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Causes Of Elevated Ana
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
What illness could explain ELEVATED C3 and C4 complement serum levels in the presence of angioedema? ANA and Rheum Arth Factor both negative.
Ebv cause elevated IgG and olioclonal bands yrs.After infection? And cause slightly elevated rheumatoid factor?
Yes: Any chronic type infection can cause a disruption of your immune system, and can make lab test positive that are not often clinically relevant. For example, the rheumatoid factor does not mean that you hae rheumatoid arthritis especially if there is little clinical suspicion (this can be determined by your rheumatologist). ...Read more
Several Things: High HDL levels may be the result of genetics (hyperalphalipoproteinemia), exercise, increased alcohol intake, or medications (niacin, fibrates). Rare causes include obstruction in the biliary tract, very high blood levels of dilantin, and organophosphate toxicity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
???: I am not sure about a correlation with blood worm and this antibody? Anti-histone antibodies are autoantibodies that are found in 50%-70% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (sle), but I am unawre of a correlation with blood worms? Posibly a pathologist may know of a correlation. ...Read more
Infection: While the can be other possible causes, infection would be most likely to cause all of these abnormalities at once. ...Read more
See below: There is not enough room here to list all the causes of these values to be evaluated. What we need to know in order to best answer this question is what symptoms were you having for your doctor to order this blood work. ...Read more
What are possible causes of highly elevated ImM levels with low ImG levels with no monoclonal gammopathy present?
ESR reflects : The magnitude of inflammatory process in your body. Minor elevations are not a cause for concern. Stress , exercise & smoking may cause this subtle elevations . Serious medical conditions like malignancy, heart attack & stroke can cause higher elevations.Check online for more info. God bless you ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could celiac disease cause ANA positive 1:640 spec pattern and elevated sed. Lupus neg.. Serum protein normal ?
No!: No it would not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Causes of elevated CRP (18.4) and C4 comlement (46)? History: ana, ccp positive. Sjogren's symptoms but ssa/b neg. No arthritis. Fatigued.?
You have inflammatio: Your tests indicate inflammation. Sjogren's not associated with high inflammation. Ccp positivity fairly specific for ra. Chronic fatigue is common in both RA and sjogrens. And sjogren's (2') common in ra! responds well to Nuvigil or provigil! have you seen a rheumatology specialist to sort things out? ...Read more
LAB ERROR: A serum level is not an accurate measurement for b12, which the body can store for up to several in the tissues. Local labs can usually only give us relatively accurate nutritional information about vitamin d and iron. A specialty lab must be used to measure sources other than serum, such as lymphocytic wbcs. Regardless, a high B12 in serum most likely indicates recent exposure or supplementation. ...Read more