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I have a positive ANA titer 1:80 nuclear...And elevated C4 @ 76. I have fsgs, no diabetes and moderate hypertension. What does this mean?!

I have a positive ANA titer 1:80 nuclear...And elevated C4 @ 76. I have fsgs, no diabetes and moderate hypertension. What does this mean?!

No disease probably: A woman at age 50 may have a low titer ANA without any disease to go with it. Primary fsgs is not associated with positive ana. An elevated C4 is an "acute phase reactant", meaning a protein that can be increased with a variety of diseases. Acute lupus erythematosus is associated with decreased c4. Moderate hypertension and elevated glucose do not explain the findings. ...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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Positive ANA Titer 1:80 Homogenous in my 10 year old daughter. Chronic fatigue and repeat kidney infections. Could it be Pediatric Systemic Lupus?

Positive ANA Titer 1:80 Homogenous in my 10 year old daughter. Chronic fatigue and repeat kidney infections. Could it be Pediatric Systemic Lupus?

ANA: The ANA, antinuclear antibody, is a nonspecific test that might suggest a connective tissue disorder, but might not. I'm wondering why the test was sent. In any case, given the result, it would be reasonable for your provider to either send off a more complete panel of tests, or refer your daughter to a Rheumatologist. ...Read more

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How about Ana screen positive, Ana titer (ifa) 1:80 Hi, and pattern speckled?

How about it?: Up to a quarter of women your age have an ANA (immunofluorescent antibody) at a low titer like yours with a speckled pattern. If there's a question of whether you have lupus or one of its relatives, it's a piece of information to note and file for future reference. A negative ANA would rule several things out. Your result proves nothing positive. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Positive ANA with titer 1:80 Homogeneous AND 1:80 Speckled. What does this all mean? Constant headaches and fatigue. Possibility of Lupus?

May be: All laboratory 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, ANA positive at 1:80 is just above the normal limit and may not mean any disease. It would be prudent to consult a rheumatologist. For info

http://www.rheumatology.org/practice/clinical/patients/diseases_and_conditions/ana. Asp ...Read more

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I have a positive ANA with a titer of 1:80 and a positive DNA DS Antibidy of 23. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 2 days ago but feel its not right.?

I have a positive ANA with a titer of 1:80 and a positive DNA DS Antibidy of 23. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 2 days ago but feel its not right.?

See rheumatologist: If you have been diagnosed to have fibromyalgia, I would suspect that you are suffering from chronic pain and fatigue. With the positive DNA DS ab, one needs to consider SLE and thus a rheumatology consult would be worthwhile since fibromyalgia may well not be the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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A positive ANA of 1:80 titer Nucleolar pattern, 36 RF, 22 Sedimentation rate and a 3.0 hsCRP...could this be something?

Nonspecific: This level of ANA is nonspecific but may be indicative of a mild autoimmune disorder but has to be interpreted in context of symptoms and physical findings. Your sed rate is not elevated and if you have no other findings, I doubt you have active inflammatory process going on. A rheumatologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you about your status. ...Read more

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Just got a positive ANA, 1:80 titer homogeneous pattern. I have lots of potential autoimmune symptoms. How likely is lupus based on those lab results?

You need to be seen: If the ANA is positive you could indeed have lupus. The diagnosis is made by history, medical exam and in many cases, further laboratory testing. Severe lupus may require treatment. Mild cases require monitoring. This is not the forum to answer that question. Rheumatologist are the specialist that diagnose and treat lupus. Your questions should be answered in a doctor's office. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with sjögren's syndrome with a positive speckled ANA and titer of 1:80. I do have some dryness of the eye but no dry mouth. Normal?

I was just diagnosed with sjögren's syndrome with a positive speckled ANA and titer of 1:80. I do have some dryness of the eye but no dry mouth. Normal?

Sjogrens Syndrome: There is a really good website for reference.
Sjogrens. Org. This site has allot of valuable information that may help with your condition. Dry mouth can be a concern as it can cause a rapid increase in tooth decay. Feel very fortunate if you do not have dry mouth as I have seen it cause many problems. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have been told I tested with a positive ANA homogenous pattern and have a titer of 1:160. What exactly does?

Nothing: This blood test has no value by itself. It is positive in many people with no related disease. It can also be present in lupus and other autoimmune diseases, many infections, cancer, inflammatory vowel disease, and many relatives of people with autoimmune disease. ...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

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Positive Ana with homogenous pattern titer of 1:160 does this most likely mean I have lupus?

