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If I have a high positive ANA (1:640) speckled, nucleolar and low positive SMA (1:40), what further tests do I need to do? (Negative SS-A, SS-B, Smith, RNP, SCL-70, Anti Jo Abs)

If I have a high positive ANA (1:640) speckled, nucleolar and low positive SMA (1:40), what further tests do I need to do?  (Negative SS-A, SS-B, Smith, RNP, SCL-70, Anti Jo Abs)

? anti dsDNA: You've probably already had these more basic tests: complete blood count, sedimentation rate, C-reactive protein, urinalysis & rheumatoid factor. It appears to me that the ANA results with slight positive anti-Smith may suggest lupus; you need an antibody to double-stranded DNA (anti dsDNA) which is very specific & somewhat sensitive for lupus.All this needs to be correlated by your doc/specialist ...Read more

Ana (Definition)

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


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What are the causes of a positive ANA test result?

What are the causes of a positive ANA test result?

Many: ANA can be positive in many diseases and in many apparently healthy people. By itself , it does not mean much other than pointing to a higher but not certain risk for an individual to develop an autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Would a negative ANA rule out lymphoma? Does lymphoma cause a positive ANA test result?

It does not: At your age, if you have lymphoma it's probably Hodgkin's. ANA really has nothing to do with malignant lymphoma. If you're worried about big lymph nodest, trust me -- lymphoma nodes are obviously very abnormal. Best wishes, and I hope you'll always stay actively involved with your health. ...Read more

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I've had a strong positive ANA test result. All the various antibody tests are negative.. Symptoms are, joinfpain fatigue hive episode, fevers, etc. ?

I've had a strong positive ANA test result. All the various antibody tests are negative.. Symptoms are, joinfpain  fatigue hive episode, fevers, etc. ?

Close but not there: Doesn't sound like you have a rheumatologic illness yet. You may develop one. If your ANA was positive at greater than 1:640 you should be monitored every six months for progression of symptoms if not you should be monitored less often. ...Read more

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I had once positive ANA and asma test result, after one month i repeated the tests at the same lab and it gave negativ in both , what shd I do now ?

Laboratory problem: The efficiency of specific testing can be affected by a variety of problems. It may be dependent on the laboratory testing material, the efficiency of the testing, machine error, human error etc. The testing results needs to be filtered by your physician. Your doctor can also contact the lab to have them explain this disagreement. ...Read more

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Ana test results question - how many people have ANA positive but don't ever get lupus?

Age and gender: Positive ANA test is commoner in older people and women. Up to 25% of the people may have positive ANA test at some time or the other. Only 0.1-0.15% of the population has systemic lupus. ...Read more

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What would diagnosis be with test results 1:160 ANA- Positive-Speckl C4 Complement- 13 mg Anti-DS-DNA - 3 IU SM antib- 7 Index RNP Anti-5 SS-A-3

Part of the picture: those lab results should be put in perspective, what are the symptoms and signs present, the best to judge / give a diagnosis is the doctor who ordered the blood tests, all these results can just be insignificant in absence of other criteria, best wishes ...Read more

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I am wheezing for 3 days when I inhale, with chest tightness. test results show no asthma. I tested ANA positive, could this be from an autoimmune dis?

I am wheezing for 3 days when I inhale, with chest tightness. test results show no asthma. I tested ANA positive, could this be from an autoimmune dis?

Pulmonary: Autoimmune diseases often can affect many other organ systems in the body including lungs. Other considerations would be tobacco use or medications. Methotrexate can cause lung problems. Without knowing all your history difficult to speculate but hope this helps and hope you feel better. ...Read more

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What happens with a positive ANA test even thought i don't have a titer result yet?

What happens with a positive ANA test even thought i don't have a titer result yet?

See details: A positive screen means nothing. You need a titer to know if the test is truly positive. A positive can be seen in numerous diseases and even in normals. The result needs to be correlated with the clinical picture. ...Read more