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Doctor insights on: Associated Positive Antinuclear Antibodies Test

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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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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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My antinuclear antibodies (ana) test came back positive--what could this mean?

My antinuclear antibodies (ana) test came back positive--what could this mean?

Depends on titer: A high titer result suggests an auto-immune disorder, but, there are many false positives. Any lab result needs to be interpreted in the context of clinical and other lab findings. Consult your doctor. ...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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My ANTINUCLEAR ANTIBODIES IS POSITIVE PRIMARY DILUTION -1:40 PRIMARY INTENSITY ON IF -1+ ANA PATTERN SPECKLED END POINT TITRE 1:40 WHAT DOES IT MEANS?

Probably nothing: These low titer speckled positive ANA's are only one piece of information that a physician uses in putting together the big picture. In serious disease such as lupus or autoimmune hepatitis, the titer is usually much higher. ...Read more

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What does a positive NEUTROPHIL CYTOPLASMIC AB.CLASSIC & NEUTROPHIL CYTOPLASMIC AB.PERINUCL & Antinuclear antibodies mean?

What does a positive NEUTROPHIL CYTOPLASMIC AB.CLASSIC	& NEUTROPHIL CYTOPLASMIC AB.PERINUCL & Antinuclear antibodies mean?

See details: This test must be evaluated in the context of the clinical picture. The pANCA and MPO can be positive in several different diseases. ...Read more

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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

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Antinuclear Antibodies (Definition)

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