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Is an antinuclear antibody blood test result of 1.32 low, medium, or high? Is it something to worry about?

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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In brief: If 1:320, high-ish

Anas are reported as a ratio of how dilute the serum is when the antibody is still detectable, and the lowest ratio reported is usually 1 to 40, written 1:40.
Meaning if you dilute the serum 40 fold, you can still find antibody. The next reading is 1:80, then 1:160, then 1:320. The number you write looks like it could be 1:320. That's a significant amount and might cause symptoms. Make appt w doc.

In brief: If 1:320, high-ish

Anas are reported as a ratio of how dilute the serum is when the antibody is still detectable, and the lowest ratio reported is usually 1 to 40, written 1:40.
Meaning if you dilute the serum 40 fold, you can still find antibody. The next reading is 1:80, then 1:160, then 1:320. The number you write looks like it could be 1:320. That's a significant amount and might cause symptoms. Make appt w doc.
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