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Positive ANA but no autoimmune disease. What does this mean?

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Dr. Arthur Mandelin
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Just a screening

An "ana" is a blood test used to screen a person for the possibility of several autoimmune diseases.
It is important to remember that this is a screening test and a positive result only indicates more testing may be warranted. No blood test is perfect, and getting to a diagnosis is usually much more complex than drawing blood.

In brief: Just a screening

An "ana" is a blood test used to screen a person for the possibility of several autoimmune diseases.
It is important to remember that this is a screening test and a positive result only indicates more testing may be warranted. No blood test is perfect, and getting to a diagnosis is usually much more complex than drawing blood.
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