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Old 01-29-2009, 03:38 PM   #1
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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

 
Old 01-29-2009, 04:29 PM   #2
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Re: What Is a Normal Ana Level

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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

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

 
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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

 
Old 01-30-2009, 08:31 AM   #4
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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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