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Ana patterns?
Oct 5, 2010
... I can only share what my rheumy explained to me about the changing of ana patterns as I too was seeing changes over the year and wondered why and was it significant.....he said today they just look at the number. ... (2 replies)
... I think I've figured out what is meant finally. I did lots of searching and eventually found a description of ANA patterns where it mentions cytoplasmic patterns, which must be what is being described. ... (11 replies)
Ana patterns
Feb 14, 2009
... Well yeah, most MD's who aren't trained in internal medicine, don't know what the patterns mean. ... (18 replies)

... owitz and Gladman cover this topic extensively in a textbook chapter.1 In another textbook, Edworthy offers a complicated algorithm for diagnosis of lupus, using ANA titer, related antibodies, complement levels and symptoms to derive "diagnostic certainty". ... (4 replies)
... I also believe that staining patterns are not used as diagnostic criteria because of that subjectiveness. Sclero is diagnosed on symptoms with lab backup. ... (4 replies)
Ana patterns
Feb 14, 2009
... like nucleolar or homogenous. I didn't mean the ANA itself. ... (18 replies)
... Your positive ANA titers are in the high range, and a speckled pattern is most often seen in lupus. ... (4 replies)
Ana patterns
Jan 18, 2008
... I am 29 years old and have had a positive ana for years. The dr's here in ND can not fing out what is wrong. My main question is what the patterns mean. ... (0 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)
Ana patterns
Feb 16, 2009
... You need any four of those above to make a diagnosis of lupus. Almost all patients with lupus have positive ANA, and the small percentage who have negative ANA still have SOME subset of an antinuclear antibody which is positive on specific testing. ... (18 replies)
... and that pattern determination is an art, not a science. In other words, I bet different labs could arrive at different patterns for the same sample! ... (27 replies)
Ana patterns?
Oct 4, 2010
... I have a had 2 positive ana's last year speckled pattern this yr homogenius pattern I have hair loss body pain to the point I cant walk drs seem to think lupus I finally got insurance to go to the specialist What is the diffrence in the patterns I have done alot of research but somethings I dont understand I have factor 5 blood clotting disease also I have read that both... (2 replies)
Ana patterns
Feb 15, 2009
... are subsets of ANA. ANA is not specific, that is, if you have a particular ANA pattern it does not mean you can be diagnosed with a particular disease. The ENA are more specific. ... (18 replies)
... ANA's are only used to SCREEN for lupus, not DIAGNOSE, plus an ANA can change from positive to negative and vice versa. A negative does not necessarily meant you DON'T have lupus and a positive does not necessarily mean you DO. ... (4 replies)
... Hello, I've been tooling around on these boards for 3.5 months now trying to see if anyone here would have some insight on what is going on with me. Here we go. 1. Legs (shins and calves) begin to ache continually and I had major fatigue, went to see my GP. 2. ANA shows a 1:640 centromere pattern 3. Get sent to sclero clinic to see what the dealio is (I also have... (4 replies)
Ana patterns
Feb 16, 2009
... He makes it clear that ANA is only a "threshhold test". ... (18 replies)
Ana patterns
Feb 14, 2009
... Well, MD's have a general knowledge of what ANA is will vary. Usually the people who would know are those trained in internal medicine, which includes rheumatologists. ... (18 replies)
Ana patterns
Feb 14, 2009
... Do MD's know what the patterns mean or do just rheumy's? ... (18 replies)
... Hi. I agree with what ANA can "mean", but I think 1:1280 is meaningfully high. I'm sort of surprised that, with your shins (etc.) hurting, the rheumatologist said "no arthritis", as I think arthritis is a possibility. My shins have hurt forever, it seems, since age 13 (on & off, that is). My pain tracks with barometric changes, which I think is common in arthritis. Re: ANA... (4 replies)
... Thanks teachergirl64 for the info. I am praying that when i go see the rheumy he will shed some light into all this. God bless. (15 replies)


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