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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)
... 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)
... I can only speak to the sclero side of UCTD, but my understanding is that complement does not drop in sclero, usually but not always. In fact, mine is usually high. I believe that complement levels in lupus are lower than in MCTD. I also think that lupus specific and sclero specific antibodies are absent in MCTD. I don't know about the ANA patterns, but the specific... (27 replies)

... Again, I'm just a dumb patient, but for what it's worth, your swollen fingers do not sound like the typical swelling in limited ssc, nor does the shiny skin, but you should def have the wrinkles around your mouth looked at as even they, in a certain pattern, can point in one direction or another. In sclero, the swelling is always bilateral and never goes down. Yes, VeeJ,... (27 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)
... ite rare so they don't usually do the extra antibody tests for it without symptoms like Raynaud's, even with a nucleolar pattern. They are far more accurate than ANA patterns. ... (27 replies)
... Your positive ANA titers are in the high range, and a speckled pattern is most often seen in lupus. ... (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)
... 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)
... 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?
Oct 19, 2010
... I agree with sk84life, I have had a homogeneous pattern for along time, now a positive RNP that is associated with speckled pattern, and through my pcp it shows homogeneous and nuclear both at 1:640, all while having a high RNP, some labs use different lighting, affecting the pattern of the ana. (2 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 16, 2009
... My rash covers all of my face and it's over the rest of my body. The rash does not always fallow the pattern of cheeks and bridge of nose. (18 replies)
Ana patterns
Feb 16, 2009
... Thanks for this e-mail. These are the four I have. Hematologic (leukopenia) I have a rash but it does not spare nasal folds positive ANA photosensitivity I don't know what number 11 means My rheumy said the rash points more toward lupus than rosacea. The only thing is that it doesn't spare the nasal folds. (18 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)
Ana patterns
Feb 16, 2009
... He makes it clear that ANA is only a "threshhold test". ... (18 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 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)
Ana patterns
Feb 14, 2009
... like nucleolar or homogenous. I didn't mean the ANA itself. ... (18 replies)


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