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What Is Ana Positive Means
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
Often nothing: The ANA is not very specific. It can be positive in numerous diseases including viral diseases. It can also be positive in individuals without any disease. The ANA needs to be interpreted in the clinical setting to be properly evaluated. An ANA of only 1:80 is borderline at most. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably nothing: These results are unimpressive and likely mean nothing. The results should be evaluated in the context of the clinical symptoms. Ask the doctor who ordered them if they mean anything. If unsure, see a rheumatologist. ...Read more
I know you get this a lot, but i had ANA positive 1:80 speckled. I kind or know that these can be a false positive.What dose the flag a & range n mean?
ANA titer matters.: ANA, or anti-nuclear antibody, is a a sensitive and specific test for systemic lupus erythematosus ONLY at high titer >1:320. Up to one in ten HEALTHY women can have a positive low-titer ANA, 1:40 or 1:80, which does NOT indicate lupus. Only a high-titer ANA can be used to diagnose lupus. To measure clinical activity in lupus, a different antibody called anti-double stranded DNA is measured. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Saw rhumy for app.2. Sojourn ANA positive but not high.Lots of mixed symptoms. Starting plaquanil what does this mean exactly? Worst case and best
Risk: That may mean you are at higher risk to develop an autoimmune disorders in the future. Since you are suffering from back pain already at your young age, perhaps you should see a rheumatologist to find out if there is any autoimmune disorder affecting your back unless the cause for the back pain is already known. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ANA positive SSA SSB weekly positive SCL weekly positive RNP SM weekly positive. Any implications? What are the differential diagnosis? WaDoes it mean
Pos auto ab tests: You are describing positive tests for auto antibodies. The differential diagnosis can be extensive. I am assuming a rheumatologist has ordered these tests? You need f/u with them to educate you what they mean, what further tests may need to be done and review your symptoms. Proper rheum DX is not based only on test results, but exam findings and symptoms of patient. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Positive ana positive rnp low positive ccp positive dsdna can you tell me if this means lupus or mctd?
?: depends on the clinical picture as well, results point towards auto immune disorder, but need to be put in clinical context and follow up to commit to a diagnosis ...Read more
My teen had ANA test but now dr is saying we need a "reflex titer" blood test. What is it and does that mean ANA positive?
Suggestive of auto-: Immune disorder. A high concentration of anti-nuclear antibody is one indicator or auto-immune disease. Titer is one expression for concentration of a particular antibody. See this site for info on ana: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003535.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Positive ANA....Positive SM Antibody of 39 units....Positive RNP of 32 units. What would these numbers mean in comparison to tiers or to Lupus?n
See below: SM antibodies are specific for systemic lupus and are often associated with anti-RNP antibodies. They are commoner in Blacks and Asians. It is not an indicator of severity or predictor of organ involvement, which requires careful history, physical and other tests, preferably in the hands of a certified rheumatologist. ...Read more
My blood test shows Varicella Zoster Ab IgG Scr 2.83. ANA Positive. My appointment isn't until next week. Can you tell me what that means?
Two things different: The Zoster IgG means you are currently immune to the shingles virus and have had either the vaccination, chicken pox, or a prior episode of shingles. The ANA is usually a screening test for autoimmune diseases and impossible to interpret without the context of symptoms and subfraction ANA analysis ...Read more
Ana positive 1:32 speckled pattern negative tier.What does that mean? And could it be related to thyroid nodule in left lower lobe?Homogenous ?
Altered sensation in trunk and limbs, nerve conduction test-normal, bloods ana-positive 160 titre and ena-negative, having mri, what does this mean?
Ana positive c3c low and low phosphate no symptoms of anything does this mean lupus or since ANA was nucleolar scleroderma or not necessarily auto immune issue?
Why the test?: If you don't have symptoms of anything, why did you have the test in the first place? Tests should be ordered when there is a reasonable suspicion of disease through the questioning and physical examination. Having a positive ANA alone means nothing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have ibs-c with pain, take Prozac (fluoxetine) & amitryptline. Also had joint pain &tired. Tested got ANA positive and rnp positive(1.4). What could this mean?
See below: ANA is one part of detecting if there is an autoimmune disorder present. Your doctor can examine you to determine if the tests are confirming diagnosis from your symptoms and the exam. Please refer to this site for more info: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0004004/. ...Read more
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