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What does a positive ANA 1:160 with speckled pattern mean?

What does a positive ANA 1:160 with speckled pattern mean?

Not much by itself: An ANA of 1:160 is a low titter and can be seen in healthy people. The speckled pattern is commonly associated with lupus but is not enough to make a diagnosis especially when the titer is very low. Your doctor should look at all that is going on and help to determine if I is meaningful. ...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 does a positive ANA 1:160 speckled pattern and CRP of 4.8 could mean?

What does a positive ANA 1:160 speckled pattern and CRP of 4.8 could mean?

Not sure: The ANA is a nonspecific test and can be seen in numerous disorders and even in normal individuals. The ANA must be evaluated in light of the clinical picture and more specific lab testing. Depending on the CRP test used, a value of 4.8 may be normal or it may be elevated. ...Read more

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I had a positive ANA of 1:620 speckled pattern in march & july 31st had another come back positive 1:160 speckled pattern, what could this mean?

I had a positive ANA of 1:620 speckled pattern in march & july 31st had another come back positive 1:160 speckled pattern, what could this mean?

Possibly nothing.: An ANA is a very nonspecific test and must be evaluated in the context of the clinical symptoms. See a rheumatologist. ...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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Positive ANA 1;320 speckled pattern and a negative ena... Does this mean I don't have lupus?

ANA: You really need to meet with a rheumatolgist to discuss this further since they might need further testing or biopsy to determine the answer. ...Read more

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Could a positive ANA 1;640 be a sign of cancer speckled pattern?

Could a positive ANA 1;640 be a sign of cancer speckled pattern?

No: Usually it is a sign of autoimmune disease not cancer, it is a marker and it cannot be interpreted by itself without a clinical picture. ...Read more

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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

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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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I have a positive ANA with a speckled pattern and low RBC, Hemoglobin, Hematocrit levels what could that be indicative of?

AUTOIMMUNE DZ: Autoimmune disease like Luous and Ra. You need to follow up with your doctor to see if you have other stigmata present and get more through lab testing done. If they are low positive they are a nonspecific finding and may not be a sign for concern. I would recommend a gluten free diet to decrease inflammation Wholeapproach. Com and gutbliss. Com. Also the vitamins I recommend on rejuvenationscience. ...Read more

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Ana positive 1:32 speckled pattern negative tier. What does that mean? And could it be related to thyroid nodule in left lower lobe? Homogenous?

Ana positive 1:32 speckled pattern negative tier. What does that mean? And could it be related to thyroid nodule in left lower lobe? Homogenous?

ANA: You likely don't have lupus. ANA cross reacts with thyroid antibodies. You have hashimotos disease causing a thyroid nodule. See an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What could a CRP of 4.8 and positive ANA w/speckled pattern mean? My thyroid is fine. I do have hair loss and mid upper back pain. Estrogen is low?

What could a CRP of 4.8 and positive ANA w/speckled pattern mean? My thyroid is fine. I do have hair loss and mid upper back pain. Estrogen is low?

Lab tests: These values are meaningless in the absence of a full history and physical examination. A positive ANA with a speckled pattern is very non-specific unless the titer is >1:80, and then only if accompanied by other findings. We have discussed your hair loss and low serum estrogen previously. ...Read more

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Have a Positive ANA>320 Atypical Speckled Pattern. CRP, Sed Rate & RF all wnl. Other SX Reynaud's, dry mouth, butterfly rash, fatigue & joint flare-up's?

Have a Positive ANA>320 Atypical Speckled Pattern. CRP, Sed Rate & RF all wnl. Other SX Reynaud's, dry mouth, butterfly rash, fatigue & joint flare-up's?

Need specialist: It sounds like you have one or more of the often-overlapping autoimmune diseases in the lupus / scleroderma / Sjogren's / mixed connective tissue disease family. The real question will be how to treat you. This is why we have rheumatologists. You'll need to partner with your caregiver as you sort through this incredibly confusion area within medicine. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if positive ANA speckled pattern, titre:1280?

See details: You see a rheumatologist to determine if it has clinical significance. A positive ANA is a marker for lupus but is also positive in numerous other diseases and even sometimes in individuals without any disease. ...Read more

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Sed rate suppose to be under 20. Mine is 30. Crp ok. Ana positive 1:640 speckled pattern. All other ANA panel negative. What does this suggest?

Again, symptoms key: Here, positive labs tests are not clinically important without symptoms. Your ESR would be consistent with age; I would ignore that along with the ANA if there are no symptoms consistent with lupus. See your md. ...Read more

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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

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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My son had slight swelling in one feet. X -ray normal, ANA positive 1;40 and speckled pattern. One leg lost 'fat' but he doesn't feel weakens?

My son had slight swelling in one feet. X -ray normal, ANA positive 1;40 and speckled pattern. One leg lost 'fat' but he doesn't feel weakens?

