Anti-ribonucleoprotein (anti-RNP) antibody is an indicator of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and is always consistent with a connective tissue disorder.
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I tested positive for RNP antibodies. Can I have MTCD?
Query: Hi doctor, My physician told me that my autoimmune blood test revealed a positive RNP result. I am looking for reassurance that this result is not indicative of MTCD. I am very scared. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These antibodies show a positive result even when the patients do not have any symptoms. Apart from antibodies, we need to check ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), CRP (C-reactive protein), complete blood count, and liver function test. Please update the history and ... Read Full »
Why do I have pain in my hands and wrists?
Query: Hi doctor, I am having pain in my hands and wrist and it started a few months ago. It is typically in the morning. I visited a doctor and she did blood tests. The result flagged in my blood tests was anti-Sm/RNP 2.8 and she has referred me to a rheumatologist, who cannot see me for the next two ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, the antibody as such does not match your symptoms. It is an antibody for autoimmune disease more like SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus). Since it is positive, I would like to know if your ANA (antinuclear antibody) was positive as well, or only this came positive. ... Read Full »