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What Does It Mean To Be Borderline Ana
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
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
Ok my test results came back from my ANA titer test and the doctor said 1- 320 and that its borderline . Whats this mean ?
Positive ana, dbl-stranded result indeterminate, smith and sl-70, and ss-a/ss-b all borderline with many sle symptoms. What does these mean?
See details: The ANA means nothing by itself as it must be evaluated in terms of the clinical symptoms. If the clinical picture is consistent with lupus, then you have lupus. If it is not, then the ANA is potentially not that important. Have you seen a rheumatologist? If you have, you need to discuss the findings with that doctor. If you haven't, you need to see one. ...Read more
My ANA came back 1/80 borderline, what does this mean? My ESR and RF test results came back normal. I have joints and bone pain all over the body
Ana was 1:80 'borderline' with homogeneous pattern. What does this mean? I still have muscle weakness, fatigue, joint pain, & hair loss.
What does a borderline antinuclear antibody test homogeneous pattern 1:80 and sedrate westergreen 51 mean?
Not Much.: Doesn't really mean much without a compatible clinical syndrome. First you need symptoms then you need a test to tell you if the symptoms are real. Getting a test first then looking for symptoms is bad practice, often confusing and frustrating. Your current lab results may be perfectly normal for you. ...Read more
Auto-antibody: 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, the result means that you have an auto-anibody, generally see in lupus, does not mean you have lupus. See your doctor and this site for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/ana-test/basics/definition/prc-200 ...Read more
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