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Ana Titer Blood Test
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 ?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Diltiazem cause a lupus titer of 1:320? I also have positive ana and homogeneous pattern. All other blood test were normal.
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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