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A 31-year-old female asked:

Cytoplasmic fluorescence on ana test in pattern of liver disease, further bloods negative, do i need liver biopsy? or repeat tests later on?

2 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Doubt it: Cytoplasmic fluorescence usually means nothing. If your physician is not worried, i would not be either. Your physician may order a tube test for anti-ro/ssa, etc., if these relate to the present concern. The workup of elevated liver enzymes / transaminases is too difficult to explain in 400 words -- glad you're taking a proactive approach in any case.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Later on: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Talk to the doctor who ordered the tests. Having said that, a low level positive ANA is not be concerned about, if you do not have symptoms.
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Last updated Jul 27, 2019

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