No: This result is weakly positive or even normal in some individuals, positive ANA screen doesn't confirm a disease, it rather complements clinical signs and symptoms, other specific tests, imaging /tissue studies need to be performed in the context of the whole clinical picture. Seek a rheumatologist input if you're in doubt, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Positive ANA, 1:640 titer, mixed speckled & homgeneous pattern, Neutrophil 63.2%. Thoughts???

You might suffer: From an autoimmune disease, you need additional tests to define what kind. A rheumatologist should see you ...Read more

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How worried should I be about a positive ANA diffuse patern titer 1:640. Aches and pains in the morning that diminish with movement. Negative rf...?

How worried should I be about a positive ANA diffuse patern titer 1:640. Aches and pains in the morning that diminish with movement. Negative rf...?

ANA is just a blood: ANA is just a blood test. It all depends on your evaluation. Your rheumatologist will evaluate the bloodwork and the clinical findings and see if there is a specific diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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A positive ANA test 1;320 titer, with a speckled pattern... Does it mean I have an autoimmune disease...

A positive ANA test 1;320 titer, with a speckled pattern... Does it mean I have an autoimmune disease...

Not necessarily: The ANA is a screening test for lupus but is not specific. It can be positive in numerous other diseases and in normal people. It has to be evaluated in the context of the clinical picture and the results of other autoantibody tests. ...Read more

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What do you think? Ana-positive, titer >1:640, speckled/ana titer 2-1:32, ANA pattern 2-homogeneous c3 180.8, rnpab, IgG 1.5, CRP 1.9.

Possible MCTD: The highly positive ANA in a speckled pattern suggests mixed connective tissue disease. Mctd is a close cousin of lupus but usually has a better prognosis. The anti-rnp is usually be elevated in mctd. Interpreting the results of autoantibody studies can confusing. You should discuss these findings with a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have had several blood tests done. I have a positive ANA with a titer of 1.1280 speckled pattern 1.128 homogenous pattern 1.1280 CRP was elevated?

Symptoms?: It appears that you likely have an autoimmune disease. Nonetheless the diagnosis of a disease depends on the symptoms and findings. You likely have lupus and I hope you are under the care of a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Can Diltiazem cause a lupus titer of 1:320? I also have positive ana and homogeneous pattern. All other blood test were normal.

Ana positive: Yes it could be related to the meds, Ana us kind of too high, needs to get more specific testing to completely clear the possibility ...Read more

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I had some lab work done because of mild joint pain. It came back ANA positive and speckled and ANA titer 1:40. What does this mean?

Low positive ANA: Low level ANA antibodies (1:40 or below) are often not big concern for autoimmune diseases however; it is possible that your joint pains are related to systemic lupus erythematosis (sle). An evaluation by a specialist is suggested (rheumatology). ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with polyneruopathy. Now I have a swollen knee and a positive. Ana and a ANA titer 1:320 and the doctor said I was borderline. If i?

See rheumatologist: Rhematologists solve jigsaw puzzles. You swollen knee, positive ana, and neuropathy may be related. A rheumatologist will help you solve this. ...Read more

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Positive ANA 1:40 titer. 40 yr old male, 5"9 185lbs. No symptoms, found incidentally. No family history. Only issues were 10.4 calcium & mild fatty liver although I don't drink and work out often. Should I be concerned?

Positive ANA 1:40 titer. 40 yr old male, 5"9 185lbs. No symptoms, found incidentally. No family history. Only issues were 10.4 calcium & mild fatty liver although I don't drink and work out often. Should I be concerned?

About fatty liver: Positive ANA is not of concern, but fatty liver is. Try to reduce weight (easier said than done).
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...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?

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 teen had ANA test but now dr is saying we need a "reflex titer" blood test. What is it and does that mean ANA positive?

Suggestive of auto-: Immune disorder. A high concentration of anti-nuclear antibody is one indicator or auto-immune disease. Titer is one expression for concentration of a particular antibody. See this site for info on ana:
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003535.Htm. ...Read more

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Ana screen positive, ANA titer 320, rash very often on face, nucleolar pattern. Any significance?

Yes: The pattern is not important but a facial rash and a positive ANA suggest the possibility of some form of lupus. ...Read more

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I just got a blood test. I have High AST & ALT levels, high Bilrubin, a High CK total, and a positive ANA titer. Can you please help me identify this?

