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... Thank you for your post, very informative and very helpfull :) I was a little surprised that the rheum. had never heard of them, after all that is their field. The rheum. diagnosed me with fibro and told me that I needed to take aspirin. I have: - photosensitivty - diagnosed as photodermatis -livedo reticularis -Raynauds -discoid rash(treated with steroid cream-... (8 replies)
Lab help
Apr 12, 2016
... in lupus, and in other conditions too, so ANA alone doesn't diagnose anything. ... (5 replies)
... ANA titer 160 homogeneous the only specific antibody abnormality was low C4 and positive but not high RA and a low positivity in Microsomal AB. ... (2 replies)

... nysue, I'm just a patient but I think your labs and symptoms could be suggestive of lupus, but only depending on your lab levels. To put your lab results into context, you really do need the reference ranges. Also, there are OTHER tests typically run when lupus is suspected, so you'd want to know what ELSE was run. Could you procure hardcopy of your labs? To illustrate.... (28 replies)
... Also, some people have a somewhat elevated ANA due only to aging, to a family tendency, or to a passing bacterial or viral infection. ... (8 replies)
... She is going to retest in two months. She said this could be a false reading. I'm not sure why she said that because my ANA was the same last summer. ... (8 replies)
... allergist. He ruled out all the allergies and ordered an ANA suspecting Lupus. ... (4 replies)
... Once ANA is positive, rheums run tests for specific autoantibodies called "ANA subtypes". ... (7 replies)
... write back before now! Anyhow, ANA is only a general test that can be positive in a wide variety of conditions, not just lupus. The ANA test involves doing successive dilutions, and inspecting the sample at each point to see if "fluoresced material" still shows up. ... (1 replies)
... This was a test to confirm Lupus but Normal titer was <1:80. With a titer of <1:160 be positive and what is Nucleolr (1 replies)
Ana 1:80
Nov 7, 2013
... Other findings beyond ANA would be required to be diagnosed with any of the AI's. ... (4 replies)
... Welcome to the boards! Yes an ANA of 1:320 is significant. The lowest level positive is 1:40, then 1:80, then 1:160, then 1:320. In the clinical setting of pericardial effusion, which occurs generally as a result of pericarditis (inflammation), it is probably related. Pericarditis is one of the more serious manifestations of lupus. Your Dr's will likely diagnose that disease... (1 replies)
... Hi and welcome. I think speckled is the most common ANA pattern but also the least specific. ... (1 replies)
... Thank you. I did read sticky notes. Although I am 22 year old caucasian male (which is quite rare to get this disease), a lot of the symptoms match. While having all symptoms listed above I've been also loosing hair at the hairline and crown. Doctor ordered some additional blood work: ANA titer, ANA with reflex cascade, vitamin B12, TSH, thymoglobulin/thyroid peroxidase ab ... (5 replies)
... Actually, those numbers are your actual results, not that amount lower/higher than the range. So both are significant enough to mean something. My guess is that your titer will come out at 1:160 +or- 1 titer. You can visit the lupus board and read over the sticky notes about symptoms, etc., to see if very many match how you feel. Some are more specific to lupus than others. (5 replies)
... Your ANA is reported on a newer system for screening. ... (5 replies)
... Hello! I have been having joint and bone pain, severe fatigue and vertigo for a few months now so my Dr. did some tests. My ANA came back positive, it was speckled 1:160. Does this indicate Lupus? My Dr. originally thought lyme as my lyme titer came back positive but then the confirmation tests for lyme were negative and ruled that out. I can't get in to see a... (1 replies)
1-160 ana
Jun 8, 2013
... 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)
... I looked through my records and found that I tested negative for ANA the same year I started Remicade. ... (12 replies)
... Hi, Katie. ANA is a general test, so it alone can't diagnose any condition(s). It can elevate in a variety of autoimmunes, but it can laso elevate simply due to a passing infection, virus, or family tendency. To give you an idea of where 1:80 falls on the ANA scale, 1:40 is the lowest level that gets reported. Next is yours = 1:80. Then 1:160, 1:320, 1:640, 1:1280, and... (3 replies)


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