Doctor insights on:
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
Messed up question do I have scleroderna last year tested ANA positive 1:40 and 1:160 nucleolar pattern but negative subtests including sl70 have no real symptoms no skin issues have red veins on arm when cold and episcleritis one time but not definite d
Scared! I had a positive ANA twice 1:40 and 1:160 nucleolar pattern only symptoms have been mild dry eye and one possible episode of episcleritis in the last year. I am scared I have diffuse scleroderma. Been to several rheumatogists and dermatolog
Relax!: Take a deep breath! having a positive ANA doesn't mean that you have a particular disease. In fact lab testing is only a part of the diagnosis, the main part is the clinical picture. Is a good thing to be on top of your health, but being too much can be harmful too. You have already consulted specialists in that area. Follow their recommendations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
In a diagnosis of mixed connective tissue disease, is it the anas alone that makes one feel crummy during flares if the other labs are normal?
Not likely so..: Antinuclear antibodies (ANA) is helpful in the innitial work-up and diagnosis of a rheamatologic disease, but ANA does not indicate the level of disease actitivies. Once positive for ana, this will always be so. The esr, crp, rf (in rhematoid arthritis) levels do correlate with disease activities and likely how you feel. U should check for thyroid, lyme, mono, depression, insomnia etc..Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What is the difference between an ANA and ELISA test? I tested high positive for one and negative for the other. Please explain in simplest terms. TY!
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Ana speckled pattern 1 160
- Ana titer 1 160 speckled
- Ana titer of 1 160
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Ana speckled pattern 1 80
- Ana 1 320 speckled pattern
- Ana titer 1 40 speckled
- Ana titer 1 640 homogeneous
- Talk to a rheumatologist online for free