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Ana titer 1&2 1:160, pos with homogeneous & speckled, ers 29, RA factor 7, aso <100, seg 65.2. Suffer from fatigue, sometimes have pain. Is this lupus?

Ana titer 1&2 1:160, pos with homogeneous & speckled, ers 29, RA factor 7,  aso <100, seg 65.2. Suffer from fatigue, sometimes have pain. Is this lupus?

Impossible to say: The ANA must be evaluated in the context of the clinical symptoms. It is not that specific a test. See a rheumatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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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Positive Ana with homogenous pattern titer of 1:160 does this most likely mean I have lupus?

Positive Ana with homogenous pattern titer of 1:160 does this most likely mean I have lupus?

No: This result is weakly positive or even normal in some individuals, positive ANA screen doesn't confirm a disease, it rather complements clinical signs and symptoms, other specific tests, imaging /tissue studies need to be performed in the context of the whole clinical picture. Seek a rheumatologist input if you're in doubt, wish you wellness ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have been told i tested with a positive ANA homogenous pattern and have a titer of 1:160. What exactly does?

Nothing: This blood test has no value by itself. It is positive in many people with no related disease. It can also be present in lupus and other autoimmune diseases, many infections, cancer, inflammatory vowel disease, and many relatives of people with autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Is a high ANA titer of 1:640 or > and symptoms present for ctd early in diagnosis likely mean a bad prognosis or not necessarily?

Is a high ANA titer of  1:640 or > and symptoms present for ctd early in diagnosis likely mean a bad prognosis or not necessarily?

Not necessarily: The ANA titer will not correlate with disease activity. Your symptoms or what organ systems that are involved early in the disease course can sometimes be predictive of how the disease will be. If you have severe organ involvement requiring medications such Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) that can sometimes be associated with a more worse prognosis. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is a ANA titer of 1:640, homogenous considered high? Rhuemy said i might have sle but would never diagnose in a male. Should i get a 2nd opinion?

Is a ANA titer of 1:640, homogenous considered high? Rhuemy said i might have sle but would never diagnose in a male. Should i get a 2nd opinion?

See details: That ANA is positive. If the clinical picture fits then you have sle regardless of whether you are male or female. Being a male does not exclude the diagnosis. Get a 2nd opinion if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Ana titer of 1:320, normal ESR and normal c reactive protein. Any ideas which autoimmune this is pointing to?

ANA titer: The ANA titer of 1:320 is not specific for any autoimmune disease. You need to be evaluated by a doctor and other tests done to see if you have a problem with autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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What does an ANA titer of 1:40 with a homogeneous pattern usually indicate with bald spots on my scalp?

What does an ANA titer of 1:40 with a homogeneous pattern usually indicate with bald spots on my scalp?

See a rheumatologist: An ANA titer of only 1:40 is usually considered to be a negative test. With the other issues, i would urge an opinion with a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What do you interpret these results as ANA titer of 1 8 hla b27 of negative antinuclear ab speckled rheumatoid fact of 5 sed rate of 3 imm gran of 0 04 eos of 07 imm gran of 0 4?

What do you interpret these results as ANA titer of 1 8 hla b27 of negative antinuclear ab speckled rheumatoid fact of 5 sed rate of 3 imm gran of 0 04 eos of 07 imm gran of 0 4?

Appear normal: It is very difficult to interpret lab results without knowing the clinical picture of the persone to whom these values are attached however it would seem that all of the results given are normal the low titre of ANA may be of no clinical importance but, again, need to know all clinical information about the person. ...Read more