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Normal Levels Of Ana
For 12 months, my CRP & ESR levels have been elevated by 2-3 times the normal range. Ana is also detectable. What can I do to lower inflammation?
You need: You need to determine is causing the inflammation. If for example you smoke, we know that that can elevated a crp. If you overweight, that can cause a elevated crp. If you are pregnant , both can be elevated. Without knowing more of your history it is difficult to comment on what exactly to do. See your doctor to discuss further. ...Read more
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
What's the difference between the sjorgren ssa / ssb antibodies? Is a level of 2.7 for the ssb antibody high? Normal is 0-0.9. Also ANA pos/ ds DNA 6.
Autoantibodies : Directed against ro/ssa and la/ssb auto antigens were originally identified in patients with sjogren's and lupus. But can be present in others autoimmune diseases. Ro/ssa and la/ssb are different intracellular autoantigens from extractable nuclear antigens. Which are soluble cytoplasmic and nuclear components. You have an autoimmune disease. More clinical info needed for diagnosis. Rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My bilirubin level is 29u/l, ALT is 42u/l, albumin level is 50. Ct scan was normal. I have had one positive and one negative ana. What could be wrong ?
Low C3 level, low hct, little low red blood count, everything else is normal(c4, iga, igb, igm, esr, ssa, ssb, ana, urinalysis) what could this be?
Why the tests?: You need to give some history on yourself since no lab test can truly diagnose a disease. Anemia appears to be the most important issue and with the low c3 , you may possibly have an autoimmune type of hemolytic anemia. However this is an open issue and you should consult a hematologist to do further testing. ...Read more
See details: Normal is negative although most rheumatologists regard 1:40 to also be negative. Borderline or low titer is 1:80 and 1:160 or higher is positive imo. ...Read more
Interesting question: I have seen a few patients with the exact same situation without apparent signs or symptoms of sle or mctd. All were female patients young to middle age. I followed their labs periodically. It might be worth researching if anti-rnp can be present in general population or possibly false positive. Very interesting, but i don't have the answer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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