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What does a positive ANA test mean?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Agree with Dr. F

ANA is one, just one, indicator of autoimmune phenomenon.
If you have any symptoms, then it may warrant additional investigation.

In brief: Agree with Dr. F

ANA is one, just one, indicator of autoimmune phenomenon.
If you have any symptoms, then it may warrant additional investigation.
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