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

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

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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, 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

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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

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

Systemic arthritis: You are describing an early collagen disease with systemic arthritic symptoms. See an internist for further diagnostic (HLA27, plain x-rays of spine, hands and pelvis, MRIs and others) and therapeutic (corticosteroid and others) tests. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What does a borderline antinuclear antibody test homogeneous pattern 1:80 and sedrate westergreen 51 mean?

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

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What does a 1:620 ANA mean?

see details: It means your ANA is positive. Because the ANA is a relatively nonspecific test, its meaning is determine but the symptoms you have and the results of more specific tests. ...Read more

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What does >or=320 homogenous ANA mean?

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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Ana test results 1:320 mean? Speckled homogeneous

Ana test results 1:320 mean? Speckled homogeneous

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