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Is my ANA postive at 1:32?

Is my ANA postive at 1:32?

See below: That would be considered a positive test---but a positive ANA alone does not diagnose a disease. ...Read more

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What is the ANA test? 

What is the ANA test? 

Autoimmune screen: A blood test. A positive ANA test indicates that your immune system has launched a misdirected attack on your own tissue — in other words, an autoimmune reaction. This may indicate lupus, rheumatoid arthritis or scleroderma. Some people have positive ANA tests even when they're healthy, so further confirmatory tests are needed. ...Read more

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What does a 1:620 ANA mean?

see details: It means your ANA is positive. Because the ANA is a relatively nonspecific test, its meaning is determine but the symptoms you have and the results of more specific tests. ...Read more

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What's a normal ANA reading?

Negative: Although it is not uncommon for healthy people to have low titer anas at 1:40-1:80 in a speckled pattern. ...Read more

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What does an ANA test look for?

ANA: Tests for antinuclear antibodies, which are autoimmune antibodies and can be found in numerous autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, etc. ...Read more

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What does >or=320 homogenous ANA mean?

Auto-antibody: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the result means that you have an auto-anibody, generally see in lupus, does not mean you have lupus. See your doctor and this site for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/ana-test/basics/definition/prc-200 ...Read more

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Tested positive for ana, what do I do now?

See a rheumatologist: You should see a rheumatologist to find out if the ANA has any clinical significance. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ana?

What is the definition or description of: ana?

Antinuclear Antibody: 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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