... Other findings beyond ANA would be required to be diagnosed with any of the AI's. ... (4 replies)
... Test Name
LUPUS (SLE) PANEL
ANA SCREEN, IFA
ANA, IFA PATTERN
ANA, IFA TITER <1:40 1:40-1:80 >1:80
Negative Low Antibody Level Elevated Antibody Level
Out Of Range POSITIVE 1:40 H (0 replies)
... A pos. ANA can mean possible auto-immune disorder or nothing. 3 yrs. ago I was sent
to Rheum. for wk-up. ANA was 1:80 w/ specl & homogenous titer. He re-tested 2 wks
later & added SS-A/SS-B both may conclude Lupus or connctive tissue dx. Mine were
neg. + ANA was 1:16? 1 mo. later. ANA was 1:32 speckl. Sed-rate was Hi though.
I had rashes, aches, stiff, & 6 prssr-points.... (7 replies)
... I got a copy of my test results & confused. I read everything referring to titers like 1:160 or something, mine just says ANA TITER result 80 (@a)
ANA PATTERN result homogenous (@a), ana screen result says positive.
ANY help or input please :-) My doctor seems to keep pushing me off. I feel like crap all the time. I don't have a 'rash' on my face, but notice my... (1 replies)
... I have Systemic Lupus and to know if you have Lupus, you need to have a SED rate, ANA IFA, ANA Pattern and a ANA Titer
I had to be hospitalized back at the end of Jan because I was having a Lupus Flare and I also needed a blood transfusion because of chronic Anemia.
WBC 8.30 4.80-10.00
RBC 3.62 (L) 4.20-5.40
Hgb 8.1 (L) 12.0-16.0
Hct 26 (L) 37-47... (11 replies)
... I have nothing to worry about. She said my titer is abnormal but isn't very high, we will just retest in a few months to see if my titer increases. My only concern is that a positive ANA isn't considered normal, there is autoantibodies in my system. ... (2 replies)
... Hi, Katie:
Being 19, I imagine it's tough suddenly feeling sick when you've been so active. I was diagnosed with SLE at age 21, and my thoughts are with you.
You said you could call the doctor's office today to explain the positive test results from 2/20. Did they explain everything?
I do know that symptoms, and a series of tests (over time) are done to diagnose... (3 replies)
... ANA Choice SCR, with REFIL/IFA
ANA Pattern= Speckled
Titer: 1:80 (note states <1:40=negative, 1:40-1:80= low antibody level, 1:80=elevated antibody level)
ANA Choice Screen: Positive
Does anyone know what any of this means, it sure seems abnormal. I don't know why I was never notified of this. With it being Sunday I am calling my doctor in the AM. (3 replies)
... Thanks for this info. I have my lab report in front of me and I'll copy what I see...
The Test reads:
ANA IFA Screen W/Refl to Titer and Pattern, IFA
ANA Screen, IFA POSITIVE
ANA Pattern HOMOGENOUS
ANA Titer 1:80 (High)
The neurologist did suggest I followup with a rheumatologist. As for my foot drop .. I have spinal stenosis and... (6 replies)
... My Ana is 1:80 homogenous pattern in jan it was 1:40 I spoke w lupus foundation they told me this this low is negative for lupus I had all other test done in Jan from ds DNA ssa Ssb everything the whole sle panel all neg from my understanding the DNA don't change and lupus don't just attack you I thought it just attacks your brain onset but I learned a lot from the charge... (3 replies)
... While ANA is almost always subtantially positive in systemic lupus, I know of two forms possible without a positive ANA. ... (9 replies)
... I need help reading my results...
IFA pattern hmogeneous and ifa titer 1:80.....the Dr. said no lupus then why is it positive???:confused: (3 replies)
... Recently had more labs done and ANA has come back negative in the past. This time, it came back positive, abnormal. ... (3 replies)
... I am new to this and need some help. I was tested this week for possible Lupus due to Lupus symptoms (joint pain in hands, protein in urine, extreme fatigue, mass hair loss). My test came back 1:80 (reference range was 1:40-1:80 for low antibody level) with a nucleolar pattern. Natropath recommended that I go to a rhumetologist and suggested possible scleroderma or... (1 replies)
... Tammy, I think there are at least two measuring systems for ANA, so you should ask which was used. There's a titer system in which 1:80 would be low, but there's an International Unit system in which it wouldn't be. So I think you should speak with the rheumatologist (not his staff), and also ask for hardcopy.
Also, I think people can have SOME TYPE of lupus without a... (4 replies)
... H with Speckeled ANA Pattern. I have to go for more exams with the rheumatologist on Sept 3rd, 2010. I've had vitiligo for 7 years already and don't know where it came from. ... (5 replies)
... On 2/28 all bloodwork came back normal: ANA was postive, speckled, 1:80 titer. ESR was a 5 (negative), RF/nephelometry was a 9 (neg), CRP was a 5 (neg), ANCA was negative, CBC was within normal level, wbc auto, liver and urine all "WNL" cept, urine had a trace of proteinand RBC was 4-10. (standard value 0-3/hpf). Anyways on 3/13/09 the Rheumatologist diagnosed me with... (4 replies)
... Hi all,
I had a nuclear ab in Nov 04 and again in Jan 05 and it was run by two different doctors, same lab. My results, titer 1:80 and in parenthesis it shows normal range as (0- 1:80). Some sites I have seen call this a weak positive but neither doctor ever mentioned it. It also said on the lab report that titer > or = to 1:160 should have further DNA evaluation. Does this... (2 replies)
... I went for a physical a couple weeks ago and had lab work done. The nurse called me back and told me that I had tested positive for Lupus, which I now know she should not have done. Anyway, I went back for a follow-up today and here's my lab work results:
ANA SCREEN EIA W/REFLTITER IFA
ANA Screen Positive (ABN: A)
ANA Pattern Homogeneous (ABN: A)... (2 replies)
... Quick question. How do the doctors know when the ANA is truly positive or not? ... (2 replies)