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Old 03-01-2012, 05:29 PM   #1
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Hi all, ive been having what seem to be blood spots on me since october. they are not petechiae and are scattered all around my body and dont last longer then 3 days and fade away. Ive had CBC's done which were normal. My derm suggested doing a ANA if it would make me feel better since im worried, she didnt seem to be concerned. my ANA WAS A 1:40 (1to40) while my test says positive all of my doctors are calling this a negative result and very low. They are not concerned said i do not have lupus. My blood pattern was speckled. Can anyone give me some insight to as why my paper says positive but my docs are saying negative and what a speckled pattern means??

 
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Re: ana titer

Low titers of ANA (say, 1:40 - 1:80) are considered negative. Only higher titers are considered positive. That's why your MD isn't worried.

There are several patterns of ANA. Each pattern is associated with certain diseases.
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:37 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I was told today that 1:40 is indeed negative. I called the lupus foundation and they were great and returned my calls we were playing tag for a little! Doc did some more blood work just hoping thats ok.

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