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If a lupus panel was negative and awaiting serum electrophise test what would that tell ? My sed rate is elevated and ANA positive w/ speckled pattern

If a lupus panel was negative and awaiting serum electrophise test what would that tell ? My sed rate is elevated and ANA positive w/ speckled pattern

Nothing specific : These findings are not specific. This will depend on your total evaluation and why these tests being done. The test alone do not make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Mid upper back pain for months right flank sore. Lupus panel neg . Ana positive 1;640 w/spec pat. Sed rate elevated. Serum protein normal. Any ideas?

Too many tests?: Your ANA is strongly positive, but despite that, it is a non-specific finding, and so is the elevated esr. These findings may not have anything to do with your complaints of back and flank pain. The provider(s) that ordered these tests will have to try and come up with a clinically plausible explanation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to dismiss a positive ANA speckled with a titer of 1:640 if CBC ok. Lupus panel negative. Metabolic ok. Urine ok. Serum protein ok?

Is it safe to dismiss a positive ANA speckled with a titer of 1:640 if CBC ok. Lupus panel negative. Metabolic ok. Urine ok. Serum protein ok?

Yes and no: We have a saying in pathology / lab medicine, "treat the person, not the labs." plenty of healthy folks have medium-titer speckled ana's. The real question is, "do we want to treat you for lupus or whatever, with all the unpleasantness that this involves?" i think the answer is "no" based on what you're shared if your physician agrees. Remember the ANA should new symptoms develop. Good question. ...Read more

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My temp after i get to work is 99.1-99.4 . Evening and over night normal. I am ANA +1:640 spec pattern. High sed rate. Cbc ok. Metabolic ok. Serum protein ok. Lupus panel neg. Up back pain 1yr. Mri ok?

Yes: Mri is fine but be prepared for normal results. An elevated sed rate and ANA may indicate an inflammatory process in the body. A thorough work up would include hormone evaluation, sleep patterns, infection/immune system testing as well as nutrition review. These presentations can be frustrating so find a doctor that will take the time to listen and evaluate. ...Read more

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Up back pain for 1 yr. Right flank burning. Elev sed rate. Ana + spec 1:640. Lupus panel neg. Cbc ok. Metabolic panel ok. Serum protein ok. Urine ok?

Get renal studies.: This might be nonspecific back muscle pain due to your being overweight or possible something more serious, like herniated disc with nerve compression or possible kidney issue, although kidney/ureter pain would likely be lower. You do have "burning" right flank which still can be kidney involvement. It might be a good idea to see your doctor to get your labs looked at, and an exam to find out. ...Read more

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Could fibromalagia cause ANA positive? 1:640 speckled and sed rate elevated? Lupus panel negative

NO: The ANA is there because of some other reason. Because it's there does not mean you have lupus. There are many other reasons to have a positive ana. Your evaluation by your physician can clarify. ...Read more

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Ana + spec pattern titer 1:640. All labs ok. Lupus panel neg. Elevated sed rate. 2 rheum drs dismissed it. Anything else I should do? Cancer?

Watch it: You cannot treat a lab result, have it checked periodically, in the absence of symptoms, one cannot make a diagnosis based on a test result. ...Read more

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