Top
10
Doctor insights on: What Does It Mean That My Ana Came Back Positive

Share
1

1
My ANA came back positive speckled with a titer of 1:1280. What does that mean for me?

My ANA came back positive speckled with a titer of  1:1280. What does that mean for me?

See details: An ANA must be evaluated in the context of the entire clinical picture. You should ask this question to the doctor who ordered the test. ...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


3

3
My creatinine came back high and my ANA came back slightly positive in my blood tests , are these related? What does both mean?

My creatinine came back high and my ANA came back slightly positive in my blood tests , are these related? What does both mean?

Not related, probabl: Slight ANA increase may no mean much. If you are a muscular male, high creatinine may be acceptable due to muscle mass. You need a 24 hour urine collection to see if your kidney function is actually slow or not. ...Read more

5

5
My ANA test came back 'borderline positive', what does this mean? 

Nothing vs. smth: First off, not sure why it was done. You must understand that in medicine it is not right to chase a positive test only. There may be symptoms also suggestive of a disease. Inflammatory markers are an important sign that, if absent, render the ANA test less valuable. If borderline + and symptoms are present, it may be warranted to have it repeated in a 2-3 months. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
My ANA test came back positive, 1:640 titre mixed pattern homogenous and speckled. What does this mean? I have had MS for 3 years.

See rheumatologist?: This suggests that you may have an autoimmune disorder which however cannot be diagnosed by this test alone. This also has nothing to do with MS even though it is also considered an autoimmune disorder. If you have no symptoms suggestive of other autoimmune disorders, the approach may just be further observation. If you have joint , pulmonary , or cardiac symptoms, see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

10

10
My antinuclear antibodies (ana) test came back positive--what could this mean?

Depends on titer: A high titer result suggests an auto-immune disorder, but, there are many false positives. Any lab result needs to be interpreted in the context of clinical and other lab findings. Consult your doctor. ...Read more