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... I just picked up the labs that were drawn. I have posted In depth in other posts about my symptoms as well as my Graves' disease. Here is what I have so far. FANA- positive ANA titer- 1:80 (range <1:40) ANA pattern- Speckled Another interesting thing: I am post thyroidectomy (had all of the necessary tests to positively diagnose Graves, with a Yup! You absolutely... (2 replies)
... Hi! Sorry you got no responses. I did find your other 2 posts using the advanced search with your user name, but never saw the originals. Anyway, pleurisy can be caused by many things, including lupus. When you went to ER, did they do a chest xray? Usually anti-inflammatories work somewhat, but you may just need to be on the Prednisone again or a little longer to get it to... (1 replies)
... I have read so much info about lupus and most state that a high titer ANA is more predictive of lupus than an low titer one. I was wondering how many people here have lupus and a low titer ANA. If so, does it always stay positive, or does it usually show up negative? ... (6 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)
... I too run a high titer ANA with a speckled pattern, while the ANA test does not always mean a person has lupus, I have read the it is more likely when the pattern is speckled. ... (7 replies)
... Most recent ana was 2560 speckled. They are finally stopping looking for MS after 2 negative spinal taps and I have an appt. ... (8 replies)
... ANA's can go from positive to negative as much as they please. It's really bad because it NEVER corresponds with how we feel. Often people with have a negative ANA and feel awful! For that reason, doctors are starting to use the other blood tests to watch Lupus patients and even for diagnosis. ... (6 replies)
... initial diagnosis was Lupus from the internal med doc. I saw the rheumy yesterday and he seems to think MCTD is what I am dealing with. I don't think that the titer correlates to how severe the disease is for you.....I hope this helps..... ... (6 replies)
1:160 Titer ANA
Jan 6, 2004
... free this afternoon until news of the positive ANA test came in. ... (2 replies)
1:160 Titer ANA
Jan 6, 2004
... An ANA can be specific to a whole range of autoimmune diseases, one being Lupus. What the important thing here is the stain pattern. ... (2 replies)
1:160 Titer ANA
Jan 6, 2004
... I just learned of my ANA test results today. I understand the concept of this test. ... (2 replies)
... So I have read your post and it sounds so much like me. I to have Crohns but I have almost every Lupus symptom and have had a positive ana. The rhemotologist seems to blame my Crohns rather than looking into lupus. Lupus and Crohns are known to be linked. Pepole who have lupus usually may develop crohns, colitis or IBs. I feel very discouraged because I have been passed around... (12 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 Screen IFA POSITIVE ANA Pattern 1 HOMOGENEOUS ANA Titer 1 1:40 Reference Range <1:40 Negative 1:40-1:80 Low Antibody Level >1:80 Elevated Antibody Level My PCP ran blood work on me b/c of my symptoms. This is what we got back. I am going to my first rheumatologist appointment tomorrow. Just wondering what all this means. Any insight would be greatly... (4 replies)
... You might ask to get it and the ANA repeated. ... (18 replies)
... Leslie, if DS DNA range is < 1:10, then 1:40 would seem to be fairly elevated. But since your lab uses a different range than mine, I think asking a rheum who knows how to interpret "Crithida titer" results is your best bet. Btw, I believe anti-ds-DNA can elevate in people who *don't* have lupus, because of infection, etc.---so I'd ask about that, too. ALT relates to liver;... (18 replies)
... VeeJ, thank you so much for replying. Let me see if I can answer any of your questions. Yes, I got copies of everything. You would be amazed at how much I have. Literally, it is 8-10" thick, or more! I was gonna give you the ranges, but... ugh... I JUST realized that my OB/Gyn still has everything. She is a new OB/Gyn. I told her everything I've been experiencing & to my... (18 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)
... negative on the ANA with a cutoff of 100 units. If the test is positive, which yours appears to be, then a titer is done to see how high the antibody levels are, and what pattern is present. ... (1 replies)


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