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Old 04-27-2009, 02:23 PM   #1
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Question ANA question???

Hope everyone is doing well this afternoon.
I hope that someone knows the answer to my question. I had an ANA test done. Could someone please tell what these results mean?
Serum ANA1 was 8 ASAT: was 1:40 titer and ANAPAT: Speckled
Thank you.

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Old 04-27-2009, 06:08 PM   #2
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Re: ANA question???

I'm not sure what serum ANA means. You said it's 1: 8. Is there supposed to be other numbers there? A titer of 40 is low. My titer runs 320.

I think anything under 80 is considered low. But this is all I know. My patterns were always homogenous and speckled but now are nucleolar.

Old 04-28-2009, 09:18 AM   #3
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Re: ANA question???

Hi Michele,
Your serum ANA is normal. A normal result reads as less than 1:20. Your titers are also normal as CindyLou mentioned anything less than 1:80 is considered normal. The pattern on the test is used to pinpoint further what autoimmune disease is present, if any. A speckled pattern is usually indicitative of lupus, mixed connective tissue disease, sjogren's syndrome. I hope this helped

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