How To Donate Blood For Antibodies

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How To Donate Blood For Antibodies
How To Donate Blood For Antibodies

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Antibodies in human blood are produced as a response of the immune system to certain pathological processes in the body. The doctor may prescribe to donate blood for antibodies for various diseases. For example, in the presence of sexually transmitted diseases, pathologies of the thyroid gland, the immune system, Rh-conflict during pregnancy, helminthic invasions, etc. To get a reliable analysis result, you need to observe a certain daily regimen and diet in 2-3 days.

How to donate blood for antibodies
How to donate blood for antibodies


Step 1

Blood for antibodies is taken from a vein. A prerequisite is delivery of it early in the morning on an empty stomach. Immediately before taking the test, you should not drink any drinks other than water.

Step 2

A diet should be followed 2-3 days before the test. Exclude from the diet all fatty, fried, spicy, salty, smoked, canned foods. Do not consume strong tea, coffee, alcoholic beverages, fruit juices, alcohol-based medicines. Go to bed on time, no smoking.

Step 3

If possible, the use of all drugs should be excluded, as this may give unreliable results of the analysis. If you cannot stop taking any medications, notify the doctor who ordered the blood test.

Step 4

When prescribing an analysis for antibodies to diseases such as syphilis, HIV, hepatitis, rubella, helminthic infestations, you need to adhere to a milk diet for three days with a small addition of boiled vegetables.

Step 5

If you have recently undergone a fluorographic examination, physiotherapy treatment, examination of internal organs using reagents, then it is better to postpone the donation of blood for the presence of antibodies for 2-3 weeks. Tell your doctor about all the procedures you had the day before.

Step 6

It should not be forgotten that during infection, it takes some time for the immune system to respond. Only after the incubation period inherent in this disease, you can get a reliable result. Therefore, if the presence of antibodies is not detected in the analyzes, this does not mean that there is no disease, just not enough time has passed for its detection. Do not refuse repeated tests.

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