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If abnormal tests in panel like ANA speckled at 40 did I ever have a disorder if asymptomatic at 60?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not likely
Any lab test has false positives, and positive ANA in a 40 year old is not unusual.
If you have no symptoms 20 years later, the ANA result was likely a false positive.

In brief: Not likely
Any lab test has false positives, and positive ANA in a 40 year old is not unusual.
If you have no symptoms 20 years later, the ANA result was likely a false positive.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Meaningless alone
An ANA titer of 1:40, especially speckled, is meaningless apart from a clinical context.
It's quite common in normal folks, especially as we get older.

In brief: Meaningless alone
An ANA titer of 1:40, especially speckled, is meaningless apart from a clinical context.
It's quite common in normal folks, especially as we get older.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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