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ana positive result (1:1280) in blood tests. all other blood tests normal. what could that mean?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Pos ANA: Depends on the clinical findings and what other tests were done or not done. May be significant finding in many auto immune disorders. May be false positive or insignificant. It all depends on what is clinically happening with the patient.
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Risk: That may mean you are at higher risk to develop an autoimmune disorders in the future. Since you are suffering from back pain already at your young age, perhaps you should see a rheumatologist to find out if there is any autoimmune disorder affecting your back unless the cause for the back pain is already known.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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That is not really accurate. Back pain is not related to a positive ANA. A positive ANA does not predict an increase risk for future autoimmune diseases if all other autoantibodies are negative and the clinical picture is not consistent with one.
Sep 25, 2013

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