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Ana Blood Test Results Explained
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
Blood test results rf 5, ESR 9, ccp 16, -ana could I still have sle, dm or mctd? Many symptoms point to ai dis. Recommend other testing?
I received blood test results with positive RNP and Ana not detected. Is it possible to not have SLE or mctd, or it's definite due to positive RNP?
Ritter: These tests are prone to lab error, and many healthies have one or both positive especially at low titer. These are only one piece of information that your physician will use.
Will amoxicillian effect the results of an ANA blood test? I just got done w/ a ten day course (500 mg, 3x a day) & scheduled for blood work tomorrow
Depends on symptoms: ANA is a screen for lupus. The pattern was used in the past to assist in diagnosing lupus and related conditions, but we have better tests (i.e. Ena panel) that has made patterns less useful. But you cannot over interpret this test: ANA positivity, regardless of pattern, is not helpful without knowing your symptoms. Everything boils down to symptoms;; rheum md would be very helpful.See 1 more doctor answer
May be: 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. Having said that, if you provide the results, it may be feasible to render an opinion.
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My blood test results showed the mononcytes at 14.1% (973/cmm). Is that too high and what could it mean?
Not a problem: You should ignore monocytes. I always do.
GP: Call you GP office or whoever ordered the test.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Inflammatory bowel disease is a chronic inflammatory process in the lining of the intestinal tract. It does not directly cause any significant changes in the blood so blood tests are usually normal. If a patient had very bad bleeding or diarrhea from the IBD, this could cause changes in the blood counts (CBC), but less symptomatic cases of IBD would probably not show any blood abnormality
Depends on the type: Of test. Most blood tests are completed the same day that blood is collected. Others may be done only a few times a week and may take 3-4 days. Very few tests should take longer than one week.
Yes: Many cancers will not cause changes to the blood counts or chemistry panels. This is one of the reasons why routine screenings with your physician are important.See 3 more doctor answers
About an hour: Point of care test may be available in a matter of minutes. Test done in the main lab takes about and hour. However, it usually takes longer for the results to get back to the ordering doctor due to time taken for blood collection, transportation to the lab, processing in the lab, recording of results. Retesting in a limited number of cases etc.
Nothing: Labs mean nothing whatever in the absence of a clinical history and physical exam. Especially, relative percentages of lymphocytes and granulocytes is junk data that, frankly, I wish the labs wouldn't even report. The absolute counts of both lymps and monocytes fluctuate wildly hour by hour, and i'd draw no conclusion. I hope some other finding will reveal the true cause of your chronic fatigue.
Mostly yes. It means: That you've never had hepatitis A (unless you were infected very recently) but also that you have no immunity to it either. The context of a result is always important and I don't know the context. Dr. Anne
Pancreatic enzymes: No. Not at all.Get a more detailed answer ›
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