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Ana For Celiac
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
ANA 1:320 Homogenous pattern, positive ssDNA, and chromatin antibodies 60 u/ml. Fatigue and joint pain. Is lupus a possibility?
Yes: 1:320 along with positive ssDNA Ab and the symptoms you are having makes Systemic Lupus a strong possibility. I suggest seeing a Rheumatologist so they can also evaluate and potentially initiate treatments. ...Read more
Antinuclear ab: positive, speckled; titer to follow. Ana titer: 1:40 anti-dna (sle): < 4 iu/ml
is this a positive blood test for sle?
I tested positive for the ANA screen, 1:160 titer, speckled pattern. Rheumatoid factor 21, SED rate 22. Does this indicate Rheumatoid arthritis?
Positive ANA (low titers) with positive rnp. Dx'd so far with hashi's, fibro, and raynaud's. Should i see a rheumy for the pos ANA and rnp?
Wheat allergy: There are some food allergy panels from the larger labs that can test for wheat allergy. Try avoiding all wheat in your diet and see what happens if these tests are not available locally. Food allergies are fairly common. Try keeping a diary of what you eat and see if you can isolate any food that exacerbates your symptoms. ...Read more
11 what ?: Each lab will report out values using its own index or set of parameters to judge in range (normal), equivocal or out of range (abnormal or positive). Without having that index the numbers are just numbers. Have your doc review the results with you. The report comes with all relevant indexes/standards. ...Read more
What would cause a high positive ANA (1:640) speckled, nucleolar with a low positive smooth muscle antibody (1:40) but negative SS-A, SS-B, anti-Smith, RNP, SCL-70, Anti Jo antibodies? Liver disease?
Probably normal: Many people have a positive ANA without being sick. If you also have elevated liver enzymes, a workup for autoimmune hepatitis may be continued, but if there's nothing to suggest a liver problem biochemically, I'd not be in a hurry to diagnose despite anti-smooth-muscle. ANA means nothing apart from the clinical picture. Best wishes. ...Read more
How about it?: Up to a quarter of women your age have an ANA (immunofluorescent antibody) at a low titer like yours with a speckled pattern. If there's a question of whether you have lupus or one of its relatives, it's a piece of information to note and file for future reference. A negative ANA would rule several things out. Your result proves nothing positive. Best wishes. ...Read more
Ana direct positive ANA , ifa neg , rnp 2.3, CRP 5.4 ss-b2.7.Diag with lupus connective tissue and sjorgen all at once? Why 2 ANA tests different answ
They can change!: Appears you have mctd with sjogren's like features based on the labs and titers. No lupus marker present! ...Read more
Maybe: It will depend on how high the titers are and what signs / symptoms you have. Low titers may mean nothing at all. Without clinical evidence of multisystem disease, the diagnosis of MCTD is very, very unlikey ...Read more
Lupus? Ana titers are 1:320 and have not changed for 4 years. Ana screen is positive and speckled. I have low iron stores and mchc.
What is considered a positive result for the SM antibody for SLE? My Ana 1:320 but DNA was negative. So many blood tests for SLE diagnosis!!
My serum test is negative for endomysial antibody iga, ttg tissue transglutasminase iga, gliadin antibody igg. But positive for gliadin antibody iga?
Could celiac disease cause ANA positive 1:640 spec pattern and elevated sed. Lupus neg.. Serum protein normal ?
No!: No it would not.Get a more detailed answer ›
You may have celiac: The usual test for celiac disease is the detection of IgA against gliadin. Some people don't make very much or any IgA (about 1 in 400 have this finding). In the absence of IgA persons with celiac disease make igg antibodies against gliadin. The diagnosis of celiac disease is generally made through endoscopy by the appearance of the small intestine with confirmation on biopsy. ...Read more
RA factor,ANA positive with polyarthritis ACCP negative and polyclonal hypergammaglobulinaemia. whats the diagnosis?
Auto immune disorder: The information you provided is not sufficient to provide a specific diagnosis. It suggest an auto-immune inflammatory disorder. 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. ...Read more
Would bloods for autoimmune screen ANA double stranded DNA ENA anca still show positive if there had been an autoimmune response even 6 years ago?
See below: You also have to take in account that these panels frequently have false positives and assays vary from lab to lab. It is has been estimated that up 30% of all anas drawn are false positives. Only your doctor or your rheumatologist can interpret these results in context with your history and symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer