anti myelin blood test came back

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downgarden
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   Posted 3/10/2016 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey guys

I got blood tests back yesterday and my neurologist showed me I had high anti myelin antibodies, they were 2 on a scale were normal was 0.1-1.4.

He said ms patients has high anti myelin.

I had crohns all my life and not looking forward to have ms on top of that.

Is this a marker for MS? Does it have to lead to MS?

Gretchen1
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   Posted 3/10/2016 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I have never heard of this test. There is no one test for diagnosing MS. Typically neurologist will look at brain and spine MRI, a thorough neurological test of reflexes and responses, blood work to rule out other possible causes, lumbar puncture and evoked potentials.
Diagnosed with MS July 2006

I have no lesions on my soul and so I live with no limits.

Chris_1234
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   Posted 4/17/2016 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Test is just a test. Don't get too worked up over it. For example, my RF is higher then it should be. Does it mean I have Rheumatoid Arthritis? Absolutely not. What does your Neurologist typically see as a result of the same test in patients with definite MS and are you exhibiting any clinical symptoms?
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