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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)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more


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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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Antinuclear Antibodies (Definition)

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