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Abnormal Antinuclear Antibody
Autoimmune disease: ANA (anti-nuclear antibody) is a blood test used by doctors that indicates the presence of an autoimmune condition in which the body's immune system is predisposed to recognize normal things in your body as foreign invaders that need to be attacked. The results are not specific for any particular disease if positive, but are a preliminary test, after which a range of possibilities are considered.
What is a "positive antinuclear antibody with a homogeneous staining pattern & a litre of 1 in 160". .. & should I worry?
Yes: Yes, the ANA is sensitive in the case of lupus erythematosus meaning that if you have lupus, the ANA will be positive over 99% of the time (few false negatives). However, it is very non-specific meaning that if you have a positive ana, you may have lupus or some other disease or nothing at all (many false positives).
Very unlikely: I am unaware of any association between the two.
My ANA (antinuclear antibody) test came back positive, how worried should I be? Do normal people have this?
Many False +: ANA is a screening test for autoimmune disease. False + are common. False negatives are rare. Yes, normal ppl do have this appear + sometimes. The lab should also indicate how positive the test was: mildly or strongly. Follow up tests to the ANA (such as dsdna and complement among many others) can determine if this was a true positive or false positive.See 1 more doctor answer
What does a borderline antinuclear antibody test homogeneous pattern 1:80 and sedrate westergreen 51 mean?
Not Much.: Doesn't really mean much without a compatible clinical syndrome. First you need symptoms then you need a test to tell you if the symptoms are real. Getting a test first then looking for symptoms is bad practice, often confusing and frustrating. Your current lab results may be perfectly normal for you.
Connective Tissue Dx: With a positive ana, you must now characterize it. The positive anticardiolipin abs need to quatified for the 3 types: igg, igm, and iga. The ones that are likely to cause thrombotic issues are in order: igm, igg, and iga. You need a rheumatologic or immunologic evaluation.
How often should I see a rheumatologist again, if my antinuclear antibody is positive, but I'm not sick?
It depends: If the rheumatologist has told you nothing else is showing up, you may not need to see the specialist again for a long time, or ever. Lots of people have a positive ANA and it doesn't always mean there is a disease state. If it's very high, you are at higher risk of getting something, but if low, your primary care can recheck it annually as long as you continue to feel well. Ask the rheum.
Is an antinuclear antibody blood test result of 1.32 low, medium, or high? Is it something to worry about?
If 1:320, high-ish: Anas are reported as a ratio of how dilute the serum is when the antibody is still detectable, and the lowest ratio reported is usually 1 to 40, written 1:40. Meaning if you dilute the serum 40 fold, you can still find antibody. The next reading is 1:80, then 1:160, then 1:320. The number you write looks like it could be 1:320. That's a significant amount and might cause symptoms. Make appt w doc.
Will antinuclear antibody test detect dormant syphilis? I am waiting on results and had a RPR test came back was non reactive.
Not always: Unfortunately, there is no single laboratory test that absolutely rules in or out systemic lupus erythematosis (sle). Although a highly positive antinuclear antigen (ANA) is common in sle, diagnosis is based on a careful history, physical exam and laboratory evaluation.See 1 more doctor answer
My results showed that I have antinuclear antibody on cardiolipin ab (igg). What are the implications?
rheumatoid factor <14 (0-14) Anti-CCp antibody 5- (<5) Antinuclear Antibody Titre HEP2 80- (<80) Antinuclear pattern : speckled low titre antinuclear?
Your question is???: What are you asking? Those lab results are all negative or in the case of the ANA, borderline at most. Ask the doctor who ordered the tests. You give no history so no answer is possible.
Impossible to say: While the ANA is a screening test for lupus, it is also positive in numerous other diseases and may frequently be positive in people without any disease, the test needs to be evaluated in the context of your clinical symptoms. See a rheumatologist for this issue.
Blood test: Have a blood test for antinuclear antibiodies. Routine screening for such is not recommended as positive tests in absence of disease are common.
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