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Mildly 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
Positive ana positive rnp low positive ccp positive dsdna can you tell me if this means lupus or mctd?
?: depends on the clinical picture as well, results point towards auto immune disorder, but need to be put in clinical context and follow up to commit to a diagnosis ...Read more
What does this mean ?
SSB(La)IGG Positive 85
SSA(Ro)AB IGG Neg.
SED RATE Neg.
Depends: All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that antibodies to SSA suggest auto-immune disorder, however, if that is the only abnormal test and you do not have any symptoms, I would leave it alone and re-evaluate in six months. ...Read more
Positive Ana and dsdna. Retest showed neg ana and dsdna, but low c4. What does the low c4 mean? Were first results false positive?
Complex: sample handling, timing and transport are important, the process is delicate and constitutes multiple steps at different temperatures, and the results are interpreted in context with the clinical picture, just ask your doctor / rheumatologist for interpretation, if just suspicion, observation and follow up are the way to go for many clinicians, wish you wellness ...Read more
What tests did they do?
-rpr, rfx qn rpr/confirm tp-pa
value (normal range
non reactive (non reactive
Av test positive .Ra factor positive .Joint pain .Ccp antibody test negative.Raised esr.Plz diagnose my disease.
Cannot diagnose: Although these lab values are interesting, taken out of the context of your symptoms and findings on physical examination, plus further testing there is no way in which to diagnose over the internet. See a rheumatologist and get appropriately assessed. ...Read more
ANA positive SSA SSB weekly positive SCL weekly positive RNP SM weekly positive. Any implications? What are the differential diagnosis? WaDoes it mean
Pos auto ab tests: You are describing positive tests for auto antibodies. The differential diagnosis can be extensive. I am assuming a rheumatologist has ordered these tests? You need f/u with them to educate you what they mean, what further tests may need to be done and review your symptoms. Proper rheum DX is not based only on test results, but exam findings and symptoms of patient. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 do these results mean? Hbsag positive, hbs ab negative, hbeag negative, hbeab positive and hbc ab positive?
Probably not: Likely false positive test. There must be at least 4 major criteria. ...Read more
What does it mean if you have HBsAG positive, hbsab positive, hbeag positive, hbeab negative and hbcab negative?
Infrequent: They only occur infrequently without positive SSA, but with other signs, symptoms, fam history, labs may be elevated in Sjogrens or lupus. ...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
Hepb surface antigen positive, confirmatory test negative, antibody and core negative, should I worry?
Possibly: Do not understand how initial test was positive and "confirmatory" test negative. Need to repeat these, although you may be in the "window" period, when antigen is being consumed by forming antibody and neither is measurable. Wait 3 months and retest antibody titers. By then you may be hepb antibody and core antibody positive, in which case you are immune. ...Read more
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