Ana Test

ANA (antinuclear antibody) test is done to diagnose autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. This test looks for the presence of antinuclear antibodies, which are autoantibody that attacks the body during an autoimmune reaction.

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Is it good to have high IgG levels in the TORCH test while planning for pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife was pregnant last year, but we had to drop. After dropping pregnancy, we consulted our gynecologist and he suggested us to have TORCH test. The result of TORCH before eight months was rubella IgG 40.62 and IgM 0.62, CMV IgG 8.89 and IgM 0.28 and herpes IgG 2.97 and IgM 0.56. W...  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Rubella, CMV (cytomegalovirus) and herpes IgG positivity (immunoglobulin G) indicate that she had these infections in the past and now is immune to them. These infections will not happen again except herpes. Nothing needs to be done for these reports and you can go ahead...  Read Full »

What conditions can result in a positive ANA test?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 38-year-old female. I started to do sea swimming every day in the past winter and spring. Stupidly, I jumped directly into the hot shower and I gave myself chilblains. After a year, my nails turned half white and I started to have the symptoms of Raynaud's phenomenon. I have done ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Kackar

Rheumatologist, Endocrinologist, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the context given by you. You have a positive ANA (antinuclear antibody) result. As your symptoms are precipitated after an accident, these symptoms are not associated with scleroderma. It is not good to start with steroids. You should do an examinat...  Read Full »

I have back, knee, and joints pain. Is it an autoimmune disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing back pain, knee pain and aching joints. I have severe burning sensation across my entire mid abdomen. Autoimmune disease runs in my family. Previously, I used to get red rashes all over my body from time to time over the years. My doctor is testing for Lupus. I have h...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Neurologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your description, it seems to be an autoimmune disease. In the available blood reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), the antinuclear antigen (ANA) is positive. ANA is the common marker for autoimmune diseases. You might be suffering from system...  Read Full »

What causes low back pain, joint pain, and fatigue with high ANA?

Query: Hello doctor, My ANA is 1:2560. I am having pain in the lower back, dry mouth, and joint pain in my hands. I feel very fatigued, and I have a history of Celiac disease.  Read Full »


Dr. Nupoor Acharya

Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you are describing are suggesting a connective tissue disease, most likely primary Sjogren's syndrome. It is an autoimmune disease that presents with dryness of the eyes, mouth, dental caries, fatigue, mild to severe joint pains, body aches, and someti...  Read Full »

What does severe joint pain, stiffness and fatigue with positive ANA indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old male. I have been seeing a rheumatologist with no diagnosis, but I have joint pain, blurry vision, and fatigue are getting worse. It feels like my body is shutting down. In terms of tests the only abnormal test I have are positive ANA but no specific antibodies that...  Read Full »


Dr. Nupoor Acharya

Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are non-specific and do not fit into a single diagnosis of arthritis. You have not mentioned your joint pains in detail. It will help me understand the pattern of arthritis. Which joints are involved? Do you have swelling, morning stiffness, backache, j...  Read Full »

Could autoimmune disorder present with chronic fatigue, memory loss and hypothyroidism?

Query: Hi doctor, Before two years, I had some preexisting conditions. I had fibromyalgia, polyneuropathy, macular pucker in both the eyes, hypothyroidism, osteoarthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, candidiasis, pelvic floor dyssynergia, and arterial hypertension. I had collagenosis and I g...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is impossible for me to give a single diagnosis after reading your history. You can have some form of autoimmune disorder for which autoimmune disease workup can be planned. ANA (antinuclear antibody) investigation can be done preliminarily to check for autoimmune di...  Read Full »

Why do I get pain in my fingers especially in the morning?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in finger of hands and foot in the morning when I wake up. After I do some exercise the pain reduces. What must I do? I am currently on T4 levothyroxine.  Read Full »


Dr. Divya Agarwal

Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it shows that you have a high ANA (antinuclear antibodies). These are antibodies related to arthritis. I suggest that the pain in your fingers and toes may be associated with the same. I...  Read Full »

Please give your opinion about my ANA report.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had a positive ANA for at least 12 years with no other positive tests for autoimmune disease. My other symptoms are fatigue and some joint pain in hands and knees. Recently, I had a positive ANA of 1:640 speckled pattern with a note saying dense fine speckled pattern is noted. DN...  Read Full »


Dr. Kusumakar Srivastava

Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are fine. Please do not worry as nearly all your reports are fine (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and you are taking correct medicines also. As per your ANA (antinuclear antibody) with dense speckled patters is noted, I must say that there are many fa...  Read Full »

Why are there positive ANA, chronic fatigue with lightheadedness?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 23-year-old female. I have positive ANA, chronic fatigue, and lightheadedness. Also, inflammation markers are elevated. I currently take Adderall 20 mg twice a day, and Prozac 40 mg once in a day. And I also performed laboratory tests like CBC, LDH, and CMP.  Read Full »


Dr. Naval Mendiratta

Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing. I have gone through your query. There seem to be some doubts about the reports, and I would like to know the history in some more detail. As per the history: 1. Since how long have you been experiencing fatigue? Is it worse during the day or at...  Read Full »

Does positive ANA test in fallopian tube cancer indicate a concerning issue?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother was diagnosed with a fallopian tube carcinoma five years ago and is in remission since treatment ended. Since that time, her doctor has routinely followed very comprehensive labs to check for overall wellness. One of those lab tests has always been her ANA (antinuclear antib...  Read Full »


Dr. Divya Agarwal

Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This test has been repeated several times with variable results. It does not seem to hold much significance in your mother's case, as she never had symptoms related to any disease associated with ANA. ANA is not a screening test. It should be done only if there is sus...  Read Full »

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