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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

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

See details: 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. ...Read more

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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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What does titer with 180H with ANA IFA positive and homogeneous pattern mean?

What does titer with 180H with ANA IFA positive and homogeneous pattern mean?

ANA explanation: ANA are antinuclear antibodies which are seen in Systemic Lupus and some other disorders. Titer means how many dilutions in the test are still positive. The higher the number the more significant the test is clinically. 1:10-1:40 is low; 1 :80-1:320 is modest;1:680 and higher is high and very significant. Homogeneous is the most non-specific pattern seen even in drug-induced SLE.See your above. ...Read more

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How about Ana screen positive, Ana titer (ifa) 1:80 Hi, and pattern speckled?

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

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Rashes on neck(not butterfly) gone after use of steroid cream( 5 days), ANA IFA positive, Pattern :Homogeneous, Titer : 1:80h, should I be worried?

Rashes on neck(not butterfly) gone after use of steroid cream( 5 days), ANA IFA positive, Pattern :Homogeneous, Titer : 1:80h, should I be worried?

No: A titer of 1:80 is borderline at best and is likely unrelated. However, if the rash is recurrent see a dermatologist and have it biopsied. Then you will know for certain. ...Read more

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My teen had ANA test but now dr is saying we need a "reflex titer" blood test. What is it and does that mean ANA positive?

Suggestive of auto-: Immune disorder. A high concentration of anti-nuclear antibody is one indicator or auto-immune disease. Titer is one expression for concentration of a particular antibody. See this site for info on ana: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003535.Htm. ...Read more

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Positive ANA IFA screen with reflex is it contagious?

No: This isn't a screen for an infectious disease, and many people have a positive ANA yet are perfectly healthy -- in fact, there are probably more people in whom it's a non-finding than who have ANA-associated illness. ...Read more

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Had HSV DNA PCR test with CSF? Negative. Also had HSV 1/2 antibody (IgM), IFA with reflex to Titer, CSF. Negative. Can I still have HSV 1 or 2?

Had HSV DNA PCR test with CSF?  Negative.  Also had HSV 1/2 antibody (IgM), IFA with reflex to Titer, CSF. Negative. Can I still have HSV 1 or 2?

No HSV in CNS: With these tests, you're obviously under a doctor's care, maybe including an infectious diseases specialist or neurologist. They can answer these questions best. But these results effectively rule out HSV infection of your central nervous system. Something else is causing the problem. That said, the HSV IgM test is notoriously unreliable. You probably also had an IgG test, probably negative. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have been told i tested with a positive ANA homogenous pattern and have a titer of 1:160. What exactly does?

Nothing: This blood test has no value by itself. It is positive in many people with no related disease. It can also be present in lupus and other autoimmune diseases, many infections, cancer, inflammatory vowel disease, and many relatives of people with autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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