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Old 07-30-2012, 08:53 AM   #1
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Help with Lab Results

Hello there--I'm new here...trying to figure out why I'm waking up with morning pain and swelling in my joints in hands, feet, knees, shoulders.

Here are my lab results:
Rheumatoid Factor: 17.1 Ref Range 0-13.9
ESR (Sed rate): 9

ANA: 1:1280 Speckled pattern

RNP antibodies: 3.3 Ref RAnge 0.0-0.9

Parvovirus 19 IgG: 5.2 Ref Range index 0.0 − 0.8
Negative <0.9
Equivocal 0.9 − 1.1
Positive >1.1

Anti−dsDNA Antibodies: 6 Ref Range IU/mL 0 − 9
Negative <5
Equivocal 5 − 9
Positive >9


All other bloodwork is normal.

I have hypothyroidism, but so far that is the only autoimmune disease I've been diagnosed with.

Can anyone help shed light on what these lab findings mean?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 07-30-2012, 10:17 AM   #2
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Re: Help with Lab Results

what are the reference ranges of the tests you are asking about?

 
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Old 08-10-2012, 04:23 AM   #3
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Re: Help with Lab Results

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what are the reference ranges of the tests you are asking about?
I have listed them beside my test results--where it says "Ref Range."

I'm sorry it's hard to read. I've tried to format my posts in column form, but everytime I post it, the software takes my columns away. :-(

 
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Re: Help with Lab Results

Well, I'm just a patient not a Dr, but the high titre ANA usually indicates that an autoimmune process might be looked at, although it can be caused by many things other than one of the classic AI diseases such as RA or lupus.
RNP antibodies are seen in Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, Lupus, and specific types are associated with Sjogren's.
The Parvovirus is also known as Fifth's disease. I can't remember off hand whether IgG or IgM represents current infection and the other past infection. It is usually a mild childhood disease that many don't even know they have, but I believe that it can be associated with a type of arthritis and also miscarriage, but you really need to consult a physician on that. The arthritis can be treated and miscarriage can also be avoided by treatment as well. I think about half of adults have had this disease, so it is a very common NON-std mainly childhood disease, although adults can get it, too.
Anti−dsDNA Antibodies are associated mostly with lupus.
Of course, symptoms have to be present for any diagnosis of disease to be made.
So a primary Dr. or Rheumatologist might be even better to take a look at these labs and your specific symptoms to rule in or out another AI disease in addition to hypothyroidism. Some patients can have very mild forms of these diseases and run through the spectrum to severe cases.

 
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