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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

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Since my ANA titer of 1:320 came back my knee has been swollen and leg now my back hurts when i breathe in and out do I have a immune disease ?

Since my ANA titer of 1:320 came back my knee has been swollen  and  leg now my back hurts when i breathe in and out do I have a immune disease ?

Only a screening: 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 on the results report. ...Read more

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My ANA came back positive speckled with a titer of 1:1280. What does that mean for me?

See details: An ANA must be evaluated in the context of the entire clinical picture. You should ask this question to the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more

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Hello, My ANA titer test came back as 1:320. What could this mean? It is quite high.Thank you.

ANA titer: this as with many tests needs to be taken in context. We need to know why it was taken. What your symptoms are, what other tests were done, what the pattern showed, etc. Giving us one lab result and asking us what it means is like giving us one word from the bible and asking us what page it came from. The doctor who ordered the test is the best one to tell you or refer you to one who can. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my ANA titer is <1:40 but my rnp is 128?

Caution: There are a huge number of labs in rheumatology, but especially with low-titer ANA and lowish-titer ribonucleoprotein, nobody's going to make the call of mixed connective tissue disease or anything else without a strongly supportive history and physical exam. Whenever arthritis is a consideration, a good trusting relationship with a rheumatologist is your best asset. ...Read more

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What does this mean (h) 1:8 titer, ANA patter (a) nucleolar, ANA screenifa (a) positive?

Depends on setting : The blood test by itself is not diagnostic. It depends on your clinical condition why the test was done as to whether it has any meaning at all. All this means is that you have an antibody against nucleus of the cell but that is not a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hello My ANA titer test came back as 1:320. Is this very high?. Speckled pattern. I am quite concerned. Than you.

Is positive: This test is positive but only the doctor ordering it can explain to you the significance. ANA tests are notoriouisly positive in people without disease. ...Read more

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What is significance of ANA of 1:640 vs 1:320or 1:80.I know what the dilution means, but does higher titer even make a difference in clinical picture?

ANA titer matters.: ANA, or anti-nuclear antibody, is a a sensitive and specific test for systemic lupus erythematosus ONLY at high titer >1:320. Up to one in ten HEALTHY women can have a positive low-titer ANA, 1:40 or 1:80, which does NOT indicate lupus. Only a high-titer ANA can be used to diagnose lupus. To measure clinical activity in lupus, a different antibody called anti-double stranded DNA is measured. ...Read more

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What does a positive result on the ANA titer mean?

Further testing: A positive ANA may not be significant. First of all why was the test done. If it was done for joint pain it will mean more then if a physiciab did one as a part of an annual physicial. Certainly, we are may be more concerned based on the value but also the pattern of the ana. The titer may mean an autoimmune disease is present based on the complaints, physical exam, and the values of other tests. ...Read more

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What happens with a positive ANA test even thought i don't have a titer result yet?

What happens with a positive ANA test even thought i don't have a titer result yet?

See details: A positive screen means nothing. You need a titer to know if the test is truly positive. A positive can be seen in numerous diseases and even in normals. The result needs to be correlated with the clinical picture. ...Read more