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Causes Of Positive 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 could a positive ANA of 1:640 speckled indicate if lupus and rheumatoid arthritis tests are negative?
What illness could explain ELEVATED C3 and C4 complement serum levels in the presence of angioedema? ANA and Rheum Arth Factor both negative.
ANA 1:320 Homogenous pattern, positive ssDNA, and chromatin antibodies 60 u/ml. Fatigue and joint pain. Is lupus a possibility?
Yes: 1:320 along with positive ssDNA Ab and the symptoms you are having makes Systemic Lupus a strong possibility. I suggest seeing a Rheumatologist so they can also evaluate and potentially initiate treatments. ...Read more
Positive arthritis-joint inflammation condition but negative rheumatoid factor in blood panel. What is the reason?
Many possibilities: Even in rheumatoid arthritis, 25% of people never make rheumatoid factor. A host of joint diseases, including most juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, gout, infectious arthritis, parvo b19, chikungunya, lyme disease, hemochromatosis, alkaptonuria, reactive arthritis and psoriatic arthritis usually have no rheumatoid factor. ...Read more
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
Ana positive 1.80 speckled pattern/dsdna also positive 36.1/ Ena negative. muscle/joint pain headache/chronic fatigue... likely to be lupus?
Yes: Certainly compatible with lupus but no lab test alone can establish a diagnosis thus you need to consult your rheumatologist. ...Read more
Positive ANA with titer 1:80 Homogeneous AND 1:80 Speckled. What does this all mean? Constant headaches and fatigue. Possibility of Lupus?
May be: 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. Having said that, ANA positive at 1:80 is just above the normal limit and may not mean any disease. It would be prudent to consult a rheumatologist. For info http://www.rheumatology.org/practice/clinical/patients/diseases_and_conditions/ana.asp ...Read more
I'm having negative DNA ,Sm and Rnp antibodies, but positive sm/rnp antibody,and high ANA titre speckled,so what is the diagnosis ?
Lupus: These serologies are rather non specific. The speckled ANA is non specific. In Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (SLE) it is usually homogeneous in its staining. Anti-Sm and Anti RNP can be see in mixed connective-tissue diseases and overlaps with SLE, scleroderma and myositis. As often is the case a specific diagnosis cannot be made. You need to see a Rheumatologist. ...Read more
No such thing: If the alt is elevated, something's caused the enzyme to leak from your liver and/or skeletal muscles. Today's assays are reliable. But this does not necessarily means you are sick. It can be from the ultramarathon you just ran, or the Ibuprofen you took for the cold you're now better from. Your physician knows how to follow this up -- often just a repeat draw will lay concerns to rest. ...Read more
I have a lab result of positive ANA screen, ifa. Ana pattern is speckled and ANA tilter is 104H. Is this of concern. Have fingers and toes draw up.
Big picture: About one grown woman in four has detectable antinuclear antibodies. They are only on part of the workup for your back pain / fatigue. For most people, they are of no consequence. They are of course the basic screening test for lupus and for a few other illnesses, but you're not a lupus patient yet. Best wishes -- stay proactive and keep asking these good questions. ...Read more
It does not: At your age, if you have lymphoma it's probably Hodgkin's. ANA really has nothing to do with malignant lymphoma. If you're worried about big lymph nodest, trust me -- lymphoma nodes are obviously very abnormal. Best wishes, and I hope you'll always stay actively involved with your health. ...Read more
Lab tests showed the following: ANA w/titre & pattern 1:320 and a thyroid peroxidase ab 484.0...Could high ANA be because of positive hashimoto's?
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