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what is an ana test

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Lisch
37 years experience Podiatry
Arthritis: ANA or anti nuclear antibody test is typically one of the test used to rule out some form of arthritis and sometimes collegen vascular disease.
Dr. Barton Cook
30 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Autoimmune disease: A positive ANA test indicates that your immune system has launched a misdirected attack on your own tissue — in other words, an autoimmune reaction. T ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Specificity: Nuclear antibodies are antibodies directed against the contents of the nucleus of the human cell. There are several types of nuclear antibodies inclu ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
Antinuclear Antibody: ANA stands for antinuclear antibody test which is used to detect autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. There are inflammatory cells that ... Read More
Dr. James Long
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Tests: An ANA is an anti nuclear antibody test. It is often the fist step in trying to diagnose lupus or a vasculitis. An anca is an anti nuclear cytoplasm ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
30 years experience 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 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience 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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maria dorothea Olivier
Specializes in Family Medicine
confirming diagnosi: The tire plate test is to confirm diagnosis of CTD...you can have low false positive title, and still not have the disease
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Greenfield
40 years experience Rheumatology
Could mean anything: Positive ANA is a screening test. It is often done to assess for connective tissue disease but there is a high false positive rate. The titer( ie le ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Negative: The normal result for ANA test should be negative. However, low level positive results are common among older people without any disease. Any lab re ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not necessarily: The ANA is a screening test for lupus but is not specific. It can be positive in numerous other diseases and in normal people. It has to be evaluated ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience Rheumatology
See below: The ANA can be negative or the values could potentially be in the thousands. However the value is always not the most important point. Possibly more i ... Read More
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