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What does a variation in results for ANA blood test in the past all were negative what does it mean if the titer is 1:80 and a speckled pattern ?

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Theresa Yang
General Practice
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In brief: Autoimmune disease

ANA is a marker for autoimmune diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
A <1:80 titer is low, meaning there is a lower chance of disease. A "speckled pattern" refers to the staining pattern of the markers, which is seen under the microscope. Certain autoimmune diseases produce specific staining patterns. A negative ANA means you do not have that marker of disease.

In brief: Autoimmune disease

ANA is a marker for autoimmune diseases like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
A <1:80 titer is low, meaning there is a lower chance of disease. A "speckled pattern" refers to the staining pattern of the markers, which is seen under the microscope. Certain autoimmune diseases produce specific staining patterns. A negative ANA means you do not have that marker of disease.
Theresa Yang
Theresa Yang
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Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine
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In brief: Not much

You need tests for specific antibodies in order to diagnose an auto-immune inflammatory condition such as lupus.
See your doctor for complete evaluation. ANA has a high incidence of false positives.

In brief: Not much

You need tests for specific antibodies in order to diagnose an auto-immune inflammatory condition such as lupus.
See your doctor for complete evaluation. ANA has a high incidence of false positives.
Dr. Darrell Herrington
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