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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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I had a negative ANA test but positive double stranded DNA test do I have lupus?

I had a negative ANA test but positive double stranded DNA test do I have lupus?

Not enough data: The diagnosis of luppus is made on the basis of clinical signs and symptoms confirmed by specific lab tests including the dna antibody. This antibody can also be positive in other auto immune diseases. Since you did not mention symptoms, there is no way to answer your question. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your double stranded DNA test comes back positive?

hard to say: The results need to be evaluated in the context of the clinical picture. What symptoms led to the test being ordered in the first place? ...Read more

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I had a positive ana, double stranded dna, and I believe smith's antibodies. I also had a butterfly rash at the time. Besides lupus, what could it be?

I had a positive ana, double stranded dna, and I believe smith's antibodies. I also had a butterfly rash at the time. Besides lupus, what could it be?

Probably Lupus: A butterfly rash is often seen with lupus, but could also been seen with vitamin deficiency disorders like pellagra or connective tissue disases like dermatomyositis. However, the positive ANA and smith's antibodies most likely indicate it is lupus. You should see your physician to be properly diagnosed. ...Read more

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Is an antinuclear antibody blood test result of 1.32 low, medium, or high? Is it something to worry about?

Is an antinuclear antibody blood test result of 1.32 low, medium, or high?  Is it something to worry about?

If 1:320, high-ish: Anas are reported as a ratio of how dilute the serum is when the antibody is still detectable, and the lowest ratio reported is usually 1 to 40, written 1:40. Meaning if you dilute the serum 40 fold, you can still find antibody. The next reading is 1:80, then 1:160, then 1:320. The number you write looks like it could be 1:320. That's a significant amount and might cause symptoms. Make appt w doc. ...Read more

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Will antinuclear antibody test detect dormant syphilis? I am waiting on results and had a RPR test came back was non reactive.

Will antinuclear antibody test detect dormant syphilis? I am waiting on results and had a RPR test came back was non reactive.

ANA: This will not detect the presence or absence of syphilis. If you had a negative RPR the overwhelming probability is that you have not had syphilis. ...Read more

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Is a antinuclear antibody blood a sensitive test?

Is a antinuclear antibody blood a sensitive test?

Yes: Yes, the ANA is sensitive in the case of lupus erythematosus meaning that if you have lupus, the ANA will be positive over 99% of the time (few false negatives). However, it is very non-specific meaning that if you have a positive ana, you may have lupus or some other disease or nothing at all (many false positives). ...Read more

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Hi sir, i'm age of 25 female in my urine report micra albumin is 200mgs/l serum antinuclear antibody test 1:100 digestive is +ve?

Hi sir, 
i'm age of 25 female
in my  urine report 
micra albumin is 200mgs/l
serum antinuclear antibody test 1:100 digestive is +ve?

?: I do not understand the digestive part of your question and the ANA is not measured as a titer of 1:100. That said, a positive ANA and protein in the urine could be indicative of lupus or related diseases. Please consult with a rheumatologist or nephrologist (kidney specialist). ...Read more

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What is an antinuclear antibody test used for?

Autoimmune disease: ANA (anti-nuclear antibody) is a blood test used by doctors that indicates the presence of an autoimmune condition in which the body's immune system is predisposed to recognize normal things in your body as foreign invaders that need to be attacked. The results are not specific for any particular disease if positive, but are a preliminary test, after which a range of possibilities are considered. ...Read more

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My antinuclear antibody test came back positive, how worried should I be?

My antinuclear antibody test came back positive, how worried should I be?

ANA - not diagnostic: The ANA (anti-nuclear antibody) can be present for many reason. It is classically seen in sle, but most people was a + ANA do not have lupus or a connective tissue disease. You evaluation will help clarify why you have the + ANA and how it relates to your medical condition. ...Read more

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My ANA (antinuclear antibody) test came back positive, how worried should I be? Do normal people have this?

Many False +: ANA is a screening test for autoimmune disease. False + are common. False negatives are rare. Yes, normal ppl do have this appear + sometimes. The lab should also indicate how positive the test was: mildly or strongly. Follow up tests to the ANA (such as dsdna and complement among many others) can determine if this was a true positive or false positive. ...Read more

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What does a borderline antinuclear antibody test homogeneous pattern 1:80 and sedrate westergreen 51 mean?

Not Much.: Doesn't really mean much without a compatible clinical syndrome. First you need symptoms then you need a test to tell you if the symptoms are real. Getting a test first then looking for symptoms is bad practice, often confusing and frustrating. Your current lab results may be perfectly normal for you. ...Read more

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My double stranded DNA is 6 which is "indeterminate" what does "indeterminate" mean when it comes to this test?

My double stranded DNA is 6 which is "indeterminate" what does "indeterminate" mean when it comes to this test?

DNA: There is no such thing dna 6. Are you taking about human herpes virus 6 dna detection test. If so, indeterminate means antibody titer is neither positive nor negative. It is falling in the grey zone. ...Read more

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What can a double stranded DNA blood test indicate?

What can a double stranded DNA blood test indicate?

Lupus.: Systemic lupus erythematosus can be associated with dsdna antibodies, although these can be seen with other autoimmune disorder of overlap. ...Read more

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What definitive lab test can r/o or confirm lupus while prego? + hashimotos , also + ana, +double stranded DNA . How do I determine a true yes or no?

See details: First of all, see a rheumatologist if you have not done so already. While an ANA can often be positive in hashimoto's it is much more unusual for the dna to be positive. Since you do not list your symptoms, it is impossible to offer a more specific opinion. ...Read more

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I had a recent high risk exposure. At 5 weeks i did the HIV antibody test and at 7 weeks the PCR DNA test both came back negative is this conclusive?

I had a recent high risk exposure. At 5 weeks i did the HIV antibody test and at 7 weeks the PCR DNA test both came back negative  is this conclusive?

Retest: According to the guidelines, following exposure, one may not convert to hiv+ for up to 6 months. It's a good sign that both these test have been negative so far and retesting every 3 months for antibody would be relatively inexpensive. Take precautions when engaging in any high risk activity. Here is a link that explains more: http://www.Aids.Org/topics/aids-basics/guide-to-hiv-testing. ...Read more

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Antinuclear antibody and anticardiolipin ab both positive, what are implications?

Connective Tissue Dx: With a positive ana, you must now characterize it. The positive anticardiolipin abs need to quatified for the 3 types: igg, igm, and iga. The ones that are likely to cause thrombotic issues are in order: igm, igg, and iga. You need a rheumatologic or immunologic evaluation. ...Read more

Dna (Definition)

Dna are the coding molecules found in all living things on earth which contain the instructions on how to build living things. Its is comprised the nucleotide molecules which are ...Read more