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Doctor insights on: Borderline Ana Results

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Ana (Definition)

An "ana" is a blood test used to screen a person for the possibility of several autoimmune diseases. It is important to remember that this is a screening test and a positive result only indicates more testing may be warranted. No blood test is perfect, and getting to a diagnosis is usually much more complex than drawing blood and looking at a number ...Read more


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Positive ana, dbl-stranded result indeterminate, smith and sl-70, and ss-a/ss-b all borderline with many sle symptoms. What does these mean?

Positive ana, dbl-stranded result indeterminate, smith and sl-70, and ss-a/ss-b all borderline with many sle symptoms. What does these mean?

See details: The ANA means nothing by itself as it must be evaluated in terms of the clinical symptoms. If the clinical picture is consistent with lupus, then you have lupus. If it is not, then the ANA is potentially not that important. Have you seen a rheumatologist? If you have, you need to discuss the findings with that doctor. If you haven't, you need to see one. ...Read more

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My ANA came back 1/80 borderline, what does this mean? My ESR and RF test results came back normal. I have joints and bone pain all over the body

My ANA came back 1/80 borderline, what does this mean? My ESR and RF test results came back normal. I have joints and bone pain all over the body

Systemic arthritis: You are describing an early collagen disease with systemic arthritic symptoms. See an internist for further diagnostic (HLA27, plain x-rays of spine, hands and pelvis, MRIs and others) and therapeutic (corticosteroid and others) tests. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Is a 1:80 homogeneous ANA borderline?

Is a 1:80 homogeneous ANA borderline?

No, but: Not borderline, but only has clinical meaning if associated with specific signs/symptoms/blood abnormalities. ...Read more

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What are the appropriate results of an ANA test?

Negative: The normal result for ANA test should be negative. However, low level positive results are common among older people without any disease. Any lab result needs to be evaluated in the total clinical context, a positive ANA test, by itself, is not diagnostic of any disease. ANA test is positive in lupus and other auto-immune diseases. ...Read more

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Ana test results 1:320 mean? Speckled homogeneous

Ana test results 1:320 mean? Speckled homogeneous

Not necessarily: The ANA is a screening test for lupus but is not specific. It can be positive in numerous other diseases and in normal people. It has to be evaluated in the context of the clinical picture and the results of other autoantibody tests. ...Read more

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What does a highly positive result in the ANA BLOTT test suggest?

It: Is indicative of a auto-immune disorder such as Systemic Lupus...Rheumatoid Arthritis. ..and others

A complete Rheumatology evaluation is indicated!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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My ANA test came back 'borderline positive', what does this mean?  

Nothing vs. Smth: First off, not sure why it was done. You must understand that in medicine it is not right to chase a positive test only. There may be symptoms also suggestive of a disease. Inflammatory markers are an important sign that, if absent, render the ANA test less valuable. If borderline + and symptoms are present, it may be warranted to have it repeated in a 2-3 months. ...Read more

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Does it take longer to get results for ANA testing, than with ENA? Is the ANA testing more in-depth??

No: The ANA testing is mostly used as a screening test for autoimmune disorders and not specific for any disease in and of itself. ...Read more

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What causes positive ANA results?

What causes positive ANA results?

Possibly normal: Up to 5% of healthy people may have a low titer ana. Lupus and other autoimmune diseases and sarcoidosis are possiblities. Diagnosis is on the basis of associated findings, not the ANA by itself. ...Read more

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What does ANA ifa results 1:80 mean?

ANA: An ANA titer of 1:80 often times means nothing as it can be encountered in completely healthy individuals. If there are associated signs and symptoms and/or associated inflammatory markers and antibodies, then it may mean something. It can be seen in various disease processes, usually auto-immune connective tissue/rheumatologic. ...Read more

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What does a positive result on the ANA titer mean?

Further testing: A positive ANA may not be significant. First of all why was the test done. If it was done for joint pain it will mean more then if a physiciab did one as a part of an annual physicial. Certainly, we are may be more concerned based on the value but also the pattern of the ana. The titer may mean an autoimmune disease is present based on the complaints, physical exam, and the values of other tests. ...Read more

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What will happen if the ANA results come back positive?

Rheumatologist: The ANA can be seen is people with Lupus Erythematosus, but it is not diagnostic of lupus. Studies have shown that 13.8 % of Americans can have a + ANA. When you have a + ANA there are many other tests that need to be done. The first is the history and physical to clarify the symptoms and signs. Then there are many other blood tests other laboratory findings that need to be done. ...Read more

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What will happen if the ANA results come back positive?

Ask your doctor: ANA stands for antinuclear antibody and is a very good test to help you diagnosed autoimmune diseases like lupus but the fact that is positive alone may not mean anything. Actually healthy individuals can have a positive test, others that have been infected with certain type of virus also can have a positive test, sometimes is positive in thyroid disease, etc. ...Read more

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What does a positive ana go 1:80 mean and a result of homogeneous?

Need more info: 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. How old are you? Do you have any symptoms? ANA is one of the markers of autoimmune diseases like Lupus, but is not sufficient by itself to diagnose SLE. It would be prudent to talk to the doctor who ordered the test. Visit this site for info:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/tests-procedures/ana-test/basics/definition/PRC-20014566 ...Read more

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I am ANA +ve and put on omnacortil 2.5mg daily dose. We have a boy of 4 years and are trying for 2nd baby for over a year with no results. Can you adv?

I am ANA +ve and put on omnacortil 2.5mg daily dose. We have a boy of 4 years and are trying for 2nd baby for over a year with no results. Can you adv?

Lab tests: Detailing laboratory tests without a full history and physical exam is of no value. Having a positive ANA may or may not mean anything, and you need to know why you are on a corticosteroid. Suggest seeing an internist and getting a full detailed evaluation. ...Read more

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I am trying to understand my Ana/RA test results?

Results: They can be difficult to understand but most of these are called antibodies that help us (rheumatologist) to get a certain diagnosis like for example RA. In RA usually we test 2 antibodies called RF and anti-CCP. In other autoimmune diseases like SLE, the ANA testing is important (ANA stands for antinuclear antibody). You should ask your rheumatologist about them or they meaning. ...Read more