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What is ANA positive means?

What is ANA positive means?

Family practice: ANA, antinuclear antibody, testing is ordered to help detect auto immune disorders. It is a screening test and if positive prompts you to go further to detect causes. Lupus for one but there are others. ...Read more

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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Ana positive 1.80 speckled, what does that mean?

Ana positive 1.80 speckled, what does that mean?

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 more

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Tested ANA positive. What exactly does this mean?

Tested ANA positive. What exactly does this mean?

Not much alone: A positive antinuclear antibody test can be found in normal people or diseases, and as such doesn't mean much by itself. You need a thorough history and physical exam and tests if indicated to know what this means. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can ANA positive & rnp 1.1 mean?

Probably nothiung: If it is just the ANA screen that is positive, it means nothing. An rnp of that level definitely means nothing. Why wre the tests ordered in the first place? ...Read more

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What does this mean? Ana positive 1:80 and bordering rnp?

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

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After testing I have ANA positive and rnp positive (1.4). What could this mean? ?

Context: If the titers are both 1:4 and you do not have obvious lupus or mixed connective tissue disease, then i'd bet they mean little or nothing. Diagnosis in rheumatology is based on history and physical exam, with labs just for confirmation. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What does an ANA positive 1:40 nucleolar pattern mean?

What does an ANA positive 1:40 nucleolar pattern mean?

Probably nothing: Most rheumatologists consider an ANA titer of only 1:40 to really be a negative test. ...Read more

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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

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

See details: Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is a basic theory for a number of the connective tissue disorders such as ra, lupus or sjogrens. It is well tolerated and has a relatively low risk of side effects. It is a good choice. ...Read more

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Ana positive result (1:1280) in blood tests. All other blood tests normal. What could that mean?

Ana positive result (1:1280) in blood tests. All other blood tests normal. What could that mean?

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 more

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ANA positive SSA SSB weekly positive SCL weekly positive RNP SM weekly positive. Any implications? What are the differential diagnosis? WaDoes it mean

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 more

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Positive ana positive rnp low positive ccp positive dsdna can you tell me if this means lupus or mctd?

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

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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 more

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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

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

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I had some lab work done because of mild joint pain. It came back ANA positive and speckled and ANA titer 1:40. What does this mean?

Low positive ANA: Low level ANA antibodies (1:40 or below) are often not big concern for autoimmune diseases however; it is possible that your joint pains are related to systemic lupus erythematosis (sle). An evaluation by a specialist is suggested (rheumatology). ...Read more

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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

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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?

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?

ANA: You likely don't have lupus. ANA cross reacts with thyroid antibodies. You have hashimotos disease causing a thyroid nodule. See an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Altered sensation in trunk and limbs, nerve conduction test-normal, bloods ana-positive 160 titre and ena-negative, having mri, what does this mean?

Altered sensation in trunk and limbs, nerve conduction test-normal, bloods ana-positive 160 titre and ena-negative, having mri, what does this mean?

Not much: Not much to go on. Basically everything is normal. The tests so far rule out generalized peripheral nerve diseases and serious autoimmune diseases. The MRI will evaluate for central nervous system causes. ...Read more

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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 more

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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?

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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What does a positive ANA test mean?

What does a positive ANA test mean?

Antibodies vs nuclei: The titer (how much antibody power is present) is important -- 1:40 seldom means much, 1:320 would worry most folks -- as does the pattern, but like all lab tests, its meaning comes from the setting. Typically a screen for lupus and related diseases, many older folks who are healthy run a low titer. ...Read more

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What does a positive ANA test mean?

Antibodies vs nuclei: The titer (how much antibody power is present) is important -- 1:40 seldom means much, 1:320 would worry most folks -- as does the pattern, but like all lab tests, its meaning comes from the setting. Typically a screen for lupus and related diseases, many older folks who are healthy run a low titer. ...Read more

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I have a positive ana. What does that mean?

Could mean anything: Positive ANA is a screening test. It is often done to assess for connective tissue disease but there is a high false positive rate. The titer (ie level) of the result along with the pattern can provide more accuracy but often the lab reports only "+" or "-" which is useless. If the patient has significant symptoms compatible with a connective tissue disease, then the ANA more likely to be valid. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have positive ANA and nothing else?

Depends.: The ANA is a very nonspecific test. It can be elevated in a wide variety of illnesses and in health. If you have no symptoms an ANA will not give you a disease. If it is very high titer ANA it is worth following you for development of symptoms that might lead to diagnosis or further testing. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if positive ANA test, what does this mean?

Many reasons: Although the + ANA is a screening test for lupus erythematosus. But most people with a + ANA do not have lupus. We see it in a lot of conditions including, thyroid disease, allergic conditions, liver disease, other connective tissue etc. Your physicians can have you see a rheumatologist to clarify why you have a + ANA and whether you have lupus or another connective tissue disea ...Read more

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What does a positive ana go 1:80 mean and a result of homogeneous?

Need more info: 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. How old are you? Do you have any symptoms? ANA is one of the markers of autoimmune diseases like Lupus, but is not sufficient by itself to diagnose SLE. It would be prudent to talk to the doctor who ordered the test. Visit this site for info:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/tests-procedures/ana-test/basics/definition/PRC-20014566 ...Read more

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What does positive Ana ttr 1 1:320 mean? And what does atyp speckled abnormal mean?

Risk for autoimmune: These findings per se mean nothing in the absence of clinical findings. They do suggest that you are at a higher risk of getting an autoimmune problem. ...Read more

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Positive ANA (1.8) and multiple nuclear dots...what does this mean and what are any possible diagnoses?

Most likely nothing: An ANA 1:8 is probably something that you would find in a large part of the population on a regular basis and most of the time means absolutely nothing. Guessing, but it probably shouldn't have been sent to begin with. ...Read more

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I have a positive ANA test but it reads as 6? I'm used to seeing them as 1:40, 1:80 etc... What does 6 mean?

Possibly nothing: This is certainly non-standard reporting. It suggests that on cannot have confidence in the reporting laboratory and the test should be repeated elsewhere. ...Read more

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I recently got a positive ANA test 1:80 homogenous with no other symptoms. What does this mean? 32 yrs old healthy.

Positive ana: 1:80- not that high. Worry if > 1:160.Ana tests for autoimmune disease. In recent study ~13% of well blood donors had + ana with no symptoms, of those, 72% did not develop any issues with ~ 4 years of follow up. Sometimes other conditions like thyroiditis, mono, chronic disease, multiple sclerosis can cause positive ana as can meds :INH, hydralazine, procainamide remicade (infliximab). FU with rheumatologist. ...Read more