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cam1957 01-29-2009 04:38 PM

What Is a Normal Ana Level
 
What Is a Normal Ana Level, my level was at140, but nobody said anything i just found my bloodwork.dr is treating me for musule and joint pain plus lost some of my hair

BobiM 01-29-2009 05:29 PM

Re: What Is a Normal Ana Level
 
[QUOTE=cam1957;3867283]What Is a Normal Ana Level, my level was at140, but nobody said anything i just found my bloodwork.dr is treating me for musule and joint pain plus lost some of my hair[/QUOTE]


Less than 50, but 140 is not that high. It can go into the thousands.

VeeJ 01-30-2009 06:40 AM

Re: What Is a Normal Ana Level
 
Hi. I think Dr. Daniel Wallace, author of a repspected lupus hardcover, considers "high" ANA to be anything over 1:1280, or greater than 30 International Units. So you need to know *which measuring system* the lab used, titer vs. International Units. (FYI, try your local library or bookstore for this author & also for Dr. Robert Lahita. Both convey a wealth of info, which helps you think up good questions to ask your dr.)

Do you know which SPECIFIC autoantibody tests were run? And which were positive? I ask that because ANA is only a "threshhold test" that can be positive in multiple conditions. Elevation means *more specific tests* are likely needed to narrow things down.

QUESTION: Is your doctor a rheumatologist?

I hope you post more when you have time. Bye & best wishes, Vee

cam1957 01-30-2009 09:31 AM

Re: What Is a Normal Ana Level
 
as far as i know he used complete cbc plus ana, he is a family dr.so far they say i have alot of the symptoms,but want to wait awhile.my hands swell,hurt are red and have a blue color to them when cold and the migrains are painful. thanks for your help.i go back on the 6th let yall know


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