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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
4/5 results- test neg scl70, double stranded dna, ssa, ssb, smith rmp sederate, esr&crp norm, electrolyte/white/red blood norm.Again + ANA 1:160 centromer. What additional test to exclude scleroderma/crest?
Av test positive .Ra factor positive .Joint pain .Ccp antibody test negative.Raised esr.Plz diagnose my disease.
Cannot diagnose: Although these lab values are interesting, taken out of the context of your symptoms and findings on physical examination, plus further testing there is no way in which to diagnose over the internet. See a rheumatologist and get appropriately assessed. ...Read more
My serum test is negative for endomysial antibody iga, ttg tissue transglutasminase iga, gliadin antibody igg. But positive for gliadin antibody iga?
What does this mean ?
SSB(La)IGG Positive 85
SSA(Ro)AB IGG Neg.
SED RATE Neg.
Depends: All lab 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 antibodies to SSA suggest auto-immune disorder, however, if that is the only abnormal test and you do not have any symptoms, I would leave it alone and re-evaluate in six months. ...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'm having negative DNA ,Sm and Rnp antibodies, but positive sm/rnp antibody,and high ANA titre speckled,so what is the diagnosis ?
Lupus: These serologies are rather non specific. The speckled ANA is non specific. In Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (SLE) it is usually homogeneous in its staining. Anti-Sm and Anti RNP can be see in mixed connective-tissue diseases and overlaps with SLE, scleroderma and myositis. As often is the case a specific diagnosis cannot be made. You need to see a Rheumatologist. ...Read more
May be: Why were these tests done? You must have had some symptoms for your doctor to order these tests. Negative results on blood tests are not an assurance that there is no disease. Please follow your doctor's advice for follow-up care. ...Read more
Positive ANA 1:160 homogeneous, positive EBV (via, igg) at 3.97 H. See rheumatologist? Possible diagnoses?
Symptoms?: We treat patients not lab results, you can still see a rheumatologist to sort things out for you, best wishes ...Read more
Misinformed?: Who told you that your hep c test was false? If you have no viral load that means you cleared an infection. Are you sure you are getting the right advice? ...Read more
Does a Positive ANA Antibodies, IFA test mean I could have an STD? What STDs are Positive ANA test? Is an ANA Antibody test a standard test for STDs?
Antinuclear antibody: Antinuclear antibody testing is useful for someone with signs and symptoms of an autoimmune disease - anemia, arthritis, kidney disease, inflammation of the heart and lungs. It is not a test for STDs. However, a test for syphilis, the VDRL, was once used as a test for autoimmune disease! Please call your doctor to explain your ANA. Usually they are of no medical significance. ...Read more
Probably not: Likely false positive test. There must be at least 4 major criteria. ...Read more
Lupus panel negative. Sed rate 30 should b under 20. Ana positive w/ spec pattern. Serum protein electrophoresis test normal. Cbc ok. Metabolic ok.?
Gyn did ANA testing (first visit, routine checkup) that came back with pattern "cytoplasmic fluorescence". What does this mean?
Not significant: That pattern has no clinical significance. Why was the test ordered in the first place? ...Read more
Alt 93 bilirubin 1.4 CT diagnosed in july with fatty liver alpha 1 negative all ANA testing was normal. Could this be cirrhosis? Us showed no fat.
I had a 1:160 ANA blood result. Further testing for lupus was negative and my rheumatoid factor was normal. What could the high ANA be caused by?
Have a runny nose for year. Allergy testing normal. Ana high all other blood tests good. Nose biopsy done. What are they looking for?
Vasomotor: This may well be a case of vasomotor or perennial rhinitis and this does not have an allergic basis. It is often related to changes in temperature or humidity,dust,certain foods, hot soup, for example. Nasal biopsy is performed to look for disorders like Wegener's granulomatosis or other nasal pathology. ...Read more
It depends: The ANA is a screening test for lupus. However, it is very nonspecific and can be positive in numerous other conditions and even present in people without any disease. In addition, the speckled pattern is not very specific for any one disease. The ANA results should always be evaluated in context with the clinical symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Waiting for more testing but wondering, if ana goes from negative to positive in 3 yrs (no "at risk" meds introduced), can that still mean nothing?
Need more info:
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, Positive ANA becomes more common with increasing age, without having pathological consequences.
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I tested positive ANA and anti dsdna, later testing neg. I have past diagnosis that may apply to lupus but do not do well articuliatng at dr. Help?
Tests and lupus: The question is why is the doctor running the tests? If your symptoms and physical signs are a strong indication of possible lupus, positive dsdna helps confirm a diagnosis of lupus. If the tests are run for "screening", they are worthless tests. No diagnosis of lupus or connective tissue disease can be made on antibody studies alone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will the results from immunological blood testing (anti-ro/ana/ena/dna) depend on my current health state?
No: Either you have these markers or not. Their presence is not dependent on health status ...Read more
28/f. Ana pos 1:160, homogeneous diffuse pattern. Many symptoms of SLE. Should i ask for referal to rheumatologist or further testing?
Rheumatologist: See a rheumatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can birth control cause false positive ANA and dsdna using mia testing method? How reliable is this testing method?
Not necessarily: It is pretty unlikely that could be causing those tests to be positive. It does occur on occasion however but i would look for other issues. It could be false-positive. ...Read more
C-ANCA, P-ANCA, ANA & CRP tests stands for what..?? Does it belongs to any cancer testing for kidneys..?? Please suggest
Vasculitis tests: The first two test for autoimmune diseases that affect your vessels. These diseases are uncommon, lethal if missed, and fairly easy to treat. ANA is a screen for some of the autoimmune illnesses, and CRP is a not-that-helpful measure of inflammation that's often misleading. These are not cancer tests. ...Read more