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Ana Titre 1 160
I have recurring flares of rashes, joint pain, muscle aches, debilitating fatigue, dizziness. I have photosensitity and one episode of my WBC at 2.0 years back. My ANA is 6:40. I'm on plaquenil. Why are all my other antibodies neg for lupus?
Maybe SLE maybe not.: Diagnosis of rheumatologic disease is generally based on symptoms with support from lab. Sounds like you have a rheumatologic disease and are being treated with a rheumatologic agent perhaps by a rheumatologist. They can explain your particular situation better, but suffice it to say tests are not always right and a single test does not generally make or break a diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
2 positive ANA titres 1:160 speckled. All manual diff tests neg. Is this something to worry about?
May be non-specific?: ANA is test for antibodies directed against nuclear antigens. A positive test screens for autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus. There are four patterns: homogenous, nucleolar, peripheral, and speckled. Low titers less than 1:160 is likely a non-specific response. The clinical importance of this is to be decided in the light of other findings, and a follow-up test for direction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What percentage of people with a positive ANA nucleolar 1/160 titre will eventually go on to develop scleroderma? Would love some reassurance!
I have ANA testing speckeled pattern, titre 1.160 and suggesting either could that include rheumatoid arthritis?
Anti-CCP: Speckled ANA at 1:160 is generally associated with connective tissue disease. There is a better test for rheumatoid arthritis, namely anti-ccp antibody. Do you have any symptoms? Every lab test needs to interpreted in the clinical context as some tests are falsely positive. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001467/. ...Read more
Should I be concerned if my S.Creatinine level rises from 1.02 mg/dl to 1.12 mg/dl in one months time if ANA is positive?
Follow it: Your history gives me no reason to think you have lupus. You might have taken ibuprofen, put on some extra muscle, or otherwise gotten your creatinine up for some reason. I trust your urinalysis is normal. I'd urge you to stay fit and not fret over small changes in lab values. ...Read more
I have 10 out of 12 symptoms of lupus but a negative ana. Can my ANA be negative one time and positive another?
ANA negative SLE: About 5% of the patients with systemic lupus are ANA negative. Read the information at the site given below. Please discuss the issue with your doctor sle is not a topic for self diagnosis. http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_aboutfaq.aspx?articleid=380&zoneid=19. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please I need help. I have most symptoms of lupus but negative ANA so no one wants to help me. Life is going down fast. Almost always bed fast. ?
I have raised rnp and u1rnp is 0.2. Other ena's are 0.2 ANA 1:80. What is the difference between rnp and u1rnp? What does each one of them stand for?
essentially equivale: Essentially equivalent. U1 rnp is a component of rnp. Neither by itself is diagnostic. ...Read more