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What does a positive autoantibody and elevated sed rate mean?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Inflammation

Elevated sed rate usually indicates inflammation that may be due to infection or other causes, such as autoimmunity.
Elevated sed rate and positive autoantibody (ana, i presume) warrant further investigation to diagnose or exclude an autoimmune disorder like rheumatoid arthritis, sle or the like.

In brief: Inflammation

Elevated sed rate usually indicates inflammation that may be due to infection or other causes, such as autoimmunity.
Elevated sed rate and positive autoantibody (ana, i presume) warrant further investigation to diagnose or exclude an autoimmune disorder like rheumatoid arthritis, sle or the like.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Danny Westmoreland
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Fighting something

A test to see if your body is reacting to something inflammatory is a sed rate or c reactive protein.
The auto-immune antibodies check you to see if you are reacting to a particular entity like rheumatoid arthritis or lupus.

In brief: Fighting something

A test to see if your body is reacting to something inflammatory is a sed rate or c reactive protein.
The auto-immune antibodies check you to see if you are reacting to a particular entity like rheumatoid arthritis or lupus.
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
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