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Can syphilis cause a positive ANA test?

Can syphilis cause a positive ANA test?

No: However lupus can cause the screening test for syphilis (the rpr) to be falsely positive. ...Read more

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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Would a negative ANA rule out lymphoma? Does lymphoma cause a positive ANA test result?

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

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If you have fibromoalga would that cause weak positive ANA test or MS nothing elsa comes up on tests but have ache joints on amtriptaline for pain?

Comments: Fibromyalgia does not affect ANA, and many normals have low titer tests. Perplexed why you are using amitryptyline, as no good evidence of value in fibromyalgia. Better drugs include gabapentin, Lyrica, Cymbalta, Savella (milnacipran). Does not sound like you have MS. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a positive ANA test result?

Many: ANA can be positive in many diseases and in many apparently healthy people. By itself , it does not mean much other than pointing to a higher but not certain risk for an individual to develop an autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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What can cause false positives on a ANA test im just concerned and don't want a false positive?

See below: They can occur for a variety reasons such as having a current or chronic infection. However; anas can have positive results and these can occur due to the type of the assay that was performed and can vary from different laboratories. It is is up to your rheumatologist to determine whether or not it is a false positive. ...Read more

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Can flu shot cause a false positive on ANA test? If not what can? Im nervous im taking it to test if I have sle I have all sypmtoms and blood clots

Can flu shot cause a false positive on  ANA test? If not what can? Im nervous im taking it to test if I have sle I have all sypmtoms and blood clots

See below: A viral infection is more apt to cause a false positive ANA if drawn to close to the infection as opposed to the vaccine. There are lots of false positives. The ANA is interpreted in context of other labs tests, your exam and your symptoms/history. If you have symptoms suggestive of lupus, you need to be tested as early intervention and treatment makes a big difference in the outcomes of lupus. ...Read more

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Does minocycline cause a false positive on the ANA test?

Does minocycline cause a false positive on the ANA test?

The positive is real: If you develop antinuclear antibodies while taking minocycline, you might do well to consider a different medication, especially if your liver enzymes also went a little bit high. ...Read more

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Does stress cause ANA weak positive blood test cause i got a weak positive does it mean i will get an autoamune illness later in life ?

Weak positive?: What blood test are you referring to? Sometimes doctors test for ANA (antinuclear antibody), and results can be confusing. The "weak positive" can be a false one, and may not indicate any autoimmune illness at all. Positive ANA is fairly common, even in healthy people -- 20% of women, and 7% of men! http://tinyurl.Com/mp64o5m if you have no other symptoms, i would not be concerned about it. ...Read more

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