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antinuclear antibodies homogeneous pattern

A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Not Much.: Doesn't really mean much without a compatible clinical syndrome. First you need symptoms then you need a test to tell you if the symptoms are real. ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Rheumatologist: ANA is a screening test for collagen diseases like lupus. A titer of 1 to 160 is elevated but has to be interpreted along with your clinical history. ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Probably nothing: These low titer speckled positive ANA's are only one piece of information that a physician uses in putting together the big picture. In serious diseas ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: 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
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Part of diagnosis: Antinuclear antibodies, ana, may be present in older folks without any disease. ANA are present in many diseases, e.g., lupus, rheumatoid arthritis a ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beatrice Desper
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
ARDS: Autoimmune rheumatic diseases also known as ards.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beatrice Desper
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Autoimmune disease: Elevated ANA associated with autoimmune diseases. Elevated bilirubin associated with gall bladder and pancrease (pancrelipase). Not aware of how the ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Any one: Depending on the concentration/titer of the antibody, it may be a false positive if it is low titer; if the titer is high it may portend an auto-immun ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
15 years experience Rheumatology
Numerous: Thyroid disease, chronic infections including tb/viral hepatitis, subacute bacterial endocarditis, malignancies, any of the auto-immune or connective ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Impossible to say: While the ANA is a screening test for lupus, it is also positive in numerous other diseases and may frequently be positive in people without any disea ... Read More

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