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What Does It Mean That My Ana Came Back Positive
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
My ANA came back positive, but the lab report i got doesn't show the titer. Will my doctor have access to that? It doesn't mean a lot without it right?
My creatinine came back high and my ANA came back slightly positive in my blood tests , are these related? What does both mean?
My cardiologist said my ANA came back slightly positive in my blood test so I have to have the test again to check again. 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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
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