Not normal: How old is the child? Was there a trauma? The ANA result is not helpful. Is the swelling in the joint or foot proper? Does he limp. Does he have fevers? There are many possibilities. Please check with a pediatrician or pediatric rheumatologist if you haven't done so. ...Read more

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Positive ANA twice speckled pattern negative ENA strong family history of lupus mom aunt cousin. Grandmother had RA have joint pain fatigue rashes sob?

Positive ANA twice speckled pattern negative ENA strong family history of lupus mom aunt cousin. Grandmother had RA have joint pain fatigue rashes sob?

Please see rheum: Please see a rheumatologist as soon as possible for a proper diagnosis. People with a strong family history of rheumatologic disease are more likely to develop it. Speckled pattern ANA can be found in systemic lupus and in other connective tissue diseases. This needs an evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What does a positive ANA screen ifa and dual ANA pattern mean?

ANA: ANA test is a screening test to diagnose auto immune diseases especially lupus. ANA stands for anti nuclear anti bodies directed against nuclear components called antigens. Ifa stands for immuno fluorescent assay. There patterns that develop based on which anti body is directed against which antigen and such patterns are called homogenous, nucleolar etc signifying different disease patterns. ...Read more

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What does dual pattern on a positive ANA blood test mean? Other blood work is fine?

What does dual pattern on a positive ANA blood test mean? Other blood work is fine?

Depends on symptoms: ANA is a screen for lupus. The pattern was used in the past to assist in diagnosing lupus and related conditions, but we have better tests (i.e. Ena panel) that has made patterns less useful. But you cannot over interpret this test: ANA positivity, regardless of pattern, is not helpful without knowing your symptoms. Everything boils down to symptoms;; rheum md would be very helpful. ...Read more

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I've just had a positive ANA (1/160) nucleolar pattern. Does this mean I'm doomed to get systematic sclerosis? I have cfs but no inflammation. Thanks

No: The ANA is very non=specific. If you do not have symptoms and signs of scleroderma, it is unlikely that you will have it in the future without more specific antibodies for scleroderma being positive. ...Read more

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I had a positive ANA of 1:40 Nucleolar pattern and an anti DS DNA come back high at 6 along with multiple Lupus symptoms. Does this mean I have Lupu?

May be: A number of criteria need to be met to diagnose lupus.
You may consult this site that lists the various criteria and the number needed for the diagnosis.
http://www. Lupus. Org/answers/entry/lupus-diagnostic-criteria
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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What does a positive ANA test mean?

What does a positive ANA test mean?

Antibodies vs nuclei: The titer (how much antibody power is present) is important -- 1:40 seldom means much, 1:320 would worry most folks -- as does the pattern, but like all lab tests, its meaning comes from the setting. Typically a screen for lupus and related diseases, many older folks who are healthy run a low titer. ...Read more

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What does a positive ANA test mean?

What does a positive ANA test mean?

Antibodies vs nuclei: The titer (how much antibody power is present) is important -- 1:40 seldom means much, 1:320 would worry most folks -- as does the pattern, but like all lab tests, its meaning comes from the setting. Typically a screen for lupus and related diseases, many older folks who are healthy run a low titer. ...Read more

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What does a positive ana go 1:80 mean and a result of homogeneous?

Need more info: 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. How old are you? Do you have any symptoms? ANA is one of the markers of autoimmune diseases like Lupus, but is not sufficient by itself to diagnose SLE. It would be prudent to talk to the doctor who ordered the test. Visit this site for info:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/tests-procedures/ana-test/basics/definition/PRC-20014566 ...Read more

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Does a positive ANA of 1;640 spec pattern suggest cancer if all other test are negative?

ANA: An ANA is not a diagnostic test for cancer. It has no reliabilty for screening cancer. It is estimated that about 30% of all patients will have false positive. Unless you have symptoms consistent with an autoimmune process, it is not a diagnostic test. ...Read more

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What does a positive ANA and vitamin d deficient mean?

What does a positive ANA and vitamin d deficient mean?

Two separate things: Positive ANA screen needs further confirmation and specific antibody testing. It may indicate an autoimmune disease like lupus.
Vitamin D deficiency is common in the US and results from inadequate sun exposure and inadequate diet. It can be easily treated by taking over the counter Vit D pills/capsules. ...Read more

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Does a Positive ANA Antibodies, IFA test mean I could have an STD? What STDs are Positive ANA test? Is an ANA Antibody test a standard test for STDs?

Antinuclear antibody: Antinuclear antibody testing is useful for someone with signs and symptoms of an autoimmune disease - anemia, arthritis, kidney disease, inflammation of the heart and lungs. It is not a test for STDs.

However, a test for syphilis, the VDRL, was once used as a test for autoimmune disease!

Please call your doctor to explain your ANA. Usually they are of no medical significance. ...Read more