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Ana titer with reflex to ifa of 1:320 and neg for antibody tests what does that mean? Pattern was speckled and homogeneos

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology
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You have a positive ANA which is a screening test for lupus. However, it is positive in numerous other diseases and even in normal people. See a rheumatologist to determine what it means.
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Anti nuclear ab titer 1:40 Ana pattern speckled?

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Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Allergy and Immunology
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Symptoms? Why was this test run?
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What would cause + ana nucleolar pattern on 4 tests low titer and now completely negative?

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Hard to interpret


Antinuclear antibody tests are famously inconsistent because even when they are done correctly by the lab (and often they are not), the immune system is chaotic and results can vary tremendously from week to week. ANA's, especially at low titer, mean nothing apart from the clinical picture. Try to stay physically fit, and forget about the ANA unless your physician is super-concerned.
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Ana titer value1:160 for 1and 2 with speckled and homogeneous patterns, RA factor 7, ASO less than 100, ESR 29, segs 65.2. Is this lupus?

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Dr. Barbara A. Hummel
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Positive ANA


Certainly suggestive of lupus. You need to follow with your promSry care physician or a rheumatologist for further tests and treatment.
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What do you think? ANA-Positive,Titer >1:640,Speckled/ANA Titer 2-1:32,ANA Pattern 2-Homogeneous C3 180.8, RNPAB,IGG 1.5, CRP 1.9.

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Dr. Neal S. Birnbaum
Rheumatology
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Possible MCTD


The highly positive ANA in a speckled pattern suggests Mixed Connective Tissue Disease. MCTD is a close cousin of lupus but usually has a better prognosis. The anti-RNP is usually be elevated in MCTD. Interpreting the results of autoantibody studies can confusing. You should discuss these findings with a rheumatologist.
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I received an ana titer postive test with speckled & homogeneous pattern on it my RA factor 7, now i am being referred to rheumologist. Is this lupus?

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An autoimmune problm


It's an autoimmune problem, need additional testing to see what it is.
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ANA screen positive, ANA TITER 320, RASH VERY OFTEN on face, Nucleolar pattern. Any significance?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology
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Yes


The pattern is not important but a facial rash and a positive ANA suggest the possibility of some form of lupus.
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What does an ANA Titer of 1:40 with a homogeneous pattern usually indicate with bald spots on my scalp?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology
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See a rheumatologist


An ANA titer of only 1:40 is usually considered to be a negative test. With the other issues, I would urge an opinion with a rheumatologist
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Lab test result Ana hep2 titer 1:40. And Ana hep2 pattern Speckled. does this mean I have lupus?

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Dr. Martin Morell
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Probably not


Likely false positive test. There must be at least 4 major criteria.
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A positive ANA test 1;320 titer, with a speckled pattern... does it mean i have an autoimmune disease...

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Not necessarily


The ANA is a screening test for lupus but is not specific. It can be positive in numerous other diseases and in normal people. It has to be evaluated in the context of the clinical picture and the results of other autoantibody tests.
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