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What Is A Normal Ana Reading
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
Is a blood ASMA reading of 1:80 a sign of an underlying condition? ANA - Negative, RBCW - 16.5%, MCV - 79.6fL, MCH - 25.5pg, Haematocrit - 0.392.
See below: 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, your blood parameters are okay. ASMA may be a false positive, with increasing age auto-antibodies appear in a number of people without any disease. You doctor, who ordered the tests would be better to discuss it with. ...Read more
My lab tests came back with a positive ANA and a positive rnp antibodies...Is this considered abnormal readings?
Yes: You need to see a rheumatogist.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have hashimoto's disease. I also have sterile pyuria, and am positive for ANA and CRP readings. Could these readings be caused by leukemia?
No: Sterile pyuria can be caused by infection- especially fungal and tb; systemic inflammation-like autoimmune disease, sarcoid; drug related, stones, malignancy etc. No the increase of ANA and CRP are not equal to leukemia. I am more concerned of chronic inflammation/infection and autoimmune condition- especially that you also have autoimmune disease on your thyroid gland/hashimoto's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See details: Normal is negative although most rheumatologists regard 1:40 to also be negative. Borderline or low titer is 1:80 and 1:160 or higher is positive imo. ...Read more
Interesting question: I have seen a few patients with the exact same situation without apparent signs or symptoms of sle or mctd. All were female patients young to middle age. I followed their labs periodically. It might be worth researching if anti-rnp can be present in general population or possibly false positive. Very interesting, but i don't have the answer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: It depends on the lab where this was performed as they have determined reference values. ...Read more
I had a high ANA result with speckiling and homogenous pattern, but normal ESR (6). Is it imminent that this is an autommune disorder?
See below: No, not necessarily. 20to 30% of patients can have a false positive ANA where there is no autoimmune. Without knowing what context this was drawn in---i.E your symtpoms, history, and other labs, it is difficult to give a complete answer, except to say to see a rheumatologist in order to have this reviewed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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