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Ana Positive Titer
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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.
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. ...Read more
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
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
I have a positive ANA titer 1:80 nuclear...And elevated C4 @ 76. I have fsgs, no diabetes and moderate hypertension. What does this mean?!
No disease probably: A woman at age 50 may have a low titer ANA without any disease to go with it. Primary fsgs is not associated with positive ana. An elevated c4 is an "acute phase reactant", meaning a protein that can be increased with a variety of diseases. Acute lupus erythematosus is associated with decreased c4. Moderate hypertension and elevated glucose do not explain the findings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just got a blood test. I have High AST & ALT levels, high Bilrubin, a High CK total, and a positive ANA titer. Can you please help me identify this?
You need a workup: You're a young man and if you exercise and feel well, I'm not concerned about the CK. Around 1 person in 4 has a positive ANA, usually low titer. Your liver tests will be repeated after 2 weeks off alcohol / meds if applicable; if still up, you'll be screened for hepatitis B and C, Wilson's, hemochromatosis and autoimmune hepatitis. Your body may simply be asking for exercise & better eating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pain and swelling in my hands and wrist. I also have a positive ANA titer. The pain has increased . I draw blood and am having difficulty changing tubes. And doing compute work.
Swelling : Swelling in your hands and wrist are consistent with arthritis , swelling meaning redness, increase in volumen and increase in temperature locally , as well as pain . The ANA by it self is not enough to make a diagnosis . Diferent criteria such as lengh of disease, joints that are afected, skin problems, or the involvement of other systems are requiered to make a diagnosis . You need to consult a rheumatologist and define the disease that is affecting you , to the decide on the best treatment for your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Positive ANA with titer 1:80 Homogeneous AND 1:80 Speckled. What does this all mean? Constant headaches and fatigue. Possibility of Lupus?
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, ANA positive at 1:80 is just above the normal limit and may not mean any disease. It would be prudent to consult a rheumatologist. For info http://www.rheumatology.org/practice/clinical/patients/diseases_and_conditions/ana.asp ...Read more
I have a positive ANA with a titer of 1:80 and a positive DNA DS Antibidy of 23. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 2 days ago but feel its not right. ?
See rheumatologist: If you have been diagnosed to have fibromyalgia, I would suspect that you are suffering from chronic pain and fatigue. With the positive DNA DS ab, one needs to consider SLE and thus a rheumatology consult would be worthwhile since fibromyalgia may well not be the correct diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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