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Doctor insights on: Antinuclear Antibodies And Interferon

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Antinuclear antibodies are diagnostic of what?

Antinuclear antibodies are diagnostic of what?

Part of diagnosis: Antinuclear antibodies, ana, may be present in older folks without any disease. ANA are present in many diseases, e.g., lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and other auto-immune disorders. Presence of ANA needs to be evaluated in concert with other findings. ...Read more

Interferon (Definition)

Interferons are a diverse group of proteins that belong to a class of glycoproteins known as cytokines. Interferons were first discovered for their ability to block viral replication within host cells. They also have been found to activate immune cells for many disease processes. There are several classes of interferons, types i, ii and iii, depending on ...Read more


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Elevated levels of antinuclear antibodies and bilirubin go with what disease?

Elevated levels of antinuclear antibodies and bilirubin go with what disease?

Autoimmune disease: Elevated ANA associated with autoimmune diseases. Elevated bilirubin associated with gall bladder and pancrease (pancrelipase). Not aware of how the two can be related. ...Read more

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What diseases can I have after a positive antinuclear antibodies test result?

What diseases can I have after  a positive antinuclear antibodies test result?

Any one: Depending on the concentration/titer of the antibody, it may be a false positive if it is low titer; if the titer is high it may portend an auto-immune disease like lupus or arthritis. However the person with ANA is still susceptible to all other diseases that affect other people with similar genetic background and environment. ...Read more

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Antinuclear antibodies strongly positive what does this mean?

Antinuclear antibodies strongly positive what does this mean?

Impossible to say: While the ANA is a screening test for lupus, it is also positive in numerous other diseases and may frequently be positive in people without any disease, the test needs to be evaluated in the context of your clinical symptoms. See a rheumatologist for this issue. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have an elevated antinuclear antibodies?

How can you tell if you have an elevated antinuclear antibodies?

Blood test: Have a blood test for antinuclear antibiodies. Routine screening for such is not recommended as positive tests in absence of disease are common. ...Read more

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Are antinuclear antibodies(ana's) reversible?

Are antinuclear antibodies(ana's) reversible?

No: Generally the development of auto-immune antibodies is not reversible, the titer, strength, of the antibody may be modified by treatment and natural relapses and remissions. ...Read more

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How much does a ANA (antinuclear antibodies) cost?

Have no idea: I only order tests and am not familiar with the costs by different labs. Perhaps quest or lab core could help you. ...Read more

Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more


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Antinuclear Antibodies (Definition)

Antinuclear antibodies present - about half of those who have this have an auto-immune disease. ...Read more