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Antinuclear antibody and anticardiolipin ab both positive, what are implications?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Connective Tissue Dx: With a positive ana, you must now characterize it. The positive anticardiolipin abs need to quatified for the 3 types: igg, igm, and iga. The ones that are likely to cause thrombotic issues are in order: igm, igg, and iga. You need a rheumatologic or immunologic evaluation.
Answered on Jan 15, 2014
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