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Does the anti-nuclear ab titer and pattern check for Lyme disease?

Does the anti-nuclear ab titer and pattern check for Lyme disease?

No: Anti-nuclear antibody tests check for autoimmune diseases such as lupus. Some people with longstanding lyme do develop auto-immune disease and might have anti-nuclear antibodies, but most people with lyme do not have anti-nuclear antibodies. ...Read more

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Having headaches, and had a abnormal pap, does having a Positive (A) Anti-Nuclear AB and speckled 1:160 (A) have anything to do with it?

Having headaches, and had a abnormal pap, does having a Positive (A) Anti-Nuclear AB and speckled 1:160 (A) have anything to do with it?

Unlikely: Hi. Lupus cerebritis is thankfully quite rare, but headache could be a manifestation. Headaches are common, lupus cerebrates is not. As for the abnormal Pap, no relation. ...Read more

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Anti nuclear antibody test came back high for antinuclear ab what does that mean doctor saussure i don't have lipid but need to see a remoitologist?/?

Anti nuclear antibody test came back high for antinuclear ab what does that mean doctor saussure i don't have lipid but need to see a remoitologist?/?

Yes see Rheum: Agree that seeing a Rheumatologist is most appropriate if you have a positive ANA. Diagnosing lupus or other autoimmune disorders is based not only on +ANA but the entire clinical picture, i.e., other symptoms and lab tests that may need to be checked. Agree other symptoms that are typical of lupus or other connective tissue disease are joint pains, fatigue, mouth sores, sun sensitivity, etc. ...Read more

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What are herbs that stop anti nuclear antibody?

What are herbs that stop anti nuclear antibody?

None.: None. ANA positivity tells you very little about any autoimmune disease, except that high titers are more frequently associated with something. The pattern is more telling. No herbs effect the ana! ...Read more

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What is anti nuclear antibody test for immunology?

A general screen..: A general screen for certain autimmune diseases. However, my favorite referral is a patient with a positive ana. I can tell most on revisit that it is a false positive. 5% off th population has a positive ana. Only 1/100 have an autoimune disease, associated with a positive ana. ...Read more

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Will I die if I have an abnormal red blood cell count & tested positive for the anti-nuclear antibody?

Will I die if I have an abnormal red blood cell count & tested positive for the anti-nuclear antibody?

Not of this: You need to work with your physician to find the cause of your anemia. Up to a quarter of adults are ANA-positive; even high-titer folks often don't have trouble from it. Usually the cause of the anemia can be found and treated. Plan your life as if you'll have a normal span, and pack whatever amount you get with warmth and meaningful fun. ...Read more