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Alternative Treatments For Positive Ana
I have had positive ANA for 5 years, getting higher and higher to 1:640. Now suddently negative without treatment. How is this possible?
Non-specific ANA: ANA can be elevated for a variety of conditions including viral or bacterial etiologies. It does not mean you have an autoimmune disorder. It is a non-specific test. Despite high titers, and now suddenly a negative result without treatment further emphasizes this fact. I would not worry. Treat the patient, not the lab result, especially if you are asymptomatic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An "ana" is a blood test used to screen a person for the possibility of several autoimmune diseases. It is important to remember that this is a screening test and a positive result only indicates more testing may be warranted. No blood test is perfect, and getting to a diagnosis is usually much more complex than drawing blood and looking at a number ...Read more
Creatinine increases from 1.0 to 1.5 in last 4 months. Stabilizes around 1.6 (2.0 with arb). ANA positive only u1rnp elevated. Possible treatment?
You need renal eval: You need to see a nephrologist because this increase in creatinine needs to be clarified. You also need to discuss this with your rheumatologist since the U1RNP can be associated with SLE which can involve the Kidneys or overlap MCTD which is less likely to involve teh kidneys ...Read more
Autoimmune disorder: Lupus or other autoimmune disorder a possibility. Those titre numbers (1:40) are not extremely elevated so it may also be a normal variant. Also other connective tissue disorders possible: polymyositis, rheumatoid, sjogren's, etc. You probably need additional blood work and to possibly see a rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: This is relatively high as it had to be diluted by 320 times. So this means it was very concentrated. Labs vary on what their cutoff for positive ANA is, but in all likelihood, this would be considered positive or high. It might not mean anything though, as even healthy, unaffected people can have a positive result as can those with viral infections, medicated, and with cancer can have it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antibodies vs nuclei: The titer (how much antibody power is present) is important -- 1:40 seldom means much, 1:320 would worry most folks -- as does the pattern, but like all lab tests, its meaning comes from the setting. Typically a screen for lupus and related diseases, many older folks who are healthy run a low titer. ...Read more
I recently got a positive ANA test 1:80 homogenous with no other symptoms. What does this mean? 32 yrs old healthy.
Positive ana: 1:80- not that high. Worry if > 1:160.Ana tests for autoimmune disease. In recent study ~13% of well blood donors had + ana with no symptoms, of those, 72% did not develop any issues with ~ 4 years of follow up. Sometimes other conditions like thyroiditis, mono, chronic disease,multiple sclerosis can cause positive ana as can meds :INH,hydralazine,procainamide remicade. FU with rheumatologist. ...Read more
I have a positive ANA test but it reads as 6? I'm used to seeing them as 1:40, 1:80 etc... What does 6 mean?
2 positive ANA titres 1:160 speckled. All manual diff tests neg. Is this something to worry about?
May be non-specific?: ANA is test for antibodies directed against nuclear antigens. A positive test screens for autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus. There are four patterns: homogenous, nucleolar, peripheral, and speckled. Low titers less than 1:160 is likely a non-specific response. The clinical importance of this is to be decided in the light of other findings, and a follow-up test for direction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Often nothing: The ANA is not very specific. It can be positive in numerous diseases including viral diseases. It can also be positive in individuals without any disease. The ANA needs to be interpreted in the clinical setting to be properly evaluated. An ANA of only 1:80 is borderline at most. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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