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what does a positive lupus anticoagulant test mean

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Dr. Edward Seegers
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Lupus anti coag: Hello ~ people who have recurrent blood clots to the limbs can in some cases be lupus anti-coagulant positive as a cause and there is increased incide ... Read More

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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nadine Yamusah
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Normally: a factor V deficiency can cause a prolonged thrombin time But your bleeding time and platelet count should be unaffected. Certain medications and ot ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Autoantibodies.: Your body is producing antibodies directed against its own tissues and is likely at increased risk for the development of an autoimmune disease such a ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Autoantibodies.: Your body is producing antibodies directed against its own tissues and is likely at increased risk for the development of an autoimmune disease such a ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Antibodies vs nuclei: The titer (how much antibody power is present) is important -- 1:40 seldom means much, 1:320 would worry most folks -- as does the pattern, but like a ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Only a test and: Only a test and that result suggests that it is not the standard assay. If there are general body symptoms, then a rheumatologist would be helpful.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Nada without disease: If you do not have a clinical disease or symptoms then it simply means you have a positive test ( maybe 1/3 of the population has a "positive" test). ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Hanna
34 years experience Family Medicine
Imbalance: Loss of ability to percieve your center of balance. Could mean a serious health condition and needs to be evaluated. Causes can range from intoxica ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Chest X ray: It is possible to have active TB with very little symptoms especially early on. However, it is more than likely that you carry the germ for TB in a do ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not much: Having the antibody does not mean having the disease. You may be predisposed to it. Why did your doctor test for it in the first place? It all depends ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neal Birnbaum
50 years experience Rheumatology
Probably not lupus: Many people have symptoms suggestive of lupus but most turn out not to have the disease. The ANA and other blood tests are virtually always positive ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience Rheumatology
Nothing: Lupus is diagnosed based on a combination of lab tests and symptoms. A lab test alone does not diagnose this disease and could be positive in many di ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Auto-immune response: Rheumatoid factor is one of the auto-immune responses, however, it may also develop as a some what normal respose to infection. Any lab test needs to ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
Not much alone: A positive antinuclear antibody test can be found in normal people or diseases, and as such doesn't mean much by itself. You need a thorough history ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Virus in the body: If the antibody for HSV (1 or 2) is positive, it means the person was infected with the virus and the virus is in the persons nerves forever, even if ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rheumatoid factor is: An antibody that is not normally found in the blood, so your body's production of it may indicate RA or another connective tissue disease. In gene ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myrtle Oates
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Only a screening tst: Hi Jessica, A weakly reactive syphilis test or RPR test is a screening test. Syphilis and other things can cause this test to be positive. The defi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Could you please: Spell out ifa? All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to d ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Autoantibody: This is a nonspecific antibody test against your own tissue but by itself it does not diagnose any disease condition although it may point to a higher ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Kier
50 years experience Rheumatology
Not necessarily: In addition to sle a positive ana(antinuclear antibody) can be seen in a number of medical conditions, secondary to certain medications, and in otherw ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
? Vasculitis: An anca test is often used to screen for possible systemic vasculitis. The panca (mpo antibody) is also present in other unrelated disorders such as b ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Impossible to say: If is a positive ana, it may mean something or mean nothing. Anas are nonspecific and can be positive in numerous other diseases or even in normal peo ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Pappachen
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It seems as though you're body was exposed and mounted an immune response to the virus or remnants on the virus. Make sure your titers are high enoug ... Read More

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