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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
By itself?: In the absence of symptoms, probably not.

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Anti-RNP: Evaluating patients with signs and symptoms of a connective tissue disease in whom the test for antinuclear antibodies is positive. http://www.mayo ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
MCTD: Usually considered diagnostic if high RNP titer, and two or more of the following: Raynauds, myositis, synovitis and swollen fingers/hands.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Probably nothing: That low titer is not impressive, usually the RNP. Ask the doctor who ordered it. Why was the test ordered in the first place?
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Treat the person: Lab tests mean nothing in isolation, and have many false positives and false negatives. The decision to make a trial of a gluten-free diet will be bet ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: The diagnosis of mctd must first be made if the history and physical examination are indicative of a possible connective tissue disease. If those elem ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Heads up: One of the things that's frustrating about these antibody tests looking for different connective tissue diseases is that they are difficult to do and ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
20 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
What are your: Symptoms? Why was this test run?
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
See details: The urine protein is within normal limits. How strongly positive is the igm cardiolipin. Only high levels of positivity have any clinical significanc ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
? Active infection: It's impossible for me to answer with certainty since i don't know the normal ranges your lab uses. If early ag & VCA igm are elevated above normal th ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Chronic hepatitis B: This pattern of serology is consistent with chronic hepatitis B infection, which often leads to fatal cirrhosis and/or liver cancer. Consultation with ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
More info needed: Need ebv VCA IgM and / or ebna antibodies. What is ccp?
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Not enough info: Lab tests need to be evaluated in the context of the clinical symptoms. You need this issue evaluated by a rheumatologist
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A member asked:
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
20 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
What are your: Symptoms? Why was this test run?
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
How about it?: Up to a quarter of women your age have an ANA (immunofluorescent antibody) at a low titer like yours with a speckled pattern. If there's a question of ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
47 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Lupus: These serologies are rather non specific. The speckled ANA is non specific. In Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (SLE) it is usually homogeneous in its ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenthal
20 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
It depends: In a situation like this you have one positive test and one negative test. The lab should run a tie-breaker test (HIV RNA) to give you a real answer. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience in Infectious Disease
You had mono...: Your mono-like symptoms likely prompted the testing- i hope you are starting to feel a little better. Testing for different antibodies (igm and igg) a ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
Nothing.: Ebv antibodies indicate you had a previous infection, but not active. The c-reactive protein needs a units indicator - that is either normal or somew ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Ask who ordered: The test, but in general, they were suspecting EBV infection/Infectious mononucleosis, which looks negative, the final diagnosis is with the doctor wh ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Probably normal: Many people have a positive ANA without being sick. If you also have elevated liver enzymes, a workup for autoimmune hepatitis may be continued, but i ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Rubella IgG: This means that you have been vaccinated for this infection. And, you are fully immune to it. There is nothing to worry about in regards to being pre ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: Unfortunately ebv stays alive forever in one's lymphocytes and can get activated easily in susceptible people without known immunodeficiency. However ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Nothing by itself: One person in four tests positive. The vast majority of these people have no problems. The clinical picture is key, and how high the titer is may be h ... Read More
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A 79-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Likely SLE.: Sounds most c/w sle but would have to know your clinical picture and see how you do over time. May represent mctd.
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Positive Labs: Positive labs are meaningless unless you have symptoms. At this point, your doctor is aware of the positive results and will likely follow your sympto ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Possibly nothing: The ANA screen is positive but one needs a full titer and pattern to know what it means. The other results are flatly negative.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
FALSE POSITIVE RNP: It is possible we need to know what your symptoms and signs are, and why the tests have been ordered.The lab test apways have to be interpreted along ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
No: Low titers have no significance.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience in Preventive Medicine
? anti dsDNA: You've probably already had these more basic tests: complete blood count, sedimentation rate, C-reactive protein, urinalysis & rheumatoid factor. ... Read More
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