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Causes Of Positive Ana Test
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
Misinformed?: Who told you that your hep c test was false? If you have no viral load that means you cleared an infection. Are you sure you are getting the right advice? ...Read more
What could a positive ANA of 1:640 speckled indicate if lupus and rheumatoid arthritis tests are negative?
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
True or False Test?: A "false negative" test means the presence of a "confounding variable" that invalidates the test because it nullifies a test that would probably be positive if the variable were absent, like a brochodilator medicine (e.g.various inhalers and pills for asthma). So the test should be done in the absence of those medications, if possible-or-used as a validation as to the medication's effectiveness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Does a Positive ANA Antibodies, IFA test mean I could have an STD? What STDs are Positive ANA test? Is an ANA Antibody test a standard test for STDs?
Antinuclear antibody: Antinuclear antibody testing is useful for someone with signs and symptoms of an autoimmune disease - anemia, arthritis, kidney disease, inflammation of the heart and lungs. It is not a test for STDs. However, a test for syphilis, the VDRL, was once used as a test for autoimmune disease! Please call your doctor to explain your ANA. Usually they are of no medical significance. ...Read more
What do these mean? lupus anticoagulant weakly present at 1.30; positive ANA Test 1:40 speckled pattern; negative anticardioliptin and beta2
Not much: A weakly present lupus anticoagulant and an ANA of 1:40 are common in the general population, and usually not an indication of an autoimmune disorder. You should visit with the physician who ordered these tests to review them with you however. A test alone does not give any answers. Doctors will need both a patient's history and tests to determine further management. ...Read more
What is the test result range for both negative & positive for HSV antibodies IgM & igg? Ex. <0.9 ... Etc
Differs by lab: What you are asking is for the normal "reference ranges" for these tests. Reference ranges are established by each laboratory based on their testing equipment and vary from lab to lab. There is no universal reference range for these or other lab tests. You would need to ask for the range at the lab where the tests were run. ...Read more
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