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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
30 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
Autoimmune screen: A blood test. A positive ANA test indicates that your immune system has launched a misdirected attack on your own tissue — in other words, an autoimmu ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience in Rheumatology
See below: That would be considered a positive test---but a positive ANA alone does not diagnose a disease.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
see details: It means your ANA is positive. Because the ANA is a relatively nonspecific test, its meaning is determine but the symptoms you have and the results of ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
14 years experience in Rheumatology
Negative: Although it is not uncommon for healthy people to have low titer anas at 1:40-1:80 in a speckled pattern.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
ANA: Tests for antinuclear antibodies, which are autoimmune antibodies and can be found in numerous autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, etc.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
No, but: Not borderline, but only has clinical meaning if associated with specific signs/symptoms/blood abnormalities.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
negative: Negative - non-significant.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Auto-antibody: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See a rheumatologist: You should see a rheumatologist to find out if the ANA has any clinical significance.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
ANA: Anti nuclear antibodies are autoantibodies directed against the contents of the cell nucleus, such as in autoimmune diseases.

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