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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
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
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
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
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?
Sacroilitis, Achilles enthesitis, HLA B27 negative, ANA 1280 homog/speck, SED/RA norm, ENA neg, CBC norm, kidney/liver norm, multiple lupus symptoms?
Probably not: Likely false positive test. There must be at least 4 major criteria. ...Read more
What tests did they do?
-rpr, rfx qn rpr/confirm tp-pa
value (normal range
non reactive (non reactive
Lupus panel negative. Sed rate 30 should b under 20. Ana positive w/ spec pattern. Serum protein electrophoresis test normal. Cbc ok. Metabolic ok.?
Testing for Viruses: Yes. Of course. But, it does matter the timing of the tests and the length of time since the possible infectious exposure. ...Read more
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