You need a workup: You're a young man and if you exercise and feel well, I'm not concerned about the CK. Around 1 person in 4 has a positive ANA, usually low titer. Your liver tests will be repeated after 2 weeks off alcohol / meds if applicable; if still up, you'll be screened for hepatitis B and C, Wilson's, hemochromatosis and autoimmune hepatitis. Your body may simply be asking for exercise & better eating. ...Read more

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I have pain and swelling in my hands and wrist. I also have a positive ANA titer. The pain has increased. I draw blood and am having difficulty changing tubes. And doing compute work.

I have pain and swelling in my hands and wrist. I also have a positive ANA titer. The pain has increased. I draw blood and am having difficulty changing tubes. And doing compute work.

Swelling: Swelling in your hands and wrist are consistent with arthritis, swelling meaning redness, increase in volumen and increase in temperature locally, as well as pain. The ANA by it self is not enough to make a diagnosis. Diferent criteria such as lengh of disease, joints that are afected, skin problems, or the involvement of other systems are requiered to make a diagnosis. You need to consult a rheumatologist and define the disease that is affecting you, to the decide on the best treatment for your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have had a positive ANA by eia for years. Gradually increasing to a 3.6. Normal is less that 1.5. Does this translate to titers? Can you explain?

I have had a positive ANA by eia for years. Gradually increasing to a 3.6. Normal is less that 1.5. Does this translate to titers? Can you explain?

Check out these: Links. Take care and god bless u! http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/ana-test/my00787. http://www.rheumatology.org/practice/clinical/patients/diseases_and_conditions/ana. Asp33333. http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=7083. ...Read more

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So confused 4 xs ANA positive low titers now I am negative how is that ENA always been negative?

It varies: ANA can vary and by itself does not make a diagnosis. I would not fret about it if you do not have symptoms to diagnose you with any particular autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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2 years ANA positive nucleolar & atypical speckled no symptoms except possible sibo titers been 1:40 1:80 and once 1:160. How likely autoimmune issue?

2 years ANA positive nucleolar & atypical speckled no symptoms except possible sibo titers been 1:40 1:80 and once 1:160. How likely autoimmune issue?

Probably not: The key is that you have no symptoms. ANA is a very sensitive test. This means that many people have a + ana, and have no disease associated with it. ...Read more

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Positive ANA (low titers) with positive rnp. Dx'd so far with hashi's, fibro, and raynaud's. Should I see a rheumy for the pos ANA and rnp?

Positive ANA (low titers) with positive rnp. Dx'd so far with hashi's, fibro, and raynaud's. Should I see a rheumy for the pos ANA and rnp?

Yes: Autoimmune diseases typically are managed by rheumatology... Steroids and other types of immune-modulators assists in temporizing these challenging diseases. ...Read more

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Could a positive ANA automatically mean one would need to be on steriods?

Absolutely not: The ANA is nonspecific and can be seen in numerous diseases and often in totally normal people. By itself, it is not a reason to start any medication. It needs to be evaluated in context of the clinical symptoms. ...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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I ask a lot of questions on here because I am not getting any answers. Seen many specialists. Positive ANA 1:640. Fever. Chills. Pain in up back one yr?

Fever workup's hard: I wish we could give a short-list of possible diagnoses from tables of likely-unrelated findings, but nobody here can do that. The ANA is likely to be a red herring. To know what to make of the back pain, we'd need to see the imaging studies. If you presented to me, my top concern would be tuberculosis of the spine, second bacterial osteomyelitis. There's literally 100s of other considerations. ...Read more

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What could a burning sensation in right abdomen be it is more on side (flank) present almost one year. Also positive ANA 1:640 speckled?

Hard to tell: As far as the burning is concerned, more information is needed to arrived to the diagnosis. ANA 1:640 is a very high titer and is concerning so further work up for inflammatory diseases such as lupus may need to be done. Whether the burning and the titer are related is hard to tell based on the paucity of information presented. ...Read more

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In my labs it shows a positive ANA and then the lab automatically checks for antibodies...The only one was a low positive rnp. What does that mean?

Not a great deal.: Positive anas can be "false" positive. On the other hand an rnp antibody is not false. This combination would indicate mixed connective tissue disease. That having been said, I have many patients with a low titer rnp positivity and no signs of disease. Mctd is rarely a disease with major serious issues as other dx. ...Read more

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I have had up back pain for one year in right shouldr. Temp daily is like 99.2-99.3. I am ANA positive 1:640with elevated sed. Temp a concern? Mri ok

I have had up back pain for one year in right shouldr. Temp daily is like 99.2-99.3. I am ANA positive 1:640with elevated sed. Temp a concern? Mri ok

You need a diagnosis: The +ana is not specific for lupus. Many people have a + ANA and not have lupus. The temp is not a fever but you says the sed rate is high. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more