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What does ANA titer 1 160 mean?

A titer of 1:160 or above is commonly considered a positive test result. If a positive ANA result is felt to be unrelated to an active rheumatic diagnosis but there remains a risk for development of rheumatic disease, the patient may be monitored. Otherwise, monitoring is not indicated for an isolated positive ANA.

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Beside this, what is considered a high ANA titer?

The higher the titer, the more likely the result is a “true positive” result, meaning you have significant ANAs and an autoimmune disease. For example, for a ratio of 1:40 or 1:80, the possibility of an autoimmune disorder is considered low. A positive ANA test alone can't diagnose a specific disease.

Furthermore, what does an ANA titer of 1 640 mean? In our laboratory, an ANA titer of 1:640 is defined as a “high titer” because of a 0.5% prevalence of positives in normal individuals. Therefore, we divided the patients into a high titer group (≥1:640) and low titer group (<1:640).

what does an ANA titer of 1 320 mean?

If the ANA titre is high (e.g. 1:640, 1:1280 or 1:2560), this indicates more severe disease. If the ANA titre is low (e.g. 1:40, 1:80 or even 1:160), there is often no autoimmune disease. If the ANA titre is in the middle (e.g. 1:320), the result is less clear and should be interpreted in the clinical context.

What does it mean to have a speckled ANA pattern?

Speckled—associated with SLE, Sjögren syndrome, scleroderma, polymyositis, rheumatoid arthritis, and mixed connective tissue disease. Nucleolar—associated with scleroderma and polymyositis.

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