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Doctor insights on: Crest Antinuclear Antibodies Tests

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What diseases can I have after a positive antinuclear antibodies test result?

What diseases can I have after  a positive antinuclear antibodies test result?

Any one: Depending on the concentration/titer of the antibody, it may be a false positive if it is low titer; if the titer is high it may portend an auto-immune disease like lupus or arthritis. However the person with ANA is still susceptible to all other diseases that affect other people with similar genetic background and environment. ...Read more

Antibody (Definition)

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My antinuclear antibodies (ana) test came back positive--what could this mean?

My antinuclear antibodies (ana) test came back positive--what could this mean?

Depends on titer: A high titer result suggests an auto-immune disorder, but, there are many false positives. Any lab result needs to be interpreted in the context of clinical and other lab findings. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Antinuclear antibodies are diagnostic of what?

Antinuclear antibodies are diagnostic of what?

Part of diagnosis: Antinuclear antibodies, ana, may be present in older folks without any disease. ANA are present in many diseases, e.g., lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and other auto-immune disorders. Presence of ANA needs to be evaluated in concert with other findings. ...Read more

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Antinuclear antibodies strongly positive what does this mean?

Antinuclear antibodies strongly positive what does this mean?

Impossible to say: While the ANA is a screening test for lupus, it is also positive in numerous other diseases and may frequently be positive in people without any disease, the test needs to be evaluated in the context of your clinical symptoms. See a rheumatologist for this issue. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have an elevated antinuclear antibodies?

How can you tell if you have an elevated antinuclear antibodies?

Blood test: Have a blood test for antinuclear antibiodies. Routine screening for such is not recommended as positive tests in absence of disease are common. ...Read more

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Are antinuclear antibodies(ana's) reversible?

No: Generally the development of auto-immune antibodies is not reversible, the titer, strength, of the antibody may be modified by treatment and natural relapses and remissions. ...Read more

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Elevated levels of antinuclear antibodies and bilirubin go with what disease?

Elevated levels of antinuclear antibodies and bilirubin go with what disease?

Autoimmune disease: Elevated ANA associated with autoimmune diseases. Elevated bilirubin associated with gall bladder and pancrease (pancrelipase). Not aware of how the two can be related. ...Read more

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How much does a ANA (antinuclear antibodies) cost?

Have no idea: I only order tests and am not familiar with the costs by different labs. Perhaps quest or lab core could help you. ...Read more

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My ANTINUCLEAR ANTIBODIES IS POSITIVE PRIMARY DILUTION -1:40 PRIMARY INTENSITY ON IF -1+ ANA PATTERN SPECKLED END POINT TITRE 1:40 WHAT DOES IT MEANS?

Probably nothing: These low titer speckled positive ANA's are only one piece of information that a physician uses in putting together the big picture. In serious disease such as lupus or autoimmune hepatitis, the titer is usually much higher. ...Read more

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Could h. Pylori cause my antinuclear antibodies to be elevated?

Could h. Pylori cause my antinuclear antibodies to be elevated?

No: H. Pylori is connected with damage to the stomach and duodenal mucus layer and ulcers as a result. Anti-nuclear antibodies are antibodies that your body erroneously produces against a part of your own body cells. This is caused autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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My t3is 108.21 T4 is 10.80 n TSH is 5.43.Antinuclear antibodies is negative. Antithyroglobulin antibodies is <15.0.Peroxidase antibodies is h 100.30?

My t3is 108.21 T4 is 10.80 n TSH is 5.43.Antinuclear antibodies is negative. Antithyroglobulin antibodies is <15.0.Peroxidase antibodies is h 100.30?

Hashimoto's: Your labs showed that you have hashimoto's thyroid disease, an autoimmune thyroid disease that will cause hypothyroidism over time. You are currently subclinically hypothyroid but in light of the positive antibodies, you should talk to your doctor to get treated, especially since you are 24 and is at a reproductive age. Good luck, . ...Read more

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What does a positive NEUTROPHIL CYTOPLASMIC AB.CLASSIC & NEUTROPHIL CYTOPLASMIC AB.PERINUCL & Antinuclear antibodies mean?

What does a positive NEUTROPHIL CYTOPLASMIC AB.CLASSIC	& NEUTROPHIL CYTOPLASMIC AB.PERINUCL & Antinuclear antibodies mean?

See details: This test must be evaluated in the context of the clinical picture. The pANCA and MPO can be positive in several different diseases. ...Read more

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Why do symptoms often show up yrs before labs (specific antinuclear antibodies, etc) in a diagnosis of lupus? I'm near diagnosis with only high +ana. What causes the sx?

Why do symptoms often show up yrs before labs (specific antinuclear antibodies, etc) in a diagnosis of lupus? I'm near diagnosis with only high +ana.  What causes the sx?

Lupus is a mystery: Lupus is a famous master of masquerade--it can mimmic many disease states. Lupus symptoms may be present much earlier than when it can be diagnosed, thus lab measurement only provide a guide. This only means the lab has its limitation and medical science has only gotten this far. Don't rely on the lab, but rather rely on your bopdy--maybe something else is going on. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Antinuclear Antibodies (Definition)

Antinuclear antibodies present - about half of those who have this have an auto-immune disease. ...Read more