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Doctor insights on: Ana Blood Test Results Explained

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In my blood test results, ANA came back negative. What does this mean?

In my blood test results, ANA came back negative. What does this mean?

Nothing: An ANA test, either positive or negative, means nothing without the clinical context. It has been found negative in people with disease and positive in people with no disease. Need to ask ordering doctor.

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Ana (Definition)

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


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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?

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?

Yes: Amny of the autoimmune diseases may occur without positive serologies. The need for further testing deopends on symptoms. Certainly if there is any suspicion of dermatomyositis than muscle enzymes - cpk, aldolase - at the least should be drawn.

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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.

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What does dual pattern on a positive ANA blood test mean? Other blood work is fine?

What does dual pattern on a positive ANA blood test mean? Other blood work is fine?

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.

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Can you advise me understand these blood test results?

Can you advise me understand these blood test results?

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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I need someone to carefully read my blood test results.

I need someone to carefully read my blood test results.

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What to do if blood test results. Should I be concerned?

What to do if blood test results. Should I be concerned?

Which blood test?: Your question was truncated. We'd love to answer. Let us know?

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Blood test results showing low mchc?

Low iron: If the MCHC level is below 28%, this is considered too low. The MCHC level can be too low because of blood loss over time, or too little iron in the body.

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What do blood test results for an anemic person look like?

What do blood test results for an anemic person look like?

Low red blood cells: Anemia is defined as an abnormally low red blood cell number. This is commonly measured as a hematocrit or hemoglobin on a complete blood count (CBC) blood test.

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Help! Is it possible to have ibd with normal blood test results?

Help! Is it possible to have ibd with normal blood test results?

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

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For what length of time for blood test results to come back- uk?

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.

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Is it possible to have cancer and have normal blood test results?

Is it possible to have cancer and have normal blood test results?

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.

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How long does it take to get A1c blood test results for diabetes?

How long does it take to get A1c blood test results for diabetes?

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.

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Blood test results. Lym% 44 gran% 48.4 what does this mean? 25year old female

Blood test results. Lym% 44 gran% 48.4 what does this mean? 25year old female

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.

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My blood test results read Hepatitus A AB non-reactive, is this a good result?

My blood test results read Hepatitus A AB non-reactive, is this a good result?

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