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Anca Screen With Reflex To Titer
How about it?: Up to a quarter of women your age have an ANA (immunofluorescent antibody) at a low titer like yours with a speckled pattern. If there's a question of whether you have lupus or one of its relatives, it's a piece of information to note and file for future reference. A negative ANA would rule several things out. Your result proves nothing positive. Best wishes. ...Read more
Ana titer with reflex to ifa of 1:320 and neg for antibody tests what does that mean? Pattern was speckled and homogeneos
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?
I TOOK SOME LABS ANA SCREEN "YOUR VALUE" SAYS SEE TITER, HEX LUPUS ANTICOAGULANT IS 6 (NEGATIVE), SED RATE 3 AND ANA QUANT IS 320. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
Upload onto HT Prime: Rather than getting into hypotheticals in this forum (that's lmtd to 400 characters), you're best off starting a consult in HealthTap Prime. If you've obtained a computer copy of the lab results, as you'll be able to upload it in HealthTap Prime using the paperclip icon. You'll also get a doctor to go over it with you LIVE. You can ask questions & get responses in real time. It'll give best answer ...Read more
Had HSV DNA PCR test with CSF? Negative. Also had HSV 1/2 antibody (IgM), IFA with reflex to Titer, CSF. Negative. Can I still have HSV 1 or 2?
No HSV in CNS: With these tests, you're obviously under a doctor's care, maybe including an infectious diseases specialist or neurologist. They can answer these questions best. But these results effectively rule out HSV infection of your central nervous system. Something else is causing the problem. That said, the HSV IgM test is notoriously unreliable. You probably also had an IgG test, probably negative. ...Read more
Many Things: This type of test is done for many types of infections, especially viruses or pertussis. In order to give you mroe information, I would need to know what specifically they were doing the test to check on. ...Read more
Would bloods for autoimmune screen ANA double stranded DNA ENA anca still show positive if there had been an autoimmune response even 6 years ago?
See below: You also have to take in account that these panels frequently have false positives and assays vary from lab to lab. It is has been estimated that up 30% of all anas drawn are false positives. Only your doctor or your rheumatologist can interpret these results in context with your history and symptoms. ...Read more
Antibodies: A positive ANA means antibodies which can react with your body's cells. They can form after an infection, but do not indicate anything about the infection which is usually long since gone. There are many, many people whose ANA is positive and very, very few who have actual autoimmune disease. The question to ask is: for what symptoms was the ANA ordered? ...Read more
Went to dr with hand, shoulder, hip joint pain. Ana reflex screen Ana positive 1.0 and rnp antibody positive 4.3. All others neg. Very scared!
Lab numbers: These numbers don't show changes at joints and with most auto immune disorders, you may have periods of pain and increased lab numbers, usually related to stress in your life, and once treated medically or with stress reduction, pain/lab should improve. May want xray of one of involved joints just inflamed which can return to baseline. ...Read more
Do I have lupus? Ana screen came back as positive/abnormal. Ana titers are 1:320. Dna test came back as normal. My mchc is low and so are my iron stor
To check immunity: Antibodies are proteins involved in immune reactions. An antibody titer measures how much of these proteins have been made against a particular substance. For example: to see if you've had recent exposure to an organism like mono; to ensure you are protected against infections like strep; to ensure you have responded to a vaccine; to check for an autoimmune condition; to type blood for transfusion. ...Read more
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
ANA explanation: ANA are antinuclear antibodies which are seen in Systemic Lupus and some other disorders. Titer means how many dilutions in the test are still positive. The higher the number the more significant the test is clinically. 1:10-1:40 is low; 1 :80-1:320 is modest;1:680 and higher is high and very significant. Homogeneous is the most non-specific pattern seen even in drug-induced SLE. See your above. ...Read more
Hard to interpret: Antinuclear antibody tests are famously inconsistent because even when they are done correctly by the lab (and often they are not), the immune system is chaotic and results can vary tremendously from week to week. Ana's, especially at low titer, mean nothing apart from the clinical picture. Try to stay physically fit, and forget about the ANA unless your physician is super-concerned. ...Read more
Do you have anemia?: The most common antibody involved in warm antibody autoimmune hemolytic anemia is igg. The igg antibodies attach to a red blood cells with maximal reactivity at 37°c (versus cold antibody induced hemolytic anemia whose antibodies only bind red blood cells at low body temperatures, typically 28-31°c). Spleen cells will pick off portions of the red cell membrane, almost like they are taking a bite. ...Read more
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Do you have any symptoms? Why were these tests done? How long as your ASO been 405? 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, in isolation your test results are okay.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
My RPR was Postive with titer 1:1 for syphilis but my FTA-ABS was Non Reactive. What does that mean? I'm being treated.
Syphilis: You need to ask your treating physician to explain thes results to you ...Read more
I got syphillis and just started being treated for and my RPR titer before the treatment was 1:1. Is that really bad? What does it mean?
Just get treated: The starting titers of syphilis tests mean nothing. We want to see them drop and then revert to normal after successful treatment. I'm really glad you got diagnosed -- it's easy to treat and horrible if missed. I also hope you'll cherish the experience of having shared love, no matter how imperfect human love always is. Best wishes. ...Read more
After an affair of 1 yr my hsv-2 titer is 3.9 and rising. My husband is negative and we were monogamous. Did I receive hsv from my lover?
More info needed: It's often difficult to know when and from whom HSV2 was acquired. The numerical result of HSV2 antibody testing might indicate new infection, especially if it was quite low (e.g. under 2.0 rising to 3.9). But moderate changes in the number usually don't mean much. If a previous result was say 3.0, it's probably not a new infection and you might have been infected long before your affair. ...Read more
Do these results mean low immunity? Diptheria Titer 0.95 int_units/ml ref range <0.10 and Tetanus Igg Titer 0.62 int_units/ml ref range <0.10
It depends: On why this child required diphtheria and tetanus immunoglobulin titers in the first place. Most children go through the 3 stage DPaT vaccinations and never require Ig titers. Those titer concentrations mean that the necessary immunoglobulins against those conditions were undetectable in assay. Whether that means low immunity depends on the situation and the child. Ask MD that required titers. ...Read more
HC worker. 1992 Hep B vac, 2004 titer & booster. 2012 labs hep B neg. Labs done last wk; now told that Hep B test is positive?? How can this be?
The vaccine worked: Modified reply: At first I misinterpreted your question. Antibody levels produced by the vaccine often are low after years and sometimes may test negative, other times positive. If your positive test is only for hep B surface antibody (HBsAb, sometimes called anti-HBs), it just shows you are immune from the vaccine. But check with your doctor if you remain uncertain. ...Read more
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