A 49-year-old female asked:
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How about Ana screen positive, Ana titer (ifa) 1:80 Hi, and pattern speckled?

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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 whether you have lupus or one of its relatives, it's a piece of information to note and file for future reference. A negative ANA would rule several things out. Your result proves nothing positive. Best wishes.
Answered on Jan 17, 2020

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