... welcome. ANA stands for antinuclear antibody. It's a "threshold test", meaning one that can suggest the need for further, more specific tests. ... (9 replies)
... HI Expected Test Result LO Units Values ------------------------------------------------------------------ Antinuclear Antibody (Multiple), S ANA Titer: >1:640 ANA Pattern: Speckled The speckled pattern is associated with antibodies to ribonucleoprotein (U1-RNP), SM, SSA, SSB, PCNA (proliferating cell nuclear antigen), SCL-70, or PM-1. This pattern is seen most frequently in... (9 replies)
... An ANA of 1:640 is moderately high. I don't know who is downplaying that, but it is not accurate or fair to you. 1:40 or 1:80 may be considered low +, 1:160- 1:320 mod. +, and I consider 1:640 and above high +. Someone just doesn't understand or doesn't want to deal with referrals, explaining things, etc. That is sad, and I am glad you got results for yourself. Now you have... (11 replies)
... She was the one who tested my ANA and said that she doesn't feel I need to see a rheumatologist at this point because I have no systemic symptoms. ... (6 replies)
... Just got a call from my doctor's office stating that my lab results showed ana 1-160, WBC 2.9, and vitamin D 19. Lets just say...... that I hate lupus!!! (1 replies)
... Obviously the elevated ANA means something right. ... (3 replies)
... and had an ANA come back negative. i was on Prednisone at the time for a bad headache that I had. ... (0 replies)
... Other findings beyond ANA would be required to be diagnosed with any of the AI's. ... (4 replies)
... Hi blessedbeauty,
I thought I would reply through this thread because I don't know how to message people, but I have crohns (for 8 yrs starting at 15) and am being tested for lupus now too.
I had a positive ana at 1:160 but they say that it could also be from remicade, I'm awaiting more specific results too. This past year I've also had joint pain in hands (unusual for... (1 replies)
... Could a cold virus make my ANA titer number shoot up that high? ... (2 replies)
... Six weeks ago I had an appointment with a rheumatologist during that visit he had me do some labs. An ANA and lupus panel and a bunch other. ... (1 replies)
... If there is anyone out there that can offer and info to me, I would be grateful. I have been feeling sick for about 4 years now; mostly fatigue, joint pain & stiffness, had a low grade fever in the evening for about 2 years (that has gotten better), been losing hair in clumps for about 2 years, some dizziness, now with new dr., I Waas found to have a positive Ana 1:160, and... (7 replies)
... Can all this really be from anxiety and stress. Would all the stress ect cause the positive ANA test. ... (3 replies)
... loveand light, hi & welcome! Having been thru many years of problems, I found out I didn't ask the right questions. But I'm only a patient, so please read what I write in that light, OK?
First off, have you seen the sticky posts = permanent info posts, at the top of the thread list? They have info on tests, comprehensive books you can borrow from your local library, etc.... (3 replies)
... Hi, I'm a newbie here and have some questions about Lupus which I'd be most grateful for any info. I've been reading a bit on various sites. I've had chronic fatigue for years but just put it down to being a busy single mum of three,with an active lifestyle, I use a chainsaw, chop wood, do heavy gardening work, car mechanics,diy etc. Since Christmas I felt more tired than... (4 replies)
... and my sister has it as well!! However, neither of us has any symptoms of lupus...and my sister has had her ANA levels fluctuate throughout the last 10 years. She is now 45 years old...and has still never had any symptoms of lupus. ... (17 replies)
... I have a ANA of 1:160, but the sed rate is normal (12). What does this mean? (0 replies)
... inflamitory, it sucks!!! I feel like I will never get better, my doctors say they think I have more that 1 auto immune thing going on and they are not for certain what is cuasing my problems. ... (3 replies)
... is considered positive, just how positive depends on the doctor interpreting it I suppose. I do know though that your ANA can change from day to day even, that's why people can have one reading at one draw and a different one at another. ... (5 replies)
I am DJ, 37 female, living in OK and I posted a message here 3 weeks ago and never got any responses back. Have a Rheumy appt in June. Recently had blood drawn 1 month ago and ANA was 1:160 Nucleolar. What would that tend to point to?
The last time I had ANA drawn was 8/00 when I had some weird symptoms starting and it was 1:40 Nucleolar. However, I was pointed down... (6 replies)