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What does a variation in results for ANA blood test in the past all were negative what does it mean if the titer is 1:80 and a speckled pattern ?

What does a variation in results for ANA blood test in the past all were negative what does it mean if the titer is 1:80 and a speckled pattern ?

Not much: You need tests for specific antibodies in order to diagnose an auto-immune inflammatory condition such as lupus. See your doctor for complete evaluation. ANA has a high incidence of false positives. ...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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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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Can Diltiazem cause a lupus titer of 1:320? I also have positive ana and homogeneous pattern. All other blood test were normal.

Ana positive: Yes it could be related to the meds, Ana us kind of too high, needs to get more specific testing to completely clear the possibility ...Read more

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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 more

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What is the ANA profile blood test?

What is the ANA profile blood test?

Autoimmune: ANA test detects antinuclear antibodies in your blood. Your immune system normally makes antibodies to help you fight infection.Antinuclear antibodies often attack your body's own tissues, each cell's nucleus. Positive ANA test indicates that your immune system is misdirected attacking your own cells. Some people have positive ANA tests even when they're healthy. Ordered if lupus ra, scleroderma. ...Read more

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What is an ANA or anca blood test?

What is an ANA or anca blood test?

Tests: An ANA is an anti nuclear antibody test. It is often the fist step in trying to diagnose lupus or a vasculitis. An anca is an anti nuclear cytoplasmic antibody test. There are two types p-anca and c-anca both used to diagnose vasculitic conditions (poly-arteritis nodosa and wegener's granulomatosis, respectively). They are often ordered and part of larger panels to work up rule out conditions. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a positive ANA blood test?

What does it mean to have a positive ANA blood test?

Nada without disease: If you do not have a clinical disease or symptoms then it simply means you have a positive test ( maybe 1/3 of the population has a "positive" test). If the titer is very high ( greater than 1:640) you should probably be followed to see if a disease is developing. ...Read more

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In my blood test results, ANA came back negative. What does this mean?

Nothing: An ANA test, either positive or negative, means nothing without the clinical context. It has been found negative in people with disease and positive in people with no disease. Need to ask ordering doctor. ...Read more

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