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A 50-year-old female asked:

Antinuclear ab: positive, speckled; titer to follow. ana titer: 1:40 anti-dna (sle): < 4 iu/ml is this a positive blood test for sle?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Not necessarily: All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and your doctor is in the best position to read the lab results as s/he knows all of your health issues. ANA is positive in a many people 50 year of age who do not have sle.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 54 years experience
No: An ANA of only 1:40 is usually considered a negative test. In addition, your dna was also negative.
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Last updated Feb 21, 2017

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