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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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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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. ...Read more
Your GP can see them on their screen . You may be able to go to the hospital lab and ask for the report ...Read more
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 ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
Pancreatic enzymes: No. Not at all.Get a more detailed answer ›
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Advice. If the blood test says you are anemic, you are anemic, because anemia is defined based on a blood test. You should follow your doctor's advice. You may consult this site for info.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/complete-blood-count/my00476/dsection=results. ...Read more
See Below: 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, your results are normal. For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Just a little: Try dieting. (a vegetarian diet would fix you up!) ...Read more
Can you tell me what to do if I got my blood test results triglycerides 261 heard that normal is between 50 and 150?
Estrogen 296 pg/ml recent blood test results. What are the possible reasons for the elevation? (I'm a 25-year-old male, healthy)
See endocrinologist: That is a very high estrogen level. The first thing is to have it repeated in a reliable lab (an endo reference lab). Some possible causes for high estrogen are obesity, liver disease, excess alcohol, taking testosterone or other anabolic steroids. A hormone producing tumor is an uncommon cause, but possible. ...Read more
My last blood test results states B12 result is 1957 when the range is 211-911 which is high. Taken B12 supp. For years. Dangerous?
No need for: Supplement. There are noes know toxic effects of high B12. However, you have sufficient stores of B12 so there is no need to take the supplement for a few years. ...Read more
Hi does Powerade cause high sugar before a blood test because my blood test results came back at my sugar level was 115 h should I worry?
High glucose: Means you need to manage your glucose level better. I don't know what is in Powereade but many of those drinks are loaded w/sugar. Consider switching to lemon water. Please see your doc. He/she may give you an A1c test which measures your glucose over 3-4 months rather than one moment in time. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Hello, I feel hot but my temperature is normal. I feel ill all the time and my body aches.blood test results were normal.what should I do?
Work with doctor: If you feel ill, you should keep working with your doctor to determine the cause. If initial blood tests are normal, you need to keep looking. Sometimes the best that can be done is to rule out the dangerous possibilities, then keep following up to watch for any changes in symptoms that might help provide a clue to the diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more
I urgently need help regarding some blood test results of my girlfriend. ABO blood group test value- O
rh o(d) factor- positive. Pls help?
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