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What would cause a positive Lyme titer but negative western blot?

What would cause a positive Lyme titer but negative western blot?

see details: The lyme titer is nonspecific and can be positive by itself if the presence of other autoimmune diseases, viral infections or a history of lyme in the distant past. I negative western blot rules out active lyme disease. ...Read more

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What do you think? Ana-positive, titer >1:640, speckled/ana titer 2-1:32, ANA pattern 2-homogeneous c3 180.8, rnpab, IgG 1.5, CRP 1.9.

What do you think?
Ana-positive, titer >1:640, speckled/ana titer 2-1:32, ANA pattern 2-homogeneous
c3 180.8, rnpab, IgG 1.5, CRP 1.9.

Possible MCTD: The highly positive ANA in a speckled pattern suggests mixed connective tissue disease. Mctd is a close cousin of lupus but usually has a better prognosis. The anti-rnp is usually be elevated in mctd. Interpreting the results of autoantibody studies can confusing. You should discuss these findings with a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Antinuclear body titer value: anti nuclear anti body pattern: speckled / titer: 80 (0 to 200) what means 80 (0 to 200) is a positive test?

Antinuclear body titer value: anti nuclear anti body pattern: speckled / titer: 80 (0 to 200) what means 80 (0 to 200) is a positive test?

Depends...: ANA titers of 1:80 are indeterminant. 1:40 is considered negative, 1:160 is positive. It depends on what symptoms you are having and why the test was ordered in the first place. http://www.medicinenet.com/antinuclear_antibody/page3.htm https://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/anti-nuclear_antibody. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a positive titer to cold sores?

What does it mean if you have a positive titer to cold sores?

COLD SORES: Cold sores are caused by Herpes Simplex Virus 1 or 2. If you've been told you have a positive titer, you most likely have antibody to HSV 1 which is most commonly associated with "cold sores" and is found in great majority of adults. ...Read more

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What does a positive result on the ANA titer mean?

What does a positive result on the ANA titer mean?

Further testing: A positive ANA may not be significant. First of all why was the test done. If it was done for joint pain it will mean more then if a physiciab did one as a part of an annual physicial. Certainly, we are may be more concerned based on the value but also the pattern of the ana. The titer may mean an autoimmune disease is present based on the complaints, physical exam, and the values of other tests. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have been told i tested with a positive ANA homogenous pattern and have a titer of 1:160. What exactly does?

Nothing: This blood test has no value by itself. It is positive in many people with no related disease. It can also be present in lupus and other autoimmune diseases, many infections, cancer, inflammatory vowel disease, and many relatives of people with autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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What happens with a positive ANA test even thought i don't have a titer result yet?

What happens with a positive ANA test even thought i don't have a titer result yet?

See details: A positive screen means nothing. You need a titer to know if the test is truly positive. A positive can be seen in numerous diseases and even in normals. The result needs to be correlated with the clinical picture. ...Read more

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What does this mean (h) 1:8 titer, ANA patter (a) nucleolar, ANA screenifa (a) positive?

Depends on setting : The blood test by itself is not diagnostic. It depends on your clinical condition why the test was done as to whether it has any meaning at all. All this means is that you have an antibody against nucleus of the cell but that is not a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a positive ANA with a titer of 1:80 and a positive DNA DS Antibidy of 23. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 2 days ago but feel its not right. ?

I have a positive ANA with a titer of 1:80 and a positive DNA DS Antibidy of 23. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 2 days ago but feel its not right. ?

See rheumatologist: If you have been diagnosed to have fibromyalgia, I would suspect that you are suffering from chronic pain and fatigue. With the positive DNA DS ab, one needs to consider SLE and thus a rheumatology consult would be worthwhile since fibromyalgia may well not be the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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How worried should I be about a positive ANA diffuse patern titer 1:640. Aches and pains in the morning that diminish with movement. Negative rf...?

How worried should I be about a positive ANA diffuse patern titer 1:640.  Aches and pains in the morning  that diminish with movement.  Negative rf...?

ANA is just a blood : ANA is just a blood test. It all depends on your evaluation. Your rheumatologist will evaluate the bloodwork and the clinical findings and see if there is a specific diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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