

IgM (immunoglobulin M) negative and IgG (immunoglobulin G) positive means that you do not have acute infection, but may be a carrier of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) which is not as dangerous as HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and can be easily treated.

What does the “Mycoplasma pneumoniae IgG IgM AB” test for?

Mycoplasma testing is primarily used to help determine if Mycoplasma pneumoniae is the cause of a respiratory tract infection. It may also be used to help diagnose a systemic infection that is thought to be due to mycoplasma. Two types of antibodies produced in response to an M. pneumoniae infection may be measured in the blood, IgM and IgG.

Who treats antiphospholipid syndrome?

Your doctor will diagnose antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) based on your medical history and the results from blood tests. A hematologist often is involved in the care of people who have APS. This is a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating blood diseases and disorders.