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A 44-year-old member asked:

Are ana and autoimmune hemolytic anemia exactly the same?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
No: ANA i a test, the other is acondition.
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: ANA is a test which may be positive for several auto-immune conditions, including autoimmune hemolytics anema. You can have autoimmune hemolytic anemia, with or without positive ana, have to put in context with other tests and the person's condition.

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A 24-year-old member asked:

How is autoimmune hemolytic anemia diagnosed?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
Blood testing: Specific blood tests to check for blood destruction and reviewing the blood under the microsscope by a trained hematoloist is necessary to establish a diagnosis.
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