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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?

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.

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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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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?

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?

Not much: You need tests for specific antibodies in order to diagnose an auto-immune inflammatory condition such as lupus. See your doctor for complete evaluation. ANA has a high incidence of false positives.

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Can Diltiazem cause a lupus titer of 1:320? I also have positive ana and homogeneous pattern. All other blood test were normal.

Ana positive: Yes it could be related to the meds, Ana us kind of too high, needs to get more specific testing to completely clear the possibility

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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.

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How accurate is the ANA direct blood test? What is the test used for?

Explanation: This test is not very specific and used often as addition to sed rate, rheumatoid factor and other specific tests for diagnosis of rheumatic and autoimmune disease.

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Can an ANA test or any blood test be used to diagnose auto-immune diseases?

Can an ANA test or any blood test be used to diagnose auto-immune diseases?

Yes: An ANA is a test used to see essentially if the immune system has been activated. However, there are mutiple other tests for autoimmune diseases which are numerous and difficult to explain in this short space. Talk with your doctor.

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Dr. Ordered ANA in blood test to check for autoimmune. Came back negative. What does this mean?

Dr. Ordered ANA in blood test to check for autoimmune. Came back negative. What does this mean?

Less likely: This means that your problem is less likely to be from an autoimmune disease but does not totally rule it out. The diagnosis of a disease is based on the clinical features and the lab test is used mainly to confirm it.

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Can you have ANA come up posative if you have a cold or a virus on the day you have your blood test?

Can you have ANA come up posative if you have a cold or a virus on the day you have your blood test?

Usually not: Usually not. That is a possible issue with rheumatoid factor, but not ana. ANA positivity does not necessarily mean lupus. It is sometimes present in healthy individuals.

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What else could cause hashimitos type symptoms? When hashimitos has been ruled out by thyroid blood test and ANA blood test?

What else could cause hashimitos type symptoms? When hashimitos has been ruled out by thyroid blood test and ANA blood test?

The symptoms: The symptoms of hashimoto's can be seen with any number of conditions. We would need to know what exact symptoms that you are having to best comment.

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Does stress cause ANA weak positive blood test cause I got a weak positive does it mean I will get an autoamune illness later in life?

Weak positive?: What blood test are you referring to? Sometimes doctors test for ANA (antinuclear antibody), and results can be confusing. The "weak positive" can be a false one, and may not indicate any autoimmune illness at all. Positive ANA is fairly common, even in healthy people -- 20% of women, and 7% of men! Http://tinyurl. Com/mp64o5m if you have no other symptoms, I would not be concerned about it.

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What is the ANA profile blood test?

What is the ANA profile blood test?

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.

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My ANA profile blood test. The control (co) is 68 what is that means? ?

My ANA profile blood test. The control (co) is 68 what is that means? ?

Caution: By itself, the ANA means very little. It is only a useful test if the clinical picture suggests an autoimmune disease such as lupus. However, there are a plethora of reasons the ANA may be positive. Too often, it is mistakenly done as a screening test for generalized symptoms such fatigue or body aches.

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What is an ANA or anca blood test?

What is an ANA or anca blood test?

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.

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If the nucleosomes (nuc) is positive in the ANA profile blood test, what exactly this mean? ?

If the nucleosomes (nuc) is positive in the ANA profile blood test, what exactly this mean? ?

Ana pattern: ANA patterns are often not reliable in diagnosing disease in practice. Pattern detection accuracy can also vary between different labs. Ultimately whatever results of an ANA that one obtains has to be interpreted in context of the patients symptoms and history.

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My blood test was positive ANA and high rnp what does that mean?

See below: These test results have to be interpreted in context of your symptoms and these are frequently false positives. Seeing a rheumatologist can help you better determine this. If they are a true positive, this can be seen with an autoimmune disease known as mixed connective tissue disease.

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Anyone know what is a normal aso titer blood test for a 31 year old woman?

Depends on the lab: Different labs have different normal ranges. This should be printed on the